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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2007, 06:33:40 PM »
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I was stationed at Dam Neck  from 66 to 68 while in the navy and used to cross the NS many times.  The paint looked like a silvery gray to me.  Seem they were hauling alot of sand in both hoppers and gons.  Also used to see a load of scrap metal now and then.  Most of the motive power I saw were the Baldwins.  Also some EMD but I don't remember what kind.  Didn't know it was electrified at one time. 
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2007, 07:41:23 PM »
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2007, 09:53:27 PM »
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I was stationed at Dam Neck  from 66 to 68 while in the navy and used to cross the NS many times.  The paint looked like a silvery gray to me.  Seem they were hauling alot of sand in both hoppers and gons.  Also used to see a load of scrap metal now and then.  Most of the motive power I saw were the Baldwins.  Also some EMD but I don't remember what kind.  Didn't know it was electrified at one time. 
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The Baldwins were probably AS416s, but a few other types were mixed in as well.  Then again, by the time of the EMDs the 416s were all that was left of the Baldwins I think.
The EMDs were GP18s and 38s

The electrification ended with passenger service.

You might like this one I just found:
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=20342
Yeah, a bunch of those are still floating around.  I think they're the last of the freight equipment, but a few of the locomotives can still be found-although only one still wears NS colours.  There is a passenger car up in Canada and maybe one in Florida.
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2007, 12:33:59 AM »
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2007, 08:29:00 AM »
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but a few of the locomotives can still be found-although only one still wears NS colours

I was up close and personal with her yesterday...
You were in Spencer?
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