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Date: 02/21/01 19:48
Chessie and N&W Leased Power 78 - 80
Author: atsf5704

Thanks to those who posted replies. This is what I have so far from the slide collection, if anyone is interested.

Norfolk & Western units on lease to Santa Fe

All taken 7/79 or 8/79

SD40: 1617
SD40-2: 1649
SD45: 1707, 1719, 1737, 1756, 1761, 1761, 1774

All units in black.

Chessie System units on lease to Santa Fe

First photo: 9/79
Last photo: 4/80 (X2200 reports all units returned by 5/1/80)

GP40 (20): 3685, 3702, 3710, 3715, 3719, 3724, 3725, 3726, 3734, 3735, 3744, 3762, 3765, 3792, 4012, 4016, 4021, 4055, 4059, 4064
GP40-2 (5): 4103, 4120, 4147, 4154, 4194

B & O blue & yellow: 3685, 3715, 3726, 3744, 3762, 3765, 4012, 4021, 4055, 4064
C & O blue & yellow: 3792
All others in Chessie – B & O

Some units temporarily renumbered by changing the first digit from a 3 or 4 to a 9.

More exist as X2269 has C&O 4083 as 9083 on page 10.



Date: 02/22/01 08:42
RE: Chessie and N&W Leased Power 78 - 80
Author: csx2112

I can add a couple to your list for you from the Chessie. I have a photo on my Chessie website of B&O GP40 4045 in blue paint numbered as 9045 with the ATSF style "9". I also remember seeing chessie painted GP40 3787 with the ATSF style "3" applied after the lease was up, so that one must have been involved too. There's a photo of that renumbering and mention of the ATSF lease in the C&O Diesel book.

Also on my website I have photos of B&O GP40s 9702 and 9734, but you already have them on your list.

Dean J. Heacock
Chessie Photo Archives
http://www.trainweb.org/chessiephotos/



Date: 02/23/01 14:00
RE: Chessie and N&W Leased Power 78 - 80
Author: thoroughbred

It would take days to find it but I caught a GP9 in fresh NW Black paint at Barstow during this era. Also we saw many SD45's in both blue and black running around southern California.

Although it didn't happen often, Santa Fe sure leased alot of oddball locomotives through the years what with the CN SD40's and the CNW SD45's.

A bunch of us caught a solid set of NW units on the SP way back in '78. they were in order from front to back:

GP9 / GP30 / RS11 / GP9

Now that was a strange sight.

Bill Morrison
MorrisonRailfan@aol.com



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