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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN1, Jun 13, 2004.
I clicked your link and had to fend off six or seven pop-ups - I felt like I was swatting flys.
The FT A/B
NYC-BKO that's a beauty :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Hey, how about this beauty? :thumb:
That's a beaut:thumb::thumb::thumb:
A train ahead of it's time with the wrong primemover and electrical system in it!!
I stand corrected I shouldn't rely on memory, should have said drive system!!
What's that Jim? Fred
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.
photo by: Ed Novak
- collection of Tim Darnell
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.
Throw in an F2.
Here's a post card from my small collection. Fred
jmarksbery awesome pic and loco. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Do you have more pic of it
NYC-BKO & dash 10 great pics guys :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Orange ya glad Fred posted that?
How about an RS10:
Or an RS-18m:
Or the Widecab, Alco powered M420W:
Or the SW1200RS's big brother, the GMD1
Oooooooooooh! That's very nice :thumb: :thumb:
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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
Not bad, but IC E's look better in Green & Gold.
Wow Nice pics :thumb: :thumb:
Whats this?.....Anyone know?
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.)