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What for a locomotive is this?

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What for a locomotive is this?
Posted by Supermicha on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:39 PM
Hi, i´m a trainfan from germany and just buyed a Bachmann HO model of a L&N/SCL diesel loco. It has 4 axles, at the rear is a fan like that ones from GE locos. The special thing is the cab. It looks like a wide cab, but without a nose. Like that one from the E60CP, but with a front porch. can anyone tell me, what for a loco this is and where i can find prototype photos? thanks, Micha
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Posted by Sperandeo on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 1:27 PM
Sounds like a BQ23-7, a special version of the B23-7 with an enlarged "quarters" cab for cabooseless operation. Only the Seaboard Coast Line ordered these units, and they were delivered in the Family Lines paint schme with SCL/L&N lettering. For a photo and more information see "The Contemporary Diesel Spotters Guide, Second Edition" (Kalmbach) page 123. The "Year 2000 Edition" (Withers) of the same book shows a BQ23-7 in CSX paint on page 132.

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Andy Sperandeo
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Posted by Sperandeo on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 1:38 PM
One more source of info on the BQ23-7: The July 1983 MODEL RAILROADER had drawings and several photos, including views of the cab interior.

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Andy

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 2:09 PM
Since it is a Bachmann model, you might also try asking "The Bach-Man" at: http://www.bachmanntrains.com/
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Posted by SSW9389 on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 2:53 PM
Michael: I posted two photos of Seaboard 5138 to gelocos@yahoogroups.com last month. The photos show the BQ23-7 switching at Gadsden, AL in 4/86. You might also check George Elwood's Fallen Flag site for photos of these very unique locomotives.

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Posted by BRAKIE on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 7:35 PM
One of the units actually made it into CSX paint,the 3003! There may have been others,this is the only picture of one in CSX that I have.

Larry

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