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Date: 01/05/22 23:18
A Couple Of Anything - B&O 800
Author: refarkas

B&O 800 (MLW FPA-4 which was ex-CN 6780/VIA 6780) is southbound on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on September 6, 2013.
1.) Passing under the Ohio Route 82 bridge in Brecksville, Ohio.
2.) Nearing Akron

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/22 23:21 by refarkas.

Date: 01/06/22 01:50
Re: A Couple Of Anything - B&O 800
Author: ClubCar

Your photo is nice; however, that engine is not painted correctly as that blue is too light, it's not either Bando Blue nor Enchantment Blue.  Bando Blue was the original blue used by the B&O and the Enchantment Blue was the blue used in later years from the C&O once they acquired control of the B&O.  It also looks out-of-place with those passenger cars.  Thanks for posting it here.
John in White Marsh, Maryland

Date: 01/06/22 04:31
Re: A Couple Of Anything - B&O 800
Author: E25

Great photos of the old ALCO in service...  regardless of any "technical distractions."

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/22 04:50 by E25.

Date: 01/06/22 07:01
Re: A Couple Of Anything - B&O 800
Author: gregscholl

Nice photos.  Was lucky enough to shoot video of some of these in eastern Canada Feb of 1987.  Also I believe I rode the cab of this unit when it was leased to the Western Maryland Scenic in April of 1994.  It shows up in our America By Rail-The Heartland video.  My partner in that ABR series was shooting trackside while I rode the cab.  We had a grand total of 1 coach behind us.  Apparently the railroad had to pay for each car used on lease at the time.  I also shot and rode the cab of the nearby Potomac Eagle during 1994-95 and they had an FPA-4 (Ex-Via) also.

Date: 01/06/22 07:18
Re: A Couple Of Anything - B&O 800
Author: oyw

Excellent pics!

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Date: 01/06/22 13:10
Re: A Couple Of Anything - B&O 800
Author: krm152

Very nice ALCO diesel action.  Most especially likme Photo 1.

Date: 01/06/22 17:45
Re: A Couple Of Anything - B&O 800
Author: gregscholl

If you go to youtube, and type in F-Units Winter In Canada Preview Greg Scholl 
you will see some of these in Canada.  In fact I caught 6780 at full speed west of Montreal in February 1987, only 35 yeas ago.
The locomotive shows up around 45 second mark. Cool we have it then and now!!!
Greg Scholl

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