NS EMD SD70ACe Order Rolling Out in Heritage Schemes…

NS SD70ACe 1065 at Muncie, IN Progress Rail facility. NS Photo by Casey Thomason

MUNCIE, IN – MAY 9, 2012 – Norfolk Southern’s order of SD70ACe locomotives have begun being released from the Progress Rail paint booth in the planned heritage schemes. The first unit out of the facility is the NS 1065, wearing the Savannah & Atlanta Railway scheme.  The S&A began life as the Brinson Railway in 1906, slowly expanding from Savannah toward the Northwest. It was consolidated with other small railroads to become the Savannah & Atlanta in 1917. Central of Georgia bought the S&A in 1951.

The first three units are to be released before the end of May, with the remainder slated for early June.  The units and their schemes are expected to be:

NS 1066 – New York Central Railroad

NS 1067 – Reading Lines

NS 1068 – Erie

NS 1069 – Virginian

NS 1070 – Wabash

NS 1071 – Central Railroad of New Jersey

NS 1072 – Illinois Terminal

NS 1073 – Penn Central

NS 1074 – Delaware Lackawanna & Western

3 Responses to NS EMD SD70ACe Order Rolling Out in Heritage Schemes…

  1. Fred M Pohl Reply

    May 9, 2012 at 23:13

    Hey Guys these Nostalgia Engines are awesome Down here in Sunny Florida I wish CSX would get on the stick and turn out some fallen flag diesel Units

  2. John Thompson Reply

    May 10, 2012 at 12:57

    Absolutely great program!

  3. Fred M Pohl Reply

    June 1, 2012 at 16:26

    I’m aching to see the Illinois Terminal Unit as its one of my favorite interurban trolley line systems

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