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Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314
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Author:  jayrod [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

I noticed in both images that the consist is FA2/RS3/FB2/RS3 with another FA2 trailing in the #359 image. Was this something normal on the L&N or just coincidence?

Author:  PMC [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

Les Beckman wrote:
PMC -

The light gray/yellow nose L&N scheme wasn't too bad, but can't hold a candle to the original dark blue (black?) body with crème colored stripes trimmed in red. Can't find a photo of #314 in that scheme, but here is number 359 wearing it:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/397065/

The L&N red herald on the nose is the clincher!


Les


I agree that is the best scheme Les. There is also a more basic black/ dark blue with a round red emblem on the nose:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/617262/

Hopefully IRM has a photo of #314 as delivered, but I'm sure it isn't the grey and yellow.

Author:  jmlaboda [ Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

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...but can't hold a candle to the original dark blue (black?) body with crème colored stripes trimmed in red.


IIRC black was on freight units while blue was on passenger units.

Author:  ted66 [ Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

I grew up with the Long Island Rail Road's assorted Diesels. Commuted on the Port Jefferson Line.

But my father was from Kentucky so I am glad that a L&N Diesel is being restored. IRM also has a L&N dining
car which I hope they paint some day.

Down in Bowling Green, Kentucky the Railroad Park has filled the old station with displays, a model railroad and they have a couple of car bodies outside. Well worth visiting!

Ted Miles, IRM Member

Author:  Frank Hicks [ Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

ted66 wrote:
IRM also has a L&N dining car which I hope they paint some day.

You mean this one?

Image

Author:  jmlaboda [ Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

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Well worth visiting!


Just wish they could have gotten a real L&N dining car... that Espee car is a good stand-in but that is all that it is...

Looking forward to the FA being restored!!!

Author:  Jdelhaye [ Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

jmlaboda wrote:
Quote:
Well worth visiting!


Just wish they could have gotten a real L&N dining car... that Espee car is a good stand-in but that is all that it is...

Looking forward to the FA being restored!!!

Excuse me, but what "Espee car" are you referring to?

Jeff

Author:  PMC [ Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

I think 2726 is an original L&N car: http://www.irm.org/gallery/LN2726/aay

Author:  Alexander D. Mitchell IV [ Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

PMC wrote:
I think 2726 is an original L&N car: http://www.irm.org/gallery/LN2726/aay


See also pp. 4-11 of this: http://www.irm.org/railwire/pdf/190.pdf

Author:  jmlaboda [ Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

Quote:
Quote:
Down in Bowling Green, Kentucky the Railroad Park...


Excuse me, but what "Espee car" are you referring to?


The diner at The Historic Railroad Park is SP 10202.

Author:  Jdelhaye [ Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Illinois Railroad Museum restoring Alco FA L&N #314

jmlaboda wrote:
Quote:
Quote:
Down in Bowling Green, Kentucky the Railroad Park...


Excuse me, but what "Espee car" are you referring to?


The diner at The Historic Railroad Park is SP 10202.


It would appear that myself, and at least 2 other people, assumed your comment was about L&N 2726 at IRM, thereby illustrating the dangers of cropping a quote too close to the bone...............

Jeff

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