EMD "F"(FREIGHT) & "FP"(FREIGHT/PASSENGER) ROSTER

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FTa

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
24 ATLANTIC COAST LINE 300-323 1
6 BALTIMORE & OHIO 1,3,5,7,9,11 (odd numbers) 1
2 BALTIMORE & OHIO 4412-4413 1
4 CNO&TP (6100a was EMD demo) 6100a-6103a 1
4 CNO&TP (6100d was EMD demo) 6100d-6103d 1
3 NO&NE 6800a-6803a 1
22 SEABOARD AIRLINE 4000-4021 1
9 SOUTHERN 4100-4108 1
19 SOUTHERN 4109-4127 1
6 SOUTHERN 6100-6105 1
4 SOUTHERN 6800-6803 1

FTb

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
24 ATLANTIC COAST LINE 300b-323b 1
2 BALTIMORE & OHIO 1,3,5,7,9,11 (b units) 1
4 CNO&TP (6100b was EMD demo) 6100b-6103b 1
4 CNO&TP (6100c was EMD demo) 6100c-6103c 1
11 NO&NE 6800b-6803b 1
9 SEABOARD AIRLINE 4100-4121 1
20 SOUTHERN 4300-4319 1
6 SOUTHERN 6150-6155 1
4 SOUTHERN 6825-6828 1

FT UNITS-PHASE INFORMATION
    There were 555 "A" units and 541 "B" units .
    These were equipped with 1350 HP 567 & 567a prime movers.
    The FT was produced with and without Dynamic brakes. There are no Phases, the only difference being the shape of the dynamic brake housings. The FTa had 4 portholes on side, small combination class lights/3 number numberboards with an option of 4 digit numberboards. There was a row of vents/intakes along the top with screened covers. The FTb also had 4 portholes with an option for a 5th porthole. This allowed visibility for the hostler to move the units around the yard. The FTb also came in a short version. The exhaust fans were flat circular screened openings, two in front and two in rear of top panel. There was a small(lip)overhang at the top rear of the roof.
    Phase I DB housing..straight sides, 2 screened openings.
    Phase II DB housing..curved sides, 2 screened openings.
    Phase III DB housing..straight sides, 4 screened openings.
    Although the FT looks similar to the subsequent "F" units there are differences. The truck centers on the "A" units are 27'-03" and 26'-06" on the "B" unit. The remainder, F2 thru F9 had 30'-00" truck centers.
    Plans can be found in the Model Railroader Cyclopedia, Vol 2 on page 89.
    A great reference book is by Diesel Era "the Revolutionary Diesel EMC's FT". Edited by Warren Calloway has rosters for all FT's including builders numbers, dates etc.
    Stewart Hobbies Inc. PO Box 341, Chalfont, Pa. produces a FTa and FTb model. All 3 DB housings are included in the kits. The "B" unit with the 5th porthole is available and is included with those roads that had this option. These were introduced in 1996 and are still available.

F2a

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
12 ATLANTIC COAST LINE 324-335 1
2 ATLANTIC & EAST CAROLINA 400-401 1
4 SOUTHERN 400, 401, 6700, 6701 1

F2b

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
12 ATLANTIC COAST LINE 324B-335B 1

F2 UNITS-PHASE INFORMATION

    F2's were built between July 1946 and November 1946.
    There were 74 "A" units and 30 "B" units.
    These were equipped with 1350 HP 567b prime movers.
    The F2 followed the FT with a different body and all were alike. There was a row of vents and intakes along the top with screened like similar to the FT. There were only 3 portholes along the side and these kept the glassed windows. The exhaust fans were enclosed in raised circular housings and all were grouped in the center of the top panel. The dynamic brakes were housed in the body with two flat screened openings on the top behind the cab and ahead of the fans.
    All were delivered with small combination numberboards/class lights. There was a small(lip)overhang at the top rear of the roof.
    Plans can be found in the Model Railroader Cyclopedia, Vol 2 on page 92. This plan is for the F3 Phase I which is the same as the F2 units.
    Stewart Hobbies Inc. PO Box 341, Chalfont, Pa. produces the F3a,b Phase I. These were introduced in 1998 and are still available.

F3a

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
12 ATLANTIC COAST LINE 336-347 1
1 ABERDEEN & ROCKFISH 200 1
9 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 1800-1808 1
9 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 2500-2501 1
43 SOUTHERN 4128-4170 1
2 SOUTHERN 4171-4172 2
34 SOUTHERN 4173-4206 3
8 SOUTHERN 6106-6113 3
12 SOUTHERN 6702-6713 3
3 SOUTHERN 6804-6806 3

F3b

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
12 ATLANTIC COAST LINE 336b-347b 1
3 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 747-749 1
12 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 1900-1911 1
33 SOUTHERN 4320-4352 1
2 SOUTHERN 4353-4354 2
30 SOUTHERN 4355-4384 3
4 SOUTHERN 6156-6159 3
6 SOUTHERN 6750-6755 3
1 SOUTHERN 6829 3

