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N Scale - GHQ Models - 55028 - Locomotive, Diesel Alco T-6 Switcher - Norfolk & Western - Norfolk & Western T-6 Switcher Conversion Kit

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N Scale - GHQ Models - 55028 - Locomotive, Diesel Alco T-6 Switcher - Norfolk & Western - Norfolk & Western T-6 Switcher Conversion Kit


Brand GHQ Models
Stock Number 55028
Original Retail Price $24.95
Manufacturer GHQ Models
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style GHQ Detail Parts
Prototype Description Locomotive, Diesel Alco T-6 Switcher
Road or Company Name Norfolk & Western (Details)
Road or Reporting Number Norfolk & Western T-6 Switcher Conversion Kit
Paint Color(s) Unpainted
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Moderate Skills
Kit Material(s) Unpainted Pewter Metal and Etched Brass
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype Detail Parts
Model Variety T-6 Switcher



Specific Item Information: Alco 1000 HP Switcher Model T-6 conversion kit for Arnold/Rivarossi S-2 mechanism (not included) Per pack: 1

Road Name History:
The Norfolk and Western Railway (reporting mark NW), was a US class I railroad, formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. It was headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, for most of its 150-year existence. Its motto was "Precision Transportation"; it had a variety of nicknames, including "King Coal" and "British Railway of America" even though the N&W had mostly articulated steam on its roster. During the Civil War, the N&W was the biggest railroad in the south and moved most of the products with their steam locomotives to help the South the best way they could.

NW was famous for manufacturing its own steam locomotives, which were produced at the Roanoke Shops, as well as its own hopper cars. Around 1960, NW became the last major American railroad to convert from steam locomotives to diesel motive power but didn't retire its last remaining Y class locomotives until 1964 and 1965. By 1965, steam on class I railroads was gone but steam wasn't gone on class II railroads until 1974 and class III and mining railroads retired their steam locomotives from their active roster until 1983. By 1983, steam in America on class I, II, III, and mining railroads had finally closed the chapter on America's 150 years of steam from 1830 - 1983.

In December 1959, NW merged with the Virginian Railway (reporting mark VGN), a longtime rival in the Pocahontas coal region. By 1970, other mergers with the Nickel Plate Road and Wabash formed a system that operated 7,595 miles (12,223 km) of road on 14,881 miles (23,949 km) of track from North Carolina to New York and from Virginia to Iowa.

In 1980, NW teamed up with the Southern Railway, another profitable carrier and created the Norfolk Southern Corporation holding company by merging its business operations with the business operations of the Southern Railway. The NW and the Southern Railway continued as separate railroads now under one holding company.

On December 31, 1990, the Southern Railway was renamed "Norfolk Southern Railway" to reflect the Norfolk Southern Corporation and on the same day, the renamed Norfolk Southern Railway gained full control of the Norfolk and Western Railway with the Norfolk and Western being transferred from the holding company to the renamed Norfolk Southern Railway, this began the final years of Norfolk and Western which was absorbed into the renamed Norfolk Southern Railway seven years later in 1997 (1990 to 1997 the Norfolk and Western continued operating by using paper operations).

In 1997 during the Conrail battle with CSX, Norfolk Southern Corporation's principal railroad, the renamed Norfolk Southern Railway, absorbed the Norfolk and Western Railway into their rail system, ending the existence of the Norfolk and Western Railway and having the renamed Norfolk Southern Railway becoming the only railroad in the entire Norfolk Southern system after that.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
GHQ has been a leader in the fine scale model industry since 1967. Over the years, we have dabbled in various model railroading projects. In 1993, we made a concerted effort to enter the N-Scale market. Our first offering was a Mi-Jack straddle crane. From there we went on to produce the finest line of N-Scale vehicles ever made.

Our vehicles have received glowing reviews from many model railroading magazines, including Model Railroader, N-Scale, Model Railroad News, Railmodel Journal, Model Railroading, and Railroad Model Craftsman.

All of the kits that you see listed on our website are available, but these kits are not in constant production. When overall customer interest on kits wanes, those items will be pulled. So, if you see something that you want, buy while it is available.

GHQ 28100 Woodside Rd Shorewood, MN 55331 Telephone (612-374-2693) Fax (952-470-4428)

Item created by: scottakoltz on 2020-01-10 13:52:02

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