Nashville star new units

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by pennman, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. pennman

    pennman Member

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    Just a look at whats in the paint shop for Nashville, looks like a GP9 and an fp40h waiting for paint.

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  2. brakie

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    First that old gal is a GP7..Yes its always nice to see old geeps get a face lift..That means they will be around for some time to come.:D
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    They've had the F40s for a couple months now.

    Who's paint shop are they at?
  4. pennman

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    whos shop

    Thats the Nashville & Easterns shop. Sorry thought it was a GP9, just going off what the guy down there told me. They said they are going to paint them on site.
  5. LoudMusic

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    What's that blue rig in front of the FP? If I didn't know better, and I don't, I'd say it's an F unit - maybe an F7?
  6. MilesWestern

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    Isn't it amazing how long the service lives of the ORGINAL GP's were, my god, They've outlasted most 2nd, and even some 3rd generation units!!! :eek:
  7. brakie

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    That is indeed a F unit.Looks like a F7.
  8. LoudMusic

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    I think they're also good for modeling because of that and their size. They seem to fit well on smaller layouts, which there are of course a lot more of. SDs are cool, but GPs fit :)
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    Uh, guys, the passenger equipment for the commuter operation is being stored at a museum near Nashville. In all probablity that's one of their pieces and not destined for regular service.

    P.S. - It's an F40PH, not an FP-anything.
  10. pennman

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    F7

    Yes, its a F7 I do believe its the museums and yes its fully restored and operational, meet rail inspections. they us it for tourist runs and special excursions.
  11. brakie

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    Another good thing about Geeps is they are excellent power for a short line..If a modeler is on a tight budget he/she can freelance their own short line and will need no more then one or two Geep units for motive power..:thumb:
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Picture pennman.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. LoudMusic

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    Blah blah blah, technicalities ... ;)

    Woohoo! Trains!