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« on: December 27, 2008, 10:43:55 PM »

I never realized until today that N&W SD-45 1728 was a low nose unit.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 12:33:32 AM »

N&W SD45 1728 was originally built with a high short hood and dual control stands.  It was later wrecked while on the Reading in 1974 and was rebuilt by the Reading with a low short hood and a bi-directional control stand with the long hood designated as the front, which was the standard on the N&W at that time.  When rebuilt, the rear headlight was in the short hood, but it was moved by the N&W to between the numberboards.


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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 08:39:15 AM »

 Cool That's odd.  The Reading(they pronounce it "Reding") 's SD45's had dual controllers. They ordered the cabs with an extension the width of the short hood a few inches into the short hood to allow more space for the crew.

I guess the wreak must have messed up one of the controllers...hope no one was hurt...
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 04:02:19 PM »

Does anyone have pictures of 1728 later in it's career with the low nose & the high mounted headlight?
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 04:03:14 PM »

The short hood end was badly smashed.  The reason it was rebuilt with a low short hood and bi-directional control stand is because that was what the N&W standard was in 1974.


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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 04:46:38 PM »

 Cool So your telling me the N&W ordered SD45's were bi-directional single controller long hood forward?
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008, 05:54:20 PM »

No, all of the N&W EMD SD45's were originally built with the high short hood option and dual control stands, as that was standard practice for the N&W at the time. 

In 1974, the N&W began to order its new locomotives with the standard low short hood and a bi-directional control stand with the long hood designated as the front.   Since that was the new standard at the time the 1728 was rebuilt following the wreck, it was rebuilt with the low short hood and bi-directional control stand, rather than its original high short hood and dual control stands.


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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 08:12:56 PM »

 Cool I have a remembrance of a wreak rebuilt by a pool road in a custom config.

It would be good to find a resource for N&W power in it's original config specs...

I saw a former N&W GP30 in the 500 series that I could swear had a wide window on the cab, side facing long hood, right side.

The carbody would of course have a space between the air duct & the cab.  I can't find forever a pic, I don't dream such things....

It was not an extended GP30 cab.

I don't know if it had dual controllers but it would be a good candidate...it had a "high-short hood"(EMD local 'cousin licence supercedes "foamer" status).
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 09:29:36 PM »

I have seen a couple of pictures of the 1728,but they were always from the short hood end.At the time it was rebuilt the NW was putting the hood mount bell on the long hood Sd40-2/U30C and C30-7 was the bell placed on the long hood or was it a frame mount.I have thought about modeling that engine but have never been able to find out that detail.Would love to know ether way?
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009, 10:45:46 PM »

The 1728 had its bell mounted on the long hood end.


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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2009, 11:55:05 AM »

Thanks Chris.I figured that the long hood would be the location but was not 100% sure.I spoke to you a few years ago on another site,I work with Steve Link out of Linwood.Later
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2009, 03:29:08 PM »

RP.net pics of the NW 1728:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=205412&nseq=0

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=46912&nseq=1

Both shots were taken in 1977 before the low nose light was moved.
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