Another Southern Rwy. sighting

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by NCAndy, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. NCAndy

    NCAndy New Member

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    This little gem was parked by the Hendersonville, NC depot for the weekend. Every year NS parks a locomotive here during the Apple Festival. I'd say they made a good choice this year. I shot this today (along with many others) as Frances dispersed her watery gifts. (well, 6" as of an hour ago and the creeks is risin' here in the NC hills, not exactly the gift I was looking for)

    I still think this is one of the best looking paint schemes on any modern locomotive.

    Hope y'all enjoy the picture.

    Andy

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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Southern 4610 just had a brand new paint job before being sent down there. I had seen a photo of it before i got back on here and the webmaster of the website said it was a brand new paint job and you can clearly see it is. Great Picture by the way :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    SAL Comet Member

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    Ha Andy, Thanks for the picture, I agree the Southern green was really nice. Thanks to NS for keeping it alive. I was in Hendersonville a few weeks back, I hate I missed seeing that. Mabye they'll send it to Atlanta.
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    thanks Andy for picture do you know if there is a model of this loco in HO
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    A quick google search finds the Loco is a GP59. Athearn makes an HO of teh Southern #4610 as a GP60
  6. NCAndy

    NCAndy New Member

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    Looks even better in the sun

    Got some more pics today in some beautiful September sunshine.

    Gavin, Athearn does indeed make (or made) a model of this particular loco. I have one so I know they exist. If you are interested in a cd of the pics, let me know. There are about 20 or so shots.

    I'm wondering if NS can even get down here to snag this guy as the flooding in Asheville is very close to the yard up there.

    Andy

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  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    I have seen that unit 3 or 4 times...Each time I was caught flat footed without a camera. :cry:
    That Athearn unit is a VERY HARD FIND.If you see one and want it you best grab it.
    You see according to Athearn its "Temporarily Out of Production". :(

    http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=gp60