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That One Loco

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:48 PM

I found it.  I may have sidetracked from my thread but I really need to know what this locomotive is so I can order it.  It Is my one loco I had when I was a  child and is very important to me.

Can someone tell me what it is thanks for your help.

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:58 PM

Track fiddler
found it.  I may have sidetracked and interrupted my thread but I really need to know what this locomotive is so I can order it.  It Is my one loco I had when I was a child and is very important to me. This image may be copyrighted material as it was said on the internet so as soon as someone tells me what it is I will have to delete this picture before Monday morning thanks for your help. Track Fiddler

Im going to give you the answer, but I will also teach you how to do this yourself. 

Open this as a second tab:

www.google.com

In the search bar on your other tab, type "Burlington Northern 5549".

The first result I got was rr-picture archives.net

That website says its a GE C30-7.  Which I believe is correct.

Rule 108: In case of doubt or uncertainty, the safe course must be taken.
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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:13 PM

Much appreciated.  

I have tomorrow off and I'm going to go down to Scale Model Supply in St Paul to see if they have this green machine.  Looking forward to it.

I haven't had this loco in my hand for a long long time

Thanks again

                       Track Fiddler

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:19 PM
Rule 108: In case of doubt or uncertainty, the safe course must be taken.
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Posted by PRR8259 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:14 AM

You can laugh at this one.  It's ok:

My first train set had the Mantua Tyco ATSF Alco C-430 in the passenger red warbonnet.  My dad later repainted it into the blue and yellow freight warbonnet, and I wore that engine out...

The engine I had to have, the one I incessantly bugged my Dad to get me, for Christmas of 1975, was the Mantua Tyco Illinois Central/ICG C-430 in the orange and white.  It was available in either roadname. That was IT for me, lol, the one I had to have.  Subsequent additional ICG units were purchased with my Christmas money from Grandparents on the day after Christmas (from English's, home of Bowser) in 1977, 1978 and 1981.

Later on, during the late 1980's and early 1990's, when I worked at Bowser, I bugged them to make an Alco C-430.  Some of the employees at that time laughed at me and said it would never happen.

Many years later they received a price quote for another vendor to create the tooling, that they could not refuse, and it was made.

John

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Posted by garya on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:57 PM

BMMECNYC

 

Atlas made C30-7s in BN cascade green.  My friend has a couple of them.

Gary
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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:46 PM

garya

 

 
BMMECNYC

 

 

Atlas made C30-7s in BN cascade green.  My friend has a couple of them.

 

Thanks for the referrals.  I looked for my BN locomotive on Monday, unfortunately I was unsuccessful. It's been all work and no play since then. Maybe I'll search Ebay when I have time.

John I enjoyed reading your post.  My brother had an Illinois Central Gulf gp7 in ho back around 1974.

Thanks

              Track Fiddler

PS.  Actually I enjoyed reading everyone's post in this thread.  The stories are a lot of fun.      Thanks

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Posted by 7j43k on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:59 PM

PRR8259

 

My first train set had the Mantua Tyco ATSF Alco C-430 in the passenger red warbonnet.

I had one of those, too.  At the time, a very neat looking engine.

 

Later on, during the late 1980's and early 1990's, when I worked at Bowser, I bugged them to make an Alco C-430.  Some of the employees at that time laughed at me and said it would never happen.

Many years later they received a price quote for another vendor to create the tooling, that they could not refuse, and it was made.

John

 

 
And so I got a couple of the Bowser PC C-430's.  Totally NOT my official railroad, but I just HAD to have a C-430.  Or two.
 
Ed
 
 
(who keeps hearing they'll never make an NW5, either)
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Posted by PRR8259 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:28 PM

Yes, still gotta love the C-430's.

Few but interesting, and interesting history...

John

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