Posts Tagged ‘PRLX 4834’

C&O ‘Heritage Unit’ Loses its Herald

May 5, 2018

A Chesapeake & Ohio logo no longer adorns a former CSX locomotive that is being leased by Norfolk Southern.

The C&O patches have been removed from SD70Ace No. 4834, after the unit had ranged far and wide on the NS system with that look.

It made at least one trip through Cleveland on the former Nickel Plate Road route to Buffalo, New York.

No. 4834 wore the C&O decals for more than three weeks.

In the meantime, model railroad maker Athearn plans to offer a No. 4834 in HO scale wearing the C&O for progress herald on its nose and long hood.

The company is taking orders and expects to begin delivering the model in April 2019.

No. 4834 is being leased by NS from Progress Rail Locomotive, one of five former CSX SD70Ace units leased to NS. The engines still wear their CSX colors.

C&O ‘Heritage Unit’ in Lake County I

April 5, 2018

I had a chance to catch the PRLX 4834 today after work. Crappy weather, but at least it was leading the W10. It is shown at Milepost 168 in Wickliffe at the West 305th Street crossing in the top photo and at Painesville on the trestle crossing the Grand River.

Photographs by Roger Durfee