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Thu Sep 17 09:14:10 EDT 2020
I concur about Villamont. No doubt that's the location.
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Subject: Re: N&W 2157
> Looks to me like Villamont, with a westbound empty train.
> My speculation is this westbound, with one or two things: either may have
> been a bit overloaded, or they were having issues with their motive power,
> or it was simplest operation to send the pusher back west on the rear of
> this train, but with the exhaust, it appears to be working, not just along
> for the ride.
> This is the normal pusher assigned to Boaz, that came over the hill to
> help shove the empty train west on its way back to Boaz.
> The flag is a yellow flag, signifying the end of train, note the yellow
> markers on the rear of the caboose.
> The pushers would place the yellow flag, normally in the knuckle on the
> shove east over Blue Ridge, but whom ever placed this one stuck it off to
> the side.
> Just my speculation
> Ken Miller
>> On Sep 17, 2020, at 4:21 AM, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List
>> <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
>> Good morning, all:
>> I have attached a negative scan of N&W 2157 at an unidentified location,
>> available on eBay which I will not be bidding upon. I have three
>> 1) Any location guesses? There appears to be a water tank in the distance
>> behind the cars.
>> 2) Does the caboose behind the tender signify that this was a mine run or
>> 3) There is a white flag on the pilot. Is this the flag location for an
>> extra on the N&W? Most other railroads had a flag holder near the
>> classification lamps.
>> Best wishes,
>> Frank Scheer
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