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Date: 04/02/03 07:39
C&O/B&O/CSX GP9's
Author: BentnoseWillie

Does anyone have photos of C&O/B&O/CSX 5900-series GP9\'s that clearly show the flat wire-screen spark arrestors that some of these had?

I know these were present by times, but my closeup roof shots are from periods when they were removed. They appear to have been a now-you-see-me-now-you-don\'t detail. Shazbot!

Grateful for any help I can get, I remain:
B-Dubya



Date: 04/02/03 11:31
Re: C&O/B&O/CSX GP9's
Author: CRmac80

Is this the type you are looking for boss?If so,let me know and I\'ll post a few shots of units with them,and details if possible.
RAD

Both shots from March 1978,Toledo,Ohio.
Close in on C&O 5907
C&O 6186,5859,5907,and a B&O GP-40.5859&5907 have them,6186 does not?





Date: 04/02/03 14:09
Re: C&O/B&O/CSX GP9's
Author: bentnosewillie

Exactamundo!

Thumbing up and waiting eagerly, I remain:
B-Dubya



Date: 04/02/03 15:06
Re: C&O/B&O/CSX GP9's
Author: csx2112

BW,

For the B&O/C&O/Chessie days, you can check my Chessie photo site at:

http://www.trainweb.org/chessiephotos

I have most of the 5900s accounted for there. As for the few GP9s that made it to CSX, you can find them at:

http://www.trainweb.org/csxphotos

Dean



Date: 04/02/03 15:19
Re: C&O/B&O/CSX GP9's
Author: bentnosewillie

Cool! I can see the infernal things better in these photos!

This is what I get for modelling shortlines...

Grateful as always to have such resources on tap, I remain:
B-Dubya



Date: 04/02/03 15:47
Re: C&O/B&O/CSX GP9's
Author: CRmac80

Here are a couple more.Hope this helps you out.

6187 and B&O 6559 at Walbridge(Toledo),Ohio April 1978.

6221,same location,May 1977.

5891,Akron,Ohio April 1981.Note "R" on cab,and "toilet drain" lettering on ahead of battery box covers.

Plus a close shot,best I could do with a section of a down on shot:

http://www.trainorders.com/media/image/show.php?id=4601

Now my turn for a question-what did the "R" stand for on the 5891 and 6221?It\'s just below and ahead of the cab number.Also,from a quick look through the "B&O side" of my slides,it seems that only the ex C&O\'s(a Chessie System transfer?)have this feature.
RAD





Date: 04/02/03 21:05
Re: "R" on cab sides
Author: csx2112

If I remember correctly, this was on units with removeable limiting blocks for the trucks allowing the unit to operate on extra tight curves. I\'m not sure of the technical terms involved, but I believe that\'s what I heard. I know this was needed for some trackage around Baltimore, and I\'m sure in other places as well.

Dean



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