N&W Builders plates
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Jim - Some of the N&W locomotives built during WWII had cast iron plates. I have a cast iron A plate in my personal collection. I had never seen a Y, but it is completely possible. Maybe a new plate was cast up during WWII, OR maybe iron was hot that day and they just poured what they had available. After collecting since 1963, I have seen a little bit of everything over the years!
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I have one Y6a builder's plate from no. 2130 which is iron, not brass.
I bought it at the scrapper in Cincinnati in 1959 or 1960 and he cut
it off the engine and handed it to me. The price was $ 5.00. The
builder's number is 286 and the date is May, 1938. Does anyone know
why this plate is cast iron instead of brass?
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