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Re: HHP8: still alive? - By silver_champion on 08/11/07 at 08:45:19 - 'L_82_960x720-1-.jpg' 166 KB
In this picture you will see an HHP8 with my favorite train. The Silver Meteor in Philly. If the loco could talk is would say," Look at me, look at me
I have some great Budd cars on me."

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Re: EP-4 - By CHNH on 08/07/07 at 22:16:19 - 'EP-5-C-NewHaven-58.jpg' 97 KB
on Aug 7th, 2007, 11:34am, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I have always thought the EF-3 and EP-4 were brutish looking, but handsome motors. Much better looking than the jets.
 
Henry

 
 
I agree, however the EP-5 had one of the most distinguishable mid-century paint jobs, albeit a bit harlequin like. It was designed by Herbert Matter, the Swiss born graphic designer and photographer with Knoll Associates. His work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art. For the New Haven the design was quite a novel approach for its image.  
Nevertheless; given the New Haven’s financial position at the time this was construed by critics as an act of desperation.  


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Re: HHP8: still alive? - By silver_champion on 08/07/07 at 10:15:41 - 'L_75_960x720.jpg' 152 KB
Banana, what a name for a loco. I don't like these locos for some reason.
They  don't look American. Here is a picture of an HHP8 going pass
the Sharon Hill  Pa. station that I took.

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Re: Some Chinese Hi-speed EMUs - By Profever on 03/23/07 at 14:52:47 - 'IMG_5705_ggpxp0dmb8wc.jpg' 112 KB
max speed: 330km/h.

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Re: Some Chinese Hi-speed EMUs - By Profever on 03/23/07 at 14:51:41 - 'IMG_5702_ygfS8mj396SG.jpg' 101 KB
this is the fastest train made by Chinese ourself.

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Re: Some Chinese Hi-speed EMUs - By Profever on 03/23/07 at 14:42:49 - '2006582026577396_4ESMUvlUEcFB.jpg' 47 KB
Signature. max speed of this train is 210km/h.

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Re: Some Chinese Hi-speed EMUs - By Profever on 03/23/07 at 14:41:34 - '20065820311926329_YseSGmq6qRHx.jpg' 81 KB
some Chinese railfans preferred that this EMU is somehow looks like German ICE-3.

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Re: Some Chinese Hi-speed EMUs - By Profever on 03/23/07 at 14:39:43 - '20065820234344759_okHvlPyzOzzJ.jpg' 72 KB
3. "Chang bai shan"(Changbai Mountain) EMU.

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Re: Some Chinese Hi-speed EMUs - By Profever on 03/23/07 at 14:37:17 - '2006112814242714056.jpg' 106 KB
max speed:200km/h

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Re: Some Chinese Hi-speed EMUs - By Profever on 03/23/07 at 14:35:55 - '2006112814193981325.jpg' 109 KB
2. "Da bai sha"(White Shark). it is only one locomotive and six coaches, may not to be calling"EMU".

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Re: Some Chinese Hi-speed EMUs - By Profever on 03/23/07 at 14:31:41 - 'PW250-M.jpg' 110 KB
max speed of this train is 200km/h.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By silver_champion on 03/09/07 at 08:02:02 - 'gg1.jpg' 301 KB
My favorite Electric Engine is the Great GG1 and then the EP60.
I also love the Budd Metrolingers. Here is a picture of and GG1 and  
a Metroliner.

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Re: GG-1: Tonnage hauler - By chuchubob on 12/07/06 at 14:24:40 - '79_03-21_4894.jpg' 125 KB
Eastbound: Radnor, PA; March 31, 1979

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Re: GG-1: Tonnage hauler - By chuchubob on 12/07/06 at 14:22:30 - '75_04-30_4868.jpg' 202 KB
Westbound: Radnor, PA; April 30, 1975

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Re: GG-1: Tonnage hauler - By silver_champion on 11/07/06 at 16:18:57 - '77.jpg' 195 KB
If God wanted a loco for pulling anything, he would have a GG1. Move the yard.  four GG1 could move the city that the yard is in.

