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Texas Star F7A # 407 @ Mt Vernon IL by EternalFlame1891 Texas Star F7A # 407 @ Mt Vernon IL by EternalFlame1891
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.
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Nice shot :3
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Congratulations on getting this into the April Issue of Trains Magazine Kevin!!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I haven't seen it yet! LOL!!! Thanks, buddy!!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Anytime buddy!
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Lemon97 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this train abandoned, guarded?
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
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.
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Lemon97 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
type realized ...
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doctorreplen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice photo!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Tahnk you!
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
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.
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Most likely, Joseph! They are getting ready to take it to the NS to Altoona anytime!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great shot Kevin! It will be awesome to catch her again all spiffed up for a before and after shot!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
It really will, Darin! I can't wait to see her in her new uniform, buddy!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Me too!!
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SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Writer
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.
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Wordworker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad she's going to a good home! :)
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
A very good one and a new word robe! :)
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FriscoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah yes, another locomotive saved from scrap
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Hell yes!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
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!!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yes she is, babe! ;) I hope I can! In good time I will, babe! Mwah! Love you the most!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I hope, babe! ;) It is still sitting down there! LOL! Mwah!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
;) Hell yes she does, baby! LOL! <33
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SMT-Images Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great catch man!!!! Love those F Units!!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thanks man! Same here!!
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DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Nice
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ltgrxr Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who would replace the headlight with a bell?
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I know that NS is going to take that bell off and put the headlight there.
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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.
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ltgrxr Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if the railroad ain't gonna use it, I'd happily take it off their hands LOL
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
You and me both! Lets put our wallets together and buy it! LOL!!
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ltgrxr Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice catch. Lakawanna colors and style on a former C&NW F-Unit.
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
It is sweet!!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucky New Years Eve catch Bro!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thanks, buddy! It was luck, man!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I'll catch a NS F some day!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
You will man! They still get around today!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be watching!
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