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Date: 11/23/22 13:19
4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: MartyBernard

1. Western Maryland F7A 7152 built as WM 64 in March 1950 in Galesburg, IL on March 2, 1978, Larry Anglund photo.

2. Western Maryland F7A 7156 built as WM 232 in December 1952 in Savanna, IL on March 4, 1978, Larry Anglund photo.

3. Western Maryland F7A 7175 built as WM 241 in December 1952 at Galesburg, IL on February 26, 1978, Larry Anglund photo.

4. Western Maryland F7A 7175 built December 1952 as WM 241, at Galesburg, IL on March 5, 1978, Larry Anglund photo.








Date: 11/23/22 13:19
Re: 4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: MartyBernard

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Date: 11/23/22 13:31
Re: 4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: CPR_4000

Wow, I never knew Chessie had a runthrough agreement with BN. Last thing I'd expect to see is a WM F unit coupled to a BN U25C!



Date: 11/23/22 13:44
Re: 4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: ClubCar

All nice photos, the Western Maryland units all have their new CSX numbers, and several of them lasted working those freight trains until 1980.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 11/23/22 14:01
Re: 4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: EL833

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Last thing I'd expect to see is a WM F unit coupled to a BN U25C!

 Wow, aint't that the truth- first seeing that combo for me.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 11/23/22 15:33
Re: 4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: Roadmaster

When you said "in Illinois," I was expecting photos from Barr Yard or somewhere else around Chicago.  Count me among the astonished TO members viewing your post.

Matthew



Date: 11/23/22 19:03
Re: 4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: WM1977

Probably units being leased out, I believe that some gp9s were being leased to the Rock Island about that time.
CR

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Date: 11/23/22 20:01
Re: 4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: CPR_4000

WM1977 Wrote:
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> Probably units being leased out, I believe that some gp9s were being leased to the Rock Island about that time.

Could be ... all the Chessie units look like GP9's and F units.



Date: 11/23/22 20:54
Re: 4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: GN599

These are great! I bet they were a welcome addition wherever they roamed. Being so well maintained and all. I know I would prefer the 7156 on the point vs the filthy U boat!



Date: 11/24/22 08:02
Re: 4 of Western Maryland F7s in Illinois
Author: ntharalson

I believe these were ALL leased units.  The BN was very power short at the time as the Powder River caol traffic had just exploded.  Thanks for posting, Marty.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



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