News Wire: Fort Wayne society to restore SD9 to operating condition

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Thursday, July 27, 2017 4:09 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Steel Dynamics, Inc. has donated $3,000 to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society Inc. for Project 358, an effort to restore the society's 1950s diesel locomotive, Nickel Plate Road No. 358. The funds will be allocated toward e...

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:45 AM

Should look good prancing around in it's original nkp paint scheme.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Sunday, July 30, 2017 4:29 PM

It should look a little bit like this beauty at the Mad River & NKP Museum:

Not an SD9, but a "brother in arms" nonetheless!


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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, July 31, 2017 7:03 AM

NKP freight diesels looked better in the original scheme with lots of end stripes plus the side stripes.  Their only shortcoming was that they were equipped with the most godawful sounding horns that I've ever heard.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Monday, July 31, 2017 11:29 AM

Still a great paint job !!  Wonder if she has the same horns?

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