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I shot slides of 1776 as she was being washed/cleaned for repainting at Shaffer's Crossing from the parking lot. If I recall there was lot of peeled off paint. Not a very pretty sight.

Ed Painter - Giles Co. VA currently Russellville, AR - eMail - painteea at

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Richard: I believe I have a b/w negative of her before the application of the 1776 scheme. And I have a darkroom of my own. Contact me at rolih at<mailto:rolih at>.
Gary Rolih
Secretary N&WHS

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The downfall of the SD-45's was fuel consumption and the cranks actually broke taking cylinders and all kinds of broken parts into the oil pan.

N&W had a total of 115 of these locomotives. All were built with high hoods but 1728 ended up with a low hood after an accident. The original 1730 was destroyed when she fell off a bridge in a derailment in West Virginia. No. 1733 was later renumbered 1730 to make room for the River Street Rambler which was also 1733 when N&W and Southern merged.

It took me five years but I eventually photographed every one of them.

I am still looking for a photo/slide of 1776 in her original blue scheme if anyone has one.


Richard D. Shell

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