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Date: 09/22/22 10:05
OTH-38: D&RGW ABBA F's between 2 C&S SD's in Cheyenne
Author: valmont

An overcast January 16, 1971 in Cheyenne was brightened by the power on this train: C&S SD9 838 followed by D&RGW F's 5574, 5573, 5722, 5764 and another C&S SD9.




Date: 09/22/22 10:36
Re: OTH-38: D&RGW ABBA F's between 2 C&S SD's in Cheyenne
Author: refarkas

What an amazing lashup!
Bob



Date: 09/22/22 10:45
Re: OTH-38: D&RGW ABBA F's between 2 C&S SD's in Cheyenne
Author: SPDRGWfan

valmont Wrote:
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> An overcast January 16, 1971 in Cheyenne was
> brightened by the power on this train: C&S SD9 838
> followed by D&RGW F's 5574, 5573, 5722, 5764 and
> another C&S SD9.

F7A's #5574 and 5764 were frequently on the California Zephyr during her final years.  This appears to be part of their swan song.



Date: 09/22/22 10:53
Re: OTH-38: D&RGW ABBA F's between 2 C&S SD's in Cheyenne
Author: IC1038west

Wow! Vitamin Q supplemented by Grande Gold. Great catch! Reminds me of the years when the horsepower starved Illinois Central was using F units from DRGW, Bessemer, Katy, and Precision Mt Vernon, il while Paducah Kentucky was busy cranking out rebuilds to catch up with the shortages. Nice look back.



Date: 09/22/22 11:54
Re: OTH-38: D&RGW ABBA F's between 2 C&S SD's in Cheyenne
Author: AMTRUK

Didn't the C&S lease Rio Grande power during sugar beet season?
Luke

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Date: 09/22/22 12:26
Re: OTH-38: D&RGW ABBA F's between 2 C&S SD's in Cheyenne
Author: valmont

I have pictures of DRGW F's, MKT F's and UP GP's hauling beets on the C&S  (late 60's, early 70's) when beet season rolled around.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/22 12:33 by valmont.



Date: 09/23/22 03:12
Re: OTH-38: D&RGW ABBA F's between 2 C&S SD's in Cheyenne
Author: Roadjob

Love that lashup!! Cool shot from an era when you could see some very interesting lashups north and south of Denver.

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



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