Sunday, March 20, 2016

Two on 37Q

Two more of Norfolk Southern's Heritage fleet passed through Jonesborough last week, oddly, both on 37Q, both leading.

Up first was the 1074 Delaware Lackawanna on March 10th. I thought shooting near Yee Haw Brewing in downtown JC would be finally be cool because most of the construction equipment had been removed and the row of cherry trees along the right of way were in bloom. But unfortunately there were still several orange barrels and stacks of stuff near Yee Haw, and the angles available when trying to get the blooming trees in the frame just weren't that compelling. So I ended up with this one:

We then tried to outrun the train to Sand Valley but traffic wasn't going to allow that to happen, but, then, we hear that it has to stop at Hexpol (everyone around here knows it as Burton Rubber), so we cut across before Sand Valley road and caught it parked and took this:

Next up was the 8114 Original Norfolk Southern on March 15. After the relative fail of downtown JC and the success of shooting at Hexpol, we headed straight there to shoot. The difference this time is there were no clouds and I was shooting when the sun was almost directly overhead - making it really contrasty - so the results were a bit underwhelming:

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
These were new special interest engines for me.

6920    Honoring Our Veterans
6963    GoRail
  630    Southern Railway Steam
  911    Honoring First Responders
1030    The Forgotten Heritage Engine
3170w Southern
4000   AD to DC Conversion
4001   AD to DC Conversion