return of ''B'" UNITS ?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, February 21, 2020 12:01 PM

I believe that the picture of which you're thinking was a modified F3B on Haysi RR which the switcher for a mine tipple.  It may have had a full control stand instead of hostler's controls.

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Posted by Deggesty on Friday, February 21, 2020 2:17 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

I believe that the picture of which you're thinking was a modified F3B on Haysi RR which the switcher for a mine tipple.  It may have had a full control stand instead of hostler's controls.

 

I do not remember the details, but the caption indicated that the engine had controls for hostling.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, February 21, 2020 4:55 PM

Deggesty
CSSHEGEWISCH

I believe that the picture of which you're thinking was a modified F3B on Haysi RR which the switcher for a mine tipple.  It may have had a full control stand instead of hostler's controls. 

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Posted by guetem1 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:24 PM
I saw a Santa Fe GP-60 b unit at Queensgate yard in Cincinnati, I was the only one in the tower who could identify it. Santa Fe bought a few when they were hanging GP-60's on Z trains in the early 90's. The idea was they were cheaper than an SD, it might take them a little longer to get up to speed, but they could maintain it once they got there, back then Z trains were seldom more than 5,000 feet and under 4,000 tons so they didn't need the extra tractive effort that a 6 axle unit could provide
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Posted by Deggesty on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:00 PM

Haysi RR power? I do not think this was what I saw; as I remember, it was in an issue in the fifties, and the hostler looked through a porthole window.

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Posted by SD60MAC9500 on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:38 PM
 

 
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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Monday, May 25, 2020 12:12 AM

ATSF's FTB's with couplers on both ends (not ones with drawbars) had hostler control and an extra porthole towards the end of the carbody on the engineman's side only. See second photo showing unit #100A http://old.atsfrr.org/resources/Brasher/FTs%20without%20drawbars.pdf 

 https://www.modeltrainforum.com/threads/emd-ft-b-unit-five-portholes-on-one-of-its-sides.177894/

I'm not sure about other railroads

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Posted by Paul Milenkovic on Monday, June 1, 2020 9:15 PM

See the video of the man going into the electrical cabinet, all I can think of is a voice with affected calmness saying,

"Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over."

If GM "killed the electric car", what am I doing standing next to an EV-1, a half a block from the WSOR tracks?

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