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This is my idea for my American Railroad’s version of Norfolk Southern excursions. Here they have more engines (the railroads in my AU would keep steam far longer than they did).

 

I will give explanations for new contenders when I come to them.

 

NOTE: All engines would still be involved in revenue passenger and freight duties. So many engines would just be doing work as usual when not doing excursions.

 

Here we go…

 

Engine: Norfolk and Western 611
Where would it go?: Mainly on the N&W and Southern. From time to time working on its normal passenger train services.

Engine: Southern 4501
Where would it go?: Mainly on the Southern, but it would also serve on the Tennessee Central due to that railroad’s lack of a steam engine to represent it.

Engine: Nickel Plate 765
Where would it go?: Mainly on the Midwest lines like the PRR, NKP, Wabash, or N&W lines in Ohio.

Engine: Nickel Plate 587
Where would it go?: Mainly on the Midwest lines like the PRR, NKP, Wabash, or N&W lines in Ohio. But also a bit further south via double headers with 611 and 1218.

Engine: Southern 630
Where would it go?: Mainly on the N&W and Southern. From time to time working on normal passenger and freight train services.

Engine: Norfolk and Western 1218
Where would it go?: Mainly on the N&W and Southern. From time to time working on normal passenger and freight train services.

Engine: Norfolk and Western 475
Why?: The N&W 4-8-0s were to my knowledge the most numerous N&W locomotive class. Or at least one of them. So it makes sense we would want one.
Where would it go?: Mainly on the N&W. Namely lines where the 611 and 1218 are too small to go.

Engine: Norfolk and Western 2174
Why?: This one is big because it pulled one of the last N&W steam excursions. Then it rested FOR 16 years in a Roanoke scrap yard until an attempt to save it failed. So naturally, it would be a priority to represent her class.
Where would it go?: Mostly on the N&W. As it often would be their mundane freight jobs.

Engines: Norfolk and Western 563 and 578
Why?: Both were to my knowledge the last N&W Pacifics. So I think it would make sense to have them.
Where would it go?: Mostly on the N&W Norton branch. As that was where they ran doubleheaders later in life.

Engine: Norfolk and Western 114
Why?: This engine stands out to me among the N&W mountains because it had been involved in the 1957 NRHS convention. Which is all the reason to keep it.
Where would it go?: Mostly on the N&W mainlines. But between Roanoke- Hagerstown often.

Engine: Southern 1401
Why?: If it was not trapped inside the Smithsonian. It would likely be used on excursions by Southern.
Where would it go?: Mainly on the Southern, as well as Tennessee Central at times. It would also do its normal job of passenger trains for the Southern. 

Engine: Southern 722
Where would it go?: Mainly on the Southern, but it would mainly work on the Green Smokey Mountains Railroad with ex- USATC 1702. 

Engine: TVRM 610
Why that engine?: It’d complete the TVRM trio with 630 and 4501.
Where would it go?: Mainly on the Southern, but it would mainly stay on the TVRM or not go that far. 

Engine: GSMR 1702
Why?: It’d work well with 722.
Where would it go?: Mainly on the Southern, but it would mainly stay on the GSMR or not go that far. 

Engines: Pennsylvania 1223 and 7002
Why?: Both were double headed in the 80s, and worked on the Strasburg. So why not have them together?
Where would it go?: Mostly on the PRR. My idea is they could go from Strasburg to Harrisburg and return via the NE corridor. 

Engines: Pennsylvania 460
Why?: I heard it was going for cosmetic restoration, so…
Where would it go?: Mostly on the PRR. My idea is they could go across PA in general.

Engine: Pennsylvania 1361
Why?: For the simple fact it represents the PRR’s most famous engine class, or at least one of them.
Where would it go?: Anywhere on the PRR. But especially New York- Chicago. Though it would still work on various revenue passenger trains.

Engine: Long Island 39
Why?: It’s part of the LI’s biggest engine class.
Where would it go?: Anywhere on the PRR. But especially New York- Chicago. Though it would still work on various revenue passenger trains in the Northeast. 

Engine: Pennsylvania 5542
Why?: For the simple fact it represents the PRR’s most famous engine class, the T1 duplex.
Where would it go?: Anywhere on the PRR. But especially New York- Chicago/ St. Louis. Though it would still work on various revenue passenger trains. 

Engine: Reading 217
Why?: Why not have a team engine for the Reading that is not the T1?
Where would it go?: Mainly former Reading tracks. But also PRR and DLW tracks. 

Engine: Reading 353
Why?: Same reason as 217
Where would it go?: Mainly for Reading lines. Often working with 217. 

Engine: Blue Mountain and reading 425
Why?: Just wanted to feature it in.
Where would it go?: Probably through the Northeast lines. 

Engine: Reading 2102
Why?: It’s one of the best Reading engines
Where would it go?: the Reading lines. In addition to revenue freight and passenger across the NS instead of ferry moves.

Engine: Lackawanna 1123
Why?: It’s seemingly the most well known Lackawanna steam engine.
Where would it go?: The DLW lines. In addition to revenue passenger across the NS railroads instead of ferry moves. 

Engine: Lackawanna 1152
Why?: This one was inspired by :iconandrewk4:’s list of DLW locomotives.
Where would it go?: The DLW lines. In addition to revenue passenger across the NS railroads instead of ferry moves.

Engine: Lackawanna 1632
Why?: My best idea for an engine to symbolize the Lackawanna’s most iconic class.
Where would it go?: the former DLW lines. In addition to revenue freight and passenger across the NS instead of ferry moves.

Engine: Central of Georgia 451
Why?: The engine WAS supposed to be preserved once. But it was cut up.
Where would it go?: Mainly on Southern and CofG tracks. But mostly it would be a back up of 611 couldn’t take an excursion. Otherwise, just work on revenue trains. 

Engine: Central of Georgia 456
Why?: The engine stood out among the other Big Apples due to its green livery. Why not?
Where would it go?: Mainly on Southern and CofG tracks. But mostly it would be a back up of 611 couldn’t take an excursion. Otherwise, just work on revenue trains.

Engine: C&O 2716
Where would it go?: Mainly on Southern and CofG tracks. Otherwise, just work on revenue trains. 

Engine: CP 2839
Where would it go?: Mainly on various excursions. But it would also work on revenue passenger trains. In the place of 4-6-2s. 

Engine: Erie 2921
Why?: The Erie needs a representative.
Where would it go?: Plenty of places. But mainly in the northern parts of the Norfolk Southern empire.

Engine: Texas and Pacific 610
Where would it go?: All across the South. But it would often be on home rails in Texas.

Engine: Savannah and Atlanta 750
Where would it go?: All across the South. But it would often be on home rails in Georgia.

Engine: Atlanta and West Point 290
Where would it go?: Mostly be a substitute for 750 or the TVRM engines. It would often be on home rails.

Engine: Grand Trunk 5629
Why?: Just for the sake of saving that engine.
Where would it go?: Mainly in the Midwest. But also on Grand Trunk as it would have included it as NS territory.

Engine: Southern 1457
Why?: Any Southern 4-8-2 would work.
Where would it go?: Mainly on Southern and CofG tracks. But mostly it would just work on revenue trains.

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