• Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Texas

  • General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.
General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.

Moderators: Miketherailfan, rob216

  by Jeff Smith
 
Wow, here's an old nugget of a thread! A link to two FL9 units from CtDOT making their way out to you: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uptrain/31647386957/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Congrats on getting the units! Although we wish you'd keep them in NH livery!
A pair of former Connecticut Department of Transportation FL9's still wearing their New Haven “McGinnis” paint scheme applied by CDOT move west on BNSF Train H GALKCK1 02A crossing the KCT Argentine Connection Flyover where it will drop down into BNSF Argentine Yard.


The State of Connecticut was once owner of 10 FL9's, and 6 of them sat in storage since 2009 before being auctioned off in 2018. This pair was sold to the Grapevine Vintage Railroad based in Grapevine, TX. GVRX 2014 and 2016 are 1960 EMD products and were originally NH 2041 and 2044, respectively. Once in Texas the pair will be repainted into the GVRR “cabernet and champagne” scheme that their passenger cars are dressed in, and will run in pull-pull formation on their excursion train.
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