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Wonka001 10-18-2005 10:28 PM

Help identifying Trains
 
How do I go about identifying trains, engine styles and the such? All I know is the big red (UP) numbers painted on the engines and where I'm at.

socalrailfan 10-18-2005 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Wonka001
How do I go about identifying trains, engine styles and the such? All I know is the big red (UP) numbers painted on the engines and where I'm at.

There are several sites out there that have great selections of almost everything you can think of shooting, I use this one when in doubt:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/

4kV 10-18-2005 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Wonka001
How do I go about identifying trains, engine styles and the such? All I know is the big red (UP) numbers painted on the engines and where I'm at.

There are tons of resources on the net and in print for engine styles..... try to find some roster lists, spotter guides, etc. Looking around on this site will help, too.

Train identification comes with listening to the scanner, or having some sort of inside info, and recognizing what you see over and over and being able to determine what you might be looking at.

mojo628 10-19-2005 12:50 AM

A favorite of mine. http://www.thedieselshop.us/MPR.html

busyEMT 10-19-2005 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by mojo628

Thanks for the link.

Also see this thread.

Drewster 10-19-2005 10:18 AM

identifying trains and engines and such takes years of studying or just learning by experience, i have been identifying locos since i was 8, the 1st engine i was ever able to identify everytime i saw it was a SP SD40T-2, and since then it was history....lol , but there are ways to speed up the process, i would recomend for modern identifications is to buy the official annual rosters, it has EVERY RR in the US and even Canada and Mexico. I have been buying every year since 1994, there are other ways, but i would recomend this for a starter. you will learn all the stuff in time. here is the link http://www.transalert.com/cgi-bin/de...BKLROST&cat=18

hope that helps
Drew

Wonka001 10-19-2005 02:20 PM

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Thanks For your help everyone, this will make my life that much more easier.


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