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mark woody 09-21-2008 02:27 AM

Just interested in preferences
 
Hi, i was wondering and would be intersted in finding out everyones preference or favourite locos and colour schemes. My favourite locos are U.S. switchers and Alco units.My favourite colour schemes are Alaska RR,Union Pacific,The old Rio Grande [black orange] and especially the red-silver Santa Fe.

GMEMD 09-21-2008 03:12 AM

Favorite locomotives and paint are UP Centennials (DD40X), UP SW10's, and UP wide cab SD70's with "wings". Anything UP is awesome really. I like CP's newer paint as well.

asis80 09-21-2008 04:21 AM

Then and now:
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Now:
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I just can't beat the 80's, love 'em even though, like the 2nd favorited, they get painted.

Seemingly gaining an interest to me everytime I encounter it:
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Joe the Photog 09-21-2008 05:06 AM

Favorite paint scheme counting them down like Casey Kasem

5.) [photoid=125586]

4.) [photoid=251353]

3.) [photoid=]

No photo on RP of L&C's two tone blue and grey that their SW900s wore from 1965 to 1982.

2.) [photoid=54086]

1.) [photoid=219803]

Note that with the exception of the red and silver, none of these appeared on a damn wide nose. You guys can keep your GEVOs and MACs.... give me all the Dash 7s still around and I'll bein heaven! And, remember, keep your feet on the ballast and keep reaching for the stars.

Joe the Photog 09-21-2008 05:11 AM

L&C SW900 #91 circa 1968 in Lancaster. Photo by George Elwood

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-l/lc91.jpg

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-l/lc.html

asis80 09-21-2008 05:41 AM

GEVO's just another name for catfish :twisted:


Joe, you may not find a MAC appealing, but I still to this day don't want to believe that Chessie is one of the parents of CSX.

mark woody 09-21-2008 05:46 AM

This is a great shot of an old N.S.W. Alco that has been restored to original as delivered condition.I like the old paint scheme as well.


http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...20774&nseq=168

Somebody in the WWW 09-21-2008 07:31 AM

My favorite diesel locomotives are the B and A class bulldogs introduced to service in Victoria, Australia in the 1950s (as well as the S class).

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If I can include a railcar into this, the unique 2000 class railcars in South Australia are a favorite too. Although I am cheating as these are not locomotives, they have around 1000hp per power car, which is more than most branchline locos would have.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mark woody
This is a great shot of an old N.S.W. Alco that has been restored to original as delivered condition.I like the old paint scheme as well.


http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...20774&nseq=168

Use the photoid tags and you will get a thumbnail like this for that shot.
[photoid=120774]

As for my personal opinion on the 44 class, as grungy as they may seem, I like the look of the units used by Independant Rail for the Minto to Port Botany container shuttle trains. The 'Semi Retired Foamer' blog has some shots of them at this link:
http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/2008...mber-12th.html

MichaelJ 09-21-2008 12:38 PM

I like that black and white shot of the VR livery you've taken, Oscar, it makes the Locomotive look quite striking.

However, I have to disagree with you on account of the 2000 Class 'Jumbo' Rail Cars. The new yellow TA livery is much nicer, even though it shows the dirt much more.

I like the new QRNational livery, but only on single-ended Locomotives.

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... and the Pacific National 'Stars' livery ...

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Somebody in the WWW 09-21-2008 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelJ
I like that black and white shot of the VR livery you've taken, Oscar, it makes the Locomotive look quite striking.

However, I have to disagree with you on account of the 2000 Class 'Jumbo' Rail Cars. The new yellow TA livery is much nicer, even though it shows the dirt much more.

Thanks for that!

Although I said that I like the Jumbo Railcars, I never said anything about the red livery, I much prefer the Adelaide Metro Livery on these units, but the red livery on these does not look as bad as it formerly did on the 3000/3100 class.

