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DannyR

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #40 on: Jun 23rd, 2003, 1:03pm »
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I can't say I dislike any locomotive but do have  preferences. The GE wide cabs are so common now but then  I would have probably felt the same way about E and F-units fifty years ago; of course, there quite a few more paint schemes then as opposed to now. Variety is the spice of life and railfanning.

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Ranaldo20
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #41 on: Jul 16th, 2003, 2:54pm »
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First:  EMD Sw7, Alco RS1
 
Second: I would probably have to say the EMD SD40-2  Or the GP38-2  (even better if they have black paint and high hoods!!!)
 
Third:  Either an SD70 or SD80MAC, anything that is not a NS "Catfish!"


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CNJGreen
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #42 on: Jul 19th, 2003, 8:47am »
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First: Baldwin DR-4-4-1500 (baby face)
Second: Alco C430, C636
Third: Any GE road power


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dynamicguy1803
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #43 on: Jul 21st, 2003, 4:55pm »
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1st- EMD GP9
2nd- EMD SD40-2
3rd- a tie between an ALCo S-2, and almost any ALCo Centry unit.


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Mike_W
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #44 on: Aug 1st, 2003, 10:09pm »
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First- GE B40-8
Second- EMD SD70
Third- EMD GP38


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Charlie_O
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #45 on: Aug 2nd, 2003, 2:04am »
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'Bout time I weighed in on this one...
 
Favorite 1st gen diesel:
• Of those I've seen, I'd hafta say EMD E8
• Of those I've never seen, Baldwin Shark (Pennsy livery)
 
2nd gen
• GP30...gotta love the big buffalo-head look of 'em
• Alco C420...sentimental reasons (the L&HR)
 
3rd gen
• That's a tough one...I'm pretty sick of widecabs. Will go with the EMD SD70 though


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cn2220
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #46 on: Aug 2nd, 2003, 2:39pm »
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1: Baldwin DRS4410
2: MLW M420W
3: FM/CLC H-16-44
4: EMD GP38(AC)(-2)
5: EMD GP9
6: ALCo/MLW RS3
7: EMD SD90MAC
8: GE B23-7
9: GE B40-8
10:GE AC4400CW


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WMBL2
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #47 on: Aug 6th, 2003, 12:00pm »
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HMM I know that answer... BL-2, it was equipped for Multiple Unit control.  Probably electrically identical with an F-3.  The two on the WM had 24 brakes, probably similar to those on other roads.
The BL-1 (I think only one was built?) did not have MU control, the thinking being a branch-line loco would operate alone.  I don't know what brakes it had though, maybe 14EL since 24 would be overkill for a single unit engine.
BTW it seems to me the one BL-1 was converted to MU later on.  Anyone know?
Greg
 
Oh yeah my 2c for a fave loco...  
1)- GP-9's have a slight edge over
2) toss-up between F-7's and RS-3's
 
on May 9th, 2003, 6:30pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Yes, the BL2 has 1500HP.  Trivia question.  What is different between a BL1 and a BL2?  
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CHESSIEMIKE
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #48 on: Aug 6th, 2003, 12:21pm »
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on Aug 6th, 2003, 12:00pm, WMBL2 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
HMM I know that answer... BL-2, it was equipped for Multiple Unit control.  Probably electrically identical with an F-3.  The two on the WM had 24 brakes, probably similar to those on other roads.
The BL-1 (I think only one was built?) did not have MU control, the thinking being a branch-line loco would operate alone.  I don't know what brakes it had though, maybe 14EL since 24 would be overkill for a single unit engine.
BTW it seems to me the one BL-1 was converted to MU later on.  Anyone know?
Greg
 
Oh yeah my 2c for a fave loco...  
1)- GP-9's have a slight edge over
2) toss-up between F-7's and RS-3's
 
Not surprised you know this given your screen name.  
Welcome to the Forums.  
CHESSIEMIKE


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IRONBOUND
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #49 on: Aug 17th, 2003, 1:03am »
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I'd have to say, I always loved the GE's Super 7 (c30-s7).  I thought it had a very unique shape, and its part of alittle bit of history being a rebuilt of some older locomotives railroads had retired that GE decided to use.
 
