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Posted by: Les_Shepherd Posted on: Sep 17th, 2017, 6:38am
Saturday 16th September saw F7 locomotive (road number 4201) operate its first heritage train following a major overhaul costing $120,000.
 
4201 entered service in November 1955 with the New South Wales Railways. Construction was in Sydney by the licence holder from EMD. Differences from US F7s include a longer frame and body which allowed for 3 axle trucks (Co-Co) instead of 4, and the use of the 567C engine with its associated upgraded components. This was a significant improvement from the 567B. In all respects it is an F7 with some customisation to suit local operating conditions.
 
The colour scheme carried was first applied in 1980 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of NSW Railways. The image depicts the locomotive during a layover at Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands south of Sydney while working a heritage train to the annual Spring Tulip Festival in nearby Bowral.
Posted by: toddsyr Posted on: Sep 24th, 2017, 5:13pm
Though it's an Australian version it's still an F7. Glad to see it done and thanks for sharing it.
 
Todd K Stearns