In 2012, Norfolk Southern celebrated its 30th anniversary and honoured some of the railroads in its history by repainting 20 locomotives in 'fallen flag' liveries.
Since the 1820s, hundreds of railroad companies were built, merged, reorganised and consolidated into what eventually became Norfolk Southern in 1982. Each livery was modified to fit the GE ES44AC and EMD SD70ACe, while staying as true as possible to the original designs. The heritage liveried locomotives were unveiled in July 2012 and are rostered in NS? daily freight timetables.
The Electro-Motive Division SD70ACe featured in this Heritage Pack is a high powered, single engine diesel locomotive produced since 2004. The ACe version of the SD70 was considered to be a more reliable and safer version, with more than 1,000 models in service with many US railroad companies.
The fallen flag liveries featured in this Heritage Pack are:
- Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
- Central Railroad of New Jersey
- Erie Railroad
- Illinois Terminal Railroad
- New York Central Railroad
- New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
- Penn Central
- Reading Company
- Savannah & Atlanta Railway
- Virginian Railway
- Wabash Railroad
Also included are Hopper Ballast Wagons, Van Autoparts Boxcars and Hopper Low Sided Gondolas, along with four Quick Drive consists for each locomotive and a selection of double header consists.
- EMD SD70ACe in 10 fallen flag liveries of Norfolk Southern
- Flashing ditch lights
- Updated locomotive models with additional detail
- Quick Drive compatible
- Hopper Ballast Wagons
- Van Autoparts Boxcars
- Hopper Low Sided Gondolas
Source: The Publisher Website.