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Owner: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Model:EMD F7ABuilt As:CBQ 163A (F7A)
Serial Number:9692Order No:3021
Frame Number:3021-A1Built:5/1950
Notes:blt 5/1950 traded 2/1969
Other locos with this serial:  CBQ 163A(F7A)
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CB&Q 163ABC* and Dinky in 1964
Title:  CB&Q 163ABC* and Dinky in 1964
Description:  *Note, there is actually no way to tell if the F3s are 163BC because two other F3s could have been hooked on that day. Assuming they are, then we have 163A F7A blt 1950, 163BC F3B F3A blt 1948 and a 2 car Dinky. This is no doubt the Fairview Av Interlocking.
Photo Date:  5/20/1964  Upload Date: 11/30/2006 9:35:26 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CBQ 163A(F7A) CBQ 163B(F3B) CBQ 163C(F3A)
Views:  1834   Comments: 2
CB&Q F7 163A
Title:  CB&Q F7 163A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad F7 163A westbound at Naperville, Illinois on August 10, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in May 1950 (c/n 9692) on EMD Order 3021, was wrecked at Tecumseh, Nebraska on July 5, 1968, and traded as credit on an order for SD45's in February 1969. It is seen here westbound on Track 3 on what, for a few minutes, was a very busy piece of railroad. Normally, Track 3 was for eastbound moves, although it was signalled for movement in either direction. When the gates started ringing, I grabbed my camera and shot the arriving Dinky (commuter train), which according to the CB&Q Employees Timetable #10 (effective April 25, 1965) was Train #111, on Track 1, the usual westbound track. The gates did not go up after the Dinky, and I saw two approaching headlights. The next train was westbound #25, the North Coast Limited, on Track 2. As #25 was passing, F7 163A passed by on Track 3. Most likely this freight will cross over behind #25 at Eola, about 5 or 6 miles further west. It certainly was an interesting couple of minutes.
Photo Date:  8/10/1965  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 12:09:44 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 163A(F7A)
Views:  1453   Comments: 0
CB&Q F7 163A
Title:  CB&Q F7 163A
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad F7 163A at Plano, Illinois on March 20, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This unit was wrecked at Tecumseh, NE 7/7/68. Number 163A was delivered to the CB&Q during May 1950 (c/n 9692) as part of EMD Order 3021 for four A-units. These four units were mated to a F3 A-B set producing drawbar-connected F7A-F3B-F3A locomotive 163-166. The F7's were assigned the suffix "A", and the F3A was assigned the suffix "C", although the suffix was not displayed in the numberboard until the mid-1960's when the drawbars were replaced with couplers.
Photo Date:  3/20/1966  Upload Date: 4/9/2008 2:12:43 PM
Location:  Plano, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 163A(F7A)
Views:  1234   Comments: 2


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