N&W and Southern Thru passenger service

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Mon Nov 5 07:23:32 EST 2012

I took the following question from the Southern Group and am asking if anyone could explain further?

I've noticed that several of Southern and Norfolk and Western's joint trains like the Birmingham Special and Tennesean often had Southern power on the N&W portion of the route after the N&W became 100% diesel, was this normal and did all trains do this and does anyone have any info on why N&W's passenger GP9's were not used instead?

James Wall
Rural Hall, NC

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