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Posted by GP025 on Sunday, July 24, 2022 6:42 PM

hon30critter

Sorry, I know the spelling isn't right, but I have to say Willys! (but GP 7s and 9s are a close second.

Dave

 

Dave, that was the first thing I thought of!

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Posted by Tin Can II on Monday, July 25, 2022 9:03 AM

GP7s.  For years, my favorite runners on at the club or on our modular layouts was a pair of Atlas Santa Fe zebra striped GP7s.  Looked good, ran better.  

I also love the GP7s that Santa Fe rebuilt with "Topeka cabs" and chopped noses at Cleburne; although full disclosure, I also love CF7s as well. 

 

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Posted by wjstix on Monday, July 25, 2022 9:27 AM

I only use "Geep" in the generic sense, like "the train was pulled by three Geeps". I don't use it for a specific engine type, so I would never say the train was pulled by "three Geep 30s". I would say "three G-P-30s" spelling out the G and P letters. GP30 is the correct model name, "Geep" is just a railfan nickname.

But maybe that's just me. Confused

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Posted by PRR8259 on Monday, July 25, 2022 12:04 PM

I say Alligator RSD-15...most geeps prior to 38 and 40 series, I just really do not care for.

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Posted by zugmann on Monday, July 25, 2022 2:21 PM

wjstix
GP30 is the correct model name, "Geep" is just a railfan nickname.

We out here in the company call them geeps, too. 

  

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, July 25, 2022 4:25 PM

The original version of the SGRR were set in 1968, and the GP-35 was always my favorite. It just looks completely "right" to my eye.

I used the GP-35 on SGRR letterhead for decades. I had more N scale GP-35s than any other locomotive model.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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Posted by wjstix on Monday, July 25, 2022 4:32 PM

zugmann
 
wjstix
GP30 is the correct model name, "Geep" is just a railfan nickname.

 

We out here in the company call them geeps, too. 

 

 
My point was calling a GP40 (for example) a "Geep" is fine, but it's not a "Geep forty". It's a "G.P. Forty".
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Posted by zugmann on Monday, July 25, 2022 4:45 PM

wjstix
My point was calling a GP40 (for example) a "Geep" is fine, but it's not a "Geep forty". It's a "G.P. Forty".

Some RRers call them a Gee Pee 40.  Others Jeep40.  Both seems to be used pretty much on the regular.  I don't think it's just a railfan thing. 

  

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Posted by Enzoamps on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:52 AM

Consider that the original poster wondered what mental image we have when we say "geep".

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Posted by Medina1128 on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:02 AM

GP-35s', GP-38-2's and GP40's. When I built my first layout, all of my motive power was Athearn Blue Box Geeps.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, July 29, 2022 8:27 AM

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