N&W F units

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Fri Dec 17 11:51:12 EST 2004

As best I can determine, the F's stayed mainly on the old Wabash
territory, St Louis to Chicago and Detroit.  The Canadian-built units
stayed up in Canada as there was a significant tax reason for them to
not cross the US border and vice-versa.  There were some equipment
differences, too, I think between US and Canadian versions.  In late
1960's the CNJ leased some of the US built F-7's for use in New Jersey
and Pennsylvania.  In WAB territory, they ran in the three tone WAB
scheme or the WAB all-blue scheme in the early years after the lease
before being repainted into black or blue scheme.  I have never seen any
photographs of F's running on trains in the old ex-NKP territory or W&LE
territory.  The F-7's seem to have been tied to Decatur, IL maintenance
and never got far away from that area.


G Rolih Cincinnati, OH  


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I photographed an F7 in Roanoke in 1972; the image appeared in an NWHS
calendar. Someone might erroniously infer that some of them operated in
the east. But the truth is the unit had returned from a lease to the CNJ
and was actually off the roster at the time I shot it. I spent a lot of
time on the N&W in the '60s and '70s and never saw an F7 in operation,
nor did any of my friends doing the same thing. Nor have I ever seen a
photograph of one on the 'old' N&W. The only first generation road units
I ever saw were GP9/18s and RS11s.


But as Ed says, as soon as one stakes out firm ground, something
surfaces to shake the ground.


Bill McClure


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	> No to the first and possibly to the second. I think they
mainly stayed on 
	> the old Wabash lines of the Western Region, but as certain as
I speculate 
	> that none ever went to Virginia somebody will come up with a
photo of one 
	> going through Pearisburg. 
	> Never say never. 
	> EdKing 
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	> > Did the N & W F units only run in Canada? Did they ever make
it down to 
	> the 
	> > Virginia area? 
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