R&N adds to its F unit fleet

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R&N adds to its F unit fleet

Post by johnpbarlow »

Per R&N web site via Trains Magazine on-line: "Two of Norfolk Southern’s “Fab Four” Electro-Motive F units — F9A No. 270 and F7B No. 275 — have been purchased by Pennsylvania regional Reading & Northern, the railroad announced Saturday....R&N already owns two former Bessemer & Lake Erie F7s that are being restored for service. Muller says the newly acquired A-B set will be teamed up with one of the ex-B&LE units to form a matched A-B-A lashup. Tentative plans are to replace the NS light gray paint with R&N Tuscan red on the streamlined units..."

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... ur-f-units

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Re: R&N adds to its F unit fleet

Post by Pensyfan19 »

"Look down, step over, and watch the gap!" - Dr. John Clarke, the Gap Rap, 2010

I am a believer of railfanning rule 101: if it exists, a private corporation can run it better.

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Re: R&N adds to its F unit fleet

Post by mcgrath618 »

Pensyfan19 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:09 am
Uhhhh, guys?

Not bad. The B unit should complement this nicely.

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Re: R&N adds to its F unit fleet

Post by TSTII »

Looks beautiful but can anyone explain the significance of the paint scheme ?

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