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favorite diesel locomotive
Posted by blade on Friday, April 04, 2008 10:41 AM

what is your favorite diesel locomotive? what is your least favorite?

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Posted by J. Edgar on Saturday, April 05, 2008 5:56 PM

 

 ALCO PA-1...

 least favorite...ANYTHING GE

 

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Posted by espeefoamer on Saturday, April 05, 2008 6:04 PM

EMD FP7.

Least, Any Dash 9 or GEVO.

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Posted by route_rock on Sunday, April 06, 2008 6:32 AM

 Any ALCO is good,EMD SD-40-2,SD-9,and the GP 40

 

  Not fond of GE's except I did love our 4200 series B23-7. Its too bad that GE cant build a product that lasts over half a century on a Major class one.(talking about the SD-9's we still have at BNSF)

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Posted by stevechurch2222 on Sunday, April 06, 2008 7:17 PM
Mine is the SD40-2 and MP15AC abd my least favorite is the BL2. Steve Church Milwaukee Road Iowa Division
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Posted by SW 1200 on Sunday, April 06, 2008 10:48 PM

I am a big fan of the SW1200 and SW1500.

 

I love hearing those old switchers rev up and push a load. 

I see a lot of IHB yard action out here.

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Posted by ArtOfRuin on Monday, April 07, 2008 6:09 AM

My favorite is the SD80MAC. It's awesome to watch those things rumble by. Too bad they rarely show up in MA anymore since the Conrail split-up.

I'm also fond of the SD26 and SD45 for sentimental reasons, though I know the crews don't like them.

Least favorite? Dash 9s. Booooorring.

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Posted by Amtrak77 on Monday, April 07, 2008 9:47 AM
AMD 103 P-42 Genesis, Dashes, SD60s
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Posted by JonathanS on Monday, April 07, 2008 12:42 PM

Favorite is the RS-3

Least favorite is the GP/SD40-2

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Posted by Awesome! on Monday, April 07, 2008 8:48 PM
 SW 1200 wrote:

I am a big fan of the SW1200 and SW1500.

 

I love hearing those old switchers rev up and push a load. 

I see a lot of IHB yard action out here.

TonyM.

Me too! I love the Switchers especially SW1200 and SW1500. There's only a few left.

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Posted by jr 611 on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 2:36 PM
emd E-8/9 alco pa and the E-6       least the  emd ft                                                                                                                                                                                
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Posted by Engineer wanna be on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 10:24 PM
My favorite locomotive is Union Pacifics 6900 centennial. What power and beauty. I wonder if they still run the 6936.
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Posted by challenger3980 on Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:24 PM

 Engineer wanna be wrote:
My favorite locomotive is Union Pacifics 6900 centennial. What power and beauty. I wonder if they still run the 6936.

  Yes, they still run the 6936, it is part of the Heritage Fleet. It is commonly used on Business trains.

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Posted by J. Edgar on Monday, April 14, 2008 5:51 PM

which ever one gets me from Grand Rapids to Detroit.....Sign - Dots [#dots]

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Posted by moparrailfan on Monday, April 14, 2008 6:25 PM

favorite SD40-2

least favorite AC4400

 

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Posted by Awesome! on Monday, April 14, 2008 6:42 PM
 J. Edgar wrote:

which ever one gets me from Grand Rapids to Detroit.....Sign - Dots [#dots]

But which one gets your there more effective?

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Posted by J. Edgar on Monday, April 14, 2008 6:59 PM
well Awsome its a matter of opinion realy...personally i think EMD's ride better....GE's might pull a little harder but i dont get to the righthand seat...often Whistling [:-^]....ive had both break down...ive had both stall on either of the 2 ruling grades between Lansing\Plymouth
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Posted by Ster1 on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 6:51 PM

Favorite Diesel Lococmotive

GP30's

Least Favorite

well any locomotive with a wide cab

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 10:09 AM

the Baldwin Sharknoses were the coolest, along with the ALCO PA's. The FM Erie builts were neat as well

Least favorite would be the Dash-9's & the SD90macs, those flared raidators are ugly!

 

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Posted by marodude on Thursday, April 17, 2008 8:09 PM
I seen the Union Pacific 6900,#6936 just last sunday April13,2008 out here in Pocatello, Idaho
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Posted by Awesome! on Thursday, April 17, 2008 8:46 PM

 J. Edgar wrote:
well Awsome its a matter of opinion realy...personally i think EMD's ride better....GE's might pull a little harder but i dont get to the righthand seat...often Whistling [:-^]....ive had both break down...ive had both stall on either of the 2 ruling grades between Lansing\Plymouth

Thanks for the info. Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by marodude on Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:28 PM
My favorite diesels are the GP30 & the SD40-2s. Least favorite is the AC4400s. Still modeling  the good ole Union Pacific after all these years
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Posted by FranklinC55 on Friday, April 18, 2008 9:31 PM
I am also a big emd switcher fan. I like the SW1, Sw14, SW1200
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Posted by Awesome! on Sunday, April 20, 2008 9:27 PM
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Posted by wgnrr on Monday, April 21, 2008 12:04 PM

Favorite 4 axle EMD = GP40X

Favorite 6 axle EMD = SD60M 3 Window

Favorite 4 axle GE = U25B or B23-7

Favorite 6 axle GE = C30-7

Favorite 4 axle ALCo = RS-27

Favorite 6 axle ALCo = M630 (ok, it's a MLW. All's the same here)

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Posted by tk48 on Sunday, August 27, 2017 7:41 PM

blade

what is your favorite diesel locomotive? what is your least favorite?

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, August 27, 2017 8:19 PM

My favorite?

Check out page 24 of the autumn issue of "Classic Trains."  Yep, there it is baby, the Illinois Central's infamous "Green Diamond,"  known to the locals along it's run from Chicago to St. Louis as "The Tomato Worm"

So damn ugly it's classic!  Wow!

Here, I'll help you out a bit...

http://streamlinermemories.info/?p=306   

Prepare to be stunned.

Least favorite?  Whichever one did the best job of killing steam.

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:58 PM

Least Favorite - built by GE for SCL to house a 5 man train crew - without caboose.

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Posted by oltmannd on Monday, August 28, 2017 2:38 PM

Conrail SD80MAC.  The first, successful, 5000 HP, all purpose AC locomotive with cutting edge technology.  The 30 of them are still in mainline service on NS over 20 years after they were built.  

Nobody else wanted to take a chance on the 20-710 engine. It's still around.  The other >5000 HP engines are long gone. 

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Posted by Dmacleo on Monday, August 28, 2017 5:42 PM

J. Edgar

 

 ALCO PA-1...

 least favorite...ANYTHING GE

 

 

love the looks of the PA

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