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    Default F Units that wore Amtrak Paint and Survived

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    I've checked this, but NONE of the F7s on this site have worn Amtrak Paint before.
    By this, I assume that ALL of the F7s that wore Amtrak Paint were scrapped.
    Did I guess correctly?

    The reason I am saying this is because I never saw any photos of Amtrak F Units after the late 1970s.

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    Well off the bat, I think everyone will first call the FL9. Formally New Haven units and have survived over 6 different roads. Amtrak did use them from the late 70's from Penn Central up until the late 90's when they were replaced by the P32AC-DM. There are active survivors still in use on short lines.
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    Aside from the FL9s which existed to fill a very specific need, it's doubtful any other Amtrak-owned F-units survived. Some preliminary research indicates they were traded in, which in many cases means they got harvested for parts and then scrapped.

    There are F-units which hauled Amtrak trains but were never owned by Amtrak still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD40-2 View Post
    Aside from the FL9s which existed to fill a very specific need, it's doubtful any other Amtrak-owned F-units survived. Some preliminary research indicates they were traded in, which in many cases means they got harvested for parts and then scrapped.

    There are F-units which hauled Amtrak trains but were never owned by Amtrak still around.
    Let's hope not as we already lost that special promo E-Unit.

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    Amtrak didn't really have many F's. They seemed to pass over them, going for the E units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conductorchris View Post
    Amtrak didn't really have many F's. They seemed to pass over them, going for the E units.
    The reason why I asked this is that I ASSUMED that ALL of the F7As that WORE Amtrak paint were scrapped.
    I was asking if I was correct to make this assumption.

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    They had the SP FP7s painted over to Amtrak. Not sure of any details other than they ran out west, ie: Donner etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USASpiritlineTrains View Post
    Let's hope not as we already lost that special promo E-Unit.


    The answer makes me so verklempt!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick-MONON View Post
    I guess you've answered my question.
    ALL Amtrak F7As and FP7As were scrapped.

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