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Poll: How many EMD GP and/or SD series locos do you have?

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 1:37 PM

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There are some pretty impressive numbers so far. It looks like the geep bug is particularly strong.

Depends.  SP seemed to overwhelmingly favor 6 axle SD units over 4 axle GP's in northern California.  Since my interests favor northern California SP power I have no SP/SSW GPs, but around 24 SP/SSW SD units.

The real D&RGW had 131 SD's and 194 GP's, if I counted correctly, so if one were to try to represent operations, that would factor into the model roster.

Right now I have about 31 D&RGW GP's and 28 D&RGW SD's so I probably need more GP's to have a good ratio.  I'm hoping ScaleTrains or Athearn Genesis produce some GP30/35/40's to help out in that matter.

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Posted by dti406 on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 3:15 PM

I am sure there are some I forgot, mostly undecorated GP7, GP 9 and GP30

 

NKP GP9 – 4

 

DT&I GP38 -2 

DT&I GP38-2 – 3

 

D&TSL GP7 - 3 

WAB GP35 -1

 

SOU GP38-2 – 2 

PRR GP9 – 2

 

PC GP9 – 1 

NKP GP30 – 2

 

N&W GP40 - 1 

PC GP40 – 1

 

SOU GP50 – 1 

DT&I SD38 – 2

 

N&W SD39 – 2 

B&O SD40-2 – 2

 

CP SD40-2 – 2 

CP SD40 – 1

 

PC SD40 – 1 

PC SD45 – 2

 

RDG SD45 – 1 

CR SD40 – 1

 

SP SD45- 2 

SP SD45T-2 – 1

 

EL SD45-2 – 1 

EL SDP45 -1

 

NW SD45 – 2

 

UND – GP35 – 5

 

UND – SD45 – 3

 

UND – SD40 – 3

 

UND – GP40X – 2

 

UND – SD60 – 3

 

UND – SD50 – 1

 

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Posted by Medina1128 on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 3:55 PM

Not breaking them down to specific models, but 14 Geeps, and 4 SDs.

Oh ok...

  • 2 GP15s
  • 3 GP30s
  • 1 GP35
  • 4 GP38-2s
  • 2 GP40-2s
  • 2 GP50s - one of them was undecorated that I painted for the Missouri Northern Arkansas, which serves our town.
  • 1 SD75-M
  • 2 SD40-2s dummies
  • 2 SD40-2s powered
  • 1 SD70

I really wish I had bought more of the GP15s when Walthers was selling them for $29.95. All I did was install directional constant lighting kits from Miniatronics and they turned out to be great runners; nice and quiet.

It's funny; when I lived in Phoenix, my roster leaned heavily towards Santa Fe. Santa Fe and the Southern Pacific were the main roads out there. Each had their own yards.

When I relocated to Missouri in 1999, I gravitated toward the Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific. But, in observing motive power while railfanning, I'll spot locomotives from other railroads heading up trains. Most of my Geeps are used for switching duties, but sometimes, I'll head up a consist with them. 

 

 

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Posted by jjdamnit on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 4:22 PM

Hello All,

In my motive fleet I have:

  • 4- -GP40s; Santa Fe
  • 1- -GP38-2; Santa Fe (Leased to the C.M.G. operated by the Buckskin & Platte)
  • 2- -GP30s; Buckskin & Platte (Patched out D&RGW)
  • 1- -GP30; Buckskin & Platte (Acquired from UP)

The remainder is a mishmash of GE, Alco and EMD switchers and critters along with the obligatory F-Units.

Despite being an avid diesel fan I even have a USRA 0-6-0 with a Vanderbuilt tender, a Side Tank Porter 0-4-0 and a 0-4-0 "Mule", all converted to burn oil.  

Hope this helps.

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Posted by E-L man tom on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 4:32 PM

I presently have:

4 SD45's

2 SD7's

1 SD9

2 GP7's

2 GP9's

2 GP35's

Yes, Indeed, I love EMD power. I also have a bunch of F units, both A and B, as well as several SW's

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Posted by FRRYKid on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 5:24 PM

I have 8 GP20s, a GP9, GP30, 2 GP35s, 1 SD45, 1 SD40-2, 2 GP18s. I also have a bunch of SEa as well.

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Posted by Bubby on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 5:33 PM

HO Scale :  1 GP38-2

                 1 SD40-2

                 1 SD38 

N Scale:     1 GP-7

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Posted by oldline1 on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 5:37 PM

Not many GP's. I have a pair of Athearn Genesis N&W Redbirds (GP-9s). I have a few other types of diesels but mostly steam.

