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NW Transfer LV 1 4-17-89 by eyepilot13 NW Transfer LV 1 4-17-89 by eyepilot13
4/17/89: In a last hurrah, high-nose NW GP35s on a transfer run into Cicero Yard...Headroom at LaVergne.

Updated scan from 35mm negatives
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ltgrxr Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh yesss, the last two years of norfolk western. or at least I think they merged in 1991.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NS was created in 1982 from the merger of the Norfolk and Western Railway and the Southern Railway Company. They still had individual paint schemes in '89, but they were probably the first of the mega-mergers.
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ltgrxr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, my mistake. but who's brilliant idea was it to have 2 paint schemes?!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well...they started re-painting newer units right away...GP35s on the verge of retirement didn't warrant much attention!
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ltgrxr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's understandable i guess. New railroad, they had to watch there spending.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Patches and re-paints seem start slowly...witness early BNSF...even today there are still unpainted (but patched) units. UP seems to be the RR in the biggest hurry!
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ltgrxr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UP? try CSX! the second they got their share of Conrail units they were ALL repainted within the year(possibly the first 6 months)! besides I don't mind seeing the original Santa Fe colors still around, the war bonnet scheme is my personal fave!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so true...I still see a lot of Warbonnets and Bluebonnets not to mention Cascade Green!
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Apparently crossing visibility wasn't much of a concern back then for the NW...
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not at all! High hoods all the way! Soon phased out...
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