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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Apr 14, 2007.
:thumb: Beautiful engine Deano. I'm guessing it's an Intermountain. Am I right?
Super job on the weathering!
Awesome loco! BTW my dad helped build some of them when he worked at Baldwin.
That thing has gotten to be impressive in the flesh!
THANKS TOM! WOW!!!, that is SO COOL that YOUR DAD worked at Baldwin:thumb:.
Dick, you are 100% CORRECT!!!:thumb:, and THANK YOU!!!
Deano, please let me know how it pulls. I've been thinking about getting one myself but I'm leery since it doesn't have traction tires and I have a 2 and a 3 percent grade on the club layout. Thanks a lot.
Deano...That engine is SLAP......err I mean, FLAT-OUT AWESOME!!!
Dick, NO PROBLEM:thumb:. i will be putting a sound decoder in it by this weekend, so i will review it Sunday night.
Steve, THANKS! GLAD you like it!:thumb:
Wayne, that’s a good one
Deano, I can’t see what’s wrong with your lighting, I can see every detail of this beauty. If I was more into steamers, this would be the one I’d really like to have. I hope, it runs as good as it looks. Which decoder did you order for this engine?
Wow!! Great looking loco, Dean. I wasn't even aware that Intermountain was doing these locos: they've done a beautiful job.
Dean, that AC-9 was the one that had the cab where it was meant to be. They spent most of their time on the Rio Grande Division, assigned to fast freight service between El Paso, Texas and Tucumcari, New Mexico. In 1949-50, they were converted to burn oil, and transferred to the Salt Lake Division, to work the Modoc line between Alturas, California and Sparks, Nevada. They got there the long way, though, Sacramento/Gerber/Dunsmuir/Klamath Falls to Alturas, as they were too big to fit through the tunnels and snowsheds of the "Hill" for which the original Cab Forwards were designed. Incidently, the AC-4, a simple loco when built, was the first new class of AC: ACs -1 to -3 were rebuilds of earlier compound locos.
My grade school was located across the street from the works. I used to walk past Baldwin everyday on the way to school. Sadly by that time it was Baldwin-Lima-Hamliton and they were pretty much closed down by then. NGuager has some stuff about the demise of the Baldwin Works on a local website.
My father left Baldwin when General Steel built their plant next to Baldwin. He helped build General Steel, worked there, and was on the crew that shut the place down in the early 60's.
Sadly the Baldwin Works are gone. There is a Walmart there now. The office towers, however, survived and are still standing today.