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 Post subject: EMD F-unit question- how many B units are left?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:50 pm 

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Hi folks. I was wondering, how many b units are left in the F- series? I did make a small list, but I am certain that I missed a few.

DLW 664b (f7b)
NS 4275, 4276 (f7b)
SF 347B (f3b)
BN-2 (f9b)
CP 1018, 1019 (f7b slug)
WP 925 (f9b)
EMD 103B (ftb)
MILW 96B (f7b)
CP 1400 (exec. F9b)
DRGW 5771, 5631(f9b)

I am certain that this isn't all of them. Are there other units hidden away, or better yet preserved?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:56 pm 

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Do you want to include none locomotive uses?

Heater cars
Power cars
Radio Control Cars
Slugs

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 Post subject: Re: EMD F-unit question- how many B units are left?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:59 pm 

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Yes. From operational units, to hollow slugs. I'm curious to what wasn't cut up.


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 Post subject: Re: EMD F-unit question- how many B units are left?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:12 pm 

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Good topic.

Here is a past thread about preserved "B"units with a lot of info -

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30707


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:27 pm 

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I believe Gateway had ex-CNW F7B #315 for sale on behalf of a client a while back, no idea current status: https://web.archive.org/web/20160804043 ... yb035.html

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 Post subject: Re: EMD F-unit question- how many B units are left?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:29 pm 

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Just a note. WP 925 is a counterfeit. All WP B units were scrapped. The 925 at Portola is really a CN B unit painted to look like a WP unit. I do not know the CN number.


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ITM has a complete , but inoperable, Milwaukee Rd F7B

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:30 am 

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Hi,

The Keokuk Junction Railway, a small shortline in west-central Illinois, is home to an A-B-A set of ex-CN FP9's. They have been repainted and renumbered for the KJRY and are used in weekly revenue freight service between Peoria and La Harpe, IL.

The B unit was built in February of 1955 as CN 6613. It later worked for VIA under the same number and then was sold to a leading company who sold it to KJRY. Here is a photo I took a few days ago of the B unit at the railroad's shops at Mapleton, IL.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:03 pm 

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"WP 925C" at Portola Railroad Museum, is former CN 9190 (F7Bu)(nee 9039) rebuilt 10/1972 (reference: Canadian Trackside Guide - 2017 issue).

Len Thibeault


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:06 pm 

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Anyone know the status of the VLIX fleet? I know there are several B units in that collection.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:19 pm 

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Tavor wrote:
Anyone know the status of the VLIX fleet? I know there are several B units in that collection.


I think the ex-EMCO units were scrapped some time back after repeated attempts to sell them.

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 Post subject: Re: EMD F-unit question- how many B units are left?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:01 pm 

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CREEPING DEATH wrote:
Tavor wrote:
Anyone know the status of the VLIX fleet? I know there are several B units in that collection.


I think the ex-EMCO units were scrapped some time back after repeated attempts to sell them.

CD


lake superior rr museum has a erie mineing a and b unit along with soo line fp7 2500
on one visit i also saw a milw rd snow plow b unit i think it went to els rr


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 Post subject: Re: EMD F-unit question- how many B units are left?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:33 pm 

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Yeah, I thought VLIX has a few F-units at TVRM as well, including the famed Haysi #1.
Anyone know the status of those? Is the Haysi 1 operable?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:02 pm 

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WM 415 on the West Virginia Central, but is of another heritage. It just masquerades as a WM unit. It was one of the CSX A-B-B-A set, I believe it was originally NC&St.L 918, later Seaboard and then CSX 117.


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