Farewell, I&MRL !

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by IMRL393, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

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    From the IMRL website:

    "Effective July 30, 2002 at 12:01 a.m. the assets of I & M Rail Link, LLC have been sold to Iowa, Chicago & Eastern."

    Farewell, IMRL. You were a great regional road!

    Happy birthday, ICE !!!

    Wonder what the color scheme will be ???

    - George
  2. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Huh. I never knew that's what your nickname stood for...........................
  3. IMRL393

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    Yes, I'm a train!

    Can you tell me what type of loco IMRL 393 is ???

    BTW, this photo is at the Iowa American water works and the IMRL HQ. The Mississippi is to the left, and Davenport is down river. It's an IMRL photo - quess they won't mind if I use it!

    - George

    PS I will NOT be changing my "handle" to ICE - seems a bit "cold"!

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  4. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Well George, according to a quick web search, #393 is an F45. Santa Fe's version attached below. I always liked these engines, very unique looking.

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  5. BDC

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    Sure look like an F45.

    Mike, I've always been partial to the ATSF F45s, but in a slightly different scheme.

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    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Ahhh yes, the "Shouldn't Paint So Fast" scheme. One of my faves too, but I model just a few years b4 it. Sigh.
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    Mike & BDC -

    Got it in one!

    I'm so proud for ya!

    It has gone back to Montana Rail Link now .....(sigh).


    - George