Heritage in There Someplace

The sun was still rising above the tree line when I arrived in Goshen, Indiana, last Sunday in search of fall foliage.

I knew from last year that the trees in Oakridge Cemetery along the Chicago Line of Norfolk Southern could put on quite a display. I also knew that it might be several days before the foliage reached its peak color.

But the weather looked promising for Sunday morning so I made the trek to Goshen in search of color.

I had scarcely arrived and parked along River Avenue when NS intermodal train 22X showed up with a “special guest.”

The Norfolk Southern heritage locomotive was the second of the three units working the 22X eastbound. You can sort of see it even though it is enveloped in shadows. Likewise, trailing behind the NS H unit is a “Southern Belle” of Kansas City Southern.

It was a quite different motive power consist and got the day off to a good start.

Article and Photograph by Craig Sanders

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