Clinic Title: FL9 from Santa Fe to New Haven
Clinician: Rick Abramson
Clinic Time: 2022-09-17 09:00
Clinic Type: Prototype
Clinic Category: 02 - Motive Power

Most are under the impression, and rightfully so, that the FL9 was designed specifically for the NYNH&H. Not so! The original concept was devised by the Santa Fe who wanted to eliminate water stops on its passenger trains running between Los Angeles and Chicago. The Santa Fe requested EMD to produce a larger F-unit with more water capacity for the steam generators. Here’s the background story that is unfamiliar to many modelers.