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 Post subject: Re: Fairbanks Morse Preservation Society
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:19 am 

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When I was stationed at Ft Carson Colorado in the late 70's we had two FM's they were 1858 and 1860 not sure what they were, but maybe H-10-44's. I rode them several times and the crews loved them, because of their tremendous pulling power. They were always shut down when not in use, and I never saw them have any problem starting up. While I was there 1860 (much to the dismay of the operating crew)was shipped out and an EMD GP7L was brought in to replace it. The FM was much preferred over the EMD.

Good luck with your project.


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 Post subject: Re: Fairbanks Morse Preservation Society
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:33 pm 

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CREEPING DEATH wrote:
Cameron Wolk wrote:
Did FM ever have a company archives accessible to the public at any point or time?


Ask them: http://www.fairbanksmorse.com/

CD


This is not the original Fairbanks Morse company. FM Engines (which you reference above), Fairbanks Morse Pump, and Fairbanks Scale are spinoff or sell-off companies from the various incarnations of the conglomerate the original FM became a part of, the names of that conglomerate including Fairbanks Whitney, Colt Industries, Coltec Industries, BFGoodrich and Goodrich Corporation. Goodrich Corporation is the current corporate successor.

As to where the FM archives went, hard to tell but we would all hope that the appropriate parts went to the appropriate spin-off, but is such cases one never knows. For comparison I have been wasting a lot of time trying to track down the company that has information on an old Westinghouse motor and I keep getting bounced around between different companies that the Westinghouse motor business bounced through over the decades.

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 Post subject: Re: Fairbanks Morse Preservation Society
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:03 pm 

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According to this article http://tinyurl.com/ke9bckp the Lake States Railway Historical Association has a large collection of F-M material.

Jim Tatum


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