Old 07-01-2012, 11:17 PM   #226
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Presumably for the same reason they chose not to do an LA&SL heritage unit. Or a Kansas Pacific heritage unit. Or any of their other various and sundry predecessors.

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Yeah, but Cotton Belt units are still running around.

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Old 07-01-2012, 11:35 PM   #227
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Probably because it's not a really distinct corporate image.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:11 AM   #228
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Wow. I didn't realize that the Cotton Belt was that meaningless.

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Old 07-02-2012, 03:11 AM   #229
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Wow. I didn't realize that the Cotton Belt was that meaningless.

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Only to the Borg. You do realize that's who we're talking about, right?

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The Cotton Belt was always the ugly step sister, even to the SP.

I am not surprised.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #231
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Actually, I have always hoped that the UP would do another round...

Cotton Belt
Pacific Electric
Chicago Great Western
Minneapolis & St. Louis
Spokane International
Los Angeles & Salt Lake
Texas & Pacific

off the top of my head
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Actually, I have always hoped that the UP would do another round...

Cotton Belt
Pacific Electric
Chicago Great Western
Minneapolis & St. Louis
Spokane International
Los Angeles & Salt Lake
Texas & Pacific

off the top of my head
Doubtful, they are too busy chasing the public off their property.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #233
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So are we still going to nitpick Casey's shots? I think all of Casey's were better than these two and they got accepted with the heritage units not even leading!
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #234
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Look at the noise (grain) on the first one.

Subject matter is interesting, but the image quality is pretty lacking.

Perhaps they didn't have a long lens and cropped it big time.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:00 PM   #235
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All right. I'll go. In the shot of all 20 heritage units plus the 1030, is it just me? Or should the NS motor on the turntable actually be lined up with a track? Doesn't that just irritate you guys? Sheesh! And where's a wide angle lens when you need one? Also, is my sarcasm showing?
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:29 PM   #236
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Lol!

Didn't even notice - I was so impressed with the way NS lined up the engines:
Original N&W on one side, Southern on the other - current NS center and a separation of Northern and Southern lines. Well done, NS!

Casey - probably kicking himself - we've all been there. The one thing we didn't see until 20 minutes later, lol. Or not? Who knows.

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Wow, that's a lot of money sitting there making no money. I'm beginning to wonder what their in business to do? then I read this
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/track-...180000831.html
A mobile app featuring the ability to track, report sightings and post photographs?
I guess there's a reason Buffet bought BNSF and Gates bought CN
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I think you are on the wrong forum troll.
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Interesting photo by an interesting photographer(s):

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I do wish the shot was wider than 24mm on a 7D. What's up with that, Chase?

The first comment is amusing. Serious or tongue in cheek?

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Wow, that's a lot of money sitting there making no money. I'm beginning to wonder what their in business to do?
No money to be made if there's nothing to haul. July 4th week is the coal miners' yearly holiday, so there is steep drop-off in coal trains running this week. Hence, why NS decided to hold the event these two days. The engines will be back to work when traffic picks back up after the holiday.

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No money to be made if there's nothing to haul. July 4th week is the coal miners' yearly holiday, so there is steep drop-off in coal trains running this week. Hence, why NS decided to hold the event these two days. The engines will be back to work when traffic picks back up after the holiday.

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I think you are on the wrong forum troll.
I didn't see anyone on a forum troll. In fact, I didn't even know there was a right and wrong forum troll, let alone one to be "on."
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was not expecting to see these units roam offline!

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