ATLANTIC & DANVILLEConnects with ACL, SCL, NPBL, NS, NW and SOUTHERN 204 Miles from Norfolk, VA. to Danville, VA.
NORFOLK, FRANKLIN & DANVILLE RAILWAY
A&D DIESEL ROSTER
Number Mf'gr Model Date 101 Alco RS-2 Jul-49 102 Alco RS-2 Jul-49 103 Alco RS-2 Oct-49 104 Alco RS-2 Oct-49 105 Alco RS-2 Oct49 105 Alco RS-2 Oct-49 106 Alco RS-2 Oct-49 107 Alco RS-3 Jun-51
NF&D DIESEL ROSTER
The RS-36's were ordered by the A&D, but before they were delivered The road was sold to the N&W and renamed NF&D. Delivery dates for the RS-11's shown are the original dates delivered to the NKP Railroad. After the A&D was bought, in 1962, by the N&W it was renamed the NF&D. In 1968 the 4 RS-11's from the NKP were transferred to the NF&D. The original numbers were 2558, 2560, 2561 and 2562, these became 201-204.
Number Mf'gr Model Date 1 Alco RS-36 Oct-62 2 Alco RS-36 Oct62 201 Alco RS-11 Feb-56 202 Alco RS-11 Mar-56 203 Alco RS-11 Mar-56 204 Alco RS-11 Mar-56 **DIESEL PICTURES**
ATLANTIC & DANVILLE RAILWAY CABOOSESX100 ex-SOU X-1796 Converted to Yard Office in 1961 X101 ex-SOU X-2041 X102 ex-SOU X-2394 X103 ex-SOU X-2027 X104 ex-SOU X-2711 Destroyed at MP109.9 on 12/12/52 X105 ex-SOU X-2046 X106 ex-SOU X-2268 X107 ex-SOU X-2712 X108 ex-SOU X-2708 X109 ex-unknown Resheathed with plywood, to NF&D 109 110 ex-unknown Disposition unknown 111 ex-unknown Disposition unknown 112 ex-N&W 518056, Class CF, Acq. 5/61, retired 10/27/71 2 ex-N&W 518123, Class CF, Acq. 5/61 NOTES: Cabs 109-111 were acquired in a sale from the N&W(with several pieces of other freight equipment) in 6/55. The previous owner of these cars is currently unknown, however, they are identical to a group of DT&I wooden cabs. We need documentation on these if such paperwork exists. I have photos of 109 as NF&D, but not 110 and 111.
A&D 1 and 2 most likely became NF&D cabs 1 and 2(there were a pair of RS36's with the same numbers by the way). However, the cab I inspected as former NF&D 1 in Southampton County, had N&W paint under the NF&D paint, and clearly showed the former number to be N&W 518338. Clearly the ex-number does'nt match the above said number, but there is a more puzzling question here. If NF&D 1 is the same car as above, how did the N&W paint get on the car between the A&D tongue and groove siding, and the NF&D plywood siding? Was the original A&D 1 in too bad of shape, and replaced? A&D never owned a steel cab. Information furnished by Russell Underwood
**PICTURES**NOTESSeries 2001-2025 In June 1954, 25 ex-NYC 40' Boxcars were purchased from the Ortner Car Company, at a cost of $2000 each, on a five year conditional sales agreement. These cars were delivered during August and September of 1954 Source: A&D Rwy Annual Report 1954 Series 2026-2035 Ten boxcars were purchased, along with 15 other pieces of rolling stock, on June 15, 1955, from the N&W Rwy, for a total of $38,535. The note was financed thru The National Bank of Commerce, Norfolk, Va., and was due on May 1, 1960. The other equipment included 10 gondolas, 2 hoppers, and 3 cabooses. Source: A&D Rwy Annual Report 1955 Series 2100- ? These cars are rebuilt from N&W Class BS door and a half 40' Boxcars,in which the half door was removed, and covered with an additional panel, in effect, making them single door cars. They were used for transporting grain, and other clean lading. Source: Study of Photographs Series 2200-2299 On October 1, 1957, 100 ex-N&W Class B7a 40' boxcar purchased from the N&W Rwy for $163,635.38. The note was due on November 24, 1961. The cars were originally built in 1930, and were stenciled "N&W Railway, Owner & Lessor". Source: A&D Rwy Annual Report 1957
Series 3001-3010 Ten ex-N&W GU Class 41' steel gondolas were purchased on June 15, 1955. The GU class was built in 1925. Source: A&D Rwy Annual Report 1955 Series 1101-1137 37 ex-N&W Class FD 39'11" Pulpwood Racks were acquired on June 15, 1955. Source: A&D Rwy Annual Report 1955 Series 1138-1140 Three ex-N&W Class F2 Pulpwood racks were acquired on June 15,1955. The cars are 47' long, and were built in 193_. Source: A&D Rwy Annual Report 1955 Series 4001-4002 Two 38' ex-N&W Class H3 (?) 70 Ton 3-Bay Hoppers were acquired on June 15, 1955. Source: A&D Rwy Annual Report 1955 Compiled 1/13/00 Russell Underwood Does anybody have photos or info of units from ACL or SAL which were leased to the Atlantic & Danville in the early 60's. Fred Mullins Here's what I have on lease from the SAL to the A&D: GP7's #1706, #1712, #1725, #1732, #1734, #1743, #1754, and #1759. They also leased at least one F3 unit, #4025. I have seen a photo of this unit at the Lawrenceville shops, with an A&D RS2. In addition, the A&D also had units leased from the C&O and N&W during this time. The C&O leased the A&D S2's #5000, #5003, #5005, #5007, and #5100. I have some of the inspection reports for these units while on A&D. The N&W leased the A&D T6's #18, #45, and #46. The two more interesting units leased to the A&D were a pair of ex-VGN FM H16-44's , #121 and #126. I found a shot of the switching Franklin, VA in a set from Chione. Can anyone else add to this list??? Russell Underwood
ATLANTIC & DANVILLE and
NORFOLK FRANKLIN & DANVILLE
MODEL PAINT MIXES
Frame Engine black 414110 Trucks Engine black 414110 Body main color faded Engine black 414110 Body main color new Engine black 414110 Body second color White 414113 Body separator stripe none Handrails, grabs Black 414110 Stanchions Black 414110 Walkway Engine black 414110 Edge Walkway White 414113 Lettering White 414113 Number boards black/white numbers Decals C All color mixes are based on PollyScale Acrylics paint numbers.
All bottle sizes are 1 fluid ounce size.
Capful refers to the cap on the bottle.
HK=Herald King decals for reference only these are no longer available.
C=Custom made on Alps Printer
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