Old 12-03-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation Gallery: Ugliest Locomotives Ever Built!

Well since there has been a gallery posted in a few days I figured I'd come up with one since I got a shot on the DB that could just as well be "THE Ugliest Locomotive Built!"

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I think this one could just possibly make it!

I call it the "One Eyed" Monster!

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Old 12-03-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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I guess technically that could be the ugliest loco ever rebuiltthough an arguement could be made about the rarity of it. I think we all shoot the ugliest ones ever built every day.

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Old 12-03-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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All that spamming and you didnt even get top of 24.
I dont have anything in my collection to top that so i wont even try.
However i will disagree with Joe in that GE widecab's are not ugly, far from it, they are quite well designed from the aesthetic point of view, there's just far too many of them out there.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:37 PM   #4
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All that spamming and you didnt even get top of 24.
He's #3 in line behind the current two T24s! And I don't know if I'd call posting shots here and in YahooGroups spamming. If it hadn't been posted in SERails initially, I may not have seen it. And, yeah, it did kinda hit a nerve because I do the same thing.



Somewhere in my collection I have a similiar unit rebuilt by the PICK shot in easely that I just could not get into the database at the time. Only different I can think of between the two is that the one I shot is red.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #5
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I thought this one was pretty ugly, from the front, but commenters disagreed.

I've already gotten my ToY or ToL24 out of it, so no spamming intent here.

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Old 12-03-2009, 05:58 PM   #6
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All that spamming and you didnt even get top of 24.
[It's only been 12 hrs so far!]

Well Nik, I couldn't sit there and do a Gallery on "Street Running" because that wouldn't be fair...plus Street Running is getting pretty old from what it looks like.

And BTW, its about time my name gets on the Front Page again!
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:00 PM   #7
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Wow, yea its not too pretty! Too bad I wasn't even on this earth at the time to see it!
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Anything over seas in my opinion.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:15 PM   #9
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Anything over seas in my opinion.
Agreed (with exceptions)!

No wonder steam is so popular in the UK...
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Agree with Janusz & Travis (!), and Nikos re: the GEs. This one isn't particularily ugly. It certainly isn't that pretty either, just utilitarian looking IMO. We can't tell what the other end looks like from this shot though so it might be a winner after all.
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Agreed (with exceptions)!

No wonder steam is so popular in the UK...
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Welcome to the U.K. 2009 - we've got no end of ugly locos/trains/units,you name it.Here's a wonderful specimen -

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I agree 100%, but my dear friend Nikos wouldn't!

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Welcome to the U.K. 2009 - we've got no end of ugly locos/trains/units,you name it.Here's a wonderful specimen -

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That isn't so ugly! I put it square in the average range.

I do wish you had shown more of the trainshed on the left, though. Next time, please!
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:38 PM   #15
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How about a shot I took today.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #16
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Steam may be popular in the UK, but I wouldn't consider all their steamers hits in the looks department. Some may disagree, but I've never been a particular fan of English steam locomotive streamlining:

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Of course, other countries built some less-than-stellar looking steamers too:

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And the UK has no corner on the market for ugly "modern" motive power:

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Of course, we shouldn't forget the Espee's foray into the wonderful world of diesel-hydraulic traction:

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But these here have to be some of the ugliest engines ever built - I mean, seriously, a steam engine without horizontal cylinders and side rods? Come on!!!

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Sorry, Walter!


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...Ever notice the little award logo (such as Screener's Choice) uses one of these K-M road switchers in silhouette?
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Whoa, I thought this thread was about CF7s:


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How could I forget this beauty?

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But these here have to be some of the ugliest engines ever built - I mean, seriously, a steam engine without horizontal cylinders and side rods? Come on!!!

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You mean the best looking I guess?
Nah. They're still ugly - although I'll grant you that the Willamette looks worse. But at least they produce ashes and soot . . .

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I'm shocked! No one has mentioned the Genset/Green Goats. While I personally find them somewhat appealing, most railfans dislike them with a passion.

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I'm shocked! No one has mentioned the Genset/Green Goats. While I personally find them somewhat appealing, most railfans dislike them with a passion.
I like them, but then I like most switchers.

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Definitely a mistake, demonstrating that humankind is flawed.
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I like them, but then I like most switchers.
Agreed. Not sure what it is about yard switchers and other various yard engines, but I am quite fond of them. I suppose it may be the fact I don't live close to a large rail yard, thus when I do get the chance to visit one, it is a welcomed site to see something different.

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