What are the look alikes of the Bachmann GP50(high hood)?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by mikebalcos, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. GeorgeHO

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    When railroads mix the engines in a consist, they will designate the lowest powered engine as the lead engine so that they can pay the crew less money (more for the RR)
  2. scubadude

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    Man, this thread is making my head spin! :razz:
  3. Triplex

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    Some roads - I can't remember which - designated steam generator equipped Fs as F3P, F7P, F9P. Not a manufacturer designation, but useful shorthand.
  4. Russ Bellinis

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    Is there room for a steam generator in a standard f7 "A" unit? My understanding was the reason that the Santa Fe used "B" units for steam generators was that there was not room for both a cab and a steam generator in an "A" unit. It would also raise the question, if there is room for a steam generator in a standard f7a, why would anyone make a fp7a 4 feet longer than the standard a unit?
  5. Triplex

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    I've wondered the same thing myself. Many roads had steam generators only in the Bs, but I know some fit them in As somehow.