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BB9004
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #80 on: Dec 20th, 2004, 12:53pm »
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First generation: TA
Second generation: U25C
Third generation: C36-7
Fourth generation: ES44AC
 
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #81 on: Jan 3rd, 2005, 7:09pm »
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It its 60-80 degrees out side then 2-3 SD40'S would be my #1 on choice ANYTIME.
 
It if is hot or cool then I would have to go with 2-3 SD-70's with Air conditioning.
 
F-45's
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Last on my list is any GE... slow loading piles of sh*%
anything high hood.
Worst.. anything with 1 control stand that is set up for long hood lead and ran short hood out.


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #82 on: Jan 3rd, 2005, 8:21pm »
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on Jan 3rd, 2005, 7:09pm, Hemi_Harvester wrote:       (Click here for original message)
It its 60-80 degrees out side then 2-3 SD40'S would be my #1 on choice ANYTIME.
 
It if is hot or cool then I would have to go with 2-3 SD-70's with Air conditioning.
 
F-45's
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Last on my list is any GE... slow loading piles of sh*%
anything high hood.
Worst.. anything with 1 control stand that is set up for long hood lead and ran short hood out.

 
 
Let me guess, you must like Hemi engines and International Harvester trucks, right?


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #83 on: Jan 4th, 2005, 1:29pm »
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on Jan 3rd, 2005, 8:21pm, RDG484 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Let me guess, you must like Hemi engines and International Harvester trucks, right?
Naw, he's got a Harvester with a Hemi in it.  
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #84 on: Jan 7th, 2005, 4:23pm »
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My favorites are as follows, #1 BN C70-7, #2 BN U30-C, #3 BN Paduch Rebuilt GP-10.  Used to run a GP-10 on a short line in Indiana, knew the chief mech. real well and would help around the shop after school and on weekends, when the unit was repainted from BN green to the shortlines colors I got the Prime Stratolite beacon and one of the glass numberboards, locos number was 1410.  Loved the sound of the four outlet exhaust non turbo emd.  But for all out lugging powers on coal trains, a quartet of BN C30-7's cresting Crawford Hill is #1,  the current newer power is ok, but I prefer the BN's power prior to 1991.   Cheers  MIke

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #85 on: Jan 7th, 2005, 6:10pm »
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My favorites would be:
 
1. SD40-2
2. Alco S2
3. Alco RS3


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #86 on: Jan 18th, 2005, 12:20am »
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1st generation: Alco PAs and FAs.  Unreliable diesels, but they looked sharp.
2nd generation: SD40-2.  A plain vanilla choice (like a Dodge Caravan) but given that they're disappearing now, I've grown quite fond of them.  And they were one of the best sounding diesels, especially at full throttle.  Their rumble was unmistakable.  An SD60 sounds like a cleaner, quieter version of an SD40-2, but not as exciting.
3rd generation: GE AC6000.  More imposing than the smaller and ubiquitous AC4400.


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #87 on: Jan 19th, 2005, 11:34pm »
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F59PHI is my favorite for the sleek lumina look and the moderate power make one of the greatest pasenger engines for this new century.

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #88 on: Jan 27th, 2005, 2:49pm »
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Like answering "what's you're favorite beer?" (Ans: the cold kind.)
Favorite locomotive: which ever one I happen to see.


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #89 on: Feb 4th, 2005, 1:19pm »
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Was Able to view the CSX SD75M up in Baltimore , WHAT A BEAST!!!!

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #90 on: Feb 17th, 2005, 11:28pm »
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My all time favorite has to be Baldwin RF-16. A close second would be the big AlCo Century units. The RF-16 just has eligant lines, the century's were dragons belching smoke and fire. I swear the ground shook more under those AlCo's than anything else, even today!

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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #91 on: Feb 21st, 2005, 7:17pm »
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First generation: F-9(BL-2 is a close second)
second: GP/SD38's(SD45-2 a close second)
3rd: SD70M
Alco's
1st: RS-1(in GTW's green& Gold)
2nd: RSD15
3rd..OOP's..there were no 3rd generation unit's(LOL)
 
GE's
 
1st.....none
2nd: U23B
3rd..none
(btw, I dislike GE's)
 Fave baldwins: Sharknoses, AS616(in C&O paint)
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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #92 on: Feb 27th, 2005, 6:25pm »
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First: SD45T-2
Second: SD40T-2
Third: SD45
Fourth: SD40
Fifth: Is a tie between the E's & F's in the old ATSF warbonnet colors.
 
The tunnel motors are what got me interested in SP and DRGW.


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #93 on: Feb 27th, 2005, 10:23pm »
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1. MP 15 DC
2. SD9043MAC
3. GP7


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #94 on: Apr 13th, 2005, 7:43pm »
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The SD40-2 was/is a great locomotive to operate.  Todays new GE and EMD's are better in many ways.  Much quieter, better heat and AC.  Lot's of power, great dynamic and a nice cab.  I don't like the looks very much though.  
 
I have always like E8's.  I think they look perfect with streamline cars.  I like the idea of 2000 + hp in the E's from a pair of engines.  Powerful in their day.  I've never run one but assume they rode well at speed.  I'd have enjoyed running on the NYC at 90+mph.


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #95 on: Apr 18th, 2005, 5:36pm »
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While I haven't seen a North American diesel that I truly disliked, I definitely have some preferences for favorites:
 
Alco S-1 and S-2 for 1st generation power and maybe my favorite diesel of all time.  Very dependable locos- there are quite a few of these running with well over 1,000,000 miles on them.  Who can forget the distinctive idle of the 539 engine?  I got turned on to the type when I moved to Hammondsport, NY, in 1976.  The B&H had bought a pair of used S-1s in 1970, and they are still running now at 55 years of age!  Similarly, LAL  (which bought B&H almost a decade ago) has an S-2 in regular service that was built in 1941! How many other vehicles of that age are still working?  
 
Other types I really like:
 
1.  Alco Centuries
2.  Geeps of any type (except widecabs)
3.  Alco RS-3s
4.  SD-45s  (including -2s that ran on EL)
5.  SW switchers
6.  early cab units (FA/PA, E or F)
 
I'm not a big fan of widecabs because they look too "boxy" for me.  I do have tremendous respect for their technology, pulling power and fuel efficiency.


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #96 on: Jun 15th, 2005, 2:56pm »
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1st: SD-7
2nd: GP40-2 or GP38
3rd: AC4400 or SD70ace
There's no loco's I dislike besides all those Baldwins.


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #97 on: Aug 10th, 2005, 11:02am »
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alco rs11
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and how about the old trainmaster


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Re: Favorite Diesel
 
« Reply #98 on: Aug 22nd, 2005, 1:59am »
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SD75i all the way!

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« Reply #99 on: Aug 22nd, 2005, 9:35am »
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