N&W 7902

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Sun May 26 07:11:20 EDT 2019

Hello all,

                Attached is a grainy photo of 7902 going for scrap taken at MP H-38, north of Berryville VA in January 7902. Train is RH-52 and destination is Naporano Iron and Metal.  A picture is worth a thousand words, so I will keep quiet. 

Mason Cooper 




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Thx Ed (and all). Informative NKP history. What trucks are under this EMD rebuild (7902) as shown in this 1974 photo?


John Garner


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The NKP purchased 4 Baldwin AS-16's in 1953 and 1954.  As was the case with Baldwins the NKP had continuous mechanical problems with the 4 locomotives.  To remedy this in 1959 NKP sent 2 to ALCO and 2 to EMD for repowering.  The 2 sent to ALCO received 251B prime movers rated at 1800HP (basically becoming ALCO RS36's) while the 2 sent to EMD received 567C prime movers rated at 1750HP (basically becoming GP9's) .  Additionally larger 1600 gal fuel tanks were installed and the long hoods of the units were rebuilt with ALCO RS36 and EMD GP9 hoods.  The Baldwin short hoods were retained on a 4 units though larger number boards replaced the smaller Baldwin number boards on the 2 EMD rebuilds.  With the merger of the NKP into the N&W in 1964 the units went to the N&W and were numbered into the 2300 series.  In 1970 the units were renumbered into the 7900 series.  The ALCO rebuilds were retired by the N&W in 1970 and the EMD's were retired in 1976 and 1977.  They spent their active days in service on the former NKP primarily in Ohio.  I was able to see and photograph them when I lived in NE Ohio during the 70's.


Ed Painter:  #70 - from Narrows, VA living in Cohutta, GA


On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 10:52 PM NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:

What in the world is this? Looks to be part Baldwin, part EMD, part Alco.
1974 Cleveland OH. Weird.

Sorry for the 'borrowed' copy but had to ask.

John Garner
Newport VA
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