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Owner: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Model:EMD F3ABuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:6506 or 6507Order No:
Frame Number:6506 or 6507Built:
Notes:blt 6/1948 traded 1/1968
Other locos with this serial:  CBQ 162(F3A)
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CB&Q F3 162
Title:  CB&Q F3 162
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad F3 162 eastbound at Naperville, Illinois on November 15, 1963, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in June 1948 on EMD Order 1007A, this three unit F3 set was the only locomotive built under EMD Order E1007. The F3A's were c/n 6506 & 6507, while the B unit was c/n 6508. Considered a single locomotive (or motor, on the CB&Q), it was drawbar connected so there was no need to display suffix letters, although the letters were assigned for maintenance purposes. In the mid-1960's these units were broken up, couplers replaced the drawbars, and the suffix letters were applied to the cab side and numberboards. All three units were traded to EMD as credit on a GP40 order in January 1968. The gentleman on the phone on the left side of the frame is calling the dispatcher. Although the switches are manually thrown, they are electronically locked. It was unusual for a train to cross over at Naperville, so there must have been a problem between Naperville and Downers Grove, where there were dispatcher-controlled crossover switches. This train will soon cross over from Track 3 (which he occupies in this photo) to Track 2, but will have to stop when the rear end clears the crossovers, so the rear brakeman can realign and lock the switches.
Photo Date:  11/15/1963  Upload Date: 4/17/2009 12:56:53 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 162(F3A)
Views:  412   Comments: 0
CB&Q F3 162
Title:  CB&Q F3 162
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad F3 162 westbound at Naperville, Illinois on March 14, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The slow film of the day would not permit a sharp image in this lighting situation, but the train was stopped, and that gave me the opportunity to get my camera and get the shot. The signal that stopped this train was in the distance and some Engineer's could get their trains stopped before blocking Loomis Street, the only grade crossing in Naperville. The gates were down, but they would send out the head brakeman to flag the crossing and get automobile traffic around the gates and across safely.
Photo Date:  3/14/1965  Upload Date: 10/26/2013 12:02:06 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 162(F3A)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
CB&Q F3 162
Title:  CB&Q F3 162
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad F3 162 eastbound at Aurora, Illinois on July 17, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Although three locomotives are seen, this was considered a single locomotive (or motor, as the CB&Q employees called them) , and were lettered with suffix letters in small one-inch letters below the word BURLINGTON on the side for maintenance purposes. During the 1960's the A-B-A F-3's were broken up, the drawbars were replaced with couplers, and the suffix letters were added to the numberboards. This unit could be either 162A (c/n 6506) or 162C (c/n 6507), both built in June 1948, both traded to EMD on an order of GP40's during January 1968.
Photo Date:  7/17/1965  Upload Date: 4/8/2008 12:28:03 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 162(F3A)
Views:  505   Comments: 0
CB&Q F3 162
Title:  CB&Q F3 162
Description:  Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad F3 162, eastbound at Naperville, Illinois on August 10, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built under EMD order E1007 in June 1948. It was delivered as a drawbar-connected A/B/A set. The individual units were given suffix letters, barely visible in one inch letters painted on the sides below the word BURLINGTON. Sometime after this photo, but before the end of the year, the drawbars were replaced with couplers, and suffix letters were applied to the sides and numberboards. The lead unit pictured could be either 162A or 162C.
Photo Date:  8/10/1965  Upload Date: 4/7/2008 12:12:25 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CBQ 162(F3A)
Views:  525   Comments: 0


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