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Erik W

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Norfolk Southern/CSX - former Conrail locomotive question
« on: February 15, 2013, 12:25:14 PM »
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I’ve been curious.  Does anyone happen to know how the Norfolk Southern and CSX decided to split up the Conrail locomotive fleet between them when Conrail was split between the two railroads?  Did each RR get the locomotives that were generally used on their newly acquired portions of the line?  Or did it involve a more detailed horse trading type of arrangement?

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Robbman

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Re: Norfolk Southern/CSX - former Conrail locomotive question
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 09:44:14 PM »
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More detailed horse trading... motive power (and freight car) assets were generally allocated 58/42 (NS/CSX respectively).  The majority of the horse trading was done on the freight car side...

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Re: Norfolk Southern/CSX - former Conrail locomotive question
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 06:43:37 PM »
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More detailed horse trading... motive power (and freight car) assets were generally allocated 58/42 (NS/CSX respectively).  The majority of the horse trading was done on the freight car side...
Robb,

Thanks for the info.  I'm having a weird interest in modern NS motive power lately.  Well weird, since I model mid-50s D&RGW, but I guess not so weird if you take into account that every year since the early 70's I've been driving through Enola, PA and past the Rockville Bridge in Marysville on my way from my family's in Maryland to Williamsport, PA for Thanksgiving.  While still a neat sight, Enola in the 80s was truly awesome.

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