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#21 milepost56

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 06:59 PM

It's interesting to note in Nigels photo the stainless steel body and roof panels. Like the CB&Q the WP in later years tended to shy away from stainless steel panels as the cost of the locomotive had to be substantually higher do to the addition of the stainless steel.

When you get a chance Marc, how about postin' a few of those pics.

#22 TomG

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 08:42 PM

Kevin, the stainless panels on WP's units were only ordered on the passenger units to match the stainless steel Budd cars of the California Zephyr. These were only the panels below the orange stripe and started behind the engine cab steps. the cab top, above the orange stripe, rear and the front were painted with aluminum paint.

kevin, if you want to know more, or see pics,email me at wfdbc@yahoo.com

#23 milepost56

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 04:52 PM

Thanks Tom, I will do just that.