Family Lines System Questions.

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ROCK4329

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Hi All.

I have a couple of questions about the Family Lines System (SCL/LN).

1. How did the SCL/LN symbol their trains, especially locals and yard runs? Did they give them numbers, or letter them alphanumerically?

2. Family Lines had cabooses that were very similar to UP and MP CA11 type transfer cabooses, were these built for Family Lines, or were they acquired from a previous railroad!!

3. and last. Were Family lines MP15 units AC's or T's?

Thanks in advance for any help. I find that info on Family lines is very hard to find. I do not know of any books or video's that deal with them. I would LOVE to find them, if there is any!!!!
 

RBMNfan

New Member
I don't know the answers to your question, but 'Family Lines' started out as a coalition of small to medium corporations not a single large company. So I would guess that their was a lot of varity in the equipment and train symbols. When the companies decided to merge they became part of Seaboard System then CSX.

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CSX 700

New Member
Hi All.

I have a couple of questions about the Family Lines System (SCL/LN).

1. How did the SCL/LN symbol their trains, especially locals and yard runs? Did they give them numbers, or letter them alphanumerically?

2. Family Lines had cabooses that were very similar to UP and MP CA11 type transfer cabooses, were these built for Family Lines, or were they acquired from a previous railroad!!

3. and last. Were Family lines MP15 units AC's or T's?

Thanks in advance for any help. I find that info on Family lines is very hard to find. I do not know of any books or video's that deal with them. I would LOVE to find them, if there is any!!!!

regarding the cabooses, they were either built new for Family Lines or came from one of the participating railroads. They were not purchased secondhand from another road if that is what you are asking.

Family Lines recieved brand new MP15AC's. The L&N did have 10 MP15DC's, but these were delivered to L&N proper and came in L&N colors prior to the Family Lines. The MP15T's came under the Seaboard System banner and all were delivered in Seaboard System paint.

Bryan Jones
Brooks,KY
 

ROCK4329

ROCK GP38-2 #4329 RULES!!
Thanks for the responses!! When I stated about the transfer cabooses coming from other railroads, I meant the railroads that made up Family Lines ( SCL, LN, GA, AWP ). I didn't mean unrelated railroads. Sorry for the confusion. Reason for the questions is that I'm going to be doing a N scale layout of Family Lines, just needed some info. Thanks again!!!!
 

RBMNfan

New Member
I don't know if you saw it or not, bluford shops has several Family Lines cabooses and they were orginally an MP design.

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