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Posted by Enzoamps on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:49 PM

So often historical locomotive articles tend towards listings of serial numbers and what railroads they were sold or traded to.  For me that tends to be a yawner, as I am usually intersted in what is inside the things or operations stories.  But as I reread my F-unit issue for the hundredth time, I noted a reference to a couple F units being sold to B&O by Bessemer.  And all of a sudden it clicked in my head.  As a kid watching trains in Brunswick, MD, a train went by with a Bessemer F unit behind a couple B&O units.  I wondered at the tme why it was there.

Now I hope the rest of the questions I have in life don;t take 60 years to answer themselves.

I like all the issues of the magazine, but over the years, the F-unit issue, the E-unit one, the GP one, and a couple others are the stack in my, uh, reading room.  I can read through them over and over.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:53 PM

I know what you mean!  There are certain issues or articles that I read over and over and over...and not a hint of boredom yet!  Big Smile

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:36 AM

Hey, I keep a number of issues of "Classic Trains" in the "Reading Room" myself.  Otherwise it's wasted time, right?

And I can well understand waiting decades to get an answer to a question, or otherwise.  It took me 50 years to get in the Blackledge-Kearney House in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, traditionally know as "Lord Cornwallis' Headquarters" from the Revolutionary War.  We'd go there when I was a kid but it was never open, the only thing you could do was look in the windows.

Ah, but there was mystery and history in there, you just knew it!

If anyone's interested.  No rail-theme things there, but you do have a great view of the old New York Central main line on the east bank of the Hudson River from the site.  An even better one from State Line Lookout, but that's another story.


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