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EMD F7A

6180 - 6445
6463 - 6470


6180 6181 6182 6183 6184 6185 6186 6187 6188 6189
6190 6191 6192 6193 6194 6195 6196 6197 6198 6199
6200 6201 6202 6203 6204 6205 6206 6207 6208 6209
6210 6211 6212 6213 6214 6215 6216 6217 6218 6219
6220 6221 6222 6223 6224 6225 6226 6227 6228 6229
6230 6231 6232 6233 6234 6235 6236 6237 6238 6239
6240 6241 6242 6243 6244 6245 6246 6247 6248 6249
6250 6251 6252 6253 6254 6255 6256 6257 6258 6259
6260 6261 6262 6263 6264 6265 6266 6267 6268 6269
6270 6271 6272 6273 6274 6275 6276 6277 6278 6279
6280 6281 6282 6283 6284 6285 6286 6287 6288 6289
6290 6291 6292 6293 6294 6295 6296 6297 6298 6299
6300 6301 6302 6303 6304 6305 6306 6307 6308 6309
6310 6311 6312 6313 6314 6315 6316 6317 6318 6319
6320 6321 6322 6323 6324 6325 6326 6327 6328 6329
6330 6331 6332 6333 6334 6335 6336 6337 6338 6339
6340 6341 6342 6343 6344 6345 6346 6347 6348 6349
6350 6351 6352 6353 6354 6355 6356 6357 6358 6359
6360 6361 6362 6363 6364 6365 6366 6367 6368 6369
6370 6371 6372 6373 6374 6375 6376 6377 6378 6379
6380 6381 6382 6383 6384 6385 6386 6387 6388 6389
6390 6391 6392 6393 6394 6395 6396 6397 6398 6399
6400 6401 6402 6403 6404 6405 6406 6407 6408 6409
6410 6411 6412 6413 6414 6415 6416 6417 6418 6419
6420 6421 6422 6423 6424 6425 6426 6427 6428 6429
6430 6431 6432 6433 6434 6435 6436 6437 6438 6439
6440 6441 6442 6443 6444 6445 SP FP7's
and SSW FP7 6463 6464 6465 6466 6467 6468 6469
6470


Text will follow -- eventually, don't hold your breath, the F units are more complicated than the GP9 history...

A very quick mention of paint schemes.
All F3's were delivered in Black Widow paint, those surviving after 1958 'may' have been painted in 'Blood Nose' paint.
Prior to the introduction of 'Blood Nose' paint, there was experimentation with a black and orange scheme, known colloquially as 'Halloween'.
6371 demonstrates one variation of Halloween paint.

see Halloween paint for further info.


References:

  • SP Historic Diesels Vol.10 by Joe Strapac - EMD Freight F Locomotives
  • 1972 SP Motive Power Annual by Joe Strapac, pages 1-21 - F unit history and photo's data etc.
  • Extra 2200 South Jan/Feb/Mar 1977 Issue 59 - SP Roster Part VI

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