N&W Class S-1 Sleepers;

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Being from (and still living in) Scioto County, I’d LOVE to see the picture you have of that car. I have looked for years and no luck. Thanks!


Jim Detty

Lucasville, Ohio


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Subject: N&W Class S-1 Sleepers;


I want to build a model of the N&W Class S-1 Sleepers, which were built by the Budd Company, circa 1950.


These cars were all originally built with skirts; my research notes indicate these cars were originally built with Cor-Ten steel plates and there was a serious problem with corrosion; in 1954 authorization was given to replace those steel plates with stainless steel plates.


I am trying to determine when the skirts were removed from these cars; it seems to me the skirts would have been removed at the same time the plates were replaced.  I have an undated photo of the Scioto County without skirts; my notes indicate its plates were replaced in June 1954.


I have a photo of the Hampden-Sydney College in Petersburg on June 21, 1955 and it still has skirts; my notes indicate it received the corrosion repairs in July 1956.


Does anyone have more definitive information or photos of these cars?


Many thanks.


Jim Brewer

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