Markings of Locomotive

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Markings of Locomotive

roosterntex
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November 30th, 2017, 3:43 pm #1

I need a picture or pictures of the first F series Diesel Freight Locomotives. I am a model collector and it is important to me that I have things correct. I don't know for sure what the patteren and color scheme is correct for F series freight engines. I have some models but I think they are passenger train engines and all my trains are freight trains.
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DBrion
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November 30th, 2017, 5:54 pm #2

This link to Wikipedia should provide you with a start on your research:

EMD F-series locomotives


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BX10
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December 1st, 2017, 1:47 am #3

Also take a look on the web for Streamliners at Spencer.

 Bill
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NH746EJO
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December 1st, 2017, 10:43 am #4

GM FT 103 - THE FIRST F TYPE
P1010001-001.JPG FT 103 was built by Electro Motive Company (General Motors) in 1939 as a demonstrator.  It was the first successful diesel freight locomotive and was the downfall of steam freight engines.   The New Haven did not own any of the early F units -- the first New Haven F type was the FL-9 of 1957-60.  I photographed the preserved 103 while it was "demonstrating" on a freight at Spencer, NC during the Streamliners event in May 2014.
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December 1st, 2017, 6:30 pm #5

Wouldn't it be something to see the first and last F-unit side by side?
 GM FT 103 and New Haven FL-9 2059

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NH746EJO
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December 2nd, 2017, 10:42 am #6

FT and FL9
Bill - this is as close as I got to getting the FT and FL9 together  -- but the FT on the left was facing the wrong way.  However, the ACL E3 was also built in 1939 vs 1960 for the FL9 and shows 20 years of change in passenger diesels.  The Burlington E5 was built in 1940.  The C&O F3 has recently been restored to its original Clinchfield livery.  (Spencer, NC, May 2014)
P1010108.JPG  I'm not a diesel fan but I would have liked to have seen a New Haven Alco DL109 preserved and with the other "streamliners" at Spencer.  It would have looked a little like the early E units.  I have to be honest and say that I didn't think the DL109 was good looking back when I frequently watched them on the New Haven but they were interesting and special.  Folllowing is what I think is good looking  -- it's a shot I got of Lackawanna F3's on a freight being held by the order board at the Barber Junction station in Spencer, NC in May 2014.
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