Wandering Locomotives

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Tue Aug 9 23:50:31 EDT 2016

I remember seeing and photographing B&O, SP, UP SCL and WM.
Charlie Long

On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 4:09 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>

> Yes, we would get some on trains 17 & 18. B&O units come to mind. They
> would be a slippery bunch on damp rail. Of course, these trains had Reading
> cabs on the other end.
> Jimmy Lisle
> On 8/9/2016 2:05 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> Reading the article about operations in Buffalo got me wondering, did
> locomotives from other railroads appear in or around Roanoke in the 1970’s
> either in pool power situations or “borrowed” (as the article called it)
> working off mileage? Obviously there were some on other divisions. But did
> they make it into the heart of the N&W/VGN? The only one I recall was a
> Southern Pacific GE locomotive that I saw at the Roanoke shops in 1973. And
> it looked like it had been in a wreck, so it might have been brought there
> for repairs or cannibalism.
> Don Trettel
> in “too far from my roots” Washington
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