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Any F units in freight operation?

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Any F units in freight operation?
Posted by Thomas 9011 on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:16 AM

Is there any old F units (or E for that matter) that work short lines in America hauling freight? I think the Carolina southern had a few but they were recently sold. Is there any others out there?

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Posted by Dakguy201 on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 5:47 AM

Peoria & Western is one line that uses them for freight.

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Posted by Robert Holman on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 2:16 PM

There is a F unit working the ex BN ex NP P&L branch from Marshall Jct. south towards Pullman. It is painted in SP Black Widow scheme.  Works along with a ex Watco GP30.

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Posted by fire box stoker on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 4:11 PM

i know that in texas there is an old CN f7 painted to be a santa fe warbonnet. it makes some runs but i dont believe that it is running wth freight. it is owned by the muesum of american railroad in frisco TX

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Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, December 10, 2012 4:32 AM

fire box stoker

i know that in texas there is an old CN f7 painted to be a santa fe warbonnet. it makes some runs but i dont believe that it is running wth freight. it is owned by the muesum of american railroad in frisco TX

There are now three F's in Texas painted in the Santa Fe Warbonnet, two new ones are at the Galveston Railroad Museum.

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Posted by gwlpa on Monday, December 10, 2012 4:27 PM

The Gettysburg & Northern RR in southern Pennsylvania has a F unit that is used several days a week in freight service in the company of a chop-nose Geep.

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Posted by bn13814 on Monday, December 10, 2012 9:05 PM

"Peoria & Western" was never a real railroad. The Keokuk Junction Railway acquired TP&W's West End in 2005 with the intent of operating it as the Peoria & Western Railway. It led to confusion in a case involving a proposed track leasing agreement with BNSF (which was killed by shipper opposition). In 2011, FP-9A's 1750 and 1752 were re-lettered Keokuk Junction Railway.

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Posted by Switcher#326 on Monday, December 17, 2012 8:12 AM
Ya there's quite a few they just had cosmetic surgery that's all. Look up EMD CF-7
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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, December 17, 2012 10:00 AM

Switcher#326
Ya there's quite a few they just had cosmetic surgery that's all. Look up EMD CF-7

The CF7's were a bit more than cosmetic surgery:  new frame since the carbody no longer carried part of the frame load, new cab and hood, probably some internal updates, etc.

Paul The commute to work may be part of the daily grind, but I get two train rides a day out of it.
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Posted by prairiedug on Monday, December 17, 2012 6:19 PM

I drove thru Monte Vista, Colorado last November and saw a very nice looking F unit switching freight cars.  It belonged to a shortline, the name of which escapes me at the moment.  It has a very attractive dark brown or maroon color scheme and the unit looked great.

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Posted by Thomas 9011 on Monday, December 17, 2012 7:35 PM

Since I live in Colorado I will have to check that out. Thanks for the tip

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:44 AM

prairiedug

I drove thru Monte Vista, Colorado last November and saw a very nice looking F unit switching freight cars.  It belonged to a shortline, the name of which escapes me at the moment.  It has a very attractive dark brown or maroon color scheme and the unit looked great.

Sounds like San Luis & Rio Grande, which has some ex-MBTA (ex-GM&O) F units in service.

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Posted by baberuth73 on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:18 AM

NSDash9.com says that NS has acquired 3 F7u's from NRE. They are former CN units. Another pleasant surprise from my former employer!

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