Favorite Locos...?

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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

0-4-0

0-6-0

0-8-0

2-4-0

2-6-2

2-6-0

2-8-2

2-8-4

4-4-0

4-6-0

4-6-2

4-6-4

4-8-4

4-8-2

2-10-2

2-10-4

4-10-2

2-6-6-4

2-6-6-6

2-8-8-2

2-8-8-4

4-6-6-2

4-8-8-2

4-8-8-4

4-6-6-4

2-10-10-2

GS-4

M1 ST

S1

T1 

J3a

Hudson F7 

 

 

 

 

Diesel

PA

FA

RDC

RS-1

RS-2

RS-3

RS-11

RS-27

RSD-4

RSD-5

RSD-7

RSD-12

RSD-15

S-1

S-2

S-3

S-4

S-5

S-6  

Model 40

MP15AC

44-ton

BL36PH

F40PH

F59PH

F59PHI

MP36PH-3C

P40

P42

P32-AC-DM

C415

C420

C424

C425

C430

C630

C628

C636

C855

DL-109

DH643

DS 4-4-1000

Dash 8-32BW

Dash 8-40BW

Dash 8-40CW

Dash 8-40C

Dash 9-44CW

DDA40X

GP7

GP9

GP15

F2

F3

F5

F7

F9

FL9

FP7

FP45

F45

E1

E2

E3

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

FM Consolidated Line

FM Erie Built

H-10-44

H-12-44

H-15-44

H-16-44

H-16-66

H-24-16

GP20

GP30

GP35

GP38-2

GP39-2

GP40-2

GP60M/B

GP39X

GP40X

GP49

GP50

GTELs

SD35

SD38

SD39

SD40

SD45

SD40-2

SD40T-2

SD45T-2

SD45-2

SDP45-2

SDP40F

SD50

SD60

SD60I

SD60M

SD70

SD70I

SD70Ace

SD70M

SD70M-2

SD75M

SD75I

SD70MAC

SD80MAC

SD90MAC

SW1

SW7

SW8

SW9

SW1000

SW1200

SW1500

NRE Genset

NW2

ES44AC

ES44DC

B23-7

BQ23-7

B30-7

B36-7

C30-7

C30-7A

V0-1000

U18B

U23B

U25B

U28B

U30B

U33B

U36B

U23C

U25C

U28C

U30C

U33C

U34CH

U36C

U50C

U50

 

 

 

 

Electric

ACS-64

AEM-7

AEM-7AC

ALP-44M

GG1

E33

E44

E60

 

 

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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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Posted by ATSFGuy on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:21 PM

Okay, I have updated and re-posted the list. Tell me what you think.Big Smile 

You'll see locomotives you know and locomotives you love.

Did I leave anything out?

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 05, 2017 10:26 PM

I like the way SP 4-8-8-2 cab forward looks, but I'm not familiar enough to say much besides they're all kind of cool; Shays and other geared steamers I find particularly interesting, but the Big Boys and similar have a lot of raw power...

I agree on GE Genesis, not sure I have a favorite between the three variants, though maybe the P42 in Phase IV. Not a big fan of original F59 but I love seeing Pacific Surfliners or Metrolink trains headed up by PHIs. 

Electric, definitely the ACS-64 and its siblings. Siemens electrics in general, really; love Metro's P2000s!

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Saturday, May 06, 2017 11:02 PM

oiralire,

I like the AMD103 P40's and the F40PH's in the "Phase III", or as some may call it, "the patriotic stripes!" Big Smile

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Posted by samfp1943 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:34 AM

A personal favorite, is the GM&O 1900 [Ingalls Shipbuilding, built about 1945/46]       A one-off model, it wound up being bought new by GM&O for something like $140K (?); after Ingalls could find no other buyers for it.. They had planned several models with differing Horsepower ratings, but the 4-S was the only one built.  

I used to catch it in Corinth,MS.{ it was operated between Jackson,Tn(shops) and points in Ms. and Ala. in the late 1960's.          It lasted over 20 years on GM&O. And was scrapped in the late 1960's when IRM could not raise money to buy it. Sigh

Here is a link to a photo of it @ https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/29/Ingalls_4-S.jpg/300px-Ingalls_4-S.jpg

Sam

 

 


 

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