W&LE on CF&E

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cjberndt
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W&LE on CF&E

Post by cjberndt » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:56 am

Wheeling & Lake Erie SD40-2 No. 7011 was at CF&E's engine house Monday evening.

A note on another website says that it was No. 6311 until Dec. 2018, when it was fitted with PTC and renumbered.

Craig
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Re: W&LE on CF&E

Post by Hotbox » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:51 pm

The lettering style reminds me of the old Rio Grande style

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Re: W&LE on CF&E

Post by Bob Durnell » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:06 pm

The owner of the W&LE is an ex-Rio Grande man. They bought several ex-DRGW units when UP was thinning the herd, and some are still in service in their full Rio Grande paint, while other locos have been painted in this tribute scheme. here is a pic of a couple of their units waiting to leave Bellevue Ohio last June.
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