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ljudice

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NS Motive Power Announcement
« on: April 01, 2010, 12:01:35 AM »
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Wow, saw this over at the NS site today:

NORFOLK, VA. – Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC)  today announced plans to retrofit its existing locomotive fleet to more closely conform to scale models available from popular manufacturers.

Since its inception in 1982, the Norfork Southern has placed dozens of orders for new locomotives without regard for whether it would be easy to produce scale models of them. For example, it was the only railroad to order General Electric Dash-9 Series diesel electric locomotives with high mounted headlights. This has been part of a tradition at Norfolk Southern and predecesor companies that resulted in the purchase or lease of engines with high short hoods, bells and airhorns in unusual places and a variety of other details that are very difficult to match on tiny railroad models.

Recognizing that the Thoroughbred is little more than a three legged barnyard quarter horse with equine arthritis on the way to the glue factory if our loyal fans cannot own accurate models of it, the Company has embarked on a multiyear project to retrofit all existing locomotives to match available scale models.

In addition, after consultation with Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd (the firm secretly chosen by the model railroad industry to decide which models will be made by all manufacturers) all future orders will be fitted to match locomotives being purchased by the Union Pacific Railroad.
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Re: NS Motive Power Announcement
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 12:07:56 AM »
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Wow...is it April 1st already? ;D
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Re: NS Motive Power Announcement
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 10:45:35 AM »
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In addition, after consultation with Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd (the firm secretly chosen by the model railroad industry to decide which models will be made by all manufacturers)

In cooperation with the "WCC" or "West Coast Cartel".

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Re: NS Motive Power Announcement
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 11:36:30 AM »
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So NS is gonna run a bunch of GP-38s and SD-50s with Athearn driveshaft noise???

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Re: NS Motive Power Announcement
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 02:13:52 PM »
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You missed the part where they announced the excursion train next weekend pulled by 611.
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Re: NS Motive Power Announcement
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 04:55:00 PM »
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Heard they want Lee to come to Enola and place new decoders into their units!

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Re: NS Motive Power Announcement
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 05:37:34 PM »
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Wait till the shop steward hears about this!

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Re: NS Motive Power Announcement
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 07:53:42 PM »
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I heard they`re spinning Conrail off so it can be an independent carrier again...
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