But of course you can't beat the old SD40-2's..... THey were just sexy.
 
 
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #50 on: Aug 17th, 2003, 6:15pm »
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Hmmm. I wouldn't call any loco sexy, but the SD40-2s are sure cool.

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Jonathan Schoen
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What was it the engines said? Well, UP 119 called the Central Pacific Jupiter a western snob and Jupiter made fun of 119's midwester accent.

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #51 on: Aug 19th, 2003, 10:59am »
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EMD-
1. SD60M (I)
2. SD40-2
3. GP30
 
GE-
1. C40-8
2. AC4400CW
3. C36-7
 
Alco-
1. C628
2. C424
3. RS-11
 
Those are my three favorite locomotives from three manufacturers.


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ErieLackawannaC425
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« Reply #52 on: Aug 19th, 2003, 7:36pm »
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Definately the ALCo C636 and the MLW C636

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Marty_Feldner
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on Aug 17th, 2003, 6:15pm, jonathansd45 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hmmm. I wouldn't call any loco sexy, but the SD40-2s are sure cool.

 
 
I dunno-
 
If you equate curves in any way with sexy...


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IRONBOUND
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« Reply #54 on: Aug 20th, 2003, 10:29pm »
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on Aug 17th, 2003, 6:15pm, jonathansd45 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hmmm. I wouldn't call any loco sexy, but the SD40-2s are sure cool.

 
I thought we were discusing favorite diesels, not what we think or don't think we should call them??


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Mike
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #55 on: Aug 21st, 2003, 11:06am »
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Well, from my point of view, I'm a big fan of the SD75I's.  However, I've been reading that they have some reliability issues.  I just like the fact that they're a bit over the 4,000 hsp mark.  I'm a Conrail fan, and admired the 80MAC's, but wondered why they didn't go with the 90MAC's.  However, like the 75-series, the 90's are plagued with their own set of problems.  The 80's weren't as reliable as the 70-series, but it seems Conrail knew not to go to high.  I like high horsepower, and EMD's, so any modern day EMD works for me.  And there is something about those Spartan Cab SD70's.  I know crews like the wide-nose units..but those IC/CR/NS units look sharp.  Although not modern...I've always liked the SD45-2.  The SD45 compared to the SD40 was a failure, but EMD really fixed things up on the -2 model, making it a decent loco.  They were especially good on long runs (i.e. Erie Lackawanna).  I guess that's my thought for the day.

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Jonathan Schoen
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #56 on: Aug 21st, 2003, 12:30pm »
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on Aug 20th, 2003, 10:29pm, IRONBOUND wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I thought we were discusing favorite diesels, not what we think or don't think we should call them??

 
True. Very true.


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Jonathan Schoen
President of the Teen Association of Model Railroaders, yo

What was it the engines said? Well, UP 119 called the Central Pacific Jupiter a western snob and Jupiter made fun of 119's midwester accent.

VentureForth
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #57 on: Aug 26th, 2003, 2:05pm »
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F59PHI.  Kinda like the modern age version of streamlining the old steamers.

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RDG484
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« Reply #58 on: Aug 28th, 2003, 12:47am »
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The CNJ Baldwin DR-6-4-2000 double-enders.  The only double-ended streamlined diesels ever made for an American RR.    

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CNJGreen
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #59 on: Aug 30th, 2003, 8:03am »
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on Jun 3rd, 2003, 11:28am, EMD_TRAIN_FAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I have to admit to baiting you guys with this one.  It is indeed a BL20-2.  EMD only made three of them (as demonstrators).  They never received an order for them as a production model, and the 3 demos now belong to their Joint Venture leasing firm, Locomotive Leasing Partners.  These are basically a GP38-2 with a "pinned turbo" (it always runs), but with a 16-cylinder 645C2R engine.  The 3 are painted as in the picture, and are running "way up north" on the MacKenzie Northern Railroad.  I had this pic, as I was responsible for getting them ready for running in constant extreme cold conditions.        They are so well liked that it is a shame more of them weren't made.

 
What are the differences between a 645C2R and the 645E3?  Not a trivia question, I am really interested.
 
Thanks.


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