News Wire: C&O F7 heading for repainting in West Virginia

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Friday, September 15, 2017 10:56 AM

SPENCER, N.C. — An F7 is heading to CSX Transportation's Huntington, W.Va., locomotive shops for re-painting, say sources close to the matter. Norfolk Southern crews hooked on to Chesapeake & Ohio F7 No. 8016 at the North Carolina Transpor...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/09/15-spencer-f7

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Posted by ACY Tom on Friday, September 15, 2017 1:38 PM

"Hooked on"????

It's like fingernails on a chalkboard. D.P.M. and Rosie are spinning. 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, September 15, 2017 2:07 PM

ACY Tom

"Hooked on"????

It's like fingernails on a chalkboard. D.P.M. and Rosie are spinning. 

Tom

 
In Australia, "hook and pull" is an arrangement where a train operator contracts with another firm to provide motive power and operating crew.
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Posted by tdmidget on Monday, September 18, 2017 10:00 PM

This is not Australia. They are Johnny-come-latelys to this railroad thing, they use almost all U.S. built/spec equipment and they can damn sure call things by their proper names.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:52 AM

tdmidget

This is not Australia. They are Johnny-come-latelys to this railroad thing, they use almost all U.S. built/spec equipment and they can damn sure call things by their proper names.

 
Since the first railroads were built in England, should we call the engineer by his proper title of engine driver and the conductor by his proper title of guard, etc., etc., etc?
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Posted by tdmidget on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:59 PM

AT least as far as can be seen in the pic, the current paint looks good, so why? Is there something in the future for this loco? Who does it belong to?

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Posted by zugmann on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:46 PM

tdmidget
This is not Australia. They are Johnny-come-latelys to this railroad thing, they use almost all U.S. built/spec equipment and they can damn sure call things by their proper names.

I recall plenty of times when we used "hook onto that" in the real railroad world.  Now in the division south of us (and south of the mason-dixon line) the term "hook" is used a lot when discussing couplings. 

 

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