Fairbanks Morse Units 101-104

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Can any one provide information on where and in what service the five FM H15-44s were regularly assigned. Any information on these units will be helpful.

-- Warren Calloway (callowayw@aol.com), December 20, 1998


Up date on Miracl Castings web address is now http://miracle- castings.com and yes the FM H15-44 is now in production. Happy modeling.

-- John Ross Walker, US Navy (Retired) (jrosswalker@yahoo.com), May 02, 2001.

Exciting news Model Railroaders! Miracle Castings Inc of Canada is marketing an FM H-15-44 body. Check it out at http://mc.cyklone.com/ Yes, this was one ugly locomotive that only a Model Railroader could love. Enjoy!

John Walker 8405 Jolima Ave., Norfolk, VA 23518-2219

-- John Ross Walker, US Navy (Retired) (jrosswalker@yahoo.com), May 19, 2000.

These engines were assigned to the Macon-Athens (Monticello Branch). I have a switch list, dated 9-28-62 that has scrawled on it "Eng 103 broke down. Could not handle". Thes engines were used to pull the Georgia Bulldog football excursions.

-- Stephen Cargile (gscargile@html.com), November 13, 1999.

The F.M. road units were definitely relegated to branchline status early on, probably due to their inability to MU with other units (EMD or Alco). I have a slide shot by Shelby Lowe showing a pair on the Cedartown section of the Griffin/Chattanooga line. I also ran across some neat movie footage of #101 working the Monticello branch. These included some neat cab shots taken over the engineer's shoulder (yes, the engine was in blue/gray paint).

-- Tom Alderman (Topa12283@aol.com), March 28, 1999.

Riley is correct. R.D. Sharpless took a picture (now in the collection of F.E. Ardrey) of No. 103 between Ft. Valley and Marshallville, GA.

-- Bill Lowe (wblowe@rocketmail.com), December 29, 1998.

I recall these units being used as single units on the Macon-Americus local prior to the SR takeover. Have also seen photos of the units in multiple on the Macon-Athens line.

-- Riley Kinney (csx@nettally.com), December 23, 1998.

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