Diesel Question

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Mon Feb 19 23:25:08 EST 2007

They came to Petersburg, Va. I saw them at Collier Yard in the IT
paint one time when I worked there in the seventies!!

Walt Gay

On Feb 19, 2007, at 7:25 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> Hi Listers,


> The Illinois Terminal six-axle engines were SD39's with twelve

> cylinder turbocharged 645 primemovers. They retained their green

> paint for awhile before being painted black. The attached photo is

> of #2965 being painted black in Ohio...well at least the bottom

> half so far. They all ended up in black with NORFOLK AND WESTERN

> spelled out. At the Huntington, WV. NWHS convention in 2000 I gave

> Jim Gillum a set of slides for the archives showing the 2965 being

> painted. As far as I can tell they spent all their time on the old

> W&LE in Ohio. I started my two by using Rail Power Products SD38

> shells with Athearn GP40-2 non D/B exhaust inserts.


> Take care, John Hecker

> nwrlinemp72 at ca.rr.com

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