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NS / NWP in the Mist
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Here is a photo of the NWP geeps parked high and dry out in the mist. Photo taken last Friday morning. I still find it hard to believe you can find a high-nose NS unit out in the California…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Curran Mar 31.

Highnose GP38-2 for the NWP
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A post on the Eastern Board of Train Orders website lists the NWP as a buyer of a former Southern Rwy highnose GP38-2 at a NS auction in August. NS 5076 to be exact.GaryContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jordan Sep 21, 2016.

 

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Tom Curran replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"Trial and error.  Custom color. Get a photo taken at 90* with the sun at your back. Take a piece of 4"x12" styrene.  mask off sections to create 4"x4" sections to try different paint mixes in each section.  Compare…"
Mar 31
Richard C. Brand replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"So Gary how would a modeller achieve the greyed out look of the Ghost Train 1922?"
Mar 22
Tom Curran replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"I don't visit often but this is a fantastic shot.  Years ago when I was actively modeling NS was the prototype I modeled."
Mar 22
Jeff Moore replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"In all reality, and despite appearances, both of these locomotives are pointed the same direction.  The orientation of the short and long hoods has no bearing on the operability of the locomotives.  Without going into too much detail,…"
Jan 21
steven richard bell replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"Excellent photo nd composition. Much praise to the shooter. Are engines stalled because they aree heading in opposite directions?   Looks like tug-of-war but in reverse each unit wanting to head in opposite direction.   That is what it…"
Jan 17
Gary Hesson replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"I would say that this is among the most interesting non SP units to run out that way. The Seaboard slug (mother/mate) set that SP tested on the NWP might be the most interesting. Gary"
Jan 17
SMART Fan replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"2000 hp for 5076 and 1750 hp  for 1922"
Jan 17
Jennifer replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
":-)  Awesome shot Gary!"
Jan 17
Chad Glover replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"Great picture,  thanks for sharing.  Has to be the first time a NS unit has ever been on this line."
Jan 17
Richard C. Brand replied to Gary Hesson's discussion NS / NWP in the Mist
"Gary, you get the best photo of the year award for 2016.  Oops wrong year but still excellent.  Didn't realize how much larger the 5041 is than 1922.  Horsepower numbers anyone? Thank you!"
Jan 16
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NS / NWP in the Mist

Here is a photo of the NWP geeps parked high and dry out in the mist. Photo taken last Friday morning. I still find it hard to believe you can find a high-nose NS unit out in the California vineyards.Gary See More
Jan 16
Jordan replied to Gary Hesson's discussion Highnose GP38-2 for the NWP
"Funny since that's one of the things that's different now. The conductor is still required to contact the EIC and get verbal clearance. After receiving said clearance, the engineer will then use the keys on his screen to inform the PTC…"
Sep 21, 2016
Andrew Roth replied to Gary Hesson's discussion Highnose GP38-2 for the NWP
"Seems to me like the biggest advantage comes at work zones, where the computer automatically asks the EIC for permission to enter, and the EIC can immediately respond. I can imagine that cuts down a LOT of would-be time bantering back and forth on…"
Sep 21, 2016
Jordan replied to Gary Hesson's discussion Highnose GP38-2 for the NWP
"The pictures I posted have absolutely nothing to do with PTC. I was just showing everyone how the Southern and early Norfolk Southern had their cabs setup ass backwards. This is PTC: The above video is used in BNSF PTC training classes and shows…"
Sep 21, 2016
Richard C. Brand replied to Gary Hesson's discussion Highnose GP38-2 for the NWP
"Jordan: While I cannot visualize how this works on an active road, this picture surely qualifies to fit an RR in the technology based SF Bay area. Now this must be sold to the tech savvy voters in Marin and Sonoma Counties to make them comfortable…"
Sep 20, 2016
David L ILLICH replied to Gary Hesson's discussion Highnose GP38-2 for the NWP
"from blowing up the photo  i would say yes on Dynamics"
Sep 20, 2016

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At 10:20am on December 30, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Gary! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. We're adding content daily and actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

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