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Re: That other E60 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/26/06 at 06:45:25 - 'BMLP_E60C_6005_cab_S.jpg' 89 KB
View of cab.  Too bad it was not a leader so I could get a clear shot.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: That other E60 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/26/06 at 06:42:23 - 'BMLP_E60C_6005_S.jpg' 109 KB
This one is for Irish Chieftain.  I got out that way earlier this month.
CHESSIEMIKE


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Re: GG1 - By silver_champion on 10/25/06 at 09:49:39 - '89-2.jpg' 299 KB
In this picture you will see two Amtrak's GG1 passing the grave of the Late Great Penn Station

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Re: The Mighty GG-1: Brawn And Beauty - By silver_champion on 10/25/06 at 09:46:33 - '89.jpg' 299 KB
In this picture will see two Amtrak's GG1 passing the grave of the Late Great Penn Station.

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PRR's DD1 - By silver_champion on 09/24/06 at 19:14:31 - 'DD1.jpg' 68 KB
What was the horsepower of a DD1? Anyone the info on this great loco.

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Re: GG1 - By silver_champion on 09/21/06 at 15:48:56 - '2-3.jpg' 148 KB
Pennsy, Here is a picture that I got off of RailPicture.Net, It looks like Wilmington.

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Re: GG1 - By silver_champion on 09/21/06 at 10:11:44 - '88.jpg' 348 KB
You will know when you look at this picture that I love the GG1. I named the picture "HEAVEN"

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Re: Could more GG-1's have been saved? - By silver_champion on 09/18/06 at 10:39:38 - '55-2.jpg' 390 KB
I wish that I could save these two GG1s.

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Re: The DD-1: Pennsy's other electric - By Irish Chieftain on 06/25/06 at 09:17:53 - 'PRR_DD1_running_gear_small.jpg' 125 KB
Quote:
why would a DD-1 need side rods if its an electric?  is ther only one motor for all wheels?
Two motors for eight wheels, one for four.  The driving wheels are attached to the frame, like a steam engine; the traction motors are on the frame as well, and they are connected to the drivers via a "jackshaft" (driving rod).  Note the running gear (courtesy of Wikimedia)

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Re: The MP-54: juicejack workhorse of the MU world - By silver_champion on 06/18/06 at 08:57:25 - '1-5.jpg' 43 KB
Sorry I did not post the picture of the LIRR car. Here it is here.

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Re: It ain't easy bieng an E-60 - By RDG_4-8-4 on 06/15/06 at 22:14:48 - 'johntrains0615030008.jpg' 76 KB
No. 609 in miniature, HO scale.  I did some work to her, including filling in the holes for the original headlight and number boards below the windshield, new paint and Phase III striping.  Her original number was 951, which in real life was later renumbered 609.

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Re: It ain't easy bieng an E-60 - By RDG_4-8-4 on 06/15/06 at 22:11:37 - 'E60_608_2nd0001.jpg' 67 KB
A few tracks over was the 608.

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Re: It ain't easy bieng an E-60 - By RDG_4-8-4 on 06/15/06 at 20:50:33 - 'E60_610_2nd0002.jpg' 66 KB


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Re: AEM-7's; Not that Great - By silver_champion on 04/02/06 at 11:23:43 - '43.jpg' 299 KB
The uglyest looking THING to hit the rail.Check the picture out.

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Re: The Mighty GG-1: Brawn And Beauty - By chuchubob on 03/29/06 at 14:49:19 - '76_04-24_4930.jpg' 128 KB
New York to Florida train approaching South Street, Philadelphia, on april 24, 1976

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Re: AEM-7's; Not that Great - By chuchubob on 03/29/06 at 14:01:18 - '76_09-05_4800-3.jpg' 165 KB
on Mar 29th, 2006, 9:57am, silver_champion wrote:       (Click here for original message)
You are right Pennsy. Many times in the 70 & 80s there was two GG1 pulling trains. The GG1s in that time need two of them to pull trains.  The Gs move a good number  of trains for 50 years and it needs a good rest.

