Old 04-03-2005, 08:41 PM   #1
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Talking Locomotives for real men.

This one just for fun-I know there are probably similar threads.

Here's your chance to sound off! Let's hear what your one
favorite, macho, dirty, workaholic, masculine, haul-ass, I-can-pull-it diesel loco is! Be nice if you include a photo link.

Mine would have to be Alco C-636 with Hi-Ad trucks. SD70ACE
a close second.

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Old 04-04-2005, 12:59 AM   #2
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I'd have to say any end-cab switcher. It's just awesome to see one (or two) grab 10,000 feet of train and drag it around. Granted, it will move slowly, but the sound is always awesome. The only shots I have of any end cab switchers are of the EMD MP15DC. The following is a shot taken last August in Danville:

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Old 04-04-2005, 02:03 AM   #3
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For me, the GP30 is my favorite just because of the way it looks! Some still live and serve on some class 1s and shortlines after 42 years.

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Otherwise......steam and nothing else

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Old 04-04-2005, 05:13 AM   #4
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I know most of you guys are against those GE's, but i am a real fan of them. Out here in the desert all i ever see is those EMD SD70M's, there cool when there clean but i am getting SD70'd out. I love it when the GE's pull through. There loud, they make alot of smoke which is awesome and they have that signature GE cugging sound. Heres an example:
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Old 04-04-2005, 05:18 AM   #5
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Here's my pick, though it's not my favorite, it certainly is macho, dirty, worked a lot, hauled a lot and was definitely not feminine-

It's the Baldwin Lima center cab transfer units. If anything, it was downright ugly looking...

http://abpr.railfan.net/abprphoto.cg...98/prr8113.jpg

On the Pennsylvania, they pushed, shoved, pulled just about everything with little thanks. They only lasted about 20 years before they were gone...

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Old 04-04-2005, 05:29 AM   #6
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This bad boy.

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Old 04-04-2005, 04:39 PM   #7
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I'd say the SD40-2, still hauling freights after 33 years.
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:08 PM   #8
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This'n...a good ol' C39-8...

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Old 04-05-2005, 03:08 PM   #9
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You picked the wrong photo.

These are C39-8 photos...

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Nice photo anyway Daniel
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:00 PM   #10
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These are C39-8 photos...
They DO seem to look better when on Fire.
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:55 PM   #11
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I'd have to say any end-cab switcher. It's just awesome to see one (or two) grab 10,000 feet of train and drag it around. Granted, it will move slowly, but the sound is always awesome. The only shots I have of any end cab switchers are of the EMD MP15DC. The following is a shot taken last August in Danville:

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I know what you mean... the lighting on this one was not good but it was a gas! http://richpalm88.rrpicturearchives....aspx?id=108531

That little switcher was pounding away and making a racket. Also reminds me of the Union when I was in Pittsburgh, using 5-6 end cabs on coke trains.

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Old 04-05-2005, 09:23 PM   #12
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Mine would have to be Alco C-636 with Hi-Ad trucks.
Mine is a close relative to yours. I'd have to go with an ALCO C-630 with Hi-Ad trucks, they'll out-pull almost anything in the barn, the only problem is that on the rare occasion that anything breaks, you'll have a helluva time finding parts. Other than that, their one of the most reliable, maintenance free (older) locomotives you'll find, that is if you take care of them. Also, to me the only locomotive more ashtetically pleasing than a 630 is a PA.
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:33 AM   #13
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Who can froget the spirt of SP 4449?
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Old 04-15-2005, 12:57 AM   #14
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I'm not sure they're my favorite, but these things really look like beasts! It looks like they're long gone now though.


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Old 04-15-2005, 08:52 PM   #15
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Long gone is right - as are the turbines that provided the trucks for them.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=70860

Major problem with the U50C's was their extensive use of aluminium wiring. Just as in residential construction, the wiring would expand and contract as it heated / cooled and eventually the contacts would deteriorate causing resistance and fires. Las time I saw one was in St. Louis in 1978. A local steel plant was using one during a power shortage to run the mill.

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Old 04-16-2005, 04:58 AM   #16
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wow...i saw that engine in a model railroader magazine for sale, and didnt think that it was a real engine...but man those engines are HUGE!!! is a DD40 bigger? A DD40 is bigger than a SD90 right?
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DDA40X's are the longest diesels, they only lasted 15 years though.
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:44 PM   #18
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im egyptian but i like also american railroads the best loco that i like in american locos is the sd70m but i also like aloco from here in egypt and i will attac the pic of it to show all of my friends an egyptian loco
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:45 PM   #19
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wow...i saw that engine in a model railroader magazine for sale, and didnt think that it was a real engine...but man those engines are HUGE!!! is a DD40 bigger? A DD40 is bigger than a SD90 right?
And then there is the standard U50 riding on four 2-axle trucks connected by span bolsters. See UP photo below.

The links will show you a couple of others. Number 44512 shows one at Taylor yard with a GP30 and GP9. The U50's spent their later years in drag service between Los Angeles' Taylor Yard and West Colton. Imagine the "pleasure" of riding in a cab just inches from the horizontal gear-driven radiator fan (sounds like an airplane propellor at higher throttle settings) and the traction motor blower. Note too how SP installed nose doors on their three U50's.

Photo 101400 show another at West Colton accompanied by a GP35 and a rare U28C. The latter was bought for Kaiser Ore Train service between Ferrum (near Salton Sea) and Kaiser (San Bernardino). They also worked as helpers over Beaumont and Tehachapi and as LA-WC haulers.

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I'd say the SD40-2, still hauling freights after 33 years.
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I'd have to say the Alco Century 855 because that thing just looked ridiculous.



Edit - maybe bumping a month-old thread is a bad idea...
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:38 PM   #22
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Nothing wrong with keeping this thread alive.

Here's a good (UK) site on various double-engined UP locomotives including the C-855.

http://www.worldrailfans.org/Article...eDiesels.shtml

And then, here's an link to a video website where you can buy a tape that includes these locomotives. Scroll down about halfway to "Shields Over Sherman."

http://www.a-and-rproductions.com/listing2.html
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