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I stand corrected then.
Zachary M. Toler
The SW1500 was a former Apalachicola Northern unit, and still wore its AN paint. It's now owned by LLPX, and still wears it's original blue.
Correction Z. The SD-40 units were ex-Conrail, but I am not sure on the SW1500. I read here on the site and saw a link to thier history. I cannot remember wich post it was on though.
Only Conrail units were EUKAs GP38s...
@Jason-No, there were two SD40s, which were ex EMD units, and an SW1500 of unknown lineage, and these were all blue. The SDs ran hospital trains when the line was out of service.
I know for a fact that there was a break in operations between 1999 and 2001, and I've heard from many sources that the "black widow" NWP and the "Blue unit" NWP were not affiliated. I did a search on registered businesses in California, and neither seems to exist. Only SP/NWP and the current NWP are listed. Hmmm.....
As for reporting marks, running a search came up with just 1922 and 2009. I guess anything any NWPY/NWPR stuff has been off the system for so long, the trace no longer has any records of them. I tried both BNSF and UP (I'm qualified on UP trackage and am able to access their equipment records).
you would be correct Zach
@Jordan-I was under the impression that NWPR was only on those two ex ESPEE GP35s which were leased by NWP. Maybe I've got the history all wrong, if I have that detail wrong.
The black widow units had NWPR reporting marks.
Only the Blue SD40's, the blue SW1500, and 3804 had NWPY reporting marks.
Both were entirely different companies and I believe Darling was only affiliated with NWPY.
These did make a run as part of a lash up headed to Willits on Oct 31st 1999. That was the only time I saw them on the line until they were brought to thier current location.
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