This post will contain my first real attempt at videography, and the first video on the new official TPF YouTube channel!
Anyway, starting us off today, a mother and slug set: perfect for Mother's Day!
Mother: Norfolk Southern (NS) 3045, an EMD GP40-2 originally built for Conrail as CR 3355 in March of 1979. Note the Operation Lifesaver paint.
Slug: NS 701, an RP-E4C. This one has a more extensive history - originally built as a GP38 for Southern as SOU 2761, it was then NS 2761 after the NW/SOU merger; it was then sold to R.J. Corman as their RJCP 2761, from whom NS purchased it back from and converted it into the slug.
Next up, NS 5632, an EMD GP38-2.
Starting out as a straight GP38 for Penn Central back in March of 1971 as PC 7906, it became Conrail's CR 7906 after the Penn Central "collapse". From CR to NS after the CR split, it became NS 2947, from there being rebuilt into its current form.
RNCX (NCDOT) 1810 "City of Greensboro", an EMD F59PH originally built in November 1988 as GOT (Government of Ontario Transit) 529.
RNCX (NCDOT) 1984 "City of Kannapolis", another F59PH, built for GOT as their 552 in July 1990.
From there it went to the Agence Metropolitaine de Transport in Quebec as their 1346, and then moved on to the NCDOT.
And the leading star of the video, NS 6131, originally built as Norfolk & Western (NW) 6131 in May of 1975.
Trailing unit: NS 6102, originally built as NW 6102 also in May of 1975.