Diesel loco of the week 8-20/26-06

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Catt, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    For the week of 8-20-06

    Very early Athearn bb SD40-2.In fact so early it is on record as being the very first one sold in my town.The hi-short hood is a Cannon piece and yes those ditchlites work.

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    Someday I will repaint the old girl and decal her in the current scheme.I also have an SD40-2 B unit in the works for far longer that I care to admit.:D

    Don't forget the pic has to be your own.
  2. Herc Driver

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    Really Nice!!!
  3. spitfire

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    So the topic is SD40s?

    Inquiring minds would like to know. :D

    Val
  4. Herc Driver

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    Here's two shots of this SD40T-2 rounding the curve by Davidson Repair and Restoration...grabbed the camera just as the sun came out giving that Kodachrome its best chance to shine. This unit is new to these parts...but Davidson's Repair is well known for attracting all sorts of diesels from other lines - both old and new.

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  6. SeriousSam

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    I love SD40s. Here is a couple of mine. I have about 15 SD40s. Three -2s. Eleven Tunnel Motors, including this Overland Models and a Rio Grande Key that I'll take a picture of later.

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    Great looking pics you guys! :thumb:
    Here's 3 of mine. First up is a Conrail SD40-2 #6388, second is a B&O SD40-2 #7618 and the third is a B&O SD40 #7591 shoving on a coal drag.
    Mark

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    Great pix guys and a great topic choice JohnathaN!!! Thanks for humouring me, :D :D

    Val
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Locomotives Everyone.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    SD40s, SD40s....Hmmmmmmm, I called over to the loco servicing area early this morning and Mac says we ain't got none! Nuts! Maybe we'll be able to fill the bill next week! :)

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    Hey Ralph, Business must be good..........If the diesel house is empty!!:thumb:

    Here's my contribution. Ex CNW now under the MadCoW flag, SD40T-2 #8960 rolls an employee special thru Dachshundville.
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    Athearn Model (Blue-box) Repkaced molded intakes with see-thru brass ones. Custom painted.

    Havin Fun, Playin trains!:)

    Johnny
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    What a great shot! How you light that and get that angle for the photograph is amazing. Really, really life like.
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    Wow, how literal! there's an http://www.sd40.com/ out there! :thumb: Did the C&NW own SD40T-2's I thought only SP and DRGW owned them, until UP gobbled... :(
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    Here's an old modelpower SD40 I rebuilt.

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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Drooling over the PRR SD40. Looks Great Ray.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks for finding the lost loco for me Miles! :) Nice pic!
    Ralph
  18. MadCoW1

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    Nah, they didn't but I was given the shell and well, you know, I just couldn't resist:oops: !

    BTW on that link to SD40 dot com you provided, Click on the 'James Matuska artwork'. Jim lives here in Lacrosse and is often commisioned to do work for BNSF and CP emloyees. His work also hangs in the Burger King in Janesville WI(near CNW, MILW, WSOR,UP) at five points. As well as other locations I've been in(does riverboats as well). He has a tremendous amount of great photos from years gone by shot at Grand Crossing. His son Andrew gave me the shell of the tunnel motor in my shot.
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    I can add to this thread, although out of my era, I have this photo of some visiting power. Custom painted brass, I think a model of a EL unit, right?

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  20. MilesWestern

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    Yes, you are correct! I took a picture of one a month or two ago, Southern Pacific got them awhile back.