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Re: New Strasburg video up on Youtube!

Maxrailroad ·
Kelly, I will re-write the description with what you have told me. Sorry, I seem to have gotten some misinformation.
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New Strasburg video up on Youtube!

Maxrailroad ·
On November 4th, 2017, I journeyed up to the Strasburg Railroad. On the day I arrived, they were running the Norfolk and Western No. 475 steam locomotive on the Strasburg Main Line. In this video we follow the excursion from the Strasburg Home base In Ronks, PA, all the way to Paradise, PA and back. This video is professionally filmed in 4K quality and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro. Enjoy this video and thanks for watching!
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Mth premier n&w J class 611

cummins2500 ·
For sale is math 20-3630-1 Norfolk and Western 611 "spirit of Roanoke". Bought new by me less than 1 year ago. It is in new condition with minimal run time. Everything works as it should with dcs. If you want more photos let me know. 950$plus shipping.
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Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Max Warfel ·
I am just curious as to how many engineers or conductors we have on here? I have some questions, mainly for anyone working or have worked (in the recent past) for Norfolk Southern. Thanks in advance.
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Re: New Strasburg video up on Youtube!

Gregg ·
Wow!! I really like this one.
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Re: New Strasburg video up on Youtube!

Tommy ·
Very nicely done!
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Re: New Strasburg video up on Youtube!

rpmcobra ·
Very nice video my wife and I also took a ride on the Strasburg Railroad in November. What a great experience. I also took the shop tour that was very interesting.
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Re: Mth premier n&w J class 611

cummins2500 ·
Here is a picture of the odometer showing the miles. Also price is somewhat negotiable. Email is in my profile.
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Short Norfolk Southern Video on Communications and Signals

TomlinsonRunRR ·
Today I stumbled upon this 15-minute Norfolk Southern video "Communications and Signals: Then and Now". The film content is a bit more far reaching than the name would suggest -- for example, it ends with humping yards: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sow8O1_ZNA Tomlinson Run Railroad
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FS: Lionel Norfolk Southern SD40-2 *ENGINE HAS SOLD PENDING FUNDS*

Stephen Holmes ·
I have for sale the following: Lionel 6-28257 Norfolk Southern SD40-2 powered diesel locomotive. The engine is in very good condition and fully functional. Approximate run time is 30 minutes. No damage to the paint or the frame. The engine comes in its original box with all unopened accessories and paperwork. The engine number is 3340 and has rail sounds 5.0 and was offered in 2006. I am asking $300 shipped CONUS. Payment is by money order only. If you have any question, please email me at...
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Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Why do I have so many of these left? BTO; Legacy; All the bells and whistles. Regularly $649.95 - my pre-York "let's sell these now price" $479.96. They are here!
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Norfolk Southern Train on Thanksgiving

Maxrailroad ·
My dad and I caught this train in the beautiful foliage on Thanksgiving morning. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq9-vfCevsA
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MTH Premier SD70ACe Diesel Engine "Norfolk Southern" #1111 - Sold out at MTH - Handful left

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
MTH 20-21057-1 - SD70ACe Diesel Engine "Norfolk Southern" #1111 Regularly $519.95 - Sale Priced at $449.96 Save $70!
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ISO Lionel Norfolk Southern heritage units

Austink0518 ·
Anyone with any Norfolk southern heritage units for sale? With legacy. Email is in profile thanks
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Norfolk Southern Dash 8 unit train set

Trussman ·
Looking to purchase a Norfolk Southern unit train complete set from 1994 (?). Has a Dash-8 40 C engine w/5 NS tofc's and caboose. Mint or near mint, w/set box and all cars boxed. email contact is in my profile. Thank you
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

banelson ·
This is a really nice engine. I love mine. If I didn't already have one I would buy at this price! Ben
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Thank you - I have six left! Yikes!
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

falconservice ·
The yellow green and blue green do not look right together. ANDREW FLETCHER designed the scheme with markers. In actual paint it might annoy people with the clashing shades of green. Needs more paint colors to make it more appealing. Many shades of Red and Blue would help.
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

falconservice ·
Some type of Silver, Lavender, and Magenta decal could be used to tone down the harsh contrast of Yellow Green on the front and Blue Green on the back.
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

banelson ·
Have you seen this? My son loves to watch it. He asks me for the "paint the train" video. I had to get one when Lionel made it. Now he asks me to run "paint the train". I like the paint job. Ben
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

falconservice ·
I like the graphics, but it needs more colors.
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

jeffdoo ·
I could not resist any longer! This engine was on my wishlist but skipped because of my 3rdRail/GGD pre-orders and outstanding Atlas orders but my wife insisted. Therefore, I placed my order for one a short while ago.... Thanks!!! - Jeff
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

mlavender480 ·
You do realize that the model looks the way it does because it's a model of the actual NS 6963, right?
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

falconservice ·
The color combination is nauseating. Great graphic design.
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

leapinlarry ·
Personally, I really like it, and being that I have the 911 and The Honoring All Veterans, this would look great in the middle of the lash up....So, if I have the Funds available at York, I will get one.....Thanks Mr. Muffins....
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Re: FS: Lionel Norfolk Southern SD40-2 *ENGINE HAS SOLD PENDING FUNDS*

