Memories of NS 290

My friend Paul recently shared a picture of Norfolk Southern train 290 from a couple of years ago led by two Union Pacific units. He remarked that 290 often had good power from a railfan perspective. Unfortunately, Norfolk Southern discontinued train 290 (Birmingham, AL-Croxton, NJ) months ago.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of NS 290 taken over the last few years. Additionally, several videos of 290 are available on the B-Line Railfan youtube channel.

NS train 290 near Linden, VA with CEFX and CP power on 2/21/2015.
NS train 290 near Linden, VA with CEFX and CP power on 2/21/2015.
Union Pacific provided the power for NS train 290 on 11/6/2015 near Front Royal, Va.
Union Pacific provided the power for NS train 290 on 11/6/2015 near Front Royal, Va.
NS SD70 #2532 running long hood forward led train 290 up Linden Hill on 2/25/2016.
NS SD70 #2532 running long hood forward led train 290 up Linden Hill on 2/25/2016.
NS SD70 #2515 led train 290 up Linden Hill on 10/27/2016.
NS D9-40C #8848 led train 290 through Delaplane, VA on 3/3/2017.
NS D9-40C #8848 led train 290 through Delaplane, VA on 3/3/2017.
A single CSX unit led NS 290 up Linden Hill on 4/9/2018.
A single CSX unit led NS 290 up Linden Hill on 4/9/2018.

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