After the now-abolished 34N came by with a WNYP AC46CW, I waited a little longer at Rochester, and was rewarded with NS 317 heading to Mingo, OH, with a pair of SD60Es. I have noticed that thus far, only some of the SD60Es, such as 7020, have received the old EMD-style cooling system from retired SD60 types; others retain their NS-designed system. One wonders if the SD60Es are derated to 3,800 HP by this change. Also included are some pictures taken while driving to Haysville, including shots of a pair of high-hood GP38-2s, SW1001 2100, and some stored GP40-2/RP-E4D slug sets.
As the last vestiges of autumn slowly gave way to the beginning of winter, I waited for the creamsicle, one of three heritage units that appeared on a day that also included two long-hood forward SD60Es.
Train 1: NS 25Z intermodal (0:00)
ES44AC 8105 (Interstate heritage)
C44-9W 9442 (THB)
Train 2: NS 547 (empties to Shire Oaks)