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I am a lonely F - unit (Solved)
« on: August 21, 2018, 08:21:53 PM »
I am a lonely F - unit and by now you know that I am a former Western Maryland Rwy. a.k.a. Wild Mary ;D Can you tell me which town and railroad yard I am located in?? The results may be surprising.
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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 10:44:14 PM »
Looks like the Monon Indianapolis yard, but I'm probably incorrect.

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 08:33:14 AM »
How about Belmont in Indy!

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 10:03:08 AM »
Old B&O Moorefield Yard in Indy?

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 10:10:54 AM »
That's what I was going to say.  I grew up along the former Decatur Sub west of Indy and can recall seeing WM units once in a great while on the line.

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 12:23:39 PM »
Looks like State Street Yards on the Eastside of Indy.

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 12:43:16 PM »
Sorry, but you are all wrong!! I will give you hint, this location has been talked about in another thread on here recently sort of.

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2018, 09:45:21 PM »
Sorry, but you are all wrong!! I will give you hint, this location has been talked about in another thread on here recently sort of.

Yard A, Logansport

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2018, 11:30:36 PM »
Why is this in Mitchell?

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2018, 07:12:57 AM »
if it is in Mitchell, Western Maryland was part of the Chessie System as was the B&O through Mitchell.

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2018, 03:10:37 PM »
You all are still wrong!!! ??? New hint: "7."

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2018, 01:01:25 AM »
77 trombones, Gary?

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2018, 09:07:33 AM »
That was one of the more interesting parts of the Chessie merger.

Western Maryland was crazy about maintaining and upgrading their power. To the point that they rebuilt these to pretty much GP18 specs internally. AAR control stands, 1800HP prime movers, new traction motors. They kept things in tip top shape. So when chessie got all these units. They were often much better condition then later purchased B&O units. Most ran until 1979 and were still in good shape. Chessie traded them in and most of the upgraded stuff is still probably riding around on CSX GP40-2s. Chessie got almost half the price knocked off a GP40-2 because the high number of reused components.

They also chopnosed GPs before it became the thing to do.

WM also ran TWO five chimes on top of the loco. Both sounded at once. And you hoggers thought your unit was loud.
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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2018, 08:23:15 AM »
The last hint was to signify the amount of different railroads that use to come through this town at one time. So now to the new hint: Most of this area is long gone, or is it???

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2018, 05:07:29 PM »
C&O/CHESSIE AT GRIFFITH IN.

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2018, 10:55:58 PM »
Still a big "NO." Looks like I need to drop another hint photo, as you can see my younger cousin is parked in about the same spot as I am.

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2018, 11:31:00 PM »
Muncie, IN

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 10:21:36 AM »
Still a big "NO"!!!! New hint: "RIVERS"

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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 04:59:56 PM »
This looks familiar, but the brain isn't making the connection.
I want to say Star City or North Judson, but they don't fit the 7 and rivers clues.
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Re: I am a lonely F - unit
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2018, 07:44:35 PM »
The coaling tower is a clue