NW SD39 green livery

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Sun Jul 24 10:40:36 EDT 2005

--- nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org wrote:

> Hello,


> in the web i found two pictures from green painted

> N&W SD39 (former Illinois

> Terminal).


> Pictures see:

> http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=102650

> and

> http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=50384


> Does anybody know how many of these green locos have

> been used byN&W?

> How long did they wear the green livery?


> Thanks

> Claus-Juergen Prenzel (germany)

These units were acquired when the N&W purchased the
Illinois Terminal in 1982.

The green ex IT SD39s with "NW" on there sides are
clearly "patch" re-lettering jobs.

They were leased by the IT for 15 years (built 1969) -
N&W had no interest in keeping these units as they had
no dynamic brakes and were extremely light. N&W
honored the lease but quickly returned them at the end
of the lease in 1984.

This probably accounts for the reason they were not
fully repainted into N&W black.

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