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Re: PC: Metro North FL-9s Being Cut Up
- Subject: Re: PC: Metro North FL-9s Being Cut Up
- From: NH4142@xxxxxxxxx (John Wilson)
- Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 22:19:35 -0500
Has any other class of locomotives ever served for so long in whichever
the they were built for as the FL-9s have?
The New Haven people will tell you that longevity doesn't mean that
they were good and most all agree that they were a poor substitute for
the electrics they replaced. Thing is, they did their jobs well enough
that no one even started looking for a replacement until they were about
fourty years old, unlike the SDP-40Fs, which disappeared real quick. As
passenger traffic continued to decline, the FL-9s could be sent to work
anywhere on the system but the electrics could only go to Schaivone, the
Well done boys, enjoy Valhalla.
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