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Date: 01/14/22 08:28
F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: santafe199

Bill Gibson was the consummate roster shooter. Good thing, too! ‘Cause I never got to see a Yellow Bonnet in person.

Hmmm... “Yellow Bonnet of Texas”... With a catchy phrase like that, somebody oughtta write a song! ;^)

1. AT&SF 315 L is in a service stop in Temple, TX on January 29, 1973.
Photo by William A. Gibson (WAG) Sr.

Thanks for looking back!
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
Art Gibson (wag216)

 




Date: 01/14/22 08:59
Re: F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: CPR_4000

Still in passenger service? Looks like the guy at the rear is opening the water filler.



Date: 01/14/22 09:03
Re: F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: DLWPocono

Nice shot, thanks for posting
I'm curious, outside of the ATSF, BN (former CB&Q), and D&H (former ATSF), were there other roads that adapted their freight paint schemes to accommodate former passenger units with stainless steel panels? Since there were numerous green BN E units, how did they ultimately deal with the stainless issue?



Date: 01/14/22 09:56
Re: F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: jgilmore

Looking good for being so old...

JG



Date: 01/14/22 10:02
Re: F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: CPR_4000

DLWPocono Wrote:
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> Since there were numerous green BN E units, how did they ultimately deal with the stainless issue?

Some ex-Q E7's were silver/stainless with a green nose. RI also had some stainless side panels.
https://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=2149



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Date: 01/14/22 13:02
Re: F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: texchief1

Very nice shot, Lance!  Thanks for posting one from my old hangout in Temple.

RC Lundgren



Date: 01/14/22 14:19
Re: F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: 2-10-2

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Still in passenger service? Looks like the guy at
> the rear is opening the water filler.
Amtrak's Texas Chief; on it's way to becoming the Lone Star



Date: 01/14/22 14:24
Re: F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: Txtrainman60

VERY nice! THANKS for this one Lance.



Date: 01/15/22 07:06
Re: F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: Evan_Werkema

CPR_4000 Wrote:

> Still in passenger service? Looks like the guy at the rear is opening the water filler.

The locomotive also has an ATS receiver on its rear truck, so yes, it's still leased to Amtrak for passenger service.  The last of the leased 300-class were returned by September of 1973.



Date: 01/15/22 10:29
Re: F-unit Friday: The Yellow (Bonnet) of Texas!
Author: Conch

Very nice image but after looking at these, I think I prefer the red and silver version better.  IMHO.



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