Reply to "any New Haven fans ...."

MELGAR posted:

In 1963 and in bankruptcy, the New Haven Railroad purchased 12 nearly new electric locomotives, at a cost of only $300,000, from the Norfolk & Western’s Virginian Railway, which had ceased its electric operations. These EF-4s had modern technology, were perfect for the New Haven’s electric infrastructure, and hauled freight between Cedar Hill (New Haven) and Bay Ridge (Brooklyn).

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New Haven FL-9 #2043 running on my 12’-by-8’ layout completed in 2004.

 

MELGAR

This certainly was the “deal of the century” since the Virginian had paid about 200K per loco just a few years before!

Peter

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