Twenty Year Old Buys Amtrak Locomotive

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by TomPM, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    No, this is no Aprils Fools.

    I just found about this fellow who is 20 years old and went out and bought his own F40PH locomotive.

    Here is a link to some of the discussion about this over at the Railfan.net Forum.

    http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=Amtrak;action=display;num=1043457546

    Here is link to the web page that he created that talks about the locomotive.

    http://www.f40phr231.org/

    I think that this is very cool and exciting. I am glad to see that someone has the initiative and resources to do something like this. The F40PH may not have been the best locomotive ever but it does have a place in railroad history and
  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Hi Tom that brough tears to my eyes.
    Great.
    Lets hope there are a lot more "Chris Fussell`s" out there
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Wow, that would be neat to have sitting in the backyard
  4. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Backyard heck.I could drive it to the Rider's Hobbyshop here in Grand Rapids,( I wonder if CSX would allow me to install two passing sidings :D )
  5. rcwatkins

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    I hope he likes the F40PH. ;)
  6. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

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    Personally, I'd have to have an F7 in Great Northern Big Sky Blue. Or an F45 in the same scheme...
    OTOH, I'd like an NP F7 in the 2-tone Lowey greens, A-la North Coast Limited...
    Or SP&S 700...
    OK, I'm done... Really!:p :eek:
  7. rcwatkins

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    If I could buy 1 loco, I don't know what I would buy. :D