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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #100 on: Aug 22nd, 2005, 1:52pm »
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how could i leave out the sd40t-3 B&LE forever!

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #101 on: Sep 2nd, 2005, 5:39pm »
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First SD40-2
Second SD40-2T
third is a GP40-2W
fourth is a GP60
5th is a SD90/43mac  
6th GP38-2
7th C424
8th FM C-Liners


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #102 on: Sep 13th, 2005, 6:59pm »
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Cab units - guess I'll have to go with E-6s, preferably in Santa Fe warbonnets, but Rock ISland and Burlington units were sharp too. Followed (closely) by A-B-A PA/PBs. BAldwin Sharks were interesting, but not really in the same league as E-6s or PAs.  Of course a Warbonnet painted set of Fs (A-B-B-A, right?) brings back fond memories.
 
For hood units, Trainmasters and BAby Trainmasters. MAybe not the best locomotives ever, but I liked them. Teh A-B-B-A  set of GP-7s the Santa Fe had were sort of neat, too.
 
For more recent times, I like FP-45s and F-45s, while SDP-40s weren't too bad (except i din't like the AMTRAK Bloody Nose paint jobs).
 
As far as what they are building these days - all equally bland an uninteresting. as utilitarian and exciting as an old break-action single. Useful, but not exciting.


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #103 on: Sep 13th, 2005, 9:19pm »
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The baldwin VO-1000 or the Alco rsd-5

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #104 on: Oct 3rd, 2005, 6:55pm »
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gp35's  
gp38's gp38-2's sd45's sd50, sd70mac sd75i's and sd80mac


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #105 on: Oct 4th, 2005, 4:26pm »
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Well, this is an easy question!
 
My all time favorite locomotive of ANY kind is easily Magma Arizona #10, DRS 6-6-1500 BLW c/n #74812. This locomotive is my baby, and I help keep her running. She may leak a bit of oil, and rumble and growl like a deamon, but she can still drag an SD40-2 around by it's butt all day long. Baldwin made some increadible diesel locomotives, and the DRS 6-6-1500 is an outstanding example. Take for example how even though the diesel engine is rated at 1500hp, the actual power output at the rails is nearly 2100hp. Yet, even this rating is not the true measure of this locos power. With starting tractive effort in excess of 100,000lbs force, and a top speed of 65MPH, this locomotive performs at least as well as an SD40-2. Baldwins can also do something that NO OTHER locomotive has been able to accomplish even today, bring a full train to a stop using only the dynamic brakes. Unlike EMDs, Alcos, and GEs, who's braking effort virtually dies at 7mph, BLWs have effective braking effort all the way down to 1mph, and that has never been topped.  
 
Then there's also the DT 6-6-2000, later upgraded to the RT624. These machines were amazing brutes that could muscle heavy trains around all day long. They were made so that one engine could take the whole interyard transfer trains from one yard to the other, a job requiring very high strength at sustained low speeds. The were later found to be ideal for coal dragline service and PRR loved them for that role. A testament to their immense strength can be found in the service of 2 DT 6-6-2000s working for the Trona RR. Before their retirement which led to the need for leasing SP power, they handled the heavy trains of Potash up the steep grades of the line. In 1993 when Trona decided to end their reliance on leased SP power, they had to buy 6 SD-45ms to do the same job as the 2 Baldwin centercabs. That clearly demonstrates what the true capabilities of Baldwin locomotives realy are!  
 
I'd rather have a Baldwin anyday!


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« Reply #106 on: Nov 5th, 2005, 7:56pm »
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My favorite 1st generation diesels would have to be fhe F7s, I just like them.  My favorite second generation diesel is a toss-up between the GP9 or the SD40-2.   My favorite third generation diesels are the SD70m and the new GE Evolution series.  This unit (the GE) can stop a train with dynamics only at least on level grade, very handy if you have a dynamiter in your train.  

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #107 on: Dec 18th, 2005, 1:51am »
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Here's the list of my favorite diesel locomotives: SW1, NW5, BL2, GP7 and 9, RS1325, SDL39, GP15-1, and GP38-2.  I like the SD70 and some of the new passenger diesels built for METRA.    

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #108 on: Dec 23rd, 2005, 7:41pm »
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Favorite Diesels?
 
First generations - GP7's, GP9's, SD7's, SD9's, SD18's.
 
Second Generation - GP30's, GP40's, SD40's.
 
Third Generation - U18B's, U23B's, U28B's, U30C's, U33C's, SD50's, F40PH's.
 
Fourth Generation - SD60's, 70's, 75's, 80's, 90's, AC44's, CW60's, ES44AC and DCs.


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #109 on: Apr 27th, 2006, 8:25pm »
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on Dec 23rd, 2005, 7:41pm, CandOFan4Ever wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Favorite Diesels?
 
First generations - GP7's, GP9's, SD7's, SD9's, SD18's.
 
Second Generation - GP30's, GP40's, SD40's.
 
Third Generation - U18B's, U23B's, U28B's, U30C's, U33C's, SD50's, F40PH's.
 
