Reply to "any New Haven fans ...."

MELGAR posted:
Apples55 posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

Kind of a dumb question, but the New Haven is the only road I have noticed that will put a leading zero in front of a three digit engine number. Does that zero signify anything???

When the New Haven Railroad began to buy diesels, they prefixed the diesel road numbers with a "zero" to indicate that the locomotive was "0ther" than steam. After all steam engines had been retired, the zeros were removed.

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