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THE GRAFTON AND UPTON “CF-7”

THE GRAFTON AND UPTON “CF-7″*

My boss wanted to view,

An engine painted “G & U”…

In railfan heaven

This CF-7,*

Is appreciated, too!

–Jonathan Caswell

The “CF-7” is the product of taking all useable parts of an EMD E-7 diesel electric locomotive, adding new and remanufactured parts, to produce a locomotive with long and short body hoods in a road-switcher format…in the mid-to late 1960’s

The Atchison Topeka and Santa Railroad rebuilt many of their F-7’s this way and many of these rebuilds still haul freight for short line railroads, like the Grafton and Upton. The Pioneer Valley Railroad, in Westfield, Mass., has a small fleet of them in operation.

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BEGGED-FOR BODY SHELLS

BEGGED-FOR (N SCALE) BODY SHELLS

Anywhere a railfan dwells,

He or she is looking for shells…

Not from bullets or crab

But engines to nab,

That nearly no one sells!

Accordingly when a sale

Rises its head, must prevail…

Stoking memory

With shells we see

And put over chassis to sail the rail!

–Jonathan Caswell

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road name…different style!    all images from Atlas Model Railroad Co.