 
In 1976 for the NRHS convention, #4800 easily pulled an E60 (for HEP only) and 22 cars without assistance.

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Re: AEM-7's; Not that Great - By chuchubob on 03/29/06 at 13:57:06 - '80_04-20_B.jpg' 156 KB
on Mar 29th, 2006, 9:57am, silver_champion wrote:       (Click here for original message)
You are right Pennsy. Many times in the 70 & 80s there was two GG1 pulling trains. The GG1s in that time need two of them to pull trains.  The Gs move a good number  of trains for 50 years and it needs a good rest.

 
Two GG1's were frequently used in the 70s and 80s to double the chance that the train would reach its destination.  Deferred maintenance was such that they failed frequently.
 
Broadway Limited; Radnor, PA; April 20, 1980.

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Re: Where is the Pennsy P5? - By silver_champion on 03/17/06 at 20:08:34 - '265.jpg' 51 KB
Was there two types of P5, and in this picture is this one of them.

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Re: The Mighty GG-1: Brawn And Beauty - By silver_champion on 03/17/06 at 08:02:42 - '3.jpg' 180 KB
Can someone tell me if this was the first GG1 build? The GG1 in the back of the picture.

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TWO GG1s CRYING FOR HELP - By silver_champion on 02/24/06 at 08:12:46 - '1-4.jpg' 391 KB
Lord only knows that I wish that I had the money and space for one of these GG1s. Here is a picture of two GG1 sitting there at Coopertown Jct. doing NOTHING.
If I had hit the power ball and if I could get a GG1 I would have had one. Why Coopertown Jct.

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TWO GG1 CRYING FOR HELP - By silver_champion on 02/24/06 at 08:07:52 - '1-3.jpg' 391 KB
Lord only knows that I wish that I had the money and space for one of these GG1 that is sitting in Coopertown Jct. N.Y. They are there doing NOTHING. Look at the picture and see for yourself. I love these engines. Power Ball, well if I had hit it I would have had a GG1, One other thing why Coopertown Jct.

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Re: the little known electrics - By Dutchrailnut on 02/17/06 at 22:25:50 - 'amtrak-x995atsunnysideydnyc1-77ghl.jpg' 110 KB
Or how bout this one

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Re: the little known electrics - By Dutchrailnut on 02/17/06 at 22:24:02 - 'AMT-996X.jpg' 129 KB
How about this one

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Re: GG1 - By silver_champion on 02/11/06 at 15:10:24 - '119.jpg' 184 KB
I can remember back when the first Metrolingers came out. The GG1 had to come out and save the Metroliner. Here is a picture.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Dutchrailnut on 01/28/06 at 20:08:59 - 'E10b3ofakind_Medium.jpg' 87 KB
3 of the niagra jct rr locomotives ended up with Metro North for service in GCT as switchers. they were last used in 1999 and cut up in 2004.

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Re: Your FIRST GG-1 encounter - By toddsyr on 01/11/06 at 02:04:52 - 'GG1_PLOW_SNOW_MELTER.jpg' 25 KB
Nice post John. Not only a snow melter, but a small plow also. I only know this from looking for a photo of 4846 after reading your information.  
 
"The Infamous G˝ (half GG1)
 
The PRR G˝ - yes, Virginia, there really was a half-GG1 running around!  Here she is, #4846, after having been wrecked, cut short (actually a wee bit more than in half), and fitted with a rear coupler and a diaphragm (with a rear light) to close the opening:  
 
 
Dig those craaaazy fish-eye bay windows!  
 
An e-mail on 20 Apr 00 reminded me that this gem was reputedly used as a snow melter at one point in its truncated career!  Another on 21 Aug 03 advised that it was a snowplow, used at the Wilmington shops; the plow blade, which is very low and small, is hidden in the shadows under the "rear" of the engine as shown in the left photo, above.  
 
O.K., I blew up the underbody detail and enhanced it; sure looks like a blower nozzle to me."
 
