Thursday, September 10, 2015

NS 9-1-1

It seemed quite appropriate that Norfolk Southern latest engine with a specialty paint scheme made it's maiden trek through Jonesborough on the eve of 9/11. The NS-911 Honoring First Responders and the NS-6920 Honoring Our Veterans led train number 068 down the Bristol line on its way to the Tennessee Valley Railway Museum in Chattanooga for the weekend's festivities.

I started tracking it on the Facing book and I knew it was going to be by here after dark but, as happens a lot of the time, it kept getting a little more behind all afternoon and evening. I took up my usual location for west-bound trains - behind the courthouse in downtown Jonesborough - and took a bunch of test shots with the flash setup, then waited in the sprinkling rain, oh bother. It finally got to me just after midnight. Both engines and the 17 passenger and exhibit cars they were dragging were nice and clean, like they'd all had a recent bath.

I've seen all 20 of the Heritage motors.

#13  1065   Savannah and Atlanta
#15  1066   New York Central
#19  1067   Reading
#12  1068   Erie
  #1  1069   Virginian
  #8  1070   Wabash
 #16 1071   Central RR of New Jersey
#11  1072   Illinois Terminal
  #4  1073   Penn Central
 #18 1074   Delaware Lackawanna
 #17 8025   Monongahela
  #2  8098   Conrail
#10  8099k  Southern
  #5  8100   Nickel Plate Road
  #7  8101   Central of Georgia
  #9  8102   Pennsylvania
 #14 8103   Norfolk and Western
  #3  8104   Lehigh Valley
  #6  8105   Interstate
 #20 8114   Norfolk Southern
This is a new special interest engine for me!

6920    Honoring Our Veterans
6963    GoRail
  630    Southern Railway Steam
  911    Honoring First Responders
1030    The Forgotten Heritage Engine
3170w Southern

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