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Date: 11/05/12 13:05
mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: valmont

from the mFile ..... a GP35 .... understand is was the NKP's only one, right Chris?




Date: 11/05/12 13:40
Re: mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: zephyrus

Yes. NKP 910 built June 1964. B/N 29167. Renumbered Norfolk and Western 2910, then to Norfolk Southern 2910.

Sold to Springfield Terminal / Guilford 212 in late 1992. Reportedly still on Pan-Am roster as ST 212 and was still in operation 2010.

Z



Date: 11/05/12 14:21
Re: mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: masterphots

Dick Wallin original, can't recall the location, but when unit fairly new



Date: 11/05/12 14:51
Re: mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: ClipX

valmont Wrote:
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> from the mFile ..... a GP35 .... understand is was
> the NKP's only one, right Chris?

Vince, that is correct: It was the only one...
The unit was a replacement for #507 that was destroyed on September 10, 1963
By the way....
Dave McKay photo
June 20, 1965
Bellevue, Ohio



Date: 11/05/12 14:51
Re: mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: CCMF

Which ST GP35 was the one chopped up a bit for fire department training ? I thought there was some discussion about the significance of it and maybe it was the NKP 910 ......

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 11/05/12 15:07
Re: mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: valmont

ClipX Wrote:
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> valmont Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > from the mFile ..... a GP35 .... understand is
> was
> > the NKP's only one, right Chris?
>
> Vince, that is correct: It was the only one...
> The unit was a replacement for #507 that was
> destroyed on September 10, 1963
> By the way....
> Dave McKay photo
> June 20, 1965
> Bellevue, Ohio

Yo Clipman thank you for alerting me to this unit and once again for eliminating another one from the mFile



Date: 11/05/12 22:25
Re: mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: rrhistorian

According to this page, ST 212 was the unit sacrificed for a search and rescue training

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=89062

Other searches showed there was on-line talk about saving the unit when its retirement was proposed - was anything credible ever mounted in this regard?



Date: 11/05/12 23:11
Re: mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: masterphots

ClipX Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> valmont Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > from the mFile ..... a GP35 .... understand is
> was
> > the NKP's only one, right Chris?
>
> Vince, that is correct: It was the only one...
> The unit was a replacement for #507 that was
> destroyed on September 10, 1963
> By the way....
> Dave McKay photo
> June 20, 1965
> Bellevue, Ohio
My version was a Wallin shot, they must have been out together that day.



Date: 11/06/12 00:14
Re: mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: ClipX

masterphots Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> ClipX Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > valmont Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > from the mFile ..... a GP35 .... understand
> is
> > was
> > > the NKP's only one, right Chris?
> >
> > Vince, that is correct: It was the only one...
> > The unit was a replacement for #507 that was
> > destroyed on September 10, 1963
> > By the way....
> > Dave McKay photo
> > June 20, 1965
> > Bellevue, Ohio
> My version was a Wallin shot, they must have been
> out together that day.

Alan, it could be?? However, I found the shot in Nickel Plate Color Photograhpy Vol. #3 The Railfan Perspective.
Please let Vince and I know about it...we want to be correct about it.



Date: 11/06/12 12:48
Re: mFile: NKP GP35 #910
Author: masterphots

I ebay'd the slide years ago but remember getting the same image from Dick and him making a big deal about how he finally got one of the two rare NKP units (the other was a C420 I recall). I'm sure the book caption is correct and that Dave shot it. I had a few McKay slides but they were all B&LE.



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