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12/30/2002 12:51 PM Allen
P Rueter =
Does anyone have records of which mikes the NP =
the SP&S (
Spokane) during WWII
12/31/2002 12:16 AM Jim Fredrickson = Many eastward NP freight train were run via SP&= amp;S from Pasco to avoid Providence Hill but usually with a Z-6 or Z-8 engine. = Are you maybe asking about NP W-3s that were sold to the SP&S?
12/31/2002 5:00 AM = Skip Caswell = In regards to what mikes the NP used during WW = II and up to the 50's on the SP&S, I have a couple other questions.
During the war the SP&S did lease NP mikes, W-3's and W-5's (o= r so I've been told) and I also know the NP sold different mikes to the SP&S. My questions are;<= o:p>
1. Does anyone know = what mikes were leased to the SP&S and any idea what years?
2. If the mikes were= leased to the SP&S, were they left in NP colors and lettering?
3. Anyone have any p= ictures of NP mikes on SP&S trains or any pictures of NP mikes using the SP&am= p;S mainline between Pasco and Marshall?
12/31/2002 5:04 AM = Skip Caswell = Jim, I had known that the NP used Z-6's on the SP&S main from Pasco to Marshall, = but didn't know the bigger Z-8's were also used. Now I've got a good excuse to pur= chase an NP Z-8 model for operations. =
10:23 PM &nbs=
p; Jim Fredrickson The Locomotives Leased page in the August 1, 19=
Assignment of Power shows locomotives leased to SP&S as follows: <=
1701 W3 St. Paul Divn leased 6-12-43
1726 " =
They were all subsequently sold to SP&S and renumbered as foll= ows:
1701 SP&S 535 October 1943
1751 SP&S 538 in 1944
1726 SP&S 536 October, 1943
1762 SP&S 539 October, 1944
1723 was sold to the SP&S in early 1944 with no lease involved= . It became SP&S 537
Other W-3's were sold to SP&S prior to WWII as follows: =
1704 SP&S 531 in 1928
1727 SP&S 532 in 1928
1744 SP&S 533 in 1929
1747 SP&S 534 in 1929
1765 SP&S 530 in 1926
Following is a letter about sale of 1751 and 1752:
September 21, 1944
Mr. G. L. Ernstrom= p>
Mr. H. J. McLain
Herewith copies of RFA 126-44, AFE 5063-44, covering sale to the SP&S Ry.
of two Class
Locomotive Number Tender Number
1752  = ; &= nbsp; 28-E-2
1762  = ; &= nbsp; 28-E-13
They were leased to the SP&S Ry on= May 15, 1942 and have been sold to that company as covered by contract B-124 d= ated August 29th, 1944.
The sale price takes into consideration the conversion of locomoti= ves from coal to oil burners by SP&S Ry at an estimated cost of $1,800 each at their expense.
Stokers, elevators, grates and shaker bars removed in the process =
converting the two locomotives from coal to oil burners, the estimated val=
which is $1,750 each, will be returned to this Company FOB our line. The
equipment will be forwarded to the Northern Pacific Railway, care R.G. Bec=
District Store Keeper,
Mr. McLain will please arrange for and inspection of the stokers a=
elevators when received at
Mr. Ernstrom will please select locomo= tives for application of the two second hand stokers. If the stokers should be r= econditioned and applied at some other shop, this feature should be included in the recommendation.
E. L. Grimm
General Mechanical Superintendent
Attached page shows sale prices:
1751 Ledger cost $48,273.48
1762 Ledger cost $48,468.31
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