Data and photo from:
 
LINK URL
 


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Re: Your FIRST GG-1 encounter - By toddsyr on 01/10/06 at 19:49:00 - 'PRR_4933_GG1_BRUNSWICK_GREEN.jpg' 42 KB
This Richard Duley photo is from the same website also. Here 4933 is shown in the Brunswick Green livery. I'm guessing it was 4933's original paint scheme. Todd.

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Re: Your FIRST GG-1 encounter - By toddsyr on 01/10/06 at 19:45:41 - 'PRR_4933_GG1_STATE_FAIRGROUNDS_SYRACUSE_NY.jpg' 135 KB
Note the NRHS chapter plans on getting the GG1 moving again, though not under it's own power. It'd be really cool if they put a massive Harmon-Kardon sound system inside it, with big JBL loudspeakers to provide an authentic sound and feel to it. Yes, with a sound system like that, you WILL feel the sound also. I know, I have one. Heres' 4933 the way she looks today, the way I remember her. This Jack Humphrey photo is from the same website.

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Re: Your FIRST GG-1 encounter - By toddsyr on 01/10/06 at 19:38:29 - 'PRR_4933_GG1_Text.jpg' 169 KB
Yeah, if only I were 10 years older! How many hobbies would make a person say that? I'm pretty sure the GG1 I saw had it's full paint job still intact. It's been gone from it's location for some years now. Either that, or I just can't see it from the Bridge Street overpass any more. Of course it may have been a repaint. Whatever, it looked great to me! Todd.
 
P.S. I just found this on the web concerning the GG1 I speak of from:
 
 LINK URL
 


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Re: Your FIRST GG-1 encounter - By toddsyr on 01/09/06 at 04:15:46 - 'CR_4800_GG1_WAVERLY_YARD_NEWARK_NJ_77.jpg' 59 KB
Thanks for the tips folks. At this point in my time, I only allow a small budget per year for railroad films etc. Maybe a few hundred bucks a year, including model trains. Problem is, there's thousands of dollars worth of stuff out there that 'd like to have. Over time, my collection will improve, but I have to keep my financial priorities straight in the mean time. Meanwhile, while searching the net for various pics etc. for replies to railfan.net threads, I came across this photo. It's my favorite GG1 scheme, as I remember America's Bicentennial well. I was 10 at the time.
From:
 
LINK URL
 
CR 4800 GG1 Bi-Centennial paint at Waverly Yd, Newark, NJ 1977  Tim Darnell photo.

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Re: Your FIRST GG-1 encounter - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 01/01/06 at 17:59:10 - 'cabsmall.jpg' 29 KB
  and heres me in the cab at the contols. Don't knock the style, it was 1978.

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Re: Your FIRST GG-1 encounter - By ErieAtlantic7597 on 01/01/06 at 17:53:44 - 'runsmall.jpg' 32 KB
Hi Friends,
 
   HAPPY NEW YEAR. For my first post of the new year, here goes. Pictures of me in a younger day. But, in the cab of MY GG 1. 4857. The photos are not great, but here they are. Thanks to my long time friend and traveling companion, the scanner is up and running. I've written so much about this event, and finally heres the pictures.
   Take care, and have a good new year,
 
   Bruce

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Re: First Electric Engine to Leave Grand Central S - By CSXvet on 11/24/05 at 18:45:03 - 'elect3_copy-1-.jpg' 379 KB
The return trip getting ready to leave, with the 3406 as power. Note the whitewalled tires.

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Re: First Electric Engine to Leave Grand Central S - By CSXvet on 11/24/05 at 18:43:22 - 'elect2_copy-1-.jpg' 413 KB
The whole gang, after arrival at High Bridge.

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Re: First Electric Engine to Leave Grand Central S - By CSXvet on 11/24/05 at 18:41:26 - 'elect1_copy-1-.jpg' 370 KB
Here's the uncropped version. Hope it comes through, and I hope you find your grandfather. My own grandfather, George A. Harwood, is on the left on the ground (in the derby hat). He was chief engineer for what was called the ElectricZone Improvements, which included the construction of the new GCT.

