Diesel. My favorites

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN1, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Rusty Spike

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    I clicked your link and had to fend off six or seven pop-ups - I felt like I was swatting flys.
  2. NYC-BKO

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    The FT A/B
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  3. CN1

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    NYC-BKO that's a beauty :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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  4. jmarksbery

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    :wave: Hey, how about this beauty? :thumb:

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  5. NYC-BKO

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    jmarksbery,
    That's a beaut:D:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    A train ahead of it's time with the wrong primemover and electrical system in it!!:oops:
    I stand corrected I shouldn't rely on memory, should have said drive system!!:oops:
  6. Fred_M

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    What's that Jim? Fred
  7. jmarksbery

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    RP210 Lightweight Streamlined Locomotives

    In 1955 the New York Central and New Haven each ordered a set of Pullman lightweight, single axle, "Train X" passenger cars. Baldwin was contracted to build the locomotives. The NYC train would one locomotive while the NH train would have a locomotive at each end, so three units were ordered, they were completed in 1956.

    NYC 20 - c/n 76108, b/d 05/56
    NH 3000 - c/n 76109, b/d 10/56
    NH 3001 - c/n 76110, b/d 10/56


    The RP210 locomotive was powered by a Maybach V12 diesel producing 1000hp. This engine was mounted on the front trucks and powered both axles through a Maybach hydraulic transmission. A second smaller Maybach diesel was located in the car body to provide auxiliary power.

    NYC 20

    photo by: Ed Novak
    - collection of Tim Darnell
    NH 3001

    photo by: Unknown
    - collection of Tim Darnell


    The NYC train, called the Xplorer, entered service in 1956 and the NH train called the Dan'l Webster entered service in 1957. Both trains were retired in 1960, due largely to the rough ride of the single axle passenger cars. Both trains were acquired by Pickens Railroad to run excursions. Both were eventually scrapped.

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  8. NYC-BKO

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    Throw in an F2.
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  9. Fred_M

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    Here's a post card from my small collection. Fred

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  10. CN1

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    jmarksbery awesome pic and loco. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Do you have more pic of it :confused: :confused: :wave:
  11. CN1

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    NYC-BKO & dash 10 great pics guys :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  12. jon-monon

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    Orange ya glad Fred posted that? :D
  13. mykroft

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    How about an RS10:

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    Or an RS-18m:

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    Or the Widecab, Alco powered M420W:

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    Or the SW1200RS's big brother, the GMD1

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  14. CN1

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    Oooooooooooh! :eek: :eek: That's very nice :thumb: :thumb:
  15. CN1

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  16. Fred_M

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    Another old post card. The "City of New Orleans" E7 a and b passes a 4-8-2 Mountain returning a load of empties while another full drag of coal is going north near Kankakee, IL on March 26,1954. Four tracks boys. Fred

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  17. mykroft

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    Not bad, but IC E's look better in Green & Gold.

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  18. CN1

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    Wow :eek: :eek: Nice pics :thumb: :thumb: :wave:
  19. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Whats this?.....Anyone know?

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  20. mykroft

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    Looks like a U23B, U28B or U30B. Can't tell exactly, but it's certainly odd, as New Haven only owned U25B's and that's definitely not a U25B.

    IIRC There was a commuter road that used NH paint after the Penn Central merger, which would be the provenance of this unit.

    I think it's P&W U23B #2203 in NH paint for some reason. I'm not an NH expert though, but P&W has long-standing NH connections, and it fits both the number and the type, and P&W's standard paintjob is almost identical (Except for the NH markings.)