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Ed's Law strikes again
« on: January 04, 2016, 08:36:22 AM »
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Or, that time when a Norfolk Southern GP18 pulls a Seaboard passenger train.

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I'm not quite sure what the event was, but, there's a prototype for everything!

Notice also the ACL GP7, which was equipped with the various accouterments for passenger service, something that NS diesels all lacked.  Also, notice the passenger cars are Seaboard and ACL, but this is dated four years before the merger.  More research is in order.
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Re: Ed's Law strikes again
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 08:38:10 AM »
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Also, note the ECU (Then East Carolina College) bus.
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Re: Ed's Law strikes again
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 12:49:41 PM »
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I don't see any ACL, unless there's more pictures than the four you linked to in your post.  The trailing locomotive and both passenger cars appear to be all SAL.  The trailing locomotive is No. 17xx, which is in the SAL's road number series for GP7s.  If I remember correctly, ACL's GP7s were numbered in the three-digit 100- and 200-series.  Also, although the photo is black-and-white, it's clear that it's the darker color of the SAL with no ACL stripes.  The man onboard is concealing the SAL stripe.  The distant passenger car has a letterboard that appears too short for "Atlantic Coast Line," but "Seaboard" would fit.

It would be interesting to find out how and why the NS GP18 was used (the logical is a mechanical malfunction on the SAL GP7).

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Re: Ed's Law strikes again
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 07:13:14 PM »
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Ah, you're right about the GP7, I was thinking SAL and wrote ACL.  Woops.


Either way, still would be an interesting train to run.  I've seen other photos of SAL locomotives in NS consists for various reasons, such as an SAL Baldwin having a wheel bearing go bad and getting repaired at Glenwood.
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