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Re: Surviving Electrics - By Coffee on 11/04/05 at 23:49:25 - 'joe.jpg' 190 KB
Once a year I head to the town of North East, Pa which is just east of Erie to check out the Lake Shore Rail Museum. There you'll find the Little Joe you mentioned Wes. What a grand piece of machinery. Photo was taken today coincidentally so your post was perfect timing.

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Little Joe in PA - By Coffee on 11/04/05 at 23:49:25 - 'lil_joe.jpg' 200 KB
Once a year I head to the town of North East, Pa which is just east of Erie to check out the Lake Shore Rail Museum. There you'll find the Little Joe you mentioned Wes. What a grand piece of machinery. Photo was taken today coincidentally so your post was perfect timing.

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Re: Could more GG-1's have been saved? - By IrishChieftain on 10/16/05 at 17:54:30 - 'gg1-phv-2.jpg' 70 KB
Quote:
imagine a GG-1 in "Acela" paint
Well, there's this...

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Re: Pantagraphs - By silver_champion on 10/12/05 at 13:44:28 - '15.jpg' 33 KB
Here is a picture and names of the parts of a GG1 pantagraph

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Re: GG1 - By silver_champion on 10/11/05 at 16:01:22 - '39-LAST_TO_RUN.jpg' 73 KB
The last day that a GG1 was run is Oct. 28,1983 and retired Oct.31,1983. Here is a picture of it.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Pennsy on 08/31/05 at 12:55:53 - 'B-1-5687.jpg' 43 KB
Hi All,
 
Probably my second favorite electric engine is the PRR B-1. This is an all electric switcher/ shifter, 0-C-0 wheel arrangement. It was used extensively in the Sunnyside yard of Queens, NYC, and I had the pleasure of going on board her more than once, in those days. It was also a sad occasion when I went aboard a B-1, sitting on a siding in the Sunnyside Yards, all the windows smashed, and in gross disrepair, awaiting to be scrapped. That was my last contact with a B-1 engine.
 
Here is one of my favorite B-1's, # 5687, Enjoy
 
Note; The Porch is only on one end. When MU'd, the porches were always on the outside. If the Porch is the A end, they would be coupled B to B. Either end of the MU'd lash up would have the porch forward.

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Re: Juice Jack Beauties...? - By TrainMan404 on 08/29/05 at 15:03:57 - '1-2.jpg' 120 KB
here is the first one again, smaller

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Re: Juice Jack Beauties...? - By TrainMan404 on 08/29/05 at 15:03:21 - '2-2.jpg' 223 KB
2

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Juice Jack Beauties...? - By TrainMan404 on 08/29/05 at 15:01:58 - '1.jpg' 313 KB
The Dutch National Railroad, Nederlandse Spoorwegen, has many "unique" looking locos.  What are your opinons of these two??

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Re: the little known electrics - By Pennsy on 08/27/05 at 20:28:22 - 'PRR.B-1.jpg' 19 KB
Hi All,
 
Here is my second favorite electric, the B-1 electric switcher/ shifter.

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GF6C - By CHESSIEMIKE on 07/04/05 at 10:22:53 - 'GF6C_Drawing.jpg' 90 KB
Have not seen much on these yet.  6000HP, E88 Traction Motors.  The British Columbia Railway had them.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Pantagraphs - By CSX_B40-8 on 06/24/05 at 03:15:43 - 'DSCF0334.jpg' 488 KB
i totally forgot what topic this was under but we fell into a huge convo bout pantagraphs and their up positions relative to the direction of travel of the locomotive. i pointed out that Cleveland RTA's  HRV airporters are always hooked up (the 300 series mated pairs) with the pantagraphs face'in each other and are rather close. anywayz,to cut to da chase, i said i would post a photo of this once i get a chance to do so....well...here it is. Dis one's for you Pennsy!
 
p.s
anybody gots any pantagraph photos?

