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Re: PC: Re: B units

Reading FT B Units had controls even though all FT's came as a package with
A-B unit permanent;y coupled with a drawbar. Some years ago when TRAINS had
the "Would You Believe" section, there was a picture of a Reading coal train
with the FT B Leading with portable headlight mounted on the end door.

----- Original Message -----
From: David R. Campbell <southern -AT- bellatlantic.net>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 1999 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: PC: Re: B units

> Icepengwyn -AT- aol.com wrote:
> >
> > Wasn't there a railroad (in Pennsylvania I think, maybe W. Virginia)
> > only loco was a F3 or F7 B-unit?  The RR was possibly a short coal
hauler.  I
> > remember seeing it in an old magazine somewhere.
> >
> > Alex
> There was a short line in southwest VA known as the Haysi railroad that
> had a remote controlled B unit. Look in Steve King's book "Clinchfield
> Country" page 30. This was their omly loco...it's number?
> you guessed it..... #1.
> David Campbell
> Norton, VA

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