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« on: Aug 6th, 2007, 10:32pm »
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Here is a great streamliner from the late thirties. None exist today but some of the EP-4’s cousins are still in existence in of all places Brazil. Makes the GG-1 look a bit “eclectic”

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« Reply #1 on: Aug 7th, 2007, 11:34am »
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I have always thought the EF-3 and EP-4 were brutish looking, but handsome motors. Much better looking than the jets.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 7th, 2007, 10:16pm »
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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.
 
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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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« Reply #3 on: Aug 10th, 2007, 2:32pm »
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Pity none of the above are available today to make the run all the way to Boston (although it would take quite a bit of modernization to give them the ability to switch voltages from 12.5 kV to 25 kV; however, if the New Haven had completed the electrification to Boston, these would have been the motors to make the run)…
 
The state of Connecticut has recently engaged in painting brand new locomotives in the "McGinnis-era" paint scheme.


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« Reply #4 on: Aug 12th, 2007, 12:26pm »
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on Aug 6th, 2007, 10:32pm, CHNH wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here is a great streamliner from the late thirties. None exist today but some of the EP-4’s cousins are still in existence in of all places Brazil. Makes the GG-1 look a bit “eclectic”
If I try to think of a "generic" heavy electric, it's one of these, or a Little Joe.
 
None of these are still in use in Brazil. (Okay, they weren't the same, really. 5'3" gauge and 3000V DC power supply.) Most heavy electrics in Brazil were retired in the 1990s with de-electrification.


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Fan of late and early Conrail... also transition-era PRR, 70s Santa Fe, BN and SP, 70s-80s eastern CN, pre-merger-era UP, heavy electric operations in general, dieselized narrow gauge, modern EFVM and Brazilian railroads in general, transition-era DB and DR... why bother trying to list them all?
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