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Date: 11/20/20 11:49
NS Dash 944-CW Question
Author: DevalDragon

What did the first order of NS Dash 944-CWs look like when they were first delivered - specifically the markings along the frame/walkway. With time, weather and changes in FRA reflective standards  there have been a lot of variations since the original Dash 9s were delivered in 1995.



Date: 11/20/20 12:32
Re: NS Dash 944-CW Question
Author: oneblock

Tan primer, crude stenciling of road numbers.



Date: 11/20/20 13:57
Re: NS Dash 944-CW Question
Author: PRR1361

Look like "what" ???



Date: 11/20/20 18:02
Re: NS Dash 944-CW Question
Author: redneckrailfan

DevalDragon Wrote:
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> What did the first order of NS Dash 944-CWs look
> like when they were first delivered - specifically
> the markings along the frame/walkway. With time,
> weather and changes in FRA reflective standards 
> there have been a lot of variations since the
> original Dash 9s were delivered in 1995.

At least as far as the first order goes there with as no frame striping at all, just solid black side sills. Front and rear handrails and cut levers were yellow along with the edge of the steps at each corner, a short yellow stripe under each ditch light and a short, thin white stripe on the anti-climber. Do a google search for NS 8889 and you can find photos of it straight out of the paint booth.

Posted from iPhone

Bryan Jones
Brooks, KY
Bryan's Train Photos



Date: 11/20/20 18:20
Re: NS Dash 944-CW Question
Author: NSDash9

Here's a look at NS Dash 9-40CW 8889 in its original paint scheme. Photo credit to Harold Hodnett.


Chris Toth
NSDash9.com




Date: 11/22/20 16:55
Re: NS Dash 944-CW Question
Author: DevalDragon

I appreciate all the responses.

I caught the 9418 this evening on Ogden Dunes Indiana. Is this hash mark frame marking from GE or did NS add it later?

 




Date: 11/22/20 21:19
Re: NS Dash 944-CW Question
Author: NSDash9

DevalDragon Wrote:
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> I appreciate all the responses.
>
> I caught the 9418 this evening on Ogden Dunes
> Indiana. Is this hash mark frame marking from GE
> or did NS add it later?

The 9418 received the broken diagonal frame striping when it was originally painted by NS, as that was the NS standard between 1997-2002. If you look carefully at the photo you posted, you'll see that some of the diagonal striping has since been covered with straight reflective striping, which became standard with the NS "horsehead" scheme in 2002 and later an FRA requirement.


Chris Toth
NSDash9.com



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