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C&O GP7 running direction

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C&O GP7 running direction
Posted by Union Pacific 428 on Saturday, July 07, 2018 8:43 PM

Can anyone tell me if the C&O ran their GP7s short hood or long hood forward? Era is early-mid 1950s. Thanks. 

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Posted by fmilhaupt on Saturday, July 07, 2018 9:15 PM

The C&O designated the short hood end as the front for its GP7s and GP9s.

This was true even for the first order of GP7s (#5700-5719), which were purchased with Mars lights on each end. Both Mars lights were removed within a few years of delivery.

Tags: C&O , GP7

-Fritz Milhaupt, Publications Editor, Pere Marquette Historical Society, Inc.
http://www.pmhistsoc.org

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Posted by Union Pacific 428 on Saturday, July 07, 2018 9:36 PM

Thank you! Exactly the info I needed. 

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