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Posted 6 years ago


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I got this back in the early 70's from Baldwin locomotive at Eddy stone Pa.
I did some researched on this but still inconclusive. I talked to some rail
men and they told me that this looked like it was from a diesel. The only
thing is that they were made of iron. Steam engines were made of bronze,
Eddy stone Pa. only made steam engines. What I found was Baldwin at there last attempt to keep the steam engines alive was a train called the
Royal Blue steam locomotive just before the second World War started. They made a limited amount of them and were clad with aluminum to stream line them. When the war began the trains was striped of the
aluminum for the war effort. This plaque must have be missed for meltdown. Can anyone help me out with this as to its history?

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  1. dwest4099, 6 years ago
    It may be off of a Baldwin RF-16 diesel. Everyone referred to them as a 'Sharknose'. If you search the internet, you will be able to see a picture of a B&O Sharknose. By the looks of the emblems size, and referring to a picture, the scale of your herald and the herald of a sharknose looks about the same.
  2. railnsail, 6 years ago
    The diesel plates were made of bronze. The 45 degree curved plates came off of Baldwin Sharknose locos and the flat solid plates were used on EMD E-units, Observation cars and RDC's. The B&O museum sold both used and unused plates back in the 60s and early 1970s. Cast Iron Steam plates were fifteen bucks and the bronze diesel plates were around thirty or forty bucks from what I remembered.

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