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Date: 05/22/20 17:21
F-Unit Friday SEPTA Style
Author: ns2557

Caught this SEPTA FP7A, 4372 at the ex RDG Rutherford Pa yard on June 3 1978.  Sure was a good day.  Caught it again later that summer up on the Buffalo Line at Rockville. Unit is ex RDG, so I am sure it has been here at this facility before. Gotta love the yellow paint on the bearings. Ben



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/20 17:23 by ns2557.




Date: 05/22/20 17:55
Re: F-Unit Friday SEPTA Style
Author: refarkas

I saw that yellow paint and thought of doughnuts.
Bob



Date: 05/22/20 18:52
Re: F-Unit Friday SEPTA Style
Author: perklocal

Hooked up to a GP9B no less !  Why was this FP7 at Rutherford ?  What was the deal?



Date: 05/22/20 19:22
Re: F-Unit Friday SEPTA Style
Author: ns2557

perklocal Wrote:
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> Hooked up to a GP9B no less !  Why was this FP7
> at Rutherford ?  What was the deal?

I believe CR leased it for awhile. Have another shot taken about the same time frame mu'ed with an SD45 at Rockville. Saw it quite a few times actually.  Ben



Date: 05/22/20 19:50
Re: F-Unit Friday SEPTA Style
Author: MartyBernard

What's the deal with the trucksl?  Marty



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Date: 05/22/20 20:44
Re: F-Unit Friday SEPTA Style
Author: RDG96

It's a Reading thing.

The 3 Septa ex RDG FP7s were repainted in Reading Shop.

http://www.readingrailroad.org/roster/images/fp7_900_3.jpg



Date: 05/23/20 00:41
Re: F-Unit Friday SEPTA Style
Author: krm152

That was a very nice catch. 
Thanks for your photo post.
ALLEN
 



Date: 06/03/20 12:26
Re: F-Unit Friday SEPTA Style
Author: Gonut1

I guess they could lease one of the three, SEPTA only needed two Fs to push-pull the "Circus Train". I last saw the Circus Train, inbound, stopped at Valley Forge Park Station from the Betzwood Bridge on US Rte 422 (before Rte 422 was completed and it was PA Rte 363).
Go



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