Discussion in 'Trainspotter ID' started by Triplex, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    When ICG was formed, the GM&O contributed a large number of aging F-units, including many F3s. In 1977, some of these F3s were rebuilt as F10s for the MBTA. Some F10s are still in service, now 60 years old.

    The F10 can be distinguished by its lack of portholes, the louvers with raised frames, and a bulge at the rear to accomodate a HEP generator: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=310547

    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=12117 MBTA
    http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?2005082900373224044.jpg:bysearch:f10:SEARCHTYPE=SIMPLE&PAGE=6&SEARCHSTRING=f10&BOOL=ANY Metro-North
    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=118587 Adirondack Scenic
    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=69322 Idaho Northern & Pacific
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=532942 Nebraska Central
    http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93001 Two Metro-North units
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=293279 Nebraska Central and Idaho Northern & Pacific
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Metro North did the same. Rebuilt a lot of old F7's and F9's, and reclassed them as F10's.
    Also, with New Havens FL-9's Metro North had them rebuilt, and re-classed them as FL-10's. CDOT's FL-9's are then actually -10's, but they have since been retired from revenue service, though one is still running in reserve.
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Now that is something I have never heard of. A F10, I only thought they went up to F9 and stopped. I guess not.sign1
  4. diburning

    diburning Member

    Not True.

    All of Metro-North's F10s are ex-MBTA F10s. MBTA bought F40PHs and sold some of the F10s to Metro North. The rest were leased to other railroads but eventually they were sold to short lines, scenics/tourist railroads, and scrappers.

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