N&W weirdness

N&W weirdness

Postby scaro » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:40 pm

It's funny what you think you know and how many exceptions are out there. N&W is famous, like the Southern Railway, for preferring high hood units and sticking to a utilitarian black scheme in its later years.

However here are a few bits of weirdness from their roster.

Despite liking high hoods, they also did not seem to mind dipping a toe in the water with Paduch style chopnosed geeps:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3456027

Despite not ordering F or E units, they did not seem to mind leasing and relettering ACL and RF&P Es:


They managed to acquire a collection of low nose Alcos from NKP:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1493458

... and even some low nose Centuries: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... x?id=91417

When you have one low nose C420, why not ensure you get one of EMD's equivalent onto your roster?

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2400391

The ultra minimal black with a white 'NW' led to a desire to play around a little. The 'skunk' scheme that 4 GP38AC wore:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1970693

... and the red C30-7s and SD40-2 6175:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3593654

In the mid 70s, they changed their mind about the high hood thing, to the extent of getting a huge number of SD40-2s and six axle GEs with low hood:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1584407

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