Home Open Account Help 185 users online

Nostalgia & History > Extra Ugly F-Unit Friday


Date: 05/22/20 16:03
Extra Ugly F-Unit Friday
Author: icancmp193

In June of 1976 I ventured home to NJ for the first time in a couple years, and first time since the formation of Conrail. Headed up to the old haunt of Port Jervis, NY and encountered former P-C F7 #1829, front-coupled at that.
When you have come 3,000 miles, you take what you can get!

TJY




Date: 05/22/20 21:04
Re: Extra Ugly F-Unit Friday
Author: CNW8531

Not ugly to me.  Rather a PC classic!



Date: 05/23/20 00:37
Re: Extra Ugly F-Unit Friday
Author: krm152

No F-Unit is ugly, not even MKT #401B.
ALLEN



Date: 05/23/20 09:47
Re: Extra Ugly F-Unit Friday
Author: NYC_L4a

No way is that unit ugly. When I saw the word "ugly" in the title, I was expecting a photo of a unit with a snow plow pilot or one of the ones with a squared off pilot.



Date: 05/23/20 11:21
Re: Extra Ugly F-Unit Friday
Author: 4thDistrict

My favorite - or should I say, unfavorite - "ugly" F unit is this Rock Island unit with the upper headlight removed. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/20 11:22 by 4thDistrict.






Date: 05/23/20 23:43
Re: Extra Ugly F-Unit Friday
Author: BuddPullman

4thDistrict Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> My favorite - or should I say, unfavorite - "ugly"
> F unit is this Rock Island unit with the upper
> headlight removed. 

If I recall, this modified loco is a Rock Island F-2 that lost the upper headlight in repairs after a derailment or incident. 



Date: 05/24/20 20:28
Re: Extra Ugly F-Unit Friday
Author: kenN

That's correct, the 49 was repaired that way after a wreck.  That's my photo (top) of the 49 in Topeka, KS, on an eastbound Rock Island freight curving onto the big bridge over the Kansas River in 1966, copied from a previous post: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,4946397,4946397#msg-4946397
Ken Nagel, Grand Rapids MI



[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.0341 seconds