Ex Frisco 610

Discussion in 'GP7' started by MFreix, May 17, 2010.

  1. MFreix

    MFreix Member

  2. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    According to Marre/Harper's Frisco Diesel Power GP7L 610 was sold to Precision National Corp. of Mt. Vernon IL on December 17, 1976. It was subsequently sold to Amtrak in April, 1977 where it became #760.

  3. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    That's cool. Anyone notice the CRRRRRRRRRRAZY switch setup on the left side of the photo?
  4. JamesP

    JamesP James Pekarek

    Seeing an orange & white unit leading an Amtrak train sure put a smile on my face! And wow... a half a dozen double slip switches grouped together with various diamonds thrown in - I would hate to be on that track crew.
  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I'd like to see a Frisco 2-10-2 "spot" engine run through that interchange. The thing would look like a spagetti bowl after the spot rolls through it! :eek::D

  6. Cool seeing a Red and White Frisco engine. "That track plan is logical"(Says the drunken Irish man). :)
  7. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

  8. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The original crossovers at CY on the east and west end RD yard leads after the hump yard installation were those double slip switches you see in the photo. By the time I hired out in 1971 the switchmen had enough experience with them they had no trouble lining them for the appropriate route. Both ends had to be lined so it was important to know where the cut was going. They were removed when the yard was reconfigured because of the trouble the long cars had going through them. Conventional crossovers were placed back in service which eliminated the problem. The obvious reason for the double slips was the lead was much shorter. It is a good thing that commercially manufactured double slips (and other complicated switches) are available because that would be a modeling nightmare. My hat is off to anyone who may have hand laid any of these complicated switches. Thanks, Terry

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