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Re: half of what is used to be: the fate of a GG-1 - By trainspot on 05/30/05 at 13:51:41 - 'PC_4678_SS_5-76_-tad-.jpg' 176 KB
The half GG-1 is long gone, and the other engine was a NYC T3a electric that Amtrak used on their wire train. Here she is awaiting her next duty

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Re: half of what is used to be: the fate of a GG-1 - By trainspot on 05/30/05 at 13:40:05 - 'B1_at_Sunnyside_Yd.jpg' 87 KB
Hi All! Just joined and have a few photos to add.
First is B-3 4751 awaiting the torch at Sunnyside Yd. in 1977

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half of what is used to be: the fate of a GG-1 - By green_elite_cab on 05/03/05 at 20:41:37 - 'poor_gg-1_jpeg.jpg' 124 KB
this is the fate of Amtrak 4846.  by now its probably been scrapped.    it was a shop switcher in wilmington, delaware, then a self propelled snow melter.    
 
i feel bad for thsi gg-1, probably cause of the sad music that happened to be playing, but also just look at it.   she almost seems to turn her face  in sadness...
 
talk about remade GG-1s...   is that even a GG-1 anymore? or just a G-1?

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Coffee on 01/30/05 at 06:41:51 - 'piedmont_steamer.jpg' 173 KB
For you Bruce, I throw in this one as well. I figured you'd appreciate this more than anyone else. One from the Illinois live steamers group.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Coffee on 01/30/05 at 06:39:43 - 'piedmont.jpg' 34 KB
Trying to find a recent shot and this is the best I could find

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Coffee on 01/30/05 at 06:38:03 - 'pn08.jpg' 33 KB
Some shots I found on the net of 5103. This one from Bill Volkmer collection, date unknown

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By vaoverland on 08/09/04 at 13:30:31 - 'anotherangleonVGN-135.jpg' 55 KB
I would like to put in a vote for the Virginian Railway's 12 class EL-C, 11 of which ran under a total of 5 fallen flags (after VGN, N&W, then New Haven class EF4, Penn Central and Conrail class E33). They would probably still be in use today if the wires were still there for freight. Attached is a photo of one of two extant units, this one at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke in original livery.
 
Mark Fisher, moderator
Virginian Railway (VGN) Enthusiasts Groupon Yahoo

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Re: This would be a good time to invest in Electri - By Dutchrailnut on 07/25/04 at 08:28:02 - 'EMD4976.jpg.jpg' 418 KB
and the other one, both pictures courtesy of railpictures.net

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Re: This would be a good time to invest in Electri - By Dutchrailnut on 07/25/04 at 08:26:46 - 'emd1975.jpg.jpg' 413 KB
the experimental electrics (demo's) were built by GM and tried on Harrisburg line.

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Re: This would be a good time to invest in Electri - By CHESSIEMIKE on 07/19/04 at 01:16:47 - 'SW1200_ATO.jpg' 45 KB
Don't forget the SW1200 A-T-O.  A 1200HP Electric for Automatic Train Operation.  I think this was the first electric they built.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Michelle and Walt-Here's the pan photo - By RDG484 on 05/31/04 at 13:05:03 - 'Pantograph.jpg' 34 KB
I scanned this photo right from "When the Steam Railroads Electrified" highlighting all the parts.  Hope this helps, Michelle.

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Re: Amtrak E60MA - By RDG484 on 05/31/04 at 11:17:20 - 'March_9_2004_018.jpg' 71 KB
And my Bachmann E-60, No. 609.

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Re: Amtrak E60MA - By RDG484 on 05/31/04 at 11:16:26 - 'March_9_2004_004.jpg' 77 KB
My 6-year old posing with E-60 No. 603 at Strasburg a few weeks ago.

