Norfolk Southern Railway

NS 8899

According to Wikipedia: The Norfolk Southern Railway (reporting mark NS) is a major Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. With headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, the company operates 21,500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario, Canada. The most common commodity hauled on the railroad is coal from mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The railroad also offers an extensive intermodal network in eastern North America. The current system was formed in 1982 with the creation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, a holding company, and on December 31, 1990, the Southern Railway was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway, and control of the Norfolk and Western Railway was transferred from the holding company to the Norfolk Southern Railway. In 1999, the system grew substantially with the acquisition of over half of Conrail.

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NS 3613, GE ET44AC

NS 3613 is a GE ET44AC. Reportedly: NS 3613 was built in 2016 by GE, serial number 64106.
NS leading on BNSF Seligman Sub
On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at around 4:20 p.m., at East Darling, AZ, a BNSF Railway (BNSF) westbound, led by Norfolk Southern (NS) 3613 and BNSF 9389 stops and lets some eastbounds pass. When they start rolling again BNSF 9389 tries to impersonate an ALCo.

NS 4000, Rebuilt GE AC44C6M

NS 4000 is a rebuilt GE AC44C6M. Reportedly: It was rebuilt by GE/American Motive Power in 2015 from NS 8799. This locomotive was originally built in 1995 as NS 8799, C40-9 serial number 48259.
UP eastbound manifest near Truckee
On the morning of Saturday, April 22, 2023, an eastbound Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 3+1 manifest is skirting the Truckee River after going under the Glenshire Road overcrossing east of Truckee, CA. It has UP 7463, 8137, Norfolk Southern (NS) 4000 + UP 8435.

NS 4233, GE AC44C6M

NS 4233 is a GE AC44C6M. Reportedly: NS 4233 was built in 1997 by GE as NS 9041, a C40-9W, builders number 49700. It was rebuilt into NS 4233 in 2019.
Eastbounds at Parks, AZ Crossing
On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at around 12:30 p.m., at the South Garland Pr Rd crossing at Parks, AZ, an eastbound stops and changes crews and is run around by another eastbound intermodal 2+1 led by BNSF 7295, NS 4233 and DPU BNSF 5107.

NS 7629 GE ES40DC

NS 7629 is a GE ES40DC. Reportedly: NS 7629 was built by GE in 2007, serial number 57856.
NS 7629 at Klondike, CA
On Friday, May 6, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. a westbound 3+0 intermodal train twists around the curves at Klondike, CA and then heads towards Ash Hill on the BNSF's Needles Subdivision. Power on the train is Norfolk Southern (NS) 7629, NS 8156 and BNSF 5016.

NS 8899 GE Dash 9-40CW

Binghamton Coal Train
NS Dash 9-40CW 8899 leading a coal train near Bevier St Yard in Binghamton, New York, at 3:12 p.m. on June 24, 2010.

NS 9374, GE Dash 9-40CW

NS 9374 is a GE C44-9W. Reportedly: NS 9374 was built in 1999 by GE as a model C40-9W, builders number 51249, NS 9374. It was subsequently converted to a C44-9W. After this photo was taken this engine became an AC44C6M, NS 4530.
NS 9374 C44-9W at Driftwood, PA
At 10:52 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Norfolk Southern (NS) 9374 and 8973 lead a 631 north train, a Buffalo Line coal train, heading for the B&P railroad at Driftwood, PA.

NS 9377 GE Dash 9-40CW

Portage River Bridge
NS 9377, 9239, 9023. are on the Portage River bridge in Letchworth Park, NY at 4:55 p.m. on July 24, 2012. 9377, 9239, 9023. are on the Portage River bridge in Letchworth Park, NY on July 24, 2012 shot from south (east) side. Marginal light.
On November 29, 2011, Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) announced plans to demolish the Portage River bridge and build a new one away from Letchworth Park. NS had offered the bridge to the State of New York, but the State declined it.

NS 9535, Dash 9-44CW

According to good sources NS 9535 was built in 2000 by GE as a model Dash 9-40CW, builders number 52857, upgraded to 4400 h.p.
NS train in Kansas City, Missouri
NS 9535 and 7023 head into Santa Fe Junction in Kansas City, Missouri in the afternoon of Saturday, June 29, 2019.

NS 9567, Dash 9-44CW

According to good sources NS 9567 was built in 2000 by GE as a model Dash 9-40CW, builders number 52889, upgraded to 4400 h.p.
NS Southern Tier in Hornell NY
On Thursday, July 4, 2019, a westbound Norfolk Southern (NS) train, led by NS 9567, on the Southern Tier line, passes the old Erie depot, ducks under Maple City Drive and approaches Taylor St. in Hornell, NY.

NS 9575, GE C40-9W

NS 9575 is a GE C40-9W. Reportedly: NS 9575 was built in 2000 by GE as a model C44-9W, builders number 52897.
NS 9575 on a WB BNSF Intermodal at Ash Hill, Needles Subdivision
On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 5:35 p.m., a BNSF Railway (BNSF) westbound 3+0 intermodal has BNSF 8262, 7480 and NS 9575 at Ash Hill, CA.

NS 9834 GE Dash 9-40CW

Catfish in Santa Clara
At noon on Feb. 8, 2011 Amtrak Number 11 goes past the Santa Clara, California Caltrain station with Norfolk Southern 9834 a GE Dash 9-40CW on the point. I had this film processed at a local lab that I think pushed their chemicals a bit too much. I could not correct the funky colors, so my favorite is the black and white.



JC 415
In Fireman's Park, Depew NY on the NS Southern Tier Line is the JC 415 Milepost. Right next to it is the new NS milepost. According to Otto Vondrak, "Measuring back to the old Erie Railroad terminal in Jersey City, NJ!" Taken July 24, 2012.

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Sources used for these posts
My NS photos on Flickr
New York and More, 2010 Vol 1 on Facebook
These are from my trip to western New York and elsewhere chasing trains and being a tourist.
Norfolk Southern Roster
A roster of locomotives owned by the Norfolk Southern.
Norfolk and Western
My pages on the Norfolk Southern's Predecessor road, Norfolk and Western.

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