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Date: 01/12/20 16:18
Reading, Blue Mountain, and Northern F9A 270
Author: sscannella

Haven't seen pictures posted here of the Reading and Northern's recently acquired (from NS) F9A 270 since it's painting last week.  It's been on display at their station at North Reading for the past few days.  Here's the NS 4270 and later renumbered 270 working on NS in 2018 and 2019, and now RBMN 270 this afternoon.  Reading and Northern is planning an all day excursion from North Reading to Pittston to showcase the 270 (and sister F7B 275) on April 18.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/20 16:46 by sscannella.








Date: 01/12/20 16:19
Re: Reading, Blue Mountain, and Northern F9A 270
Author: sscannella

One more from this afternoon.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/20 16:47 by sscannella.




Date: 01/12/20 18:34
Re: Reading, Blue Mountain, and Northern F9A 270
Author: pennsypower

What's that contraption on the adjacent track in the first picture?

Paul B



Date: 01/12/20 18:43
Re: Reading, Blue Mountain, and Northern F9A 270
Author: NSDash9

pennsypower Wrote:
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> What's that contraption on the adjacent track in
> the first picture?

Looks like a group of empty ballast cars with solar panels.


Chris Toth
NSDash9.com



Date: 01/12/20 20:47
Re: Reading, Blue Mountain, and Northern F9A 270
Author: Mgoldman

Looking at some night flash shots - it seemed as if the steam locomotive
had been moved.  Guess not.  Nice shot - wonder how long it will be there?

/Mitch



Date: 01/12/20 22:32
Re: Reading, Blue Mountain, and Northern F9A 270
Author: wabash2800

Looks fine.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 01/13/20 10:39
Re: Reading, Blue Mountain, and Northern F9A 270
Author: callum_out

Those hoppers are either Herzog or Herzog built with hydraulically operated hopper doors which
allow mugh better metering of the ballast. Doors are powered buy a 12 VDC motored hydraulic unit
who's batteries are charged by the solar panels.

Out 



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