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Posted by Southgate on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 1:19 AM

2 Athearn BB  GP-35s, SP

2 Athearn BB SD-9 SP

1 Athearn BB SD-40 awaiting paint

1 P2K GP 7, black widow

2 Atlas Austria GP-28 or 38(?) one UP, one Conrail awaiting paint. Dan

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 9:04 AM

Ok, on my layout the year is 1954, so an EMD GP or SD anything is pretty new, considering the GP7 was introduced in 1949 and GP/SD9 models had just been introduced in 1954.

My layout has a total roster of about 140 powered units, of them, GP and SD units are represented as follows:

ATLANTIC CENTRAL EMD GP7's - 8 units

ATLANTIC CENTRAL EMD SD9's - 2 units, freshly delivered from LaGrange.....

WESTERN MARYLAND EMD GP7's - 2 units

BALTIMORE & OHIO EMD GP7's - 2 units

The rest of the diesel fleet is mostly made up of ALCO FA's, PA's, RS-2's, S-1's and EMD F units, BL2's, E units.

About 60 of the 140 powered units are steam, about 10 are self propelled passenger equipment (RDC's, doodlebugs, unit trains), so that leaves about 70 diesels total, making GP and SD units represent about 20% of the diesel fleet. That is likely a typical percentage for my era.

However, should the opportunity present itself, I would consider adding a few more GP or SD units in any of the road names I model.

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Posted by BRVRR on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 10:07 AM

The BRVRR has no specific date, but mainly transition era.

NEW YORK CENTRAL: 1-GP-7, 2-GP-20s, 2-GP-40s

SANTA FE: 1-GP-30.

CONRAIL: 1-SD-40

NORFOLK-SOUTHERN: 1-SD-40

UNION PACIFIC: 1-SD-70MAC

The remainder of the loco flee includes many steamers, EMD F7s, ALCO PAs and hood units, EMD Es and miscellaneous switchers and old timers.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 12:52 PM

Found a recent copy of my roster and updated it a bit.  Maybe a year ago I had nearly 150 engines but I've paired things down and sold off some - partly to purge PTC equipped tunnel motors after back dating to 77-83 focus.  I do plan to add a few more in the coming year and pare down a bit more.

Geeps 38
SD's 51

Current Roster total 130 
Athearn Genesis: (17)
5-F9AB & F9ABB
1-F9M
4-F3ABBA
3-GP9
4 GP40-2


Athearn RTR: (46)
11-SD40T-2 D&RGW
4-SD40T-2 SP
6-SD45T-2 SP
1-SD39 SP
1-SD40 SP

9-SD45 D&RGW
8-SD45 SP
3-SD45 UP
3-SW1000 D&RGW
Athearn BB: (2)
-2 GP40-2 (#3099,#3104)

Atlas: (20)
6-GP40-2 DRGW

6-GP40's DRGW small herald
3-GP40's DRGW large herald
2-GP40's (DRGW ex Conrail)
3-RS4/5 Utah Rwy

KATO: (7)
4-GP35 (2 DRGW, 2 CB&Q)
3-F40PH's (Amtrak Phase III)

Proto 2000: (13)
2-SD9's (DRGW switcher scheme)
2-SD7's (DRGW black/yellow stripe)
8-GP30's (5 DRGW, 3 CB&Q)
1- PA (DRGW) 4-stripe

Stewart: (13)
6-F7's phase II ABBA, AB (DRGW 4 stripe)
4-F7's phase I ABBA (DRGW 4 stripe)
3-F3's ABB (WP passenger)
 
ScaleTrains: (4) SD40T-2
 
Broadway: (2) RSD15 ex-ATSF

Walthers: (5) SW1200, 4 Proto F7’s (ABBA) single stripe

Rapido: (1) F40PH early Amtrak Phase III

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Posted by Medina1128 on Thursday, October 03, 2019 7:51 AM

RR_Mel
I also have 16 powered E7A/E7Bs and one E7A with a wireless camera also Daylight paint.

I used an old Bachmann boxcar to install my wireless camera in. It uses a 9volt battery for power. I drilled a small hole (1/4") in the top and inserted and adjusted a mini-toggle switch that barely sticks through the hole to turn it on. I wish they'd had a camera that had interfaced with a USB port when I got it, so I could have uploaded the videos with my PC instead of to a VCR.

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Posted by Wolf359 on Saturday, October 05, 2019 1:14 PM

Update: I've been busy the last couple of days, so I haven't posted anything, but the geep bug got me on Wednesday. I bought another Santa Fe GP38, this time in blue and yellow War Bonnet, bringing the GP total up to three. I'm probably going to a local swap meet on the 12th, so I might just come back with one or two more!Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by RR_Mel on Saturday, October 05, 2019 2:35 PM

Medina1128

 

 
RR_Mel
I also have 16 powered E7A/E7Bs and one E7A with a wireless camera also Daylight paint.

