Texas Star F unit # 407 sits at NRE locomotive shops in Mt. Vernon, IL awaiting shipment on 12/31/2012, bought by the Norfolk Southern Railway as a re-build for more new F units in the famous "OCS" scheme which will take place at Altoona, PA.
Nice shot :3
Congratulations on getting this into the April Issue of Trains Magazine Kevin!!
this train abandoned, guarded?
It was bought by Norfolk Southern railroad and they took it out of storage here at NRE shops in Mt. Vernon, IL to be delivered to the NS in a few months.
It needs some work on the rear end. Metal fabricators will have a field day with this one. I heard it was wrecked in texas last time It was run I reckon that is where that damage came from.
Great shot Kevin! It will be awesome to catch her again all spiffed up for a before and after shot!
Sad to see her be turned into scrap for other things.. I wonder if she powered the Yellow Rose train which used to go into Galveston a long time ago.
Glad she's going to a good home!
ah yes, another locomotive saved from scrap
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Thanks, babe! She is old but she is looking good for being in storage for 20 years!!! Hopefully I catch it when it is re-built!! Love you too, honey! Mwah!!
Great catch man!!!! Love those F Units!!
who would replace the headlight with a bell?
I know that NS is going to take that bell off and put the headlight there.
The Chicago and North Western was well known for that. That light housing once housed a MARS light. It was a mechanical oscillating light unit that was intended to visually grab the attention of anyone near the tracks. When it malfunctioned, it was a pain to repair. Rather than replace it with a fixed headlight with a wider beam, they put a bell there.
if the railroad ain't gonna use it, I'd happily take it off their hands LOL
Nice catch. Lakawanna colors and style on a former C&NW F-Unit.
Lucky New Years Eve catch Bro!