locked Re: FM H24-66 Train Masters
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I've seen only one or two other photos and both showed the TM used as in the photo - one TM sandwiched between to EMDF units.
From: Bill Schafer <bill4501@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <main@SouthernRailway.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Nov 9, 2021 3:45 pm
Subject: Re: [SouthernRailway] FM H24-66 Train Masters
Personally, I have seen almost no pictures, color or otherwise, of SOU TrainMasters in service on road freights. Shots of them in engine terminals are more common.
I was recently looking through scans of slides coming to the SRHA Archives from the late J. David Ingles estate and was surprised to find this interesting photo from December 1956 of a freight heading north on the CNO&TP at Boyce, Tenn. It is what I have heard called a “CNO&TP sandwich”, where SOU replaced two B-units with one or two TrainMasters. I also understand that once the SD24s arrived, SOU ran a couple TrainMasters between two SD24s on through freights.
This doesn’t really answer your questions; I just thought the photo was cool. I’d also be interested to hear what answers others on this list can offer to your questions.