VGN EL-2B in O Scale

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Thu Aug 31 07:31:15 EDT 2017


I believe all four sets survived the merger.  At least some were used by N&W in the short time before the catenary came down and the ELC's were sold to New Haven.  At least one set was "broken up" and one unit was used as a pusher (at Whitethorn).  I'm pretty confident they were renumbered (adding 100 to the VGN number), but that's just the little numberboard.  They stayed in the Virginian lettering (unlike the one ELC that got repainted for the N&W)and were then scrapped.

Maybe Sunset is going to have different numberboards.

Or maybe they just are saying N&W had them for someone modeling 1960.

If they do some in N&W lettering we'll have a good laugh, but there may be some people who like "what if?" stuff.  

Frank Bongiovanni 

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> On Aug 30, 2017, at 7:00 PM, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:
> How many of these did N&W have: They are not listed as fantasy models to inspecting buyers who are not in the know.
> Stephen Rineair
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> Subject: VGN EL-2B in O Scale
> Sunset Models/3rd Rail has announced that it will be making the VGN EL-2B in 2 & 3 rail models.
> Jimmy Lisle
> VGN / N&W EL-2 B
> The Virginian Railway's class EL-2B comprised four two-unit electric locomotives with AAR (B+B-B+B)+(B+B-B+B) wheel arrangements. The locomotives were used on the 133-mile (214 km) electrified portion of the railroad, from Roanoke, Virginia to Mullens, West Virginia. These large motor-generator locomotives weighed 1,000,000 pounds were 150'8" long, and were capable of producing 6,800 horsepower. Available in VGN and N&W Liveries (PAIRs)  (WIKIPEDIA)
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