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nkalanaga

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Northwestern Pacific freight car question
« on: October 13, 2013, 03:07:48 AM »
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Atlas has announced an N scale double sheathed boxcar in Northwestern Pacific.  Did the NWP have any interchange cars by the early 70s?  I don't remember ever seeing one, none of the photo sites I have links for list one, and a 1972 "Guide to Railroad Officials" says they had "81 misc cars", while interchange cars are usually listed by that guide as "## freight cars".

If they did have interchange cars, a second question would be, "what kinds?".

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Re: Northwestern Pacific freight car question
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 11:58:40 AM »
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I'd have to go home and check my books, but I don't think they had any interchange cars by 1970.  SP had pretty much just run it as a branch by then. 


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Re: Northwestern Pacific freight car question
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 01:38:48 AM »
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Matt:  Thank you.  I asked this question on the N scale board, where someone had posted artwork for a new Atlas boxcar, and two respondents confirmed that the Official Register showed no interchange cars in 1965, while they still had some in 1953.
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Re: Northwestern Pacific freight car question
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 10:06:53 AM »
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^ No problem.  NWP has been my fascination since I was in high school, so this was fun to see pop up. 

The Express cars (which I posted a pic of in the N scale thread) are the 1900 series cars you're referencing in 1953.  They're cool.  Maybe Atlas will run those some day too.