N&W Builders plates

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Wed Aug 14 14:04:59 EDT 2013

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!

Ron Muldowney

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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?

-Jim Herron
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