Saturday, March 24, 2012
Norfolk Southern is honoring its predecessor railroads during 2012, its 30th anniversary year, by painting 18 new locomotives in commemorative schemes that reflect the heritage of those predecessors.
Since the 1820s, hundreds of railroad companies were built, merged, reorganized, and consolidated into what eventually became Norfolk Southern, itself created from the consolidation of Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western Railway in 1982. In 1999, Norfolk Southern expanded the scope of its heritage with its acquisition of a portion of Conrail. The heritage locomotives will represent most of the railroads that played significant roles in Norfolk Southern’s history. The first units will be delivered in March, and all units are expected to be riding the rails by June 1, Norfolk Southern’s 30th anniversary date.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, April 25, 1913
Immigrants Going West
The movement of immigrants westward continues heavy and many of these trains are handled over the New York, Ontario & Western and the Chenango branch of the West Shore. There were two trains of eleven cars each over the Chenango branch last night. It took two engines to haul them over the hill from Earlville to Cazenovia.
Fayetteville Bulletin, Wed., June 29, 1917
By Richard Palmer - March 03, 2012
Photo taken between 1876 and 1882 shows a train with a DL&W engine at a time when the Utica, Clinton & Binghamton division of t...
Shortly before noon on Aug. 25, 1911, two cars connected to a Lehigh Valley Railroad's Train No. 4, the "Philadelp...
New York Central depot, Camillus Cincinnatus on D.L.& W. Lehigh Valley eastbound passenger train, Lodi
Engineer "Thack" Winnie at the throttle. ...