2 for Thursday in NS Heritage Locomotives




Thanks to a heads up from the Akron Railroad Club blog I was able to score a twofer of Norfolk Southern heritage units on Thursday.

In the top photograph, the Lackawanna heritage locomotive leads train 205 through Cleveland on the bridge over the Flats.  I barely just got to the University Inn seconds ahead of the train.

Simultaneously, the Nickel Plate Road heritage unit was leading counterpart train 206 through Cleveland with the two meeting at Rockport yard.  I caught this train off the old Broadway Road overpass (or what’s left of it).

These two railroads have more in common than simply ending up owned by Norfolk Southern many years later.

During the 1950s, the Lackawanna owned a controlling interest in the Nickel Plate with freight and passenger traffic handed off to each other at Buffalo.

The Lackawanna even tried to merge with the NKP at this time. That particular merger failed but both ended up under the NS umbrella.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon

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2 Responses to “2 for Thursday in NS Heritage Locomotives”

  1. Tom Marek Says:

    Very nice pictures, Thanks, I missed them both

  2. Adam Says:

    Todd, can I get a digital copy of the train passing Willoughby Coal

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