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CHESSIEMIKE
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« on: Nov 23rd, 2002, 6:08pm »
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Thought I might start a thread on my favorite diesel from my favorite railroad.  
Show-em if you got-em!  
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 23rd, 2002, 10:12pm »
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I'll echo those sentiments, CHESSIEMIKE.  
 
Favorite diesel on my favorite railroad. Don't have any GP30 shots of my own to share,though, except this one I used on another thread. It is trying really hard to be a B&O GP30 again----and a Sunburst one, at that!


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« Reply #2 on: Nov 24th, 2002, 7:01am »
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Here is #6963 at Fulton Yd. in Richmond, VA on Oct. 12, 1985.
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 24th, 2002, 5:28pm »
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Gentlemen,
 
Enhance your layouts!   Have an early Christmas!  (hint to the wife) .  LifeLike Proto 2K has the GP-30 in both B&O's Sunburst and Capitol Dome schemes.  The B&ORR Historical Society may still have one or both still in stock in their Company Store for a reasonable price.  Check it out at http://www.borhs.org.
 
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 24th, 2002, 9:20pm »
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Here's a picture of it. Can't say I find the GP-30 to be all that appealing. The hump gives it an awkward kind of look to me.    Although there's no doubt it was a very successful loco.

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« Reply #5 on: Nov 24th, 2002, 9:42pm »
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on Nov 24th, 2002, 9:20pm, B_n_O_Hendo wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here's a picture of it. Can't say I find the GP-30 to be all that appealing. The hump gives it an awkward kind of look to me.    Although there's no doubt it was a very successful loco.

 
And that is what can make discussion interesting: We can have different likes/dislikes about the railroad yet still have the same passion for it.


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« Reply #6 on: Nov 17th, 2007, 10:46pm »
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May I also add theres no mistaking a GP-30 either!

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« Reply #7 on: Nov 18th, 2007, 9:50pm »
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on Nov 17th, 2007, 10:46pm, NS_conductor wrote:       (Click here for original message)
May I also add theres no mistaking a GP-30 either!
Yes, you may.
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 31st, 2008, 1:52am »
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Awesome shots to everyone here!Wow such history to be learned.I never saw a GP30 in B&O colors myself.Thanks to all who are willing to share their fantastic images with those who had not seen them on the road!

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« Reply #9 on: Dec 26th, 2008, 3:14pm »
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Terry Kirkland photo of a B&O GP30 going about its business with a Cotton Belt local train. This photo was taken in Commerce, TEXAS in the early 1970s when many B&O/C&O GP30s and GP35s were being leased to the Cotton Belt during a power shortage.  
 


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« Reply #10 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 6:04pm »
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Thanks for the post. No matter where they are they look good to me.
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 7th, 2009, 8:54am »
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Here is B&O 6911 in August 1973, Rochester NY at Lincoln Park

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« Reply #12 on: Dec 30th, 2011, 6:50pm »
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CHESSIEMIKE,
I have to admit, you got some REAL taste in locomotives! I too, love the looks of a GP30! Whats more............ Well (you guessed) in B&O PAINT and a nice Capitol Dome on the nose!  


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