FL-9s on the move

Dave B
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2:56 PM - Oct 02, 2018 #1

Photo taken in Springfield today.
fl-9 10-2-18 Springfield.jpg
fl-9 10-2-18 Springfield.jpg
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nhhe52
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3:53 PM - Oct 02, 2018 #2

Where are they headed?

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5:31 PM - Oct 02, 2018 #3

nhhe52 wrote: Where are they headed?

Ed
My guess would be Selkirk, before they come back east, if they are the units ultimately headed for Boston and Hyannis.
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fl9 2048
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6:19 PM - Oct 02, 2018 #4

I spotted 2026, 2011 late afternoon today on the east end of "The Fill" the east end of West Springfield yard. I did not see the other unit maybe it went west. My guess is an Eastbound will pick them up and take them to Worcester and Framingham. I believe 2026 is going to Hyannis, not sure where the 2011 is going.

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nhhe52
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6:23 PM - Oct 02, 2018 #5

Regardless of where they end up and in what paint scheme, its great that they still exist, even if they were the poorest examples of the New Haven motive power.  If only a few of the heavy electrics had been preserved.

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Statkowski
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7:09 PM - Oct 02, 2018 #6

FL9s.png Fixed it for you.
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3:28 PM - Oct 03, 2018 #7

Oh my god no! I was never aware of that and I wish to see them going through Springfield! Looks like It's too late now
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Bill Reidy
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6:33 AM - Oct 04, 2018 #8

2011 is heading to the Cape along with 2026.  From the Trains News Wire:

"Massachusetts Coastal Railroad, a southeastern Massachusetts freight operation, purchased two Connecticut FL9s, No. 2011 (originally NH No. 2038, built in 1960) and No. 2026 (NH No. 2007, built 1957). Chris Podgurski, president and chief operating officer, says the units will be assigned to the company’s Cape Cod Central passenger operation. Podgurski is pleased with the two FL9s the railroad has acquired, commenting on their good wheel condition and their Caterpillar head end power units. He remarked that FL9s will be returning to territory that they once covered while working for the New Haven."

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... ocomotives
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10:17 AM - Oct 04, 2018 #9

So the question remains as too what paint scheme they will have? I know my vote is for the New Haven scheme.
 But either way at least they are on home rails.

 Bill
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12:19 PM - Oct 04, 2018 #10

Lets hope they keep original "New Haven" colors, install  "Hancock Air Whistles" and number them back to NH 2007 and NH 2038.

JJ
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