Round N&W Steam Loco Number Board Casting or Other ID Marks

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Tue May 17 08:18:30 EDT 2016


They are called "number plates" either round or rectangular. Out of my collection of plates, plus a couple I've sold, none had numbers stamped or inscribed in them. I have, or had at least 8 different round plates, plus a number  of rectangle plates from smaller locos. Numbers stamped or marked could appear, but I've never seen them on any of mine. 

Ken Miller

On May 16, 2016, at 9:25 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> I want to determine if round number boards of N&W steam engines had any small numbers or letters inscribed in the metal on the front and/or rear of the plates.  If anyone on the list has access to an original round number board would you please inspect it to determine if you can detect any markings.  Let me know if no numbers were found, or if numbers are found what are the markings, and are they on the front, the back, or both?  Also what number plate was inspected for each determination?
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