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Date: 11/05/12 06:26
mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: valmont

Once again, without any info about the pic.

Here's what one on-line NKP roster showed:
NKP 900
N&W 2900 5/66
NS 2900
EMD 27894 11/1962
ret 3/7/91
to Mad River & NKP Museum, Bellevue, OH 5/92




Date: 11/05/12 07:14
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: tomstp

Location of the bell is most unusual.



Date: 11/05/12 08:02
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: PHall

tomstp Wrote:
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> Location of the bell is most unusual.

NKP moved it there so it wouldn't get clogged with snow.
They did the same thing with their Alco PA's.
Being that the NKP went right through the Lake Eire snow belt, it's not surprising.



Date: 11/05/12 08:09
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: ntharalson

PHall Wrote:
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> tomstp Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Location of the bell is most unusual.
>
> NKP moved it there so it wouldn't get clogged with
> snow.
> They did the same thing with their Alco PA's.
> Being that the NKP went right through the Lake
> Eire snow belt, it's not surprising.

An NKP expert is going to have to wiegh in on this, but
stop and think about it for a moment. In the nose, the
bell would get clogged with snow when they hit a drift,
so I doubt that was the reason.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 11/05/12 08:29
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: valmont

here's a zoom of the nose of NKP PA #183, showing it's bell placement




Date: 11/05/12 08:33
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: ctillnc

All NS GP30s (regardless of predecessor line) were gone by 1992. Likewise all GP35s. Hard to imagine 20 years have passed since then.



Date: 11/05/12 09:45
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: masterphots

Yellow tinge, gotta be a Karl Henkels shot around Chicago



Date: 11/05/12 10:11
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: aussiehinz

Here it is at the museum in Bellevue OH...




Date: 11/05/12 10:36
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: ClipX

Can't help you with this one, Valmont!!
However, NKP had one GP-35. Very rare!!



Date: 11/05/12 13:02
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: valmont

ClipX Wrote:
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> Can't help you with this one, Valmont!!
> However, NKP had one GP-35. Very rare!!


Chris:

look for my next post in a few minutes .....



Date: 11/05/12 15:13
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: foofighter

in fresh paint in chattanooga , tn. bout 20 years ago.




Date: 11/05/12 15:53
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: PHall

ntharalson Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > tomstp Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Location of the bell is most unusual.
> >
> > NKP moved it there so it wouldn't get clogged
> with
> > snow.
> > They did the same thing with their Alco PA's.
> > Being that the NKP went right through the Lake
> > Eire snow belt, it's not surprising.
>
> An NKP expert is going to have to wiegh in on
> this, but
> stop and think about it for a moment. In the
> nose, the
> bell would get clogged with snow when they hit a
> drift,
> so I doubt that was the reason.
>
> Nick Tharalson,
> Marion, IA

The normal EMD bell location is under the walkway on the left side right behind the pilot.
NKP is not the only road to relocate the bell. They just choose a unique location to put it.



Date: 11/05/12 15:57
Re: mFile: a GP30 I never saw: NKP #900
Author: UPNW2-1083

PHall Wrote:
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> tomstp Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Location of the bell is most unusual.
>
> NKP moved it there so it wouldn't get clogged with
> snow.
> They did the same thing with their Alco PA's.
> Being that the NKP went right through the Lake
> Eire snow belt, it's not surprising.

It would make it easier to clean in out than being on the roof though. Nice shots by all, can't beat a GP30.-BMT



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