Fourth Generation - SD60's, 70's, 75's, 80's, 90's, AC44's, CW60's, ES44AC and DCs.

 
 
Help me out with a diesel generation question... I thought there were only 3 generations of diesel power (40s-60s; 70s-80s; 90s-00s).  
 
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This is how I have it in my head...
1st Gen
EMD: NW2, SW1, SW9, GP7, GP9, F units, E units
Alco: RS-series, S-1 thru T-6 switchers
Baldwin: VO-series, DS-series, Centepedes, Babyfaces, and Sharks  
Fairbanks-Morse: Trainmasters
 
2nd Gen
EMD: BL2, GP30--GP60, SD7--SD50, MP15, GP15-1
GE: U-boats, Dash-7s, Dash-8s
Alco: Century series (C420 thru C636)
 
3rd Gen
EMD: SD60I, SD60M, SD70, SD80MAC, SD70ACe
GE: AC44CW, AC60CW, C40-9W, C44-9W, GEVOs
 
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In the 4-generation system, what's the cutoff between the 2nd & 3rd gen?  Why are U-boats considered 3rd gen while contemporaries like the GP30 are considered 2nd gen?  Is there some technological flibbety jibbety that sets the U-boats apart from the Dash-7s for example? Or the SD40-2 from the SD50?
 
Thanks in advance.
-Charlie


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« Reply #110 on: Apr 27th, 2006, 9:06pm »
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The GP10. Especially this one!
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« Reply #111 on: Apr 27th, 2006, 9:31pm »
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Note the very faint,yet visable Conrail sign on that GP10!

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« Reply #112 on: Apr 28th, 2006, 9:22am »
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It used to be very clear. I think they should paint it in Conrail again.

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« Reply #113 on: Jul 8th, 2006, 5:09am »
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Alright, here's my list -
 
ALCO- C420
EMD- F & E units
GE- C30-7
 
 
 
 
 


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« Reply #114 on: Jan 3rd, 2007, 2:56pm »
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i would have to say my two favorites are the gp9 and the paducah rebuilt gp10.  
 
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #115 on: Jan 3rd, 2007, 5:53pm »
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on Apr 27th, 2006, 8:25pm, Charlie_O wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
Help me out with a diesel generation question... I thought there were only 3 generations of diesel power (40s-60s; 70s-80s; 90s-00s).  
 
***************
This is how I have it in my head...
1st Gen
EMD: NW2, SW1, SW9, GP7, GP9, F units, E units
Alco: RS-series, S-1 thru T-6 switchers
Baldwin: VO-series, DS-series, Centepedes, Babyfaces, and Sharks  
Fairbanks-Morse: Trainmasters
 
2nd Gen
EMD: BL2, GP30--GP60, SD7--SD50, MP15, GP15-1
GE: U-boats, Dash-7s, Dash-8s
Alco: Century series (C420 thru C636)
 
3rd Gen
EMD: SD60I, SD60M, SD70, SD80MAC, SD70ACe
GE: AC44CW, AC60CW, C40-9W, C44-9W, GEVOs
 
**************
In the 4-generation system, what's the cutoff between the 2nd & 3rd gen?  Why are U-boats considered 3rd gen while contemporaries like the GP30 are considered 2nd gen?  Is there some technological flibbety jibbety that sets the U-boats apart from the Dash-7s for example? Or the SD40-2 from the SD50?
 
Thanks in advance.
-Charlie

 
I've sometimes heard there are 3 generations and sometimes 4. I'm not sure where the 2nd generation ends in either system. One thing generally accepted is that the SD24 and GP20 are the first second-generation diesels.
 
This is how I tend to group locomotives:
 
Early
All FMs and Baldwins. EMDs through GP20 and SD24 (they have the same design style as the GP7/9 and SD7/9, which are definitely first-gen). Alcos through end of RS and RSD series. All cab (non-cowl) units.
 
2nd Generation
All U-boats and Dash 7s. EMDs from GP30 to end of Dash 2 line. Centuries and MLW M-series.
 
Modern
EMDs from GP/SD50 onward. GEs - Dash 8 and up.
 
My favorites from these eras, then:
 
Early - Baldwin Centipede, centercab transfer, Sharknoses. FM C-Liners.
 
2nd generation - DDA40X, SD45, SDP45. C630, C636, M636.
 
Modern - Easy; the SD80/90MAC.


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« Reply #116 on: Jan 4th, 2007, 4:17pm »
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1st Generation- Alco RS-11
2nd Generation- Alco C-420
3rd Generation- GE AC4400CW


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« Reply #117 on: Jan 4th, 2007, 5:17pm »
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My Favorite Diesels:
 
First Generation: F7 (which is why I have three models of them)
 
Second Generation: F40 (My all time favorite! )
 
Thrid Generation: ES44DC (I see them all the time here)


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« Reply #118 on: Jan 5th, 2007, 11:14pm »
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MY FAVORITE:
 
1. EMD F's
 
2. EMD E's
 
4. EMD GP's
 
Yep EMD all the way.


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« Reply #119 on: Feb 6th, 2007, 7:18pm »
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ES44DC/C44-9W  

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