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Re: JR Class EF66 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/24/04 at 21:20:05 - 'JR_Class_EF66_114_cab_pantograph.jpg' 91 KB
Close up of cab, truck, and pantograph.
CHESSIEMIKE

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JR Class EF66 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/24/04 at 21:16:08 - 'JR_EF66_114P.jpg' 94 KB
JR (Japanese Railways) has some unique locomotives.  This one has a B-B-B wheel arrangment.  These were built by Kawasaki with a 3' 6" gauge, have 5230hp, and 43,200  lbs. tractive effort.  The center truck has mechanical levers and air suspension to allow side movement.  It is normal operation for them to run with both pantographs raised.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: GG-1 Pantographs Before 1970 - By Pennsy on 05/18/04 at 18:28:49 - 'AmtrkGG-14909.jpg' 43 KB
Hi All,
 
Looks like Michelle is one very observant young lady.
 
Going through my archives, I located this shot of an Amtrak GG-1, obviously after 1971. Pay special attention to the pantograph and its single shoe or bar. Also note that it has considerable more "meat" to it than the individual bars of copper of the previous photo. It also appears to be quite dark in color compared to the other pantograph. Could this be a large composite bar or shoe ? Also, note the difference in the frame supporting the bar or shoe.
 
Modern pantographs use a carbon composite shoe or bar instead of copper for lower wear characteristics and a much lower coefficient of friction. Carbon will allow the shoe or bar to slide along the catenary with much less friction and therefore with much less wear and tear. With much larger dimensions it can take the job of breaking off icicles in wintertime with ease. With less wear and tear, the possibility of very high speeds becomes practical.

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Re: GG-1 Pantographs Before 1970 - By Pennsy on 05/18/04 at 14:37:55 - 'prr4907.jpg' 45 KB
Hi Michelle & Walt,
 
If you look carefully at the Stenison Pantograph on # 4907, you will see a frame, such as a picture frame, below the two copper bars of the shoes. The frame is the top part of the pantograph and the copper bars are bolted to the frame. This made the bars relatively easy to replace. By the way, both Pans were lowered when the bars were replaced to prevent electrocuting the workers. I assume the new "bar" or shoe was considerably wider than the two bars or shoes it replaced. Today's Faively pantographs use a carbon composite shoe. Yes the bar is a conductive plastic.

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Re: Questions about electrified lines - By Pennsy on 04/25/04 at 22:35:54 - 'amtrakaem7914.jpg' 54 KB
Hi All,
 
Great shots again. The latest resemble the Acela type of high speed engines.
 
The designers seem to have seen each others concepts.  
 
Here is an AEM-7; Enjoy.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Bulboy on 02/03/04 at 18:13:25 - 'IMGP1195.jpg' 226 KB
Hi all, this is mass electric engine in Bulgaria (since I'm bulgarian) and this is my favorite - made from Skoda and wears the 44 series number.
Just a minute ago i launched a site with rail pics as result of buing a digital photo  . if u want try to connect to:
LINK URL or [url]http://yankius.bol.bg/
i'll put updates soon

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Re: Tabulation: Time vs. Distance - By hummel1237 on 01/31/04 at 04:59:48 - 'hello.gif' 4 KB
Thanks a lot! Comes in handy...
 
Jim...  

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/18/03 at 17:43:37 - 'Virginian_EL-2B_126.jpg' 94 KB
You must mean the EL-2B.  These weighed 517 tons and were rated at 6800HP.  Starting T.E. was 260,000lbs. with a continuous T.E. of 162,000lbs. at 15.75 MPH.
photo by F. Watson
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/12/03 at 18:10:46 - 'South_Shore_Railroad_802_P.jpg' 86 KB
Here is a shot of #802 at the B&O RR Museum.  This was taken on Jan. 8, 1984.  I never got to see them in operation, but always liked the way they look.  
Don't forget, the B&O RR Museum still needs your help.  
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: PRR's other electrics - By Pennsy on 09/05/03 at 19:23:19 - 'P-5A4749.jpg' 24 KB
Hi All,
 
How about the P-5 and P-5A? These are the engines that started the revolution ending with the GG-1. And don't forget the P-5B, with all axles driven.  
 