F3 UNITS-PHASE INFORMATION

    F3's were built between July 1945 and February 1949.
    There were 1111 "A" units and 696 "B" units .
    These were equipped with 1500 HP 567b prime movers. All phases had the dynamic brake fans inside the body with two rectangular openings just behind the cab for cooling air. These openings were flush with the body and can only be seen from the top. This spotting feature is a good way to tell as delivered F3's from the later F7's which had round cooling fans above top of the body. There was a small(lip)overhang at the top rear of the roof.
    Phase I..January 1945 to June 1947 Same as a F2..small combination numberboards/class lights; 3 portholes and no filters in the middle side course; tall fans; chicken wire screening in three pieces on the upper side course.
    Phase II..June 1947 to June 1948 large numberboards; tall fans/countersunk low fans optional; two portholes, center porthole eliminated and substituted with four horizontally slotted air filters between them; larger openings at the rear of the upper course; chicken wire screening covering the upper course and the entire area between the portholes in the middle course.
    Phase III..June 1948 to February 1949 large numberboards; Countersunk fans with grill type openings;two portholes with four horizontally slotted air filters sets between them;chicken wire covering the entire upper course only.
    Phase IV..August 1948 to February 1949 same as Phase III with a fabricated horizontal stainless steel grill covering the upper course; two portholes with four horizontally slotted air filters sets between them; These were equipped with F7 traction motors and are sometimes referred to as F5's.
    Plans for the Phase I can be found in the Model Railroader Cyclopedia, Vol 2 on page 89.
    Plans for the Phase II can be found in Railroad Model Craftsman, Sept 70, pg. 28 & 29.
    Stewart Hobbies Inc. PO Box 341, Chalfont, Pa. produces the F3a,b Phase I. F3a,b Phase II early/late, F3a,b Phase III and Phase IV. These were introduced in 1998 and are still available.
    Life-Like(P1K), 1600 Union Ave, Baltimore, Md. produces a F3a,b Phase II. These were introduced in 1999 and are still available.
    Athearn, 19010 Laurel Park Road, Compton, Ca. produces a F7 can be used to model the Phase IV/F5's. These were introduced long ago and are still available.

F5a

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
1 ABERDEEN & ROCKFISH 201 1
4 CLINCHFIELD 800-803 1
8 FLORIDA EAST COAST 501:1-508:1 1
4 FLORIDA EAST COAST 551-554 1

F5b

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
1 CLINCHFIELD 850 1

F3 PHASE IV/F5 UNITS-PHASE INFORMATION

    Phase IV..August 1948 to February 1949 same as Phase III with a fabricated horizontal stainless steel grill covering the upper course; two portholes with four horizontally slotted air filters sets between them; These were equipped with F7 traction motors and are sometimes referred to as F5's.
    Stewart Hobbies Inc. PO Box 341, Chalfont, Pa. produces the F3a,b Phase I. F3a,b Phase II early/late, F3a,b Phase III and Phase IV. These were introduced in 1998 and are still available.
    Athearn, 19010 Laurel Park Road, Compton, Ca. produces a F7 can be used to model the Phase IV/F5's. These were introduced long ago and are still available.

F7a

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
82 ATLANTIC COAST LINE 317:2, 348-429, 417:1 1
6 CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAROLINA 900-905 1
11 CLINCHFIELD 804-814 1
6 CLINCHFIELD 815-820 2
3 CLINCHFIELD 821-823 1
69 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 800-868 1
19 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 900-918 1
15 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 950-964 1
33 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 1809-1831 1
13 N&W(WABASH) 3611-3623 1
75 N&W(WABASH) 3626-3700 1
26 N&W(WABASH) 3701-3726 2
10 RF & P 1101-1110 1
63 SOUTHERN 4207-4269 1
7 SOUTHERN 6114-6120 1
6 SOUTHERN 6714-6719 1

F7B

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
12 ATLANTIC COAST LINE 392b-403b 1
18 CLINCHFIELD 852-869 1
17 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 700-716 1
6 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 720-725 1
3 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 900-902 1
8 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 1912-1919 1
2 N&W(WABASH) 3606, 3608 1
10 RF & P 1151-1160 1
45 SOUTHERN 4385-4429 1
24 SOUTHERN 6160-6183 1
3 SOUTHERN 6756-6758] 1

F7 UNITS

    F7's were built between February 1949 and December 1953.
    There were 2366 "A" units and 1483 "B" units .
    These were equipped with 1500 HP 567b prime movers.
    Phase I.Built between Feb 49 and Oct 51.Horizontal Stainless grills along top; countersunk low fans; two portholes with four horizontally slotted air filters sets between them; similar to the F3 Phase IV/F5 except the dynamic brake fan, if so equipped, was a 36" diameter countersunk low fan. The small(lip)overhang at the top rear of the roof continued on these models.
    Phase II-Built between Nov 51 and Dec 53 Vertical stainless steel grill along top; two portholes with four vertically slotted air filters sets between them; dynamic brake fan, if so equipped, was a 48" diameter countersunk low fan. The small(lip)overhang at the top rear of the roof was eliminated.
    Stewart Hobbies Inc. PO Box 341, Chalfont, Pa. produces the F7 Phase I and II. These were introduced in 1991 & 1992 and are still available.
    Athearn, 19010 Laurel Park Road, Compton, Ca. produces a F7a,b Phase I. These are still available as of this date 06/15/2000.

F9a

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
2 ATLANTIC COAST LINE 317:3, 417:2 1
9 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 550-558 1
1 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 811 1
18 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 919-926 1

F9B

QUAN RR FIRST OWNER ROAD NUMBERS PHASE
4 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 575-578 1
4 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE 717-720 1

F9 UNITS-PHASE INFORMATION

    F9's were built between January 1954 and May 1960.
    There were 87 "A" units and 154 "B" units .
    These were equipped with 1750 HP 567c prime movers.
    The F9's were all the same..A stamped(Farr-Air grille)of vertical stainless steel slots replaced the fabricated grill along top; four pair of sets of vertical louvers between two portholes. The front porthole was moved back and an additional paired set of vertical louvers was added ahead of this porthole and the cab door. No rear overhang. 48" DB fan.
    Stewart Hobbies Inc. PO Box 341, Chalfont, Pa. produces the F9a,b. These were introduced in 1991 and are still available as of this date.
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