Former Canadian National GMD F9B No. 6622 still hangs onto whats left of its heritage at Alamosa, Colorado, on August 31, 2013. Built in January 1957 for passenger service on CN, The unit went to ... (more)
The three fuel tanks are all that remains from the three Erie Mining Co. F9(B) units that have recently been deemed scrap and cut up by a contractor for razor blades etc..
My first visit to the EMCO plant was on December 30, 1980 and unfortunately our timing was poor as apparently they had stopped running mainline trains for the season as all the F-units were dead a... (more)
Clinchfield B-unit #865 awaiting its next assignment at Erwin, TN || March 1971
Canadian National F9B #6635, with the remains of the passenger train it was pulling in the foreground, is in the process of being rerailed by Canadian Pacific Wrecker #414479
A rare look at the hostler controls inside the freshly overhauled CP Rail F9B #1900. The single chime horn cord is just out of the frame to the left and the bell is operated by the valve under the... (more)
Fresh out of the shop from Class-A overhaul and addition of a third porthole window to better represent the 1900 of early CP history.
When the WC bought Ex VIA FP9's for passenger service on the former ACR four F9B units were also puchased. From my understanding the B's were for spare parts. Two of the B's were stripped of parts... (more)
When One's Not Enough. What's a railfan from the steam-starved East to do The answer, at least in 2009, was to Go West to Michigan, where eight locomotives were gathering. Here fo... (more)
Southbound OCS on the former SOU main line approaching Spartanburg, SC.
A Keokuk Junction Railway mechanic might feel like he is being watched as work continues on repairing the F9B unit.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO