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Date: 01/22/23 16:31
Mexican Centipedes?
Author: RRBMail

I have been "down-sizing" my humongous HO collection and came upon a Broadway Limited N de M Baldwin Centipede that I bought in a weak moment. Did the N de M run these on freight or passenger trains or both? Thanks in advance!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/22/23 16:35 by RRBMail.



Date: 01/22/23 17:16
Re: Mexican Centipedes?
Author: BrynMawr

My memory from summer 1962 is freight.  All of the trains I was on were  pulled by B-Bs.



Date: 01/22/23 17:38
Re: Mexican Centipedes?
Author: emd_mrs1

Based on published photos, they ran mostly on freight trains often with diesels such as the C424.

Michael



Date: 01/22/23 20:13
Re: Mexican Centipedes?
Author: ts1457

Initially NdeM used them for passenger service, but that did not last past the early fifties.

I would love to see a picture of them in passenger service.



Date: 01/23/23 08:20
Re: Mexican Centipedes?
Author: BAB

BrynMawr Wrote:
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> My memory from summer 1962 is freight.  All of
> the trains I was on were  pulled by B-Bs.

Saw pix of some strange looking CC trucked units down there thought they were EMD units. 



Date: 01/23/23 10:40
Re: Mexican Centipedes?
Author: BrynMawr

Trying to be more precise.  The trains we were on--an Illini RR Club private car pair added to regularly scheduled passenger runs--were all pulled by what I remember as FP7s or similar except for the CHP where we we pulled by FM hood units.   We saw a centipede (maybe two) pulling a freight.   Carl Caiti did an article in Model RR about them decades ago.   



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