F units

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Thu Oct 23 10:15:25 EDT 2008

In that the ex-Wab and NKP units (F's and hood units) were not equipped with dynamic brakes played a major role in keeping them out of the hills and off the grades of the original N&W/Virginian in Virginia, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia.

Ed Painter of Narrows, VA currently living in Russellville, AR

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--- On Wed, 10/22/08, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:

> From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>

> Subject: Re: F units

> To: "NW Modeling List" <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>, nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org

> Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 11:50 AM

> Regarding the statement that few XNKP or XWAB units migrated

> to old N&W rails, is not true. Many XNPK and XWAB hood

> units moved to the old N&W. Especially to the Norfolk

> Terminal. Most all XPWV FM H-20-44s moved to Norfolk as did

> XNKP Alcos. XWAB Trainmasters moved to Elmore. XNKP and XWAB

> hood units were seem all over the old N&W. Even the

> NF&D got XNKP RS11s. As far as XWAB F units on the old

> N&W, I never saw any but that is not to say that some

> may have moved to N&W rails. Harold Davenport


My statement was about mainline service in a specific time period in a specific locale (the pokey).

I do not consider service in the Norfolk Terminal mainline service.


Mark Peele
Catonsville, MD

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