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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, November 12, 2016 11:47 PM

SD70M-2Dude
Yard: Any non-turbocharged Geep or an SD40. Loads fast and digs in well, they make kicking cars a breeze when combined with a good Engineer.

I got to play with a rebuilt GP called a GP59E I think?  12 cylinder.  Yeah... give me them any day.   That thing was awesome.  I think I'd take it over a SD40-2.  That thing pulled like you wouldn't believe.

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Posted by lidgerwoodplow on Monday, November 14, 2016 11:10 PM

Massive or not, a Shay would have taken a long time to get from Chicago to LA at 30 mph.

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Posted by RAY HEROLD on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:29 AM
Favorite Cab Units - Alco PA's and FA's. Favorite Road Units Alco C-630 and EMD SD-24. They both just look of brute power. Favorite Electric - Pennsy E-44 rectifier. Another brute of an engine. Favorite Steam - 4-6-6-4 Challenger, especially in U.P. lt.gray/dk gray w/ silver lettering
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Posted by NickP on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:36 PM

Phileksa
Only a handful of E8s were ever made, but at least they were ordered to head up streamliners

496 E-8s were built, 450 A's, 46 B's, certainly more than a handful. E-9s, not so much as passenger travel was tailing off by the time that model was introduced.

 

My favorite locomotive of all time is the EMD FL9. It's the longest of all F units and one of the longest surviving in mainline service, about 50 years by the time the last one was retired. New Haven FL9 2059 was the last of the F units, built in 1960.

5 axles for weight distribution, dual-mode to run either as a diesel or an electric and the flashy McGinnis paint job made these engines one of a kind. I took many trips to NYC behind one of these engines and if I was fortunate enough to get a seat in the first coach, I got to experience the diesel to electric changeover as the train decended into the tunnel leading to GCT.

 

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Posted by CARMINE PELAIA on Thursday, December 08, 2016 4:45 AM

DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES.

1.E8

2.DS40-2

3.GP38-4

ES4400CW

SD70ACE

STEAM

1.4-8-4

2.4-8-8-4

3.FLYING SCOTSMAN

4.TORNADO

ELECTRIC.

1.HHP8

2.PENDOLINO.

3.EUROSTAR

4.ACS64

4.TRAXX

DMU

1.VOYAGER

2.CLASS 185

 

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Monday, March 06, 2017 12:16 PM

Here are my favorites,

 

Steam

2-6-0

2-8-2

4-4-0

4-6-2

4-6-4

4-8-4

2-10-2

 

 

 

 

Diesel

F40PH

F59PH

F59PHI

MP36PH-3C

P40

P32 Dash-8

GP9

F3

F7

FP45

F45

GP38-2

GP39-2

GP40-2

GP40X

GP50

SD40-2

SD45-2

SD50

SD60

SD60M

SD70Ace

SD70MAC

SD75M

ES44AC 

 

 

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Posted by kgbw49 on Monday, March 06, 2017 7:03 PM

No 2-10-4?

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Posted by Sunnyland on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:30 PM

Steam-#1522, #4960, #611,#844,  #765, #3985-rode with or seen all of these. #4449 have not seen but she looks like another beauty.  Classic steam-The General, which I did get to see when she toured in 1962.  Diesels-E and F units. Don't know the others one from another. 

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