Mid 1970's Power on Ash Grove sub

Discussion in 'Ash Grove Subdivision' started by Iantha_Branch, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    What diesels would you typically see on the ash grove sub division? Specifically the lamar-iantha area.
  2. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: The mid 1970's

    From 1974 to 1976 or so, you would see all of the GE U25B and U30Bs, the GP35s, GP38AC/-2s, and SD45s. GP7s were still used on locals. 1974 would be the last year to see F-units in action.
  3. estraven

    estraven Member

    Re: The mid 1970's

    I'll add the GP 40 as well. The -40, the -38, and the U30s were pretty much the standard power on the sub back then. The "road" power was all mandarin orange & white, while the GP7s on the locals were in the original black w/ yellow lettering & striping. I don't recall ever seeing any F-units for freight power.
  4. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    That was the "main line," about anything they ran probably could be seen on the line.

    TAG 1014
  5. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Ya it was (still is) part of the line that went from Kansas City all the way down to Pensacola, FL. So I bet about anything road wise, except for the SD40-2's and the B30-7's, could have been seen on this.

  6. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Yes, that was part of the real, as you could say the real " X ". Almost any type engine, on what "Frisco" called high tonnage, about 35 MGT. That is on the top end. Basically KC to Memphis and St Louis to Tulsa, you could see about any kind of power. Also several Seaboard engines.
    After the BN merger 35 MGT, although still a lot of tonnage, was kinda small potatoes.
    Bill Jackson

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