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Re: PC: F-7's

I remember seeing F units a lot in Corning NY on the line between the NYC 
main line at Lyons NY, down to the PRR / Reading interchange at 
Williamsport, PA.  I also saw 4-5 unit sets of F's frequently up on the old 
New York to Chicago Water Level Route main during the years 1970-76.  The F 
units were maintained at Collinwood and Stanley, as I recall seeing them 
stencilled under their numbers, and in the last days of their use under CR, 
they were clustered in the Toledo area.  There was nothing that compared to 
seeing a set of four or five F7A units running at 60 MPH on a freight in 
upstate NY!  That sight and sound was awesome!  I still thrill when NS sends 
a van train through our area with a set of GP38-2 units.  They sound like 
Geeps or F's with their non - turbocharged exhaust.
Jim Kosty

>From: Norman O Mueller <nmueller4 -AT- juno.com>
>Reply-To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
>Subject: PC: F-7's
>Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 21:10:09 -0500
>I lived in Philadelphia during the Penn Central era.  I remember maybe
>once in all those years seeing a freight train powered by EMD F units.
>It was always electric power or diesel road switchers at the point.  Were
>the F's kept on the western half of the system?  It seems the pictures I
>have seen were taken west of Pittsburgh.

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