Three sets of SD units wait on crews to head north out of Black Mountain yards to the Leatherwood branch in the coal fields of Eastern, KY

Sunday, August 18, 2013

2-8-0 Steamer Part 1

While reading Steel Mill Railroads in Color Vol. 2 I came across a couple pictures of Northwestern Steel & Wire company's (NWS&W) 0-8-0 steam locomotive. I know steam locomotives are nothing new in a steel mill but what caught my attention was this locomotive was still in use on a daily bases in 1979. With my mill set between the 70s and 80s, I figured I would model one for my steel mill.


I started with a Bachmann Spectrum 2-8-0 painted green for the Southern railroad. Nice locomotive good color scheme but I have bigger and better plans for it. The picture was taken on my good friend's layout Ronald Armstrong.


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