N&W Blue

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Tue Mar 22 17:42:17 EDT 2011

Jim: I went back and looked up the date and engine numbers. I was wrong on two counts. The year was 1966, July to be exact and the blue units were SD40s. They were numbered in the high 1500s which lead me to believe they were SD35s instead of SD40s. Harold 

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Subject: Re: N&W Blue
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Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 10:26 PM

Begging your pardon, Harold, but the SD35's were delivered in black. As were the first C628"s. Maybe you are remembering the SD45's. They were delivered in blue (but not in 1965).      Jim Nichols

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Bill: I have to disagree with you on this one. The day Mr. Fishwick returned to Roanoke as President of the N&W he told Dick Dunlap to " Get rid of that damn Wabash Blue".  
The N&W-C&O merger plan had nothing to do with the N&W blue period. When I first worked for the N&W in the summer of 1965 N&W was receiving SD35s in Blue. I rode two brand new SD35s from Roanoke to Norfolk on #84 along with an EMD rep. The engineer was concerned that we had too much tonnage to be able to hold the train to the correct speed while decending the grade east of Huddleston on the VGN. We had no problem and the SD 35s performed very well.   Harold 
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