Ampersand (&) on N&W box cars?

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Sat Sep 18 08:33:01 EDT 2021


I don’t have the date in hand for the changeover, will have to look for that. That was standard lettering for some timeBut here is a BK Class boxcar with the ampersand lettering:



And a B2 in the later scheme

Ken Miller

> On Sep 17, 2021, at 6:32 PM, NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:
> I’ve seen several models of N&W box cars where the name on the car is written out with an ampersand (&), i.e. “Norfolk & Western” and not “Norfolk And Western”, but I don't recall ever seeing a car like this or even a photo of a car with such lettering.
> Did the N&W ever use the “&” scheme on box cars, and if so, when?
> Regards,
> Dutch Thompson
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