Any of you lucky folks get that beautiful N&W Z1b 2-6-6-2 off of you know where

What a beautifully proportioned locomotive.   Not an N&W modeler but that engine just has perfect lines.    

I'm picturing it on the gorgeous scenery on a Chris Smith river scene.

Rob M. ARHS # 3846 PRRT&HS # 8141 EPTC "Life Is Like A Mountain Railway, With An Engineer That's Brave..."

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The Z1's were good performers - in their time. Came in early to mid teens and were very powerful. They lasted into the mid-50's, in switching service , local freight on the N&W. They were eclipsed by the Y3 2-8-8-2's.  One of them, on the WInston-Salem Southbound Ry, pulled the biggest train ever to run on that line - - 147 empty tank cars!     (due to U Boats sinking ships hauling oil from Texas, along the US coast, the War Production Board shifted oil shipments to the NE part of the country, to all rail. That explains how such a big collection of oil tank cars ended up on the WSS Ry, which linked the N&W and the Atlantic Coast line)

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