Posts Tagged ‘Norfolk & Western’

A Norfolk And Western Font

Posted on May 4th, 2012, by Michael Rountree

Norfolk Southern has decided to paint several new locomotives in “heritage” schemes, harking back to the fallen flags that played a role in the mergers that became today’s carrier. If you’re wanting to play along, you might wish to re-create the corporate look of the N&W of the 1960’s, as NS has done with its spiffy blue heritage unit. If you want to work with that Dulux Yellow and Blue scheme, one thing you need to know is what font to use for that crisp, san-serif lettering style they used.

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High Nose U-Boat

Posted on February 27th, 2012, by Michael Rountree

I model the Norfolk & Western in 1971 (in addition to my fictional WP&P, which I treat as if it were recently merged into N&W). I’ve got a good sampling of EMD and ALCo engines to fill my roster, but one thing lacking are the GE U-boats. I can readily get my hands on a […]

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So You Want To See My Caboose?

Posted on August 20th, 2011, by Mike

One of several reasons why I model 1971 rather than a more modern era is that I just love a good caboose. Who can resist that red bookend that completes the train? I am always on the lookout for unique caboose models, especially ones that are authentic for Norfolk & Western. Here are a few shots of some of the cabeese on my roster; I’ll add to this when I get more photos and hopefully more models.

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Powhattan Arrow Display Shelf

Posted on May 25th, 2011, by Mike

Recently I completed the decaling of my Powhattan Arrow passenger train, to provide something for my awesome Class J to haul. I had done the work in my living room, during the cold months of the year, and it got me to thinking that something as classy as N&W varnish really does belong in a living room. The only time I’ll actually run this train will pretty much be at train shows, on the N-trak layout, so during the off time it could be on display.

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A High-Nosed Birthday Present

Posted on March 2nd, 2011, by Mike

Since today is my birthday (oh Lordy I’m turning forty!) I decided to treat myself to a gift that I’d long been considering. It is one of the new Atlas C-420’s decorated for Norfolk & Western, complete with a high short hood.

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