NS_Trainman ·
Im interested, sending email.
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Larry - That's a terrific layout you're showing there - and with a Korber Roundhouse - thanks.... Can I use that photo? We have sold two already, and I will bring a pair to York with us. Loading up this afternoon!
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Re: Lionel 6-83421 Norfolk Southern SD60E #6963 GO Rail - Closeout

leapinlarry ·
Yes sir Mr. Muffins, anytime...See you at York this coming week...You are a great ambassador of Our Hobby....Thank You..by the way, this 4014 VL BB came from your store....Wow!
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Paul Edgar ·
My son is a engineer/conductor for CSX. Anything you would like me to ask him? Paul Edgar
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Max Warfel ·
Can you ask him about how his schedule is? What it’s actually like being on an extra board?
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Dan Padova ·
This is a good subject. When I was retiring from the Carpenters Union, I was seriously looking into getting a job with SEPTA or Amtrak. In my research, I was told by others, in the business and not in the business, that I would be very disappointed once hired. They claimed I would get the worse assignments, etc. I was 57 at the time. From time to time, I have regretted not pushing forward with it. Of course, at my age now, 70, it's probably out of the question. But I would also like to hear...
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Dieseler ·
Well somewhat different was on the extra board at the chicago transit authority for 14 years and can say at first it was very tough. Would get the worst assignments midnight shifts etc on Sunday back then we had to collect fares and it was a nightmare as they had what was called a supertransfers which enabled you to ride all day as many times as you wanted those early start runs everyone bought them. Working as a conductor with head out window a rule for 50ft was spat at had eggs thrown at...
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Rule292 ·
If you are hesitating, you need to do it. You'll carry the memories of everything from your interviews through your first day at McDonough through every hour you spent working for the rest of your life. You are young and asking. Unless you're married or have a child/dependent OR you're aversive to working at night, on call, or outside, if it's a dream of yours DO IT!
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

bluelinec4 ·
To put it simple Extra list is like being pond scum
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PRR Man ·
very enlightening links Kelly, Makes me rethink going to work for NJ Transit. Ben, glad to see your happy now!
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Dan Padova ·
Good info. Makes working as a carpenter apprentice, way back in the day, sound like a dream job.
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Dominic Mazoch ·
There are some jobs out there which are best, I think, for those who are single. Military; Police, Fire, EMS; and railroad engine service are those. I think these are the types of jobs where the job will disturb the family or vise versa.
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Gregg ·
I know things have changed "big time" but working a spare board wasn't that bad... You certainly gained a lot of experience early in your career. Any job any time... I spent about 8 years working the Toronto spare board. CNR CP and ONR still had their own passenger trains along with all the freight assignments. I've been . Conductor pilot of just about every type of track equipment (SRS 123) I wonder it that thing is still operational)... The spare board protected all the work . Baggage...
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

RICKC ·
Max, retired conductor from NS here. I worked out of Shire Oaks yard in Elrama, Pa just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Ran coal from Elrama, PA to Altoona, PA. Is he new? If he is he will definately be on extra board. There are only a few steady shift jobs on NS when I was there. And the old heads get those jobs (seniority rules). I was on extra board my whole career with them. Sometimes you are soooo busy it's crazy. Other times you might be off for several days at a time. Extra board isn't bad...
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Rule292 ·
Hits the extra board life perfectly. Two other things that you should understand Max is that you could be assigned to anywhere in your division. So you may have to drive to distant terminals or work locations and some can be a good hike (hours possibly). And computers have made life on the extra board more predictable, giving you the ability to watch how fast the board is turning and where you are located. Like one fellow said "when nothing goes well, the pay's well". If you are not scared...
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Number 90 ·
It isn't everyone's cup of tea. Yes, it's tough to acclimate yourself to the irregular and often inconvenient work "schedule". And the railroad has its failings, which are out of your control. You can't control how they maintain the engines and the track, and how they call you for duty. And there is usually a group of employees sitting around and waiting for their train to be made up or to arrive at the on-duty point. I call them the Sewing Circle, because they are like a bunch of old...
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

mackb4 ·
25 years as Engineer on NS .Hired as a brakeman in 91' .11 more years to retire. I can hold about any type of pool job,both short and interdivisional, yard jobs some road switchers,but I have enjoyed being in the extra list this winter. I didn't have to work as often as a regular job, and guaranteed,.But you only can receive so many days (90) towards next years vacation when it takes 240. So here soon I'll have to go to a regular job where overtime and the fact you work actual days counts...
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Gregg ·
We had a party line for about 6 months... 4 or 5 people on the same line each with their distinct ring. You had to be fast to get to the phone or someone would pick it up and hang up especially in the middle of the night. I think our ring was one long and 2 short. Easy to remember .wearing the green.(sections)
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Number 90 ·
Gregg, I had not thought about this for decades, but, in 1970, when I began work at the railroad, I had to qualify to have a private line. So doctors, lawyers, those in law enforcement or the fire department -- and railroaders -- could get a private line, after filling out the papers and subject to verification.
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Big Jim ·
Yeah, Tom has it right! I enjoyed my time on the extra list. It was something different every day. Sometimes a good job, sometimes not. I even got to work on most of the eastern region making "emergency runs" when other districts were out of men. Between the extra list and no train schedules, I was able to take care of the children while the wife was at work. I was also able to run errands and such during the day when the nine to five-ers were stuck at work. The added bonus was that I could...
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

mackb4 ·
You really wouldn't like it now Jim. The contract had changed so much. I like some of the perks,such as the PPI bonus. But you can only mark off one time a month,and only Monday thrust Thursday. And no missed calls or rule infractions . But now you have to bid week to week on your job bid. I've always been on a bubble anyway and bounce everywhere. So this winter I stayed on the extra board. And I was the only one on it coming in first out everyday.
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Re: Any Class I engineers or conductors on here?

Rick Rubino ·
If your asking about a schedule and working for the railroad I would suggest that railroading is not for you. class one railroads pretty much own you and your time.
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Re: ISO Lionel Norfolk Southern heritage units

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