 

I used an old Bachmann boxcar to install my wireless camera in. It uses a 9volt battery for power. I drilled a small hole (1/4") in the top and inserted and adjusted a mini-toggle switch that barely sticks through the hole to turn it on. I wish they'd had a camera that had interfaced with a USB port when I got it, so I could have uploaded the videos with my PC instead of to a VCR.

 

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Posted by PC101 on Monday, October 07, 2019 9:13 PM

What's on the EMD roster: Total 53.

35 EMD GP                             17 EMD SD         1 REAL BIGGIE

ATHEARN BB-                                                   ATHEARN ORANGE

GP7 MPA                                 SD9 PRR             DD40 PRR*

GP9 B&O                                 SDP40 B&O

GP35 B&O                               SD45 PRR

GENEISIS-

GP7 RDG

GP9 PRR

GP9 PRR

GP9B PRR

ATLAS-

GP7 PRR                                 SD24 SOUTHERN*

GP7 WM                                  SD24 SOUTHERN* 

GP7 WM                                  SD35 WM

GP7 NYC                                 SD35 WM

GP7 RDG                                 SD35 WM

GP7 RDG                                 SD35 WM

GP7 RDG                                 SD35 PRR

GP38 PC                                  SD35 PC

GP38 PC                                  SD35 PC

GP38 CSX*

GP40 NYC

GP40 NYC

GP40 CR*

BACHMANN-

GP30 BN (Mothballed)

HOBBY TOWN-

GP30 (Chassie and running gear only)

KATO-

GP35 WM                                 SD45 RDG

LIFE LIKE P-2K-

GP7 RDG                                  SD7 PRR

GP9 PRR                                   SD7 PRR

GP9 UNDEC.                             SD9 CR*

GP9 UNDEC.                             SD45 PRR

GP30 PRR

GP30 PRR

GP30 PRR

GP30 PC

RAIL POWER PRODUCTS-

CF7 YKR

CF7 YKR

WALTHERS-

GP15 UNDEC.

GP16 YKR (GP9M)

*= the price was right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Harrison on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 7:48 AM

The D&H was an Alco road since before diesels, but in the later years they did have some GeePs.

My roster:

D&H GP38-2

NYC GP7

CN GP9

I am planning on getting another D&H GP38/GP39 soon.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 8:33 AM

Simple and quick answer - none!

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 8:44 AM

Tinplate Toddler

Simple and quick answer - none!

 
Does jedi hand wave.  This is not the topic you were looking for, move along, move along.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 9:08 AM

riogrande5761

 

 
Tinplate Toddler

Simple and quick answer - none!

 

 

 
Does jedi hand wave.  This is not the topic you were looking for, move along, move along.
 

Rubbish!

Are you a member of the forum police or who empowered you to tell me not to answer?

 

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Posted by thomas81z on Wednesday, October 09, 2019 7:49 PM

since im a union pacific steam guy

i have

2 PROTO SD 7

1  PROTO GP 9 Confused

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:35 AM

riogrande5761
Does jedi hand wave.  This is not the topic you were looking for, move along, move along.

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An answer of "none" is the correct answer in this case, and this would be the correct topic.

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If the topic was titled "Which of your GP7s is your favorite", you might have a point, but even then, I would gladly accept the participation of any forum member that answered "none" if it was the correct answer in their case.

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You are not a Jedi.

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Posted by Eastrail11 on Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:20 AM

My EMD roster consists of

(1) GP40 (Alaska - storage)

(1) SD45 (ATSF)

(1) FP45 (ATSF)

(1) SDP40F (Amtrak)

(1) F40PH (Amtrak)

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Posted by Erie1951 on Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:55 AM

I have one (1) Life-Like Lackawanna GP-7. Laugh

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:07 AM

Eastrail11
SDP40F (Amtrak)

Those have been on my shopping list for very long time but Athearn decided to wait until the 4th run to offer the version used on the San Francisco Zephyr, with the ice breakers and number series.

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Posted by MapGuy42 on Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:15 AM

I have but 3.

1 SD45 - SP Bloody Nose

1 GP9 - SP Black Widow

1 GP9 - ex PRR being re-deco'ed for my Standford & Truckee RR

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Posted by BRAKIE on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:25 AM

I will add another P2K GP38-2 lettered for NS. That makes six P2K GP38-2s now.. 

 

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