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Date: 12/05/18 06:04
GB&W Alcos in original paint -- Neil Shankweiler
Author: LV95032

A very attractive paint scheme:






Date: 12/05/18 09:36
Re: GB&W Alcos in original paint -- Neil Shankweiler
Author: refarkas

Looking good!
Thanks for sharing these.
Bob



Date: 12/05/18 13:51
Re: GB&W Alcos in original paint -- Neil Shankweiler
Author: krm152

Looking good!
ALLEN



Date: 12/05/18 14:05
Re: GB&W Alcos in original paint -- Neil Shankweiler
Author: ghemr

 Very nice!
     Does anyone know why the locomotives have two extra air hoses above the pilot? A guess would be for "straight air"  such as those used by DM&IR but I've never known GBW to haul ore jennies. Or were the extra hoses in place for possible snowplow operations?



Date: 12/05/18 15:27
Re: GB&W Alcos in original paint -- Neil Shankweiler
Author: SD80MACfan

The FA behind the 311 is lettered for the KGB&W. Nice.



Date: 12/06/18 19:54
Re: GB&W Alcos in original paint -- Neil Shankweiler
Author: NebraskaZephyr

ghemr Wrote:
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>  Very nice!
>      Does anyone know why the locomotives have
> two extra air hoses above the pilot? A guess would
> be for "straight air"  such as those used by
> DM&IR but I've never known GBW to haul ore
> jennies. Or were the extra hoses in place for
> possible snowplow operations?

I had been led to believe those were part of the MU system as some of the older units had air throttles, but am open to correction on that. Could also be to supply air to MofW equipment like dump cars or the Jordan Spreader.

I am certain it is NOT an Orinoco Straight Air System like the DM&IR used.

NZ



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