Could 4 restored Southern Crescent E8s pull a fan trip in the future?

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Monday, January 13, 2020 10:56 PM

I actually do like the looks of the Genesis units. More than I do the F40. The Genesis engine has a purposeful I-mean-business look about it. To me the F40 looks like a very poor, boxy attempt to harken back to the classic covered wagons, and failing badly.

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Posted by oltmannd on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:39 AM

Lithonia Operator

I actually do like the looks of the Genesis units. More than I do the F40. The Genesis engine has a purposeful I-mean-business look about it. To me the F40 looks like a very poor, boxy attempt to harken back to the classic covered wagons, and failing badly.

 

According to the GE folk at Erie I used to deal with, one of Amtrak's criteria for the Genesis carbody was it needed to be fairly easy to fix wreck damage.  Given the number and frequency of road crossings these locomotives would encounter - compared to Acela, for example - they couldn't have any tough to fabricate or patch streamlining.

I think they look pretty good but look much better with paint schemes that disguise the high slot-like windshield windows.  

-Don (Random stuff, mostly about trains - what else? http://blerfblog.blogspot.com/

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:21 AM

How about a Motive Power  unit,  as built and used on various commuter lines? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metra

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Posted by guetem1 on Friday, April 3, 2020 3:58 PM
Looks like I am in the minority here, but I thought the F-59PHI's were a handsome locomotive. Far more pleasing to the eye that the Genesis units
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Posted by Paul Milenkovic on Friday, April 3, 2020 11:14 PM

Is it just me or are the high slit windows of the Genesis reminiscent of that New York Central RDC that they stuck jet engine on top for a speed run?

If GM "killed the electric car", what am I doing standing next to an EV-1, a half a block from the WSOR tracks?
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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:03 AM

To me, the Genesis units resemble a boxy version of M-497's shovelnose.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by Erik_Mag on Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:35 PM

The Genesis units' nose reminds me of the 1960's version of Iron Man, specifically the animated series ca 1967.

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