Post Merger NW Reporting Marks

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Mon Apr 13 20:31:24 EDT 2015


To add to the info Russ provided,  the two railroads N&W and Southern were holdings of the Norfolk Southern Corporation.  In the end Southern purchased the N&W and several years later renamed itself the Norfolk Corporation.  The main idea of the sub lettering is to identify the owner of the loco, car or other equipment.  Even last year I photographed a loco-crane lettered N&W.  If you will remember when NS and CSX split Conrail you saw the PRR for NS and NYC for CSX while the cars were still lettered Conrail.
the one subletter you will continue to see is CNOTP which is held by the City of Cinncinnati which still owns the line south out of that city.  Southern leased and NS continues to lease it,  NS has tried to buy it but since tax revenues are down the city knows NS will make the lease payments while is guaranteed income.

With the C36-7's and C39-8's purchases these were still done by the N&W,  Southern purchased the SD50's and SD60's until the second C39-8 order.  It basically comes down to an accounting dept. thing.

James Wall

On Apr 13, 2015, at 1:12 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> Evan
> In addition to the C39-8's numbered 8550-8613, that were delivered to NS with NW sublettering, the C36-7 Ph. II's were delivered the same way. Their number series is 8531-8542. No EMD's were delivered with NS paint and NW sublettering. 
> The H49's and H50's were the only coal cars built new with NS leterring and NW reporting marks. NS has rebuilt several classes of H11R's and repainted them NS with NW reporting marks. Any other cars that have the NS logo and NW reporting marks are repaints.
> Regards 
> Russ Goodwin 
> Buford, GA 
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> Hello, I've know of some equipment bought new after the 82 NS merger that featured NW reporting marks. The best examples of this I know of are the H49 and H50 hoppers and the GE C39-8s.  The C39-8s not only had NW marks, but another order had SOU and some had straight NS markings, I think.  Can someone please explain why some things bought after the merger still received NW and SOU markings, and what other equipment received NW markings? 
> Thanks, Evan Miller
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