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Date: 06/23/06 13:47
Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: depotdan

Iowa Northern Railway Subsidiary Hawkeye Express Company LLC takes delivery of IANR 648 former Amtrak 241. Painted by RELCO at Minooka, IL paint inspired by Rock Island passenger scheme. Plan to add nose stripes and RI logo to nose. Will operate with 6 former C&NW-Metra bi-levels for Iowa home football games. Number sequence follows RI FP-7 676-678.
Unit will be leased to IANR for freight service and other charter service when not on duty for the Hawkeyes.



Date: 06/23/06 14:04
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: depotdan

Photos from RELCO Locomotive 6-23-06 Unit working EJE-IC&E-Nora Springs to IANR this week.






Date: 06/23/06 14:31
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: jst3751

Sweet looking.



Date: 06/23/06 15:10
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: RuleG

This looks good. It will look wonderful when completed.

Thanks for posting.

Dave



Date: 06/23/06 15:58
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: alco636

Great news! Thanks for sharing the photos.



Date: 06/23/06 20:09
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: gp74444

hummm wounder where ive seen that before? wish they would have gone all the way! wounder it they look at TO?




Date: 06/23/06 20:51
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: F40PHR231

TO Member "Red" is gonna fall off the chair when he sees these pics! Thanks for sharing, very cool scheme! (And thanks for including the former #)



Date: 06/23/06 21:00
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: bnsfjth

gp74444 Wrote:
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> wounder it they look at TO?

I believe 'depotdan' is "they"! :-)

-Justin



Date: 06/23/06 22:54
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: Red

F40PHR231 Wrote:
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> TO Member "Red" is gonna fall off the chair when
> he sees these pics! Thanks for sharing, very cool
> scheme! (And thanks for including the former #)


LOL!!! I JUST recently got up off the floor!!! You're darn tootin!!!



Date: 06/23/06 23:10
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: Red

gp74444 Wrote:
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> hummm wounder where ive seen that before? wish
> they would have gone all the way! wounder it they
> look at TO?


Rich, old buddy, YOU got all this started last summer that night when you started the thread "I'm Bored" on the MR Board. LOL.

Gee--can you BELIEVE it's been a whole YEAR now?!? And what a lot of fun it has been, too!!!



Date: 06/24/06 04:36
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: QU25C

Red Wrote:
I JUST recently got up off the floor!!!
> You're darn tootin!!!
Just think Red what's the Chance's of a F40 in RI pant running in 2006!!!!! You just may have to come up here and see it for your self.



Date: 06/24/06 06:58
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: Ed_Gyptian

What ever will they do next? Paint one in Daylight? ;)



Date: 06/24/06 07:02
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: Winks

Shouldn't it be black and gold?



Date: 06/24/06 07:07
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: bill_whh

Ed_Gyptian Wrote:
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> What ever will they do next? Paint one in
> Daylight? ;)


Ummm, In Brooklyn Roundhouse up in the Oregon Territory, IIRC there is one being painted in Daylight colors.

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,1162665,1163896#msg-1163896



Date: 06/24/06 10:58
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: espeeboy

SWEET! Rock Island F40PH - ROCK ON!!! Hope they go full blown on the hood stripes too! Thanks for the original inspiration gp74444. Yeah, a year sure does fly...



Date: 06/24/06 15:50
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: gp74444

time flys when your having fun!



Date: 06/27/06 06:42
Re: Rock Island style F40PH for Hawkeye Express
Author: FECSD40-2

I'd love to see an F40 in the red and silver warbonnet.



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