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NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« on: June 05, 2011, 09:17:22 PM »
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Hey Folks,
Today on the way home from lunch I spotted 2 New Haven painted F Units dead in tow going by HX tower in Halethorpe.
The train was heading West,but I don't know if it went down the Capitol sub,or the Old Main Line.
Does anyone know what these locos are,where they came from,and where they're going?

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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 07:40:40 AM »
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I can report tha they are destined for the collection of the Galveston Railroad Museum, after a purported stop in South Carolina for some guts work.  There was a thread on one of my Yahoo Groups about it - I'll poke around and see if I can dig it up.

You did get photos, right?????? ;)
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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 09:42:31 AM »
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NICE.....

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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 11:27:47 AM »
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Funny story about these... while I was in Philly, I decided to indulge my nocturnal railfanning itch and sat out until 1:30a waiting for these suckers.

I saw em. No photos for me though. It was fun regardless, but it was odd being there without Sean and Drew.

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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 11:49:49 AM »
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Gotta love being in the right place at the right time (especially if you have a functioning camera with you).

Back in 2003 or 2004, I was coming home from law school and caught a CSX freight crossing over I-95 in Wilmington, Delaware with what appeared to be a Seaboard F-unit in tow!  I later discovered that it was an ex-Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority FP10 (originally a GM&O F3) that had been foobed up to become a Seaboard unit.  It was real pretty, and I was surprised at how vivid the yellow stripe was in person.  Here it is after delivery to the Gold Coast Museum in Florida:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=150929

Unfortunately, more current pics show that the elements have taken their toll on the paint job.  :(

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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 12:38:47 PM »
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I can report tha they are destined for the collection of the Galveston Railroad Museum, after a purported stop in South Carolina for some guts work.  There was a thread on one of my Yahoo Groups about it - I'll poke around and see if I can dig it up.

You did get photos, right?????? ;)

Nope,No photos! :(
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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2011, 07:57:02 PM »
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Aren't they ex PC/NH FL9's?
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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2011, 11:57:13 PM »
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Aren't they ex PC/NH FL9's?

Nope.  The NH F-units are B-B trucked, not B-A1A as FL9s are.

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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 11:39:43 AM »
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Nope.  The NH F-units are B-B trucked, not B-A1A as FL9s are.

Right but CTDOT did have NH painted FL9s.

These however are the F7s
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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 11:45:28 AM »
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Anyone ever product an FL9 in N?  Much needed loco.  They are kinda like the GG1 and they seemed to be around forever in various paint schemes.

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Re: NH Painted F Units Spotted Today.
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2011, 12:08:02 PM »
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Nope, never done, and it wouldn't make sense unless someone made cars to go with them (which might or might not cause Daniel Leavitt to suffer a coronary).