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« on: Aug 19th, 2003, 8:34pm »
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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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« Reply #1 on: Aug 20th, 2003, 6:16pm »
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I, too, have to vote for the GG-1 as my absolute favorite.  I also liked the GM-6C and the GM-10B demonstrators for their uniqueness and sheer power, and I also like the Acela Express power cars; very sharp and sleek.

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« Reply #2 on: Aug 20th, 2003, 7:33pm »
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For power, I'd have to go with the AEM-7; 7000HP in that little thing! And for looks, definately the GG-1. It just looks so big and burly.

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 20th, 2003, 8:26pm »
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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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« Reply #4 on: Aug 20th, 2003, 8:46pm »
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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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« Reply #5 on: Aug 20th, 2003, 9:46pm »
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I did the same thing. Heck, the GiGis were everywhere! So many photos I let go by...

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 21st, 2003, 10:26am »
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Hi All,
 
Nice shot of a "Naked" GG-1. There is something criminal about painting a GG-1 in black, with white lettering. Still and all, it IS a GG-1, and so is a great shot. Anyone got a shot with Amtrak colors, with the "Bloody Nose"?


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« Reply #7 on: Aug 21st, 2003, 1:10pm »
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Here's a clear enough web shot of GG-1 #902 in Amtrak Phase I "bloody nose", with PC black bringing up the rear.  Note the blast of steam from the steam-heat generator being emitted from the bottom front...
 

 
This one is my current favorite...the GG-1's immediate ancestor in regards to wheel arrangement (if not Loewy styling), the New Haven RR's EP-4.  Certainly gives the GG-1 a run for its money in looks...plus it could run off third-rail too  
 


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« Reply #8 on: Aug 21st, 2003, 3:42pm »
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Being of the post GG-1 generation, my favorite electric is the ALP-44. I have always liked these NJT locomotives, which are essentially modified AEM-7's, because of the distinctive cab windows and the NJT paint.  
 
 

 
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 21st, 2003, 9:48pm »
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Might as well throw in something interesting--a concept pic of a GG-1 in Amtrak Phase V (skipping Phases II through IV).  It actually wears it well IMHO...

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« Reply #10 on: Aug 22nd, 2003, 8:40am »
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Wow, I like that. Not bad.

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« Reply #11 on: Aug 22nd, 2003, 6:24pm »
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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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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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« Reply #13 on: Aug 24th, 2003, 12:26pm »
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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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« Reply #14 on: Aug 24th, 2003, 12:27pm »
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on Aug 22nd, 2003, 6:24pm, Pennsy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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.

 
 
 
I, too have what used to be a (Bachmann) 951, which I modernized and renumbered 609, which was the actual 951's renumbering.  Sorry, no photo.  Do you have a photo of your "modernized" E-60?
 
Thanks in advance.


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on Aug 22nd, 2003, 6:24pm, Pennsy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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.

 
 
 
I, too have what used to be a (Bachmann) 951, which I modernized and renumbered 609, which was the actual 951's renumbering.  Sorry, no photo.  Do you have a photo of your "modernized" E-60?
 
Thanks in advance.


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« Reply #16 on: Aug 24th, 2003, 2:38pm »
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Hi All,
 
First, I have no photo of my #951, but it looks exactly as the photo of the real #951.
 
Russ: Great shot of the GG-1 line up on the ready tracks. Looks like Sunnyside yard, one of my favorite hangouts. Scenes such as that were commonplace at one time.
 
Good looking electric shifter. Fairly common in the streets of Brooklyn, especially under the Els, elevated subway lines. The elderly Italian Gentlemen used to play their Bocci Ball between the rails, under the El.


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Go to :
 
http://206.103.49.193/models/models.htm#jr
 
 
Sorry if I couldn't get it clickable, but enjoy the photos.


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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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on Aug 26th, 2003, 12:31pm, Pennsy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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?

 
Nice pic of the E44, another one of my favorites.  


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