the Arrow Jan-Feb. 2022

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Matt,The man on the second unit was the head end brakeman as in day and age there would still have been a fireman occupying a seat in the lead locomotive.One of the advantages of hood units with dual control stands is that you don't have to waste time turning a unit around in order to run the train as you would say "covered wagon" E or F type unit. Jimmy LisleSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <nw-mailing-list at> Date: 3/31/22  6:02 AM  (GMT-05:00) To: N&W Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> Cc: NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> Subject: Re: the Arrow Jan-Feb. 2022 The question(s) about this issue of the Arrow reminded me of a question that I had. The back cover highlighted a brace of RS-11’s leading a coal train. Two things stood out to me:The locomotives were all running short hood forward. I thought the N&W always ran long hood?More surprising, what appears to be the engiineman was riding the short end of the second locomotive. Was that unusual? Was it thought that was a safer position for the crew? Or was it just a more “familiar” position for enginemen used to a long boiler?Matt GoodmanColumbus, Ohio, US.On Mar 29, 2022, at 4:28 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:On 3/29/2022 6:37 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:In reference to the photo on pages 46-47 of the latest Arrow: the automobile is neither Chevy nor Plymouth,That is a very nice photo. However, my focus wasn't on the car or the C&O engine. My focus was on what looks like "Green" flags being shown on the Y6. Could it be "First 95"?Jimmy Lisle________________________________________NW-Mailing-List at nwhs.orgTo change your subscription go to the NW-Mailing-List archives at
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