What do you think the coolest, bset looking locomotive ever made??????

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What do you think the coolest, bset looking locomotive ever made??????

  • So, what did you vote for and why????????????????????????????????

    I myself cant decide, but maybe you can![:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]

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  • I like CP's GP-9s. My biggest reason for liking them is because the GP-9 was my first N-Scale locmotive.
  • I like CP's GP-9s. My biggest reason for liking them is because the GP-9 was my first N-Scale locmotive.
  • ALCO PA-1
  • Class J, 4-8-4 # 611
    Sgt. Rollo
  • SD45 AND THE GP30. Got a cab ride in a SD45 from a friend once in the Springfield Mo yard once. Never forget that![:D]
  • the best loco as got to be the BL2 she is the best looking ever just like a racing horse

    steam as to be the Challenger 4_6_6_4
  • I voted other. The Milwaukee road got a set of units called the Box cabs. They were sets of 4, 3, and 2 electric locomotives. All four could rack out 15000 horse power and have a starting tractive effort of over 300,000 per square inch! The brutes of all railroads!!! They were, in my eyes, the best locos to ever be built.

    James
    The Milwaukee Road From Miles City, Montana, to Avery, Idaho. The Mighty Milwaukee's Rocky Mountain Division. Visit: http://www.sd45.com/milwaukeeroad/index.htm
  • MLW LRC locomotives
    then Alco's DL109
    Alco PA
    MLW FPA4
    E3
    E6
    FM's C-liners

    Assuming, of course, that we're dealing with North American diesel locomotives. For Steam, I'd start with Canadian Pacific's Jubilee class...
  • I would narrow it down even further, SD40-2T Snoot nose. That long low nose, set back cab, and square back end with big radiator intakes, they always reminded me of a muscular sportscar like a vette or even some of the Mustangs (fastback). I'm also quiet impressed with the 90MAC's, they're just big and powerful looking.
    Steam, i'd have to go with the UP / DRGW Challenger's. Clean lines, good symetry (sorry Alleghaney fans) powerful and fast looking.
    Electric, tossup between little Joes and GG1's, I don't really like any other electrics, they're just boxes.
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by vsmith

    OhMan! some of you guys have NO class!

    Its like someone asks "what was the coolest car ever made" and instead of saying Ferrari, Bugatti or even a Corvette , you reply a 1972 Ford pickup truck! Uggh!

    COOLEST ever built, hands down my vote is for this!


    Burlington Pioneer Zephyr!

    Looks like its going 100 standing still.



    Well, the best car ever made is a 1965 Chevy Corvette Stingray convertible, Red with a white interior, as well as the original 4 speed. Trains though, the ALCos were the best looking, and best sounding diesels around. The best steam would either be the NYC Hudsons, the N&W J, the PRR T1, the Reading T1, and the PRR Mountains.
    Colin from prr.railfan.net
  • No question. Lionel's Western Marylands Lionmaster Challenger..The detail and paint scheme (red& black) is very sharp. You spot it right away on any layout. The engine itself is great on the details and operation!!
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by wctransfer

    QUOTE: Originally posted by AC6000CW

    QUOTE: Originally posted by nikoncraig

    The SDP40-2, any left?
    Next is SD45 high nose long hood forward, the proper way to run a diesel, screw the wide nose!!!
    Craig S. Cloud

    BNSF HAS I THINK 20 OF THOES.


    Actually no. They are SD40-2M's not SDP40-2's. They have the body, but the engine is what it truly is.
    Just like a lot of your beloved AC6000CW's arent real either, beecause they are derated.
    Alec

    WHAT DO THEY CALL AC6000'S THEN
    http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=5025
  • Hmmmm......Coolest, best looking... Nothing about the most built or best pulling or anything other than pure cosmetics...... I had to cast my vote for "other" since there was no pick for Alco PA -1. Imagine my disappintment at seeing only one other post that felt the same as me.....
  • GE.
    C30-7.
    AC4400CW.
    AC6000CW.

    EMD.
    GP7.
    GP9.
    GP38-2.
    GP40-2.
    GP50.
    GP60.
    SD40-2.
    SD50.
    SD60.
    SD60M.
    SD70MAC.
    SD70ACe.
    SD75M.
    SD90MAC.
    Allan.