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PC: Re: 1900 F7s
- Subject: PC: Re: 1900 F7s
- From: "Bill K." <pontiac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 20:45:32 -0500
If someone wants an F-unit an ex-MILW FP7 in Scranton (Tobyhanna, hidden at
the Army Depot) is apparently going to be cut up.. one caution, it's
beyond economic hope of operating. The mate to it is apparently to be
painted as a NYC unit.. anyone have a suggestion for numbering it?
> From: Garrett Rea <Garrett.Rea -AT- worldnet.att.net>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: PC: 1900 F7s
> Date: Monday, January 10, 2000 2:54 PM
> >>My favorites are the ex-PRR units that were numbered in the 1900s.
> >>were set up w/PRR cab singnals and NYC automatic controls, alowing
> >>over both road's trackage. Were these based in Cleveland-Collinwood
> > I worked out of Collinwood from '73-'76 as a brakeman and actively
> >railfanned around there from about '71 on, and don't recall ever seeing
> >unit (assigned to Collinwood or elsewhere) with a road # higher than the
> >1800 series. In fact, the 1866 is an engine I saw a lot of in those
> >and I think it was the highest numbered F I encountered...not to say
> >higher #'s did not exist, but I didn't see them.
> Bob, to clarify things, there were only four of them, (1903-1906) so
> are pretty good that you did not see them. 1878 and 1879 were two other
> oddballs, ex D&RGW, formally PC 721 and 754 according to Yanosey. The
> photos of them in D&RGW paint w/worms just call to be modeled.
> Seeing as most F units were gone from my neck of the woods by the time of
> childhood memories, the few chances that I have seen any are rare. I
> heard there are a few in Tennessee, but I have yet to see them, excluding
> F3B I pass too and from work. The last ones I saw were the ex-BN
> units at IRM, probably, the best preserved set in the US?
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