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  • Forum Post: Re: Favorite Locos...?

    For me, first with the Diesels: EMD SD40-2 and/or SD45's EMD SD70's in BN Colors Any EMD GP's Steam: Lima 4-8-4's Challengers and Yellowstones Anything Geared Electric: GN and Milw. Box Cabs and Milw. Little Joe's (what do you expect from a guy who lives...
  • Forum Post: Favorite Locos...?

    Perhaps this has been covered before but I was curious what some of your favorite locomotives are from the different eras of design/operation. I love watching engines do their work, the power and the grace that they have is breathtaking! For me: Steam: Norfolk & Western J1 (as immortalized by O....
  • Forum Post: Hydrogen powered locomotives

    Article on a tech that I was unaware of: http://www.railway-technology.com/features/feature122016/ Note the interesting discussion about the disadvantages of electrification: "Thompson also sees hydrail as the obvious solution to what he stresses is a dead technology: "Electric rail...
  • Forum Post: Ac vs. DC in Diesel Locomotives

    Hi all, I would like to understand the exact reasons behind the use of AC versus DC power in today's freight locomotives. I have seen other posts that discuss this topic, but that are missing a full and detailed explanation. I've heard AC was better for traction control at low speeds, but I have...
  • Forum Post: RE: difference between a GE AC440cw & GE C44-9w

    The DASH 9-44CW's Auxiliary cabinet or box, behind the conductors side is smaller than an AC4400's. The DASH 9, shown above has the smaller cabinet (to the right of the #4187) The AC4400CW, shown above, has a larger one. (Next tothe #5676) and it doesn't have the big square vent on it...