Watain 09-21-2008 01:18 PM

Blah.... Wide cab wise AC6000's, Dash-9's(wacky huh?), I like the way GEVO's rattle my windows when they go by in Notch 8. Any Standard cab GE. EMD wise I guess the SD70M-2 has kind of grew on me(kind of..), pre YN3 70MAC's, ex con SD60I's.

As for paint schemes, I guess YN3 as long as its clean, and not pink ish(hence my above comment). Unibrows and War Bonnets.

ottergoose 09-21-2008 01:40 PM

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BN's nice too... so is Red/Silver ATSF...

trainboysd40 09-21-2008 03:31 PM

This is the post in which I'd make an ascii multimark out of the word 'multimark' if I had a spare, like, hour.
Instead, I think I'll just leave this here.
[photoid=246543]

LSRC Railfan 09-21-2008 03:33 PM

Favorite older locomotive: Alco C425
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Favorite newer locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
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Favorite Paint: D&M "Century"
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chris crook 09-21-2008 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trainboysd40
This is the post in which I'd make an ascii multimark out of the word 'multimark' if I had a spare, like, hour.
Instead, I think I'll just leave this here.
[photoid=246543]


Big multimark, or smallmultimark?

I think the big multimark with full "face stripes" across the cab and nose was pretty awesome.

B&M Maroon and Gold, ATSF (not BNSF) Warbonnet, and MEC Harvest Gold were some of my favorites.

trainboysd40 09-21-2008 04:12 PM

ANY multimark =D
Big multi with candy stripes is awesome to the extreme.

NYC Nick 09-22-2008 03:29 AM

My favorite paint schemes would have to be the New York Central lightning stripes, any Conrail paint scheme (especially the one from the SD80MACs), the SP Daylight scheme, and ATSF warbonnets, in pretty much that order.
Favorite locomottives: NYC J3 Hudsons, Conrail SD80MACs, and SP GS class 4-8-4 steam engines (like #4449). The Hudsons would have to be my favorite, but they are all really close.

chris crook 09-22-2008 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trainboysd40
Big multi with candy stripes is awesome to the extreme.

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Double bonus points.

trainboysd40 09-22-2008 06:23 AM

Triple points because I was there less than an hour ago =D

trainmaster_1 09-22-2008 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trainboysd40
Triple points because I was there less than an hour ago =D

Minus 50 points for showing up 31 years too late..... :roll:

Ween 09-22-2008 07:03 AM

This is what I'm hoping to see anytime I'm out:

1. ex-BN Phase II SD60M:
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2. ex-BN Phase I SD60M:
[photoid=219943]

mark woody 09-22-2008 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris crook
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Double bonus points.

Quadrupple points because its an ALCO. Well [MLW] still counts.

lock4244 09-22-2008 04:33 PM

Hmmm. I like MLW/Alco locomotives with a preference for MLW RS18's, RS10's, C424, C630M/M630, M636. ALCO C420, C430. And any Alco/MLW 4-alxe cabunit.

Paintschemes:

CN Zebra stripes.

CN Gray/Maroon with the script lettering.

CP Action Red, small multimark with nose stripes only.

CP Action Red without the multimark.

Erie-Lackawanna Gray/Maronn (so I guess DL&W as well)

D&H Bule/Gray lightnig stripes.

B&O/C&O blue/yellow.

ATSF Warbonnet and Blue Bonnet.

MILW Black/Orange.

SOU Black/Aluminum/Gold.

NYS&W yellow/Black.

Guilford Charcoal/Orange.

BCR - Either version of green.

Northern Alberta Railways.

GN Big Sky Blue.

MRL.

DME.

Soo Line White/Red.

Probably more, just can't think of anymore.

lock4244 09-22-2008 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trainmaster_1
Minus 50 points for showing up 31 years too late..... :roll:

:-D :-D :-D

stevenmwelch 09-22-2008 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ween
This is what I'm hoping to see anytime I'm out:

1. ex-BN Phase II SD60M:
[photoid=133699]

2. ex-BN Phase I SD60M:
[photoid=219943]


I couldn't agree more, I love those 60's!


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