Monday, September 13

Going your own way

NS3277 SD402 Hi nose, originally uploaded by Gene Bowker.

The Southern Railway which was merged with the Norfolk Western in 1981 to form the Norfolk Southern was famous for ordering locomotives with high short hoods and for running them with the long hood forward similar to a steam engine.

Most other railroads ordered their engines with a low short hood to allow for better visibility and designed them for running with the short hood forward (as in this photo).

Today seeing a high-hood is something special especially leading a freight train. It is only possible because one railroad didn't follow the heard but went it's own way.

Don't be afraid to go your own way in life even if it seems a lot different from the normal. Someday your uniqueness will be recognized.