Every collection has at least one sort of odd ball. However, the reported history behind it makes it a true save for history. This old cast P3 was apparently bought by the Northern Pacific before the engine was sold the Kansas City Southern. While it’s unknown the original engine that wore this piece, the story has never wavered. This horn, in prototypical NP arrangement, adorned NP 3617 on its debut trip on the North Shore Scenic Railroad for Railfan Weekend 2015 after the engine returned from getting repainted back into original NP colors. It now resides, quietly in my collection waiting to maybe, someday, be mounted on one of the NP heritage locomotives at the NSSR.
While my collection isn’t the largest in the hobby, it sure has its stars with the age of some of the items within. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of my addiction just as much as I’ve enjoyed telling it to you.
Until next time, keep the greasy side down.