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What is your favorite feature of a Alco loco
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randy_shepler
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What is your favorite feature of a Alco loco
 
« on: May 3rd, 2002, 9:15am »
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For me its the century series nose/cab its a classic look with the pointy number boards sticking out over the front windshield and the slightly rounded feature on the nose and roof. For me EMD doesn't come close to looks GE was close for a while but now they look just like EMD's to me.

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Re: What is your favorite feature of a Alco loco
 
« Reply #1 on: May 4th, 2002, 1:55pm »
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That round cab roof,and those Alco Tri-mount or HiAd trucks on the Century series.Now if the inside worked as well as the outside looked,we might still have "new" Alco's to run and photograph!RAD

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Re: What is your favorite feature of a Alco loco
 
« Reply #2 on: May 4th, 2002, 11:03pm »
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Can smoke be considered a feature?

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Re: What is your favorite feature of a Alco loco
 
« Reply #3 on: Oct 23rd, 2003, 9:34am »
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Definately that 4 Cycle chug chug chug. Also the deep sanding hatch notches are very cool.-Dan

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 23rd, 2003, 11:44pm »
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Definitely that long nose on the PA units and something about RS-2's and 3's, though I'm not sure what. Maybe that sort of steam locomotive like appearence of them. I go with the smoke and the sounds, too!

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Re: What is your favorite feature of a Alco loco
 
« Reply #5 on: Oct 27th, 2003, 6:43am »
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This:
 
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 30th, 2004, 4:37am »
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A classic shot of a bull elephant at full charge.  I,ve seen that video.  When I get the money, Ill buy the CD.  So cool

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« Reply #7 on: Mar 30th, 2004, 6:01pm »
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I like the fronts of the RS-11s and everything about the PAs! Long Live ALCO!  

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Hi Russ,
 
Probably the best feature of the Alco's is the Nose of the PA's and FA's.  
 
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 24th, 2004, 12:02am »
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Hard to beat a long narrow & notched nose of a 'gator!!!! best looking ever hood unit RSD-15!!! and a LONG nose PA  best carbody !!! then there's the SMOKE , enough to choke an enviornmental extremist whacko!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: Aug 16th, 2004, 7:20pm »
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Everything on a C 420.

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« Reply #11 on: Aug 17th, 2004, 10:18am »
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The seats.  Awful nice of those Alco folks to put seats in them.

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« Reply #12 on: Aug 17th, 2004, 2:58pm »
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The classic chugging sound of the 244's and 251's.

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« Reply #13 on: Aug 17th, 2004, 4:22pm »
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I like the S-6 switchers. Only a few left these days.

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« Reply #14 on: Aug 17th, 2004, 4:32pm »
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 I like the sound , the smoke, the notches, and also the nose on the cab units.  I wish Alco was still around; it would be a nice change to look at locos from a company who only built locomotives and not cars, refrigerators, etc!

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« Reply #15 on: Aug 18th, 2004, 10:08am »
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on Aug 17th, 2004, 4:32pm, Teen_NS_fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
 I like the sound , the smoke, the notches, and also the nose on the cab units.  I wish Alco was still around; it would be a nice change to look at locos from a company who only built locomotives and not cars, refrigerators, etc!

 
Same goes for Baldwin!  


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« Reply #16 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 2:21am »
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im not sure if a GE locomotive should be answer this call....but i love the smoke from an old Alco C Series and RS-11. and that GE like gargle'in 244/251 engine.....beautiful. and the over all look of an ole Alco. it had a style all its on and the power to match it. it'd be smashing if GE and Alco teamed up....not to mention the huge and beautiful C855!!! what a locomotive. nwo dont go tellin other GE locomotives ive been ranting about an Alco ; ......id get laughed outta da shops and into the switch yard for this!

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« Reply #17 on: Nov 19th, 2004, 9:44pm »
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I'll say this much, the feature I like about the ALCOs is the black smoke they belch right out when they start up or rev up> I got my first taste of seeing that on the Lake States Railroad. Hands down, its the smoke that gives those locos its trademark. Plus the sound of them, they mean business!

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Re: What is your favorite feature of a Alco loco
 
« Reply #18 on: Dec 23rd, 2004, 11:58am »
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It's gotta be the classic Alco smoke and the whistling and chugging of the engine

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« Reply #19 on: Dec 23rd, 2004, 12:32pm »
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I really like the classic stylings of the cabs and general body shape and also the smoke they make

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