Any F units in freight operation?

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Any F units in freight operation?

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

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

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

     

  • 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.

    Paul The commute to work may be part of the daily grind, but I get two train rides a day out of it.
  • NSDash9.com says that NS has acquired 3 F7u's from NRE. They are former CN units. Another pleasant surprise from my former employer!