NS/UP hertiage paper

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For the final paper in my Composition and English class, I have to write about the Norfolk Southern hertiage locomotives, and the Union Pacific hertiage locomotives. The propsal for the paper is below, so any and all info to help with this would be greatly appreciated. I am not looking for rude or cruel comments, just the information to develop this paper into one that could be published. I will be contacting Andy Fletcher, as NS is using his artwork for the hertiage schemes.


Problem: Deciding which predecessor railroads to honor for Norfolk Southern 30th Anniversary, and what paint schemes the locomotives will wear.

Solution: Reducing down the number of predecessor railroads to a manageable number, and contracting an artist to come up with renditions of the paint schemes.

Idea 1: Deciding on honoring the predecessor railroads of Norfolk Southern with a heritage fleet.

Idea 2: What does it take to make this happen, while keeping it under wraps from the public.

Idea 3: Compare and contrast Union Pacific’s heritage program from 2005 to the Norfolk Southern heritage program today.

Idea 4: Finalizing the paint schemes of the heritage fleet, while deciding on what locomotive would be best fitted for the paint schemes chosen to represent Norfolk Southern heritage.

Possible Sources:
Norfolk Southern, www.nscorp.com, copyright 2012
Trainorders, www.trainorders.com, copyright 2012 Todd Clark, Canyon Country, California
Railroad Forums.com www.railroadforums.com Copyright 2012, Bob Harbison
Union Pacific, www.up.com Copyright 2012

Working Thesis Statement:
Consider two class one railroads deciding to honor their heritage with paint schemes derived from the predecessor railroads. What would it take to get a program like this running, and what, and if, how many locomotives would wear the paint schemes to honor those railroads? In light of Norfolk Southern’s decision to honor its own past, Union Pacific honored their past with six different locomotives, while NS is honoring 18 of its past railroads that make up Norfolk Southern today. We will take a look at both the Union Pacific heritage locomotives, and Norfolk Southern heritage locomotives, while comparing and contrasting the similarities and difference these railroads have between each other.

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