|New Haven FL-9 2006 and a sister unit painted in the NYC passenger scheme at the Danbury, CT. museum
EMD's Dual Mode Passenger Locomotive
When George and I were at the Collinsville RPM meet this spring we attended an excellent clinic on the history of the FL9's given by Rick Abramson. We also visited a couple of museums that have FL9's in their collection, even one that is used in regular tourist train service at the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston, Ct. There are two others at the Danbury Railroad Museum in Danbury, Ct.
The link to the history of these interesting locomotives is found below.
EMD FL9 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Here is another view of NH 2006 along side a Hew Haven RDC at Danbury. The RDC looks a little worse for wear.
|Two views of 2007 in Utica, NY showing the state of dis-repair the engine is in. Photos taken Nov.5, 2013.
|This photo shows some of the end details and the three axle rear Flexi-coil truck added to carry the extra weight of electrical equipment for third rail operation. This was originally designed to support boiler water and a steam generator.
|It looks like the 2007 will eventually be painted in the same scheme as this Adirondack F7 which received this new paint scheme since I was last in Utica. May 2015 photo.
|FL9 2019 has been beautifully restored both cosmetically and mechanically. Here it is stored inside the shop to protect it from the elements. It is used on a regular basis for the tourist train at Thomaston.
|This is the view an engineer would have had from the cab of an RS-3 when meeting an FL9 powered train out on the road. Oh, how the imagination can run wild!