F Units Editors Pick! Contributor's Pick!       
What a surprise!!! F Units on a Train coming by Central Jct. Savannah, Georgia We were completely surprised as there was no talk on the Scanner about them...suddenly there they were!!! It is Summer 1986 and they are still wearing SBD Paint, but CSX has become "official" and indeed you WILL see CSX on the side of Boxcars, Hopper Cars, Flat Cars, and Locomotives!!! By September, these will be wearing the new CSX Paint scheme. WE consider trying to chase this Train, but it was a Pig Train, and there are numerous Traffic Lights in the area, so this had to be our only shot.
Date: 6/15/1986 Location: Savannah, GA   Map Show Savannah on a rail map Views: 1417 Collection Of:   Eugene Cain
Locomotives: SBD 118(FP7A)    Author:  Eugene Cain
F Units
Picture Categories: Action This picture is part of album:  SCL/FL/Seaboard System/CSX 1980-89
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Name Type Comments Date
William H. Davis Jr. General Great shot 8/13/2011 5:36:45 PM
Charles Burgess General Excellent photo! 8/13/2011 6:18:09 PM
TERRENCE ROBLE General Talking about being power short. F units on a pig train great catch!!! 8/13/2011 6:19:13 PM
Eugene Cain General Oh yeah, they were painted into CSX colors shortly after I caught them here. We saw them in Waycross in September 1986 and they were in the new CSX colors then 8/13/2011 9:17:12 PM
Chris S General Ohh,my...what a lashup! Are those B-36's in the lineup?! Great catch, Eugene 8/13/2011 11:09:41 PM
Bernie Feltman General For a while, this was a regular assignment for the "F" units -- GREAT catch, Eugene 8/14/2011 11:02:09 AM
Howard Biby General all I can say is unbelievable for the date 8/14/2011 1:01:44 PM
David T Moore General Wow, that's a great catch, Eugene! I wish CSX had kept these units. 8/14/2011 2:23:17 PM
Wendy Crim General Awesome shot. 8/14/2011 7:20:56 PM
Jonathan Vincent General Love the "F"s, and I always thought the short lived Seaboard System scheme was pretty sharp. 8/31/2011 9:18:29 AM
Atlanta Rails General F's on pig train in 1986! There really is a prototype for everything! Awesome shot and catch! 9/12/2011 6:59:47 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Nice. 9/17/2011 9:41:37 PM
Nick Smith General Too cool! 9/18/2011 3:28:10 PM
Eugene Cain General Everyone wants to know...but I had NO idea they were coming. They just showed up on the Pig Train here. Wanted to chase them north, but too many traffic lights to fight. Had we known, I would have got out of town to chase the Train. Still, it was a good catch!! 9/18/2011 3:39:18 PM
Jim Matuska General Very nice catch Sir! 9/21/2011 9:55:35 PM
J Thompson General WOW what a shot!!! Always loved the Seaboard System paint scheme. This brings back some memories thanks for sharing. 10/15/2011 5:58:12 PM
David Stewart General Well it was a great shot! You could have this kind of luck back then! lol, I saw them once at Tilford tagged with some then new B36s 11/12/2011 4:28:36 PM
steven langsford General Thats awesome to see a F unit in the lead Nice catch. 10/19/2012 5:39:14 PM
steven langsford General Congrats on the editor's Pick. 10/19/2012 5:39:51 PM

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