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 Post subject: Oh, My Eyes, My Eyes!! (Doctored Up N&W 2-8-0)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:25 pm 

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A look at this photo (from Northeast Rails) explains my headline:

http://spec.lib.vt.edu/imagebase/norfol ... s1385.jpeg

Isn't this locomotive still around? And also of interest, what was going on in 1952 to give the N&W the occasion to backdate the engine?


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 Post subject: Re: Oh, My Eyes, My Eyes!! (Doctored Up N&W 2-8-0)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:22 pm 

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Heritage to the Tidewater? Somehow not likely; in 1952 the VGN and the N&W were very much in competition. This engine is also lettered for N&W predecessor Virginia & Tennessee (Hey, another V&T!)

I did confirm No. 7 as still being around; it's on display near Bluefield, W.Va.

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/consolidation/nw7.jpg

Looks like it needs a little work:

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/consolidation/nw7-2.jpg

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/consolid ... w7-old.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Oh, My Eyes, My Eyes!! (Doctored Up N&W 2-8-0)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:44 am 

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#7 was "tarted up" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of construction beginning on the V&T. 475 wore greasepaint in 1957 & 58 for various celebrations, including the Bristol Va. Centennial & the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Shenandoah Valley RR. Interesting that both survive....

http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=79059

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 Post subject: Re: Oh, My Eyes, My Eyes!! (Doctored Up N&W 2-8-0)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:38 pm 

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I know N&W 475 was doctored up like this in the 1950's. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=norfolk+and+western+steam+locomotives&qpvt=norfolk+and+western+steam+locomotives&qpvt=norfolk+and+western+steam+locomotives&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=368B9E7AC1EE43730EC8150F68A0D91889925D72&selectedIndex=192
There are photos of other M class engines in similar get up.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:37 pm 

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Interesting pictures of both N&W 7 & 475 looking like turn older 1860s-1910s steamers. ^_^

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:22 pm 

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Does anyone know what plan this engine is based off of? It looks like another engine I know of.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh, My Eyes, My Eyes!! (Doctored Up N&W 2-8-0)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:05 pm 

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This turned up at my Facebook page, courtesy of the Strasburg Rail Road:

https://www.facebook.com/StrasburgRailR ... =1&theater

https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot ... e=55981062

I have to say I'm glad she doesn't look like this today!


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 Post subject: Re: Oh, My Eyes, My Eyes!! (Doctored Up N&W 2-8-0)
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 12:52 pm 

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I have to say I'm glad she doesn't look like this today!

Can I second that?

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