RailPictures.Net Photo: BN 9762 Burlington Northern Railroad EMD F3(A) at LaCrosse, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Burlington Northern Railroad (more..)
EMD F3(A) (more..)
Milwaukee Road LaCrosse Division LaCrosse Depot (more..)
LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1972
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
BN 9762 (more..)
NRPC 32 (more..)
Tom Farence (more..)
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After coming in on train 31 the day before we're well rested and going back to Milwaukee on train 32. I'm probably firing for Harry Gust who at the time was one of the regular Engineers on Amtrak. It appears we've got a couple ex-NP units and a couple of ex-GN units. I remember that the GN units were in a little bit rougher shape then the NP units but the boilers on the GN units were better. In the winter I liked to run all the boilers as they would cycle back and forth so you would get better water and fuel usage. If the snow was deep you would use a lot of boiler pressure to heat the train as the pipes between the cars would drag in the snow so it was harder to keep up steam toward the rear end. That old F3A on the head end would be a rough rider but not as bad as those MILW FP7's with that extra 4ft between the front truck and the fuel and water tanks.
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