The History of Norfolk Southern’s Heritage Units

In 2012, The Norfolk Southern painted 20 brand new locomotives into the classic paint schemes of its predecessor railroads to celebrate its own 30th anniversary as a railroad. The Heritage Units, as they’re known, were not the first of their kind, but never before in the history of railroading had such an ambitious, historical project ever been embarked on by a railroad of any scale. Conceived by Artist Andy Fletcher and made possible by the vision of then CEO Charles “Wick” Moorman, this historic project will forever go down as one of the greatest public relations accomplishments in railroad history.

The History of Norfolk Southern’s Heritage Units

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Author:Railfan AC

AC is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a long haul trucker, a transportation enthusiast and a lifelong lover of trains. AC's mission is to travel America documenting American railroading in the 21st century while educating those who want to know about the importance the railroads play in our daily lives including, but not limited to, the movement of goods, services and more.

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