Probably not quite what the men at the shop at Cleburne, TX had in mind when they rebuilt the unit from a ATSF F-7, but nonetheless proudly owned by the Grafton and Upton, G&U 1500 basks in the wi... (more)
You know the old CF-7 took its lumps but as originally promulgated it wasn't that bad, good sized cab, sort of solid utilitarian look. We won't discuss the hideous cab they added later but from ... (more)
This unit's own was right next to the TVA plant the served and this was the parts supply to keep several others running.
ATSF rebuilts were somewhat like facelifts, the first one wasn't bad but they should have left well enough ALONE. Did anyone catch Larry King last night?
Man, these things got around. The didn't last very long here and I think only two got a full paint job. The other one was tuscan red.
AD&N CF7 #1513 between switching duties at Fordyce, AR in October 1988.
Pee Dee CF7 2486 (former ATSF) at Pee Dee, SC - 7/91
The signal protects the diamond but over which RR I do not remember. These units have just dropped a train. Boy, CF-7s are coyote ugly.
ATSF #2546 Gets ready to take 8 autoracks north to Boston,KY to drop them off to CSX.
Daily train switches the huge paper mill.
Faded ex ATSF unit was my hangout for the entire day.
Pioneer Valley CF-7 on a local switches the industrial park north of the PVRR engine house in Westfield, MA. Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200mm f/4L
Close-up of "Port of Lake Charles" sorting carbon black hoppers.