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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