Norfolk Southern Locomotives

When ShellScale Decals set out to create the ultimate Norfolk Southern diesel decals we were in for an awakening. On many locomotives the logo stripes were different lengths on each side and both ends. The end stripes varied in length from 8' 10" to 12' 7". The end stripes were all 33 inches tall. The side heralds varied in length from 13' 2" to 16' 5". Most side heralds were 26" tall with the "S" being 27". The one exception was the EMD GP59 which stripes measured 24" tall. Our sets are 26" tall (stripes) and include the longest version of each herald. Each set includes instructions and data to trim stripes for specific locomotives.

GE style herald from set #151 (used exclusively on GE Factory painted diesels prior to the GE Dash-9 Standard Cab series).

EMD style herald from #152 (used by EMD and Norfolk Southern's paint shops for both EMD and GE repaints)
We also discovered that there were differences between the original NS logo applied to GE vs EMD locomotives. The GE herald was thinner while the EMD herald was a little bolder. This bolder style NS logo is the same logo that Norfolk Southern used to repaint any NS diesel - EMD or GE until the new "Soaring Logo" became standard.
These sets are approved by Norfolk Southern and were created with their cooperation. Norfolk Southern logos are used with permission.

NORFOLK SOUTHERN LOCOMOTIVE DESIGNATIONS - SET #135

Norfolk Southern Locomotive Designations - HO135 and N135.

This set includes locomotive designations for the following Norfolk Southern locomotives: 3GS21B, 3GS21CDE, BP4, D8-32B, D8-40C, D9-40C, D8-40CW, D9-40CW, D9-44CW, ES40DC, ES44AC, ES44DC, F9A, F7B, GP15-1, GP22ECO, GP38-2, GP38-3, GP38AC, GP40-2, GP49, GP50, GP59, GP60, GP59E, MP15DC, GPTEB, MP21E, MP15E, RCP4, PR43C, RP20BD, RP14BD, RP-4E, RP20CD, RP-E4D, RP-E4C, RP-M4C, RP-E4U, SD9M, RPU6, SD38-2, SD38, SD40-2, SD40E, SD50, SD45-2, SD60, SD60E, SD60I, SD60M, SD70, SD70ACe (Two Styles), SD70M, SD70M-2, SD80MAC, SW1001, and SW1500.

An Alphabet with additional dashes, dots and slashes is also included. Several decals have the black background for use on NS locomotives still in Conrail paint. There are three pair of each designation.

HO135 $4.99

N135 $4.99

NORFOLK SOUTHERN GE FACTORY PAINT - SET #151

This set is created specifically for Norfolk Southern's Factory painted GE locomotives prior to the GE Dash 9 series. This set is available in HO, N and O Scale. Each set will letter several locomotives. This is one of our earlier sets and is for more general use. These sets do not include number boards or data.

HO151 - $4.99 N151 - $4.99 O151 - $5.99

NORFOLK SOUTHERN EMD FACTORY PAINT - SET #152

This set is created for Norfolk Southern's Factory painted EMD diesels and Norfolk Southern's repainted locomotives, both EMD and GE. This set is available in HO, N and O Scale. Each set will letter several locomotives. This is one of our earlier sets and is for more general use. These sets do not include number boards or data.

HO152 - $4.99 N152 - $4.99 O152 - $5.99

NORFOLK SOUTHERN SWITCHERS AND SLUGS - SET #153

This set is for Norfolk Southern's switchers and slugs. The set includes heralds, numbers and pilot stripes. The HO and N scale sets will letter several switchers and slugs.. The O scale set will letter two switchers or slugs. This is one of our earlier sets and does not include number boards or data.

HO153 - $4.99 N153 - $4.99 O153 - $5.99

NORFOLK SOUTHERN OPERATION LIFESAVER GP-60 NO. 7140 - SET #154

Norfolk Southern Operation Lifesaver EMD GP60 #7140. This diesel was Norfolk Southern's first special paint promoting Operation Lifesaver and was delivered new in this scheme. Available in HO and N scale. The HO set will letter one locomotive. The N set will letter two locomotives. These sets are created under license from Operation Lifesaver.

A note about our attention to detail. When painted, the S of the logo had a very pronounced droop compared the the standard logo. When my art went to Norfolk Southern for approval it came back with a note, "This is not our correct logo"  Below it was another note, "But it matches our locomotive...Approved!"

EMD Builder's Photo

HO154 - $4.99 N154 - $4.99 Not available in O Scale

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN OPERATION LIFESAVER GP-59's NO. 4629-4641 - SET #155

In June 1992, Norfolk Southern painted #4640 and 4641 in the Operation Lifesaver scheme. In 1993 NS painted #4629-4639. (#4636 was wrecked and retired in her original scheme). Available in HO scale only. One set will letter one diesel. These sets are created under license from Operation Lifesaver.

HO155 - $4.99

Not available in N Scale Not available in O Scale

   

TOTALLY REVISED - NORFOLK SOUTHERN STANDARD CAB GE DASH 8-40C AND DASH 9-40C - SET #163

This set is for Norfolk Southern's Standard Cab GE Dash 8-40C Locomotives 8300-8313, 8689-8763 and GE Dash 9-40C locomotives 8764-8888. This set includes all lettering, stripes, heralds, number boards and data for one locomotive. Complete decal location data sheet included. This set has loads of extra data! Available in HO scale only. Click the HO163 link for a full page of information on this set.

HO163 - $5.99

Not available in N Scale Not available in O Scale

   

NORFOLK SOUTHERN WIDE CAB GE DASH 9-40CW'S - NO. 8889 AND UP - SET #164

This set is for Norfolk Southern's Wide Cab GE Dash 9-40CW locomotives painted in Chattanooga as delivered. When the art was created it was for the original order No. 8889-9008 but can be used for later numbers. This set includes all lettering, stripes, heralds, data, and number boards for one locomotive. One decal that is not on the sheet is the loco designation on the cab - D9-40CW. These were added later and is available on our HO167 set.

Outside of HO164 Instruction Sheet, Inside of HO164 Instruction Sheet. Set has been upgraded to include both types of sill stripes.

HO164 - $4.99 Available in HO scale only.

Not available in N Scale Not available in O Scale

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN GE DASH 8-40CW AND GE DASH 9-40CW WITH SOARING LOGO (HORSEHEAD) SET #167

Norfolk Southern Soaring Logo for GE Dash 8-40CW and GE Dash 9-40CW Locomotives. This is our long awaited "Horsehead" decal set. This set will letter one locomotive. The data alone in this set is worth the price of admission!

Click the HO167 link or the locomotive picture for a full page of information on this set.

HO167 - $5.99

N167 - $5.99

NORFOLK SOUTHERN FRAME STRIPES AND STEP EDGES - SET #165

This set includes two sheets of three inch side sill stripes and step edge decals. Available in HO Scale only.

Note: the newest Norfolk Southern locomotives now have four inch stripes and are not included in this set.

HO165 - $4.99

Not available in N Scale

Not available in O Scale

   

NORFOLK SOUTHERN Standard Cab GE DASH 8-40C & Dash 9-40C WITH SOARING LOGO - SET #168

Norfolk Southern Soaring Logo for GE Standard Cab Dash 8-40C and GE Dash 9-40C Locomotives. This set will letter one locomotive. Set includes all data, heralds, and stripes for one locomotive.

HO168 - $5.99

N168 - $5.99