2014’s CRHS Board of Directors meeting was held in February, but that didn’t change the weather. I’ve found that snow actually makes NS’s plain black paint scheme interesting to photograph. And photograph we did on the way out to the meeting.
NS has a pool of former Conrail SD60Is assigned to coal trains for PP&L’s Strawberry Ridge plant. There was a time when they weren’t all wearing NS black, and that wasn’t actually that long ago. It was incredibly lucky catching a pair of blue ones together though, so they definitely warranted pulling over for.
Back in 2008 it was still possible to see Conrail painted stuff on the point of trains. I was also becoming active in the CRHS, and these were both good reasons to head to Harrisburg PA for the day.