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WVa_Jon
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« on: Dec 31st, 2016, 7:33pm »
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I would like to "ask the audience", so to speak, about a mystery switcher parked near Calgon Corporation's plant near Catlettsburg, KY. Way back in the early 60's, Dad was one of the accountants at "Pittsburgh Activated Carbon" as it was called in those days (that's Dad's story and I'm stickin' to it).
 
This past Thanksgiving week, I drove by there just to see what, if any, rail traffic was going on the former C&O line from Ashland/Catlettsburg itself, heading towards Louisa and points south. I did see a few covered hoppers, and snagged photos of them, but heading back to the main road I saw this locomotive. The hood looks like an EMD NW-2, with the "step" in the hood near the cab, but the frame looks thicker, to me, than standard EMD's and the cab looks like a Baldwin-style cab.
 
Here is the first of four pictures, with this one showing a broadside view of the engineer's side. I don't have the reporting marks (maybe PCC?) or the unit number (maybe 099?). Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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This is photo 2, showing the close-up of the cab area. You _may_ be able to make out the letters and numbers behind the cab. Note the plastic buckets covering the exhaust stacks.


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Photo 3 is a wedge or 3/4 view of the front. Note the EMD-style headlights and grillwork on the nose. You might be able to catch the NW-style "step" in the hood just before the cab.  
 
Speaking of the cab, note the relatively flat profile of the cab roof, and the quite different front window displays compared to similar EMD power. Was this a custom job for the cab?


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This last photo shows the rear window arrangement. Sure wish I could have gotten closer but I wasn't about to risk trespassing, even for the sake of a mystery diesel switcher!
 
Again, any info about this unit would be greatly appreciated.


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