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Sat Jun 9 18:48:39 EDT 2007

Hi Mac;

The SD40-2 was first produced in 1972.

The switcher sounds like an pre-1965 EMD switcher. N&W did not get any EMD
switchers until the 1964 merger. The older EMD switchers were ex NKP and ex

N&W did not get any diesels until 1955: eight Alco RS3 phIII units and eight
EMD GP9 ph II units.

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Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 5:22 PM
Subject: SD40-2

> Gentlemen,

> I have recently been given an SD40-2 N&W engine (the dummy one), but would

> like to know when this engine was used.

> My son and I are basically freelancing the Shennadoah Valley area in the

> mid-40's to the mid-50's and was wondering if this would fit that time

> period. (I know it's our road and we can do as we like, but don't want to

> get to far from that time).

> I was also give a shell for a N&W diesel switcher, but have no idea what

> one. It has two (2) stacks and a sloped rear to the cab. It measures 6

> inches long.

> If anyone can help it will be very much appreciated.

> I can be reached at rmacdona at

> Yours aye,

> Macdonald,RB (Better known as Mac)


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