NE-6 Caboose

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Sat Nov 19 22:06:49 EST 2005


Thanks. Reason I asked is Atlas has the NE-6 (their model designation
and maybe that is where the problem is) lettered for N&W in at least
two numbers I have seen - 557777 and 557780. They are nice-looking
models and would look better I think at the end of one of my coal
drags than the bay window I have that I KNOW is not appropriate for
1954-ish time frame. I don't KNOW for sure that the N&W ever actually
had any bay window cabooses and if they did, they were aquired prolly
from the NKP or Wabash in the merger wars. The Atlas model LOOKS
almost identical to the caboose parked in Rural Retreat by the old
station, as well as the one parked at the end of the NEw River Trail in Galax.

Bob Welsh
Hillsville, VA
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>I am by no means an expert when it comes to the N&W and its

>equipment so I have to rely on sources other than myself. I do have

>a copy of "Cabooses of the Norfolk and Western" by Robert Bowers and

>James Brewer so I consulted it. It does not list the class NE-6 in

>the book. It could be that the NE-6 designation is for a merger

>railroad and is listed differently for the N&W. I'll need to dig

>into the "Cabooses" book in an effort to find out. May be some one

>on the list could further enlighten us on the subject?


>Dave Moorehead

>Milford, Ohio





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