"Norfolk Southern heritage units won't get special road numbers"
[Published: February 17, 2012]
NORFOLK, Va. — "Norfolk Southern has no plans to use special road numbers for the 18 heritage units detailed on yesterday's News Wire. With only 10 SD70ACes on order, their road numbers will be NS 1065-1074, while eight ES44ACs will be selected from the 25 units currently on order that will be numbered NS 8091-8115." "All 35 locomotives are scheduled for delivery this spring. TRAINS will report more information about the program as it comes available."
As Don (oltmand) said (paraphrasing); "this thing may be subject to change at any time", but I would defer to the magazine's staff. They seem to have the inside track on information on this project.... As we have all read and seen the list as published and copied earlier in Forum Threads. Thirty-five units seems to be the highest number mentioned so far.
I did not expect them to use a special number series for these units, they are going right behind the current units of each model. As for the 35 that is the total number of new GE and EMD units on order for 2012. Only going to be 18 heritage units.
Norfolk Southern Virginia Division Expert & Railfan.