Favorite loco in each decade by top companies

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  1. WM-N-fan

    WM-N-fan Member

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    Please post your's

    Mine:

    1940's

    Alco: FA1
    EMD: F7A
    FM: Erie built
    Baldwin: Centipede

    1950's

    Alco: RSD-15
    EMD: GP-20
    FM: Trainmaster
    GE: U-25B
    Baldwin: Shark RF-16

    1960's

    Alco: C-636
    GE: U-23B
    EMD: SD-40

    1970's

    GE: B-30-7
    EMD: GP-40-2

    1980's

    GE: B-40-8
    EMD: SD-50

    1990's

    GE: AC4400
    EMD: SD-80MAC



    I Accidentaly posted in N-scale
    Tyson Rayles said GP7& RS3
  2. McFortner

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    That is easy, FA to F9 series. I just love the lines on them. I guess it is because I love the deco look and the entire streamline movement....

    Michae
  3. BDC

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    My absolute favorite is the EMD "Century", the DD40AX Century that is! I'm also partial to DD35's and U50's as well. No two-man handcarts for me!:D
  4. Dave Flinn

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    For the 50's, I vote for the Alco RS-1, -2, and -3, and any/all if the EMD F's.

    For earlier and later periods, I just don't know, so you'll have to be content with this limited selection.

    Oh, yes, can I throw in Budd RDC's too?
  5. Jack Doran

    Jack Doran New Member

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    I don't really favorites since I am a young pup. They are not by decades but my are the SD70MAC family that includes the I and M designations too. And also the AC4400CW's. Although I have to say the SD90MAC-H are growing on me too.

    AH shoot How could i not forget the SD40-2 also. So yes I guess I could go in to 2 decades.
  6. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Too many choices but:

    SW1500
    GP38-2
    SD40T-2
  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Mine would be the GP7/9/18/20/ 30/35/38/38-2 /40 and 40-2. and all EMD switchers from the SW1 to the SW1500. I also like the ALCO RS1 and S1,2, and 4. Add the GP15 and 39 also.
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Wow..... GG-1's, U25-B, GP-20, FA1

    That's about it!! :)
  9. Bill Stone

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    Baldwin 4-4-0's in the 1870's.....
    Bill S
  10. Tankertoad70

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    I have always been fond of the SD7s and 9s. I loved the looks of those guys working the Iron Range in Minnesota on the GN, runnin' long hood forward.

    My other fave is the good ol', reliable SD40 series. I never grew weary of seeing these puppies hauling all that coal outa the PRB on the BN.;) :D
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Mine would have to be the FT in the '40s, RS-3 in the '50s, GP-35 in the'60s, F40PH in the '70s, 8-40B in the '80s, GP-60 in the '90s.