. The EMD NW2 is a 1,000 horsepower yard switcher, its distinctive twin-stack profile and short radiator creating a distinctive silhouette. Perhaps ironic, considering its 1000 horsepower engine, the N in NW2 stood for nine hundred horsepower, with the W designating that it was a welded frame locomotive, instead of a cast frame. The Northern Pacific owned 6 of these locomotives as originally purchased from EMD, using them in switching service for two decades before they eventually were moved into the BN fleet. .