Old 05-08-2015, 12:56 PM   #26
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I agree with Charles. A steam locomotive is definitely not a "unit."

Units are for kids....
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:41 PM   #27
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What about Steam locomotives that are now MU equipped?

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Old 05-10-2015, 12:52 AM   #28
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What about Steam locomotives that are now MU equipped?

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Can the steam locomotive be run from the cab of the diesel? If not, it isn't a unit.

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I have had at least two of my subway shots corrected for incorrect labeling of the MU trains.
While I find it somewhat short twisting, I would have to admit I really do not care that much. So if someone with more particular knowledge wants to fix it, fine by me.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:05 AM   #30
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I have had at least two of my subway shots corrected for incorrect labeling of the MU trains.
While I find it somewhat short twisting, I would have to admit I really do not care that much. So if someone with more particular knowledge wants to fix it, fine by me.
Hi Dennis,

My stance is that YOU own the pictures, and therefore YOU should get to decide whether or not the comments/photo data should be changed, not some nameless/faceless "stealth" person who may have nothing better to do than to find faults in what you have written.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:46 PM   #31
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Please, please, please tell me you did that as a joke. Right?
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To the young children, a steam locomotive is not a unit. A diesel is a unit and can work in tandem with other diesel units, the consist being a whole run from a single control stand.

A steam locomotive cannot be a unit.
Sure it can, and is:

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Jim likes being argumentative about words and does not realize or does not care how that makes the rest of us think of him.

Notwithstanding the dictionary definition, words are used at times in specific contexts where their meaning is constrained. In railroading, a steam locomotive cannot be a unit. As far as I know, in North American usage.
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Nope.



Sure it can, and is:

Much as grammar matters, so does jargon. The point of grammar is to be properly understood, to communicate correctly without causing confusion or questions or misinterpretation.

In other words, call a steam locomotive a "unit" again and you are no longer in the club.

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