Cotton Belt FTs in combination?

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  1. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

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    I've got two AB sets of the Intermountain FT in Cotton Belt black widow livery, and very nice they are too!
    I want to run them in combination, but would like to know whether:
    1) The Cotton Belt ran them in combination;
    2) If they did, was this as ABAB, or ABBA, or both?

    Any help gratefully received!:thumb: :wave:
  2. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    IM not sure but wouldnt abba be the normal way?
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    Your best bet for road-specific information would probably be a road-specific source: a book, historical society, or magazine article. Asking on a general model railroad forum will likely only get you generalized "Probably" and "They're your trains, do what you want!" type of replies.
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  5. Meiriongwril

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    Duhhhwall1
    I have this site in my favourites list, but plum forgot to check!!!:oops:

    Thanks for reminding me:thumb:
    It clearly says that the Cotton Belt bought these as ABBA sets!!
    :wave:
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    That can be the case frequently, but there are also some folks with road-specific knowledge on some boards who will answer questions or point you to a good source.

    There actually is a standard answer to the FT question, which is ABBA regardless of the roadname, although exceptions certainly exist.