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Re: PC: Metro North FL-9s Being Cut Up

Sorry for not following closer but ALL FL-9's?  Does this include the pair 
of "NYC" units, 20xx from a couple of years ago?


On Mon, 27 Dec 2004, John Wilson wrote:

> 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
> scrapper.
> Well done boys, enjoy Valhalla.
> John W.

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