For some reason, in 1964 EL crews preferred F unit cabs over Century cabs. The big Alcos were usually on the rear position on multi units.
This unit did not divulge a number. But I surmised it was either an F3 or F2. It sure did look like a well maintained antique.
This was taken at location near Owego and Smithboro. I spent a day here and filled up a roll of film. the only problem was rain off and on.
Three GP 35s have just rescued a freight from four F units.
Finally a meet between two Erie Lackawana Freights.
EL eastbound rolls past evidence of an earlier derailment.
And, a GP 9 will lead them. Almost the last years of first genration power on mainline freights and I was there. What handome line of units Geep and RS 3s.
It was a busy day on the west side of the EL yard/shops in Marion -- just a few weeks before Conrail.
EL 8051 and an F3B power up in (I believe) Findlay, OH.
EL had stored these F's prior to the Conrail merger in Scranton. CR would reactivate this unit as their 1888 between 1976 and 1978 when it was again retired and scrapped. I believe the 7104 was ac... (more)