Famous FL-9s?

Guest
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October 22nd, 2003, 3:04 pm #1

Here is a thinking cap question.
Why are the following FL-9s famous(for lack of a better word)
These are the original NH numbers as delivered.
#2000
#2016
#2020
#2059

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October 22nd, 2003, 3:54 pm #2

Well....
EDER-5 #2000 was the first to be built, and EDER-5a #2059 was the last.
David
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October 22nd, 2003, 9:37 pm #3

I don't believe that any particular FL-9 could be characterized as famous. However, I believe the 2059 is noteworthy for having been the last F unit of any kind built by EMD. Are you referring to supporting roles in "It Happened to Jane" or "Superman" for one or more of the other three units?

NHRHTA1
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October 22nd, 2003, 10:18 pm #4

All I know other that the previous we used to call 2020 "Perfect Vision" while trainwatching. LOL
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October 23rd, 2003, 12:19 am #5

Was the 2016 one of those lettered for EASTER & PORTLAND in "It Happened to Jane"?

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October 23rd, 2003, 8:08 am #6

Well so far you people have three correct.
#2000 the first FL-9
#2016 It Happened to jane
#2059 the last FL-9
Now for #2020, a hint You can "spot" it from the side.

northeast45.e
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October 23rd, 2003, 9:10 am #7

2020............HMMMMMMMMMMM.
It has a picture of Hugh Downs on one side, and Bahbah Wawa on the other? 20/20 ABC
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October 23rd, 2003, 9:21 am #8

Bob:
I couldn't have said it better myself.
David
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October 23rd, 2003, 9:50 am #9

How about this FL-9 being in the Diesels Spotters Guide some 30 plus years ago

Dick Brion
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October 23rd, 2003, 7:15 pm #10

Verified, but what a nasty looking engine. Too bad she couldn't have been washed prir to the pix.
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