Shenandoah Division Steam Locomotives

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Tue Oct 22 19:39:34 EDT 2013

Does any one know and/or can send me a list of Steam Locomotives that
typically ran the Shenandoah Division, namely the Hagerstown District.

>From 1924, the locomotives assigned to the Shendandoah Division

were in captive service more or less. By ICC edict, each major
railroad had to have a district equipped with Automatic Train
Control(ATC). N&W selected the Shenandoah-Hagerstown district
initially, then extended it from Shenandoah to Roanoke. The
engines had to be equipped with cab signals and didn't roam the
system. Mason Cooper's book on the Shenandoah Division shows some
of the assignments over various periods. Incidentally, the
ATC-equippped K and E class engines assigned to Richmond-Petersburg
service wouldn't operate on the Shenandoah Div. because N&W used
Union Switch & Signal and ACL used GRS. Harry Bundy

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