• FEC E8 on BNSF

  • General discussion about railroad operations, related facilities, maps, and other resources.
General discussion about railroad operations, related facilities, maps, and other resources.

Moderator: Robert Paniagua

  by jz441
 
Earlier this week we had this FEC E8 come visit us in LA.
Does anyone know the history of this engine? Where did it first run?
Thank you!

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  by Noel Weaver
 
Florida East Coast E units were numbered 10XX. I do not think this was a
Florida East Coast engine as the number boards are different for one thing
and there are probably other reasons as well.
Noel Weaver

  by DrawbarFlats
 
I waited around for ya a few days ago to give ya the heads up but got a quit instead.

Anyway the loco is ex MREX, E8-A, EMD Ser # 11494, Blt 7/50, ex C&NW # 5022.

This loco was stored down an industry lead at La Mirada for years. Even made a trip to Fullerton Railroad Days a few years back.

From what I hear, FEC bought the unit. The current reporting marks confirm this as sorts. Could just be for transfer though.

Check out the link. http://www.monadrailway.com/

The unit is operational and has been used in many movies, commercials and TV shows.

I see you got your pics as well!! Nice photo's.

I burned off two rolls of film and also some B&W up close. Did a double take when I first noticed this loco from Citcom!! Did ya see the SOO Line unit as well?
Great visitor for a change, huh?

When I see ya next I'll give ya some copies.
Call me.

  by jz441
 
DrawbarFlats wrote:I waited around for ya a few days ago to give ya the heads up but got a quit instead.
Lucky... :-D
DrawbarFlats wrote:Anyway the loco is ex MREX, E8-A, EMD Ser # 11494, Blt 7/50, ex C&NW # 5022.
Thaks Drawbar... I have people in Europe asking me about this engine, but now I can tell them.
DrawbarFlats wrote:This loco was stored down an industry lead at La Mirada for years. Even made a trip to Fullerton Railroad Days a few years back.
Hm... I never worked much at La Mirada, so I wouldn't know, but now I do remember seeing something down the lead off of main a few years a go.
DrawbarFlats wrote:I see you got your pics as well!! Nice photo's.
Thanks! I wish I had a cab key so I could get some cab shots.
DrawbarFlats wrote:Did ya see the SOO Line unit as well?
Great visitor for a change, huh?
You bet I did... :wink:
This SD60 is ex SOO, now CEFX.
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