Former CSX locomotive loses fallen flag logos

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PRLX SD70ACe No. 4834 and NS No. 7025 lead train No. 111 east on Norfolk Southern's St. Louis District near milepost 42 in St. Louis, Mo., this week.
Jeff Morhaus
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A former CSX Transportation locomotive on lease to Norfolk Southern is no longer plying the rails of the NS system with Chesapeake & Ohio markings. The Progress Rail-owned SD70ACe No. 4834 was spotted on the St. Louis District in late April with its patches removed.

It’s unclear who was responsible for removing the fallen flag decals, however the locomotive did tour much of the NS system from upstate New York to Missouri for a span of more than three weeks, stirring up controversy and prompting local enthusiasts to head trackside in search of the C&O-inspired unit.

While the real No. 4834 has been patched over, again, model railroad manufacturer Athearn is debuting the No. 4834 with its C&O nose and long hood patches. The manufacturer is accepting orders now and expects the HO scale locomotive to be available in April 2019.

PRLX No. 4834 became a topic of discussion when it surfaced in Buffalo, N.Y., in late March wearing a “C&O for progress” nose decal and other C&O logos.

No. 4834 is one of five ex-CSX SD70ACes on lease to Norfolk Southern.

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