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Date: 05/22/20 06:40
F Units Turn Me On
Author: CNW8531

These shots look as if to be decades old, but they're not.  They were taken last August at the IRM at Union, Illinois on their annual Diesel Days weekend celebration.  I don't know yet if they will have the event this year or not.  It always does draw quite a large gathering so we'll have to wait and see.  If you like F units (and other vintage power) this is a good place to see some running every year.  And, where else can you observe 5 F's together in a consist this day and age!








Date: 05/22/20 07:17
Re: F Units Turn Me On
Author: oyw

Yes, that's what I'm talking about!

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Date: 05/22/20 07:46
Re: F Units Turn Me On
Author: krm152

Excellent photos.  As far as I know, only IRM can put together a consist of five F-Units.
ALLEN 



Date: 05/22/20 10:58
Re: F Units Turn Me On
Author: Owl_Spotter

Truly, I know nothing better than a consist of Fs.  Train on



Date: 05/22/20 12:17
Re: F Units Turn Me On
Author: DynamicBrake

No respect for BN1/B.  What a shame!

Kent in CArmel Valley



Date: 05/22/20 14:27
Re: F Units Turn Me On
Author: wp1801

All it takes is money!!



Date: 05/22/20 15:11
Re: F Units Turn Me On
Author: UP951West

DynamicBrake Wrote:
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> No respect for BN1/B.  What a shame!
>
> Kent in CArmel Valley

What paint scheme would be the most likely to be done with BN-1+2  ? 



Date: 05/22/20 15:51
Re: F Units Turn Me On
Author: EsPee1229

wp1801 Wrote:
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> All it takes is money!!
And someone with a passion!



Date: 05/22/20 16:14
Re: F Units Turn Me On
Author: HotWater

UP951West Wrote:
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> DynamicBrake Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > No respect for BN1/B.  What a shame!
> >
> > Kent in CArmel Valley
>
> What paint scheme would be the most likely to be
> done with BN-1+2  ? 

The same scheme shown in that photo, as that is how they both came out of the West Burlington Shops. I was there for the entire group photo, as the BN, and subsequently the BNSF, was my customer, as Senior District Engineer for EMD. I retired from EMD at the end of 1998. Both units are essentially GP38-2 inside, i.e. 2000 HP each.



Date: 05/23/20 18:34
Re: F Units Turn Me On
Author: ns1000

Great pics!!



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