First Diesels delivered without round front logo plate?

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Mon Mar 6 08:35:30 EST 2006

At 11:32 AM 3/4/06, you wrote:

>Image "ns1416" in the VPI image archives shows Eng 783 eastbound at Walton

>on December 13, 1957. (See attachment)


>The engine has no round "logo plate" welded to its front.


>This raises some questions: Were the first Diesels delivered without this

>plate? Where the engines later fitted with the round logo plates by the N&W?

The plates with the "Gothic" circular logo came in with the new lettering
scheme in 1958. Earlier deliveries were refitted when they were repainted,
probably complete by 1963 or so. Also, the plate on Geeps was bolted onto
two horizontal brackets mounted on the nose.

David Thompson

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