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View Poll Results: Do you prefer GE or EMD engines?
If I'm railfanning, I'd rather see a GE leading. 3 13.64%
If I'm railfanning, I'd rather see an EMD leading. 18 81.82%
When I'm at the throttle, make it a GE. 4 18.18%
When I'm at the throttle, make it an EMD. 6 27.27%
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default GE vs. EMD

OK, here goes nothing. Let the games begin.

I personally prefer the looks of the EMD engines. I love the SD70M-2 and the SD70Ms and such. This may have a lot to do with the fact that I'm on an NS main where nine in ten units is a...D9-40CW. There is probably a reason for this: They're good, therefore, NS loves 'em and has gotten kabookas of 'em.

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Old 11-11-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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I don't know or claim to know how they run, but there's hardly any real difference in how they look with the newer models. I'll take either an EMD GP38-2 or a GE B23-7 any day. Just give me great weather and some actual trains running and I'm fine.
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MLW/ALCO to be honest, but I picked EMD. Why? I'm tired of -9's and AC4400's.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:38 PM   #4
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I said EMD while railfanning becuase catfish get annoying sometimes and GE at the throttle becuase they beat EMD in comfortness any day.

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EMD for me (both ways), especially if its Classic SD40-2's, SD45's or SD40T-2's. In Today's "Day & age", I don't know care what Locomotive I 'catch', just as long as its in a beautiful location and in any type of weather (Rain, Sun, Snow or Fall). But photographing a nice classic lashup of EMD power will always be my dream!
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