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Curious as to what models of locos people have had (outside of work) cab rides in. Please retain any information that may be held against anyone.

MLW M420: A few runs back and forth drilling in the yard.

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EMD GP 9-M: Paid to ride in this loco on 2 separate occasions to support the Beaver Lawrence RHS.
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Alco S2: A few runs back and forth drilling in the yard.

Alco C425: A few runs back and forth drilling in the yard.

A6-F Railcar: I don’t know if this counts as a “cab ride”, but I was a guest the following day of this pic:
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Alco S2: My brother and I rode the entire day with the crew. Approved, but asked not to share the ride.

EMD GP 8 & SW9: I rode the entire day with a friend, but asked not to share any details…for a while
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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GEVo. How did you guess?
Also, AC4400s. They were rattier at the time than the GEVos were. Especially those 9500s.
SD40-2s, that was always fun.
And GP38-2s on crappy yard track, the best.
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Wisconsin Northern GP15
CNW 8701
UP 1995
A couple real CNW's back when.

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ALCO C424
EMD GP38-2
EMD GP40-2
EMD SD9M
EMP F9A

WMSR 734
NHIR 40
NKP 765
MILW 261 (Thank God!)
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N&W 611
N&W 1218
SOU 4501
SOU/C&O 2716
ET&WNC/Tweetsie 12
Tweetsie 190
E8
F7/FP7
F40PH
X2000 test train
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Only two for me:
  • Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington 0-4-4T 10
  • Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261
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CW60AC-

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CW44AC-

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CW44AH

SD70MAC-

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I have had to pleasure of riding in many steam engines and a few diesels. Below is a list of the ones I remember off the top of my head.

Cass 2,4,5,6,6,11

DGVR 3

OHCR 1293

L&N 152

PM 1225

Walt Disney World Monorail cab, dont believe they give rides anymore.

Dollywood # I forget

Diesel WVC BL2 82, FP7 67, 243
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Gosh, I've barely got anything. Operated a GP-9 at Portola, CA. As a kid, rode maybe 5 miles on a Penn Central SWxxxx, with my bicycle strapped to the hand rails.

Do my rides looking out the front window of DC Metro or Dallas Airport SkyLink count?
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Sheesh, this one's a brain teaser.....

Let's see...

MRR #3 (2 Foot 0-4-4T)
MRR #4 (2 Foot 0-4-4T)
B&H #7 (2 Foot 2-4-4T)
B&H #8 (2 Foot 2-4-4T)
WWFRy #10 (2 Foot 0-4-4T)
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D&GVRR #3 (2-Truck Climax)
CSRR #11 (3-Truck Shay)
WM #6 (3-Truck Shay)
VALE #40 (2-8-2)
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Wow, how do you guys get so many?
Mine:
NS SD60 switching
Silver Creek and Stephenson heisler #2
PRR E8 #1563 at the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern after I took this photo:
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I have had to pleasure of riding in many steam engines and a few diesels. Below is a list of the ones I remember off the top of my head.

Cass 2,4,5,6,6,11

DGVR 3

OHCR 1293

L&N 152

PM 1225

Walt Disney World Monorail cab, dont believe they give rides anymore.

Dollywood # I forget

Diesel WVC BL2 82, FP7 67, 243
You need to get in some more diesels!
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Wow, how do you guys get so many?
In my case, the lines I shoot are all museums and tourist railroads. The crews at these operations often have far more discretion to allow cab rides than common carriers. In some cases, the railroads are relatively local to me and I've gotten to know the crews really well. In other cases, the rides occurred on photo charters in which the charter operator arranged with the RR to allow some patrons to rotate through the cab during the course of a day.

It also helps to be old. My rides have happened over the course of about 10 years.
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I need to get to some more tourist railroads! Too bad there isn't any in the immediate St. Louis area.
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You need to get in some more diesels!
Just getting in them doesn't count, he actually has to ride in them to count in this thread.

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Just getting in them doesn't count, he actually has to ride in them to count in this thread.

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What I meant, Chris.

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Wow, this one is making me think.

Steam: N&W 611, L&N 152, N&W 1218, C&O 2716, NKP 765, PM 1225, Flagg Coal 75, GTW 6325, CP/OC 1293, and SLSF 1630.

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A few M420Ws
A few C425s
PM 1225
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A few GP40M-3s
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This is probably only a partial list.....
SW-1
SW-8
SW-8m
SW-7
SW-9
SW-1200RS
SW-1500
MP-15
GP-8
GP-9
GP-10
GP-9u
GP-20D
GP-15D
GP-20
GP-30
GP-35
GP-35R
GP-38
GP-38-2
GP-40
GP-40-2
SD-40
SD-40-2
SD-40-2F
SD-50
SD-60
SD-60M
SD-60I
SD-70
SD-70M
SD-70MAC
SD-70ACE
SD-80MAC
SD-90-43AC
SD-90MAC-H
CF-7
E8A
F9A
F-40PH
Some sort of GE Genesis junker
C40-8W
C40-8
C40-9
C40-9W
C44-9W
AC4400 (Ordered w/o air conditioning!)
ES40
ES44
RS-3u
RS-36
RS-27
S-2
C424
C430
M636

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No steam, no GE 44-tonner type engines, no Baldwins, no electrics, pretty dull list...

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SW-1
SW-8
SW-8m
SW-7
SW-9
SW-1200RS
SW-1500
MP-15
GP-8
GP-9
GP-10
GP-9u
GP-20D
GP-15D
GP-20
GP-30
GP-35
GP-35R
GP-38
GP-38-2
GP-40
GP-40-2
SD-40
SD-40-2
SD-40-2F
SD-50
SD-60
SD-60M
SD-60I
SD-70
SD-70M
SD-70MAC
SD-70ACE
SD-80MAC
SD-90-43AC
SD-90MAC-H
CF-7
E8A
F9A
F-40PH
Some sort of GE Genesis junker
C40-8W
C40-8
C40-9
C40-9W
C44-9W
AC4400 (Ordered w/o air conditioning!)
ES40
ES44
RS-3u
RS-36
RS-27
S-2
C424
C430
M636
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No steam, no GE 44-tonner type engines, no Baldwins, no electrics, pretty dull list...
Sorry Janusz! Best I could do in my career so far! Most other railroaders with more than 5 yrs out there will have a similar list, all kinds of power on their trains. I'm sure "Burghman" can beat my list hands down!

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Just a small list, but oh well...

GE 44-tonner (there you go J)
EMD F7A
EMD NW2
I think I also rode in a GP7 or GP9 when I was younger.

I've had plenty others, but those are the only moving ones that I recall. I'm not exactly some innocent-looking 8 year old anymore so I'd be surprised if I got that many more cabrides (not that I'm complaining, I'd rather not put the crew's jobs in jeopardy just to get my fifteen minutes of fame in the cab).
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(not that I'm complaining, I'd rather not put the crew's jobs in jeopardy just to get my fifteen minutes of fame in the cab).
Trust me, do this for a job and they all start to act and feel the same (except Universal Series and dash-7 GE's = total junk!), without any fame involved. Seriously, nobody is missing much! A newer widecab EMD or GE pretty much looks the same from inside and it is difficult to tell whichever you are running (unless the windows are opened, then the exhaust sound is a dead giveaway).

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A newer widecab EMD or GE pretty much looks the same from inside and it is difficult to tell whichever you are running.
Just open the window and ask the trackside foamer!
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Just open the window and ask the trackside foamer!
Lol! It is true....
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