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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 09:22:31 PM »
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Things do not seem to be going well for NS lately.
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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 09:30:04 PM »
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I'm saving up just in case the ex-NYC observation car ever becomes a surplus item.

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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 12:48:44 PM »
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I'm saving up just in case the ex-NYC observation car ever becomes a surplus item.

Sandy Creek is not actually owned by NS themselves, last I knew it was privately owned for Wick Moorman himself.
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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 03:48:48 PM »
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Funny thing, Wick Moorman is an inlaw of the daughter of one of my bosses at my first ever job.
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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 06:12:26 PM »
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Are the 4 'extra' Fs still on NS or did those get sold / scrapped already?


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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 11:46:37 PM »
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Are the 4 'extra' Fs still on NS or did those get sold / scrapped already?

Those went to Cresson Steel back in December '16.
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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2019, 10:31:18 AM »
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Would be nice to see the F7B's end up here:

https://www.cgwoelwein.org/

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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 10:45:35 AM »
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Would be nice to see the F7B's end up here:

https://www.cgwoelwein.org/

Ohh jeezz.. dont give them locomotives that operate, or one of the volunteers (which is so an engineer) will want to use them on his local job...  :trollface:

(Which would be really cool)..

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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2019, 10:54:22 AM »
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Ohh jeezz.. dont give them locomotives that operate, or one of the volunteers (which is so an engineer) will want to use them on his local job...  :trollface:

(Which would be really cool)..

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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2019, 12:51:48 AM »
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Supposedly the issue is grade crossing safety...

With a lot of stored freight units, the F's were an extravagance...

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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2019, 03:25:19 PM »
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We now know where two of them are going. The Reading & Northern announced today that they acquired A unit #270 and B unit #275.

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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2019, 07:27:43 PM »
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Hmm... Now I wonder hoe Andy's gonna paint them.

The Reading Cigar Band would be classy but I could also see them in something LV inspired to match the passenger cars.

Then there's always something blue to match Thomas. I mean 425.

But no matter what scheme they end up in, I'm glad they found a good home.

I also wouldn't be surprised to see them pulling hoppers some time too. They're essentially GP38-2s inside, aren't they?

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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2019, 07:51:29 PM »
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Between Ed’s new layout teaching me about the line and studying the existing roster, which apparently now includes two F-units, that Reading & Northern outfit is really growing on me.

Ed, I think you’re right about the NS F-units being upgraded to GP38-2s.

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Re: NS F units up for auction
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2019, 12:29:10 AM »
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This lists the details of the work done to the 4 units.  http://www.altoonaworks.info/rebuilds/ns_funits.html

As mentioned, they are basically GP38-2's inside a F7 shell (even the A units which were labeled F9's from earlier upgrades started as F7's).
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