See attached photo, enjoy.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By CSX_B40-8 on 09/04/03 at 15:18:46 - 'amtk605ajt.jpg' 64 KB
here's something with way more power than a GG-1 but not faster,due to stability problems at high speed .Still,my fav electric is the big ugly GE E60CP ,followed closely by the GE E44 and the EMD AEM-7....

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Pennsy on 08/29/03 at 12:36:07 - 'Amtrak902GG-1902.jpg' 32 KB
Hi All,
 
This might be a better shot of the #902 GG-1. Enjoy.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Pennsy on 08/27/03 at 10:27:12 - 'MP-54PRR.jpg' 47 KB
Hi Russ,
 
I agree, and accordingly, here is a nice shot of the ubiquitous MP-54. Enjoy
 
Check out the Owl Eyes front windows.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Pennsy on 08/26/03 at 12:31:20 - 'E-44prr4465.jpg' 55 KB
Hi All.
 
Here is a photo of a real workhorse electric that one rarely hears or sees. This was one of PRR's finest freight haulers, the ubiquitous E-44. Enjoy.
 
Also, out of curiosity, were there ever GG-1's that NEVER pulled a passenger train?

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By hudsonelectric on 08/24/03 at 12:26:46 - 'sn654.jpg' 56 KB
This is the motive power that I like and the modeling inspiration for a couple of my yard switchers. This photo is from the Scaremento Northern website. I tend to like the smaller equipment because of the reduced size combined with that big traction look of the pantograph...more like heavy traction and less like a trolley.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By hudsonelectric on 08/24/03 at 12:22:36 - 'GG1s.jpg' 62 KB
Here's my contribution to the GG1 homage. This is a postcard from my collection showing a classic line-up. Certainly one of my favorite big electrics and the most famous. There's an excellent description of a cab ride by the late Don Ball in his book on the PRR.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Pennsy on 08/22/03 at 18:24:33 - 'E-60951.jpg' 36 KB
Hi All,
 
Okay, Gentlemen (Ladies included, if any.): let's get controversial. Attached is a photo of my favorite E-60, #951. This engine later on got a 600 series number, and its number given to an AEM-7. My HO gauge scale model is also #951, and customized by me.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By chuchubob on 08/20/03 at 20:46:01 - '8Mar76NatLtdRad.jpg' 127 KB
The GG1 is my favorite, too.  I kick myself for letting many GG1-hauled trains go past unphotographed because they were so commonplace.  Eventually I realized that eventually they'd be just a memory.

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Re: Favorite Electric Engine - By Pennsy on 08/20/03 at 20:26:27 - 'AEM-7941.jpg' 42 KB
Hi All,
 
I too like the AEM-7, although she is not 7000 continuous horsepower. She is 7000 Maximum horsepower, short term. The AEM-7 is approximately 4000 continuous horsepower.  
 
You basically have come across the essential difference between an Electric Engine and a Diesel Electric Engine.
 
Attached is a photo of my favorite AEM-7, #941.

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Re: PRR's other electrics - By CHESSIEMIKE on 08/19/03 at 23:12:43 - 'PRR_FF-1_Data.jpg' 138 KB
Here is some data to go with it.  
CHESSIEMIKE

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PRR's other electrics - By CHESSIEMIKE on 08/19/03 at 23:10:38 - 'PRR_FF-1_Electric_drawing.jpg' 54 KB
We know about the B-1 & GG-1.  How about some info and shots of some of the less famous PRR electrics?
I'll start with the FF-1.  
CHESSIEMIKE

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Favorite Electric Engine - By Pennsy on 08/19/03 at 20:34:15 - 'gg14877.jpg' 44 KB
Hi All,
 
Thought it might just be interesting to poll what our favorite electric engines were.
 
Here is mine: GG-1

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Re: I'm first - By aXion23 on 08/16/03 at 12:30:20 - 'My_Pictures_0199.jpg' 256 KB
To start it off, here's HHP-8 #662 leading the southbound train R93/R83 by Rocky Neck Beach in Connecticut.


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