CB&Q 165ABC in 1964  Contributor's Pick!       
Early F units usually came in set of 4, i.e., ABBA. The CB&Q found that for most trains on its mostly flat railroad ABA sets were sufficient so the ABBAs were broken into ABs with another newer A added. On the CB&Q an ABBA set was lettered ABCD and an ABA set was lettered ABC. In this picture we see CB&Q 165A, an F7A and 165B and C, F3Bs. The train is the early morning "Pick Up" at Milledgeville, IL (122 miles from Chicago on the Twin Cities Line). If the train had a number, it was never used on the dispatcher's line. Yes it is a heck of a train to be doing local switching, but it did weekdays.
Date: 9/14/1964 Location: Milledgeville, IL   Map Show Milledgeville on a rail map Views: 1461 Collection Of:   Marty Bernard
Locomotives: CBQ 165A(F7A) CBQ 165B(F3B) CBQ 165C(F3A)    Author:  Marty Bernard
CB&Q 165ABC in 1964
Picture Categories: Roster This picture is part of album:  Railfan44's pre-BN Roads
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Ron Moraca General Awesome photo, Marty! 10/8/2008 8:30:23 PM

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