NS number boards?

What color should the number boards and numbers be on a Kato Norfolk
Souther #1308 GP35 low hood? White on black or black on white?
Thanks,,,,,,VS
Reply to
VintageSteam
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I've seen pics of both black on white and white on black on a.b.p.r. Seems like you'll need a photo of this engine.
There doesn't seem to be the concern for consistency that there was in the past. Eg, there was a pic of a GTW engine posted where one number board was white on black, and the other black on white.
Good luck!
Reply to
Wolf Kirchmeir
It was delivered with white numbers on black, as with the early N&W practice. See:
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In about 1971 (I don't know the exact date) the N&W changed its practice to black numbers on white. See:
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The loco probably retained these later number boards when the merger with the Southern created the Norfolk Southern.
As a side note, Richard Shell at
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makes very nice N&W, Southern and NS decal sets, including a wide variety of number board sets suitable for your project. Geezer
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Geezer

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