Santa Fe 185L

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Re: Santa Fe 185L

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Swissrailfan where are your sources?

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Re: Santa Fe 185L

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My source is from Milo M Schalla the electrical engineer responsible for the upgrade of the D4 generator for use in F2 and design work on the D12 generator.for the F3. He was employed by EMC/EMD starting in 1941 He was responsible for many upgrades for the F2/F3 locomotives. From classic trains artical.

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Re: Santa Fe 185L

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I have multiple primary source Folio documents which prove that the D8 existed and was used in the FT and F2 locomotives. I found another primary source document recently from a B&M source that shows B&M F2s were equipped with the D8B generator. The D8B would be the D8 generator coupled to the D14 companion alternator. Since the F2 was an interim fix for the late arrival of the D12 generator it makes sense that the D14 companion alternator was coupled to the D8 for that short production run. And knowing that the D8B existed the previous D8s may have been called D8A.

The Classic Trains F unit issue is wrong twice about the D4 being used in the FT. The editors really messed up that issue. And note that Preston Cook hasn't written for Classic Trains since that issue.

Ed in Kentucky

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