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KLHaan

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Norfolk Southern steam excursions?
« on: June 29, 2012, 09:37:05 PM »
I heard a rumor of N.S. leasing N.K.P. 765 for summer 2012 employee appreciation steam excursion train special moves in Indiana, is this factual, does anyone know if and when as where?
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swinstandley

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Re: Norfolk Southern steam excursions?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 09:45:50 PM »
No trips scheduled in Indiana, but she'll have to cross Indiana on positioning moves.


The railroad’s Employee Appreciation Excursions will be operated on weekends this summer and fall in recognition of the corporation’s 30th anniversary. Each of the railroad’s 11 divisions will host several excursions for employees and invited guests.
 
The tentative schedule for the 765 is:
 
July 21-22, Lake Division
(Bellevue, OH – Bucyrus, OH)
 
July 28-29, Dearborn Division
 (Toledo, OH Homestead yard – Airline yard)
 
Aug. 4-5, Pocahontas Division
 (Williamson, WV – Naugatuck, WV)
 
Aug. 11-12, Pittsburgh Division
 (Conway, PA – Homewood, PA)
 
Aug. 18-19, Harrisburg Division
 (Enola yard, PA – CP Capitol, Harrisburg, PA)
 
Sept. 8-9, Illinois Division
 (St. Louis, MO Luther yard – Robertson, MO)
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KLHaan

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Re: Norfolk Southern steam excursions?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 09:51:19 PM »
Thanks much for the information, I shall plan to see one of the trips!
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Rick

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Re: Norfolk Southern steam excursions?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 10:17:34 AM »
I don't know if they are leasing the 765 but a steam loco is scheduled to stop in Elkhart on the 17th of July for the appreciation trip.  My neighbor works for NS and said they can ride from Elkhart to Chicago or to another location that I can't remember.  I will double check next time I see him but as of May he said it was scheduled to stop on the 17th of July coming from Bellevue.
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