View Full Version : Your favorite? GEVO or ACe?

07-05-2004, 03:55 PM
Which of the two new Tier II locomotives do we all like better? And what company's paint do we like them the best?

I personally like the ES44AC in BNSF Heritage II. :)

07-05-2004, 07:03 PM
I like the ACe's better becuase of their unique look. All of the GE's look basically the same although the GEVO does have a much thicker radiator 'wing'.

I'm glad to see CSX stick with EMD. Their DF paint looks sharp on the new SD70ACe's.

07-06-2004, 01:14 AM
"Unique"; or "ugly"? :lol:

07-06-2004, 02:17 AM
There needs to be a spot for "none of the above". I think they're both hideous. Thank heaven CSX just bought a bunch of 70MACs.

07-06-2004, 02:25 PM
OK, not "Which one is your favorite," but, "Which one do you like more of the two?" You have to like one a tiny bit more, at least! :lol: :wink:

07-06-2004, 05:13 PM
"Unique"; or "ugly"? :lol:

No, unique.

They are very handsome locomotives IMHO. :)

07-06-2004, 06:21 PM
Since you put it that way, I dislike the GE less. The EMD is appropriately named; it looks like "ace".

S.C. Vermillion
07-08-2004, 04:06 AM
My thumbs up for those GE's. They look sweet in NS Black and white.

07-11-2004, 03:51 AM
My vote's with the GE. The SD70ACe is hideous from the front, especially in CSX paint. I don't like the rectangualr box the entrance door creates (and it looks bad without the window in the door). The angles on the nose look wrong and for some reason, EMD decided to drop the corner-drooped windshields in favor of the squat rectangular ones that GE favors. Also, the numberboards are raised above the roofline and look too close together.

Sure, it's new and it's got that appeal, but it's hard to imagine the company that came up with the sharp-looking SD40-2 could produce something like this. Just my opinion though.

I like the ES44AC in BNSF Pumpkin II, but why does BNSF stencil AC4400CW above the front truck? Weird...