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MONON Trains => Diesel Locomotives => Topic started by: Rick Berg on October 21, 2018, 02:02:59 pm

Title: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Rick Berg on October 21, 2018, 02:02:59 pm
I do not remember where I got this file from.
Looks like an addition to the original manual.

Does anyone have the full manual?

Click below to open or save it, is a pdf file.
Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Mark Johnson on October 22, 2018, 08:46:04 am
I think I have seen an F3 operators manual somewhere online, and I will try to do some digging for it in the next day or two.

At a guess, the manual you uploaded looks to be a summary of the differences between the F3 and the nearly-identical-except-for bodywork BL-2. In any event, it's a really nice find...thanks for posting, Rick!

Mark J
Columbia MO
Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Eric Reinert on October 31, 2018, 04:52:33 pm
I have a Monon F-3 Operator's Manual at my folk's house. Next time I am there I will add this insert to it, once I print it out. Thank you for posting it Rick!
Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Rick Berg on November 01, 2018, 07:07:09 am
Thanks Eric, I am looking forward to it!!!!
Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Christopher Stone on November 06, 2018, 03:50:53 am
I seem to have two of these.  They are the Instructor's guides for the F2, but they say on the inside that they are usable for the F3.

Also they both have Cookie's stamp on the front.

I'm trying to scan the whole thing, but it's surprisingly large and my scanner is not cooperating.

-Chris Stone
Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Ron Marquardt on December 28, 2018, 05:38:06 pm
Rick, I have copies of all the Monon locomotive diesel operator's manuals.  I need to scan them when I have time.  They might make good material for a new CD.  Would love to find one for a Monon steam locomotive if they ever had such a thing??  / Ron
Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Rick Berg on December 28, 2018, 06:18:21 pm
That is a thought, you would think they would have had one.
Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Eric Reinert on August 17, 2020, 03:43:57 pm
I've finally dug out the CI&L specific F2/F3 Operator's Manual, dated June 1, 1947, with unit numbers from their initial order of Freight F3's.  Interestingly, it already has the BL2 insert incorporated in blue paper, which I hadn't noticed before. Here's a few photos of the manual. I have, and have seen, other F3 operator manuals, but none that have the Monon specific pages in it.

Eric Reinert
Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Eric Reinert on August 17, 2020, 03:47:40 pm
And the cover, with the intro and some handwritten notes. Anyone know Lawrence A. O'Conner?
Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Rick Berg on August 17, 2020, 05:54:55 pm
It could be: O'Conner L A,  New Albany, then Gen'l Foreman in Lafayette Larry A Oconner

https://monon.org/worker-1900-1971.php (https://monon.org/worker-1900-1971.php)

Title: Re: EMD BL2 Inserts for manual changes
Post by: Eric Reinert on August 18, 2020, 02:16:55 pm
Rick- that looks like it must be the guy. Not sure how I missed him when I looked through the employee list.