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Date: 07/31/20 17:14
New control stands in old Fs question
Author: robert162

Dear Tos , i have seen pics of F and E units with new control stands but never "desk top" style. Now i know changing out the old for news must be a complicated job, but how complicated? any pic would be great.



Date: 07/31/20 17:55
Re: New control stands in old Fs question
Author: PHall

Why would you want to install desktop controls? They're pretty much despised by anybody who has to use them.



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Date: 07/31/20 19:20
Re: New control stands in old Fs question
Author: robert162

i am not looking to do asking if its been done
 



Date: 08/01/20 00:34
Re: New control stands in old Fs question
Author: Notch7

I seem to recall that Republic Locomotive redid a FL9 with something like a desktop. I'd like to try one out.



Date: 08/01/20 05:54
Re: New control stands in old Fs question
Author: JasonCNW

i think some canadian roads F units had desktop controls installed during rebuilds, i know ive seen them in F40's.
JC

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Date: 08/01/20 10:14
Re: New control stands in old Fs question
Author: HardYellow

PHall Wrote:
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> Why would you want to install desktop controls?
> They're pretty much despised by anybody who has to
> use them.


DITTO!!!!  I always felt like a fork lift operator. I once had a UP Officer's Special E-unit was converted to a GP-35 engine with a standard control stand and 26L brake valve
 



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Date: 08/02/20 22:57
Re: New control stands in old Fs question
Author: davew833

Actually the UP Officers' Special E-units were converted to one 645 engine, making them essentially GP-38s rather than GP-35s which had the older 567 engines. But I always wondered if they were rebuilt with regular control stands or desks.

HardYellow Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Why would you want to install desktop controls?
> > They're pretty much despised by anybody who has
> to
> > use them.
>
>
> DITTO!!!!  I always felt like a fork lift
> operator. I once had a UP Officer's Special E-unit
> was converted to a GP-35 engine with a standard
> control stand and 26L brake valve
>  



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