Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NS Heritage Lehigh Valley

I got confirmation that the Norfolk Southern Heritage engine 8104 (Lehigh Valley) was stopped in SWVa, but no information on when it would leave or where it would go next.  So it was decided that we'd take a ride over through the mountains looking for some good fall color and try to catch it before it got gone.

Well, the search for good color was a bust - it's just as green with a hint of mustard yellow over there as it is here at home. But I did get to see the "Valley Girl" parked at the far end of the yard, still hooked to the black and white #8149. Still dusty from the long trip up from Georgia, the burgundy and gold looked pretty washed out under the bright sky.

NS8104 Lehigh Valley
I've related to others that catching it stopped in a yard is kinda like taking a picture of a lion at the zoo, it's a legit lion but it's not a legit location for a lion; it's not "in the wild". I'd much rather catch the engines doing work. Regardless, that's number 3 of 20, 17 to go.

#1 1069 Virginian
#2 8098 Conrail 
#3 8104 Lehigh Valley

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