What Is Your Favorite Diesel Locomotive

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  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    What Is Your Favorite Diesel Locomotives

    Ok everyone i am starting this one about diesel locomotives.
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    I don't have a picture, but my favorites are the gp40x and the Santa Fe "spot motors" E1a's
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Favorite Diesel

    Without a doubt, the Alco RS-1, 2 and 3, preferably painted for the New Haven RR.
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    You mean that I can only have ONE :eek:
    If so then I guess it will have to be this beauty.

    The great EMD GP30

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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    No No You can have as many as you want. I sure do. As you see i have a couple posted up on here. That is a nice looking locomotive. Post some more.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Great pics! Who doesn't like Sharks and that Centepeide is amazing! Paint a PC "mating worms" logo on that SD45 and that'd be my choice for a winner. :) Actually I LOVE F units....hope to see some posted here soon!
    Ralph
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    Here ya go Ralph

    SD45 Penn Central

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    YES!!!!! Way to go LS!!!! :D
    Thanks!
    Ralph
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    GP15-1 - baby tunnel motors ex- CNW now CFNR
    GP38-2 in SP
    GP40-2 in SP
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Ralph you are welcome!!!!!
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Here are some more PC Pics. These were taken by my late father.

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  14. DanRaitz

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    More than one:confused: Maybe the thread should have been titled "What are your favorite diesel locomotives":) :) :)

    Well then here is another, the SD45 and this one is still in GOD's RR paint.

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    From a different perspective.......I like EMD's as opposed to GE's.

    When I work the yard I prefer a nice six axle SD50 or SD40-2 especially on drag jobs. GE's are terrible in this respect because they are slow to load and slow to stop.

    On the road I will take an SD60, SD70AC and on a few occasions I have had an SD80......The 70's and 80's though are pretty much like GE's in the slow response time.

    Now when it's hot and humid though I don't care if it's a GE orEMD as long as the A/c works:D
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    Baldwin Centipedes, Sharks, EMD SD45s, Alco RS-whatevers, almost all FM engines. Also, I find the little side rodded industrial locos interesting. Oh, I almost forgot,the EMD E7. Something about those square side windows.
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    My favorite locomotives is those old work horses the GP7/9s.I also like the SD7/9,GP38 GP38-2 and the GP35 and the Alco RS1/2/3s and the RSD4/5 RS11, RSD12 and RSD15.My favorite yard switcher is the SW1200 and 1500...I also like the Alco S1 and S2s. Come to think of it I like most locomotives except the look alike modern GEs and EMDs.
  18. Chessie6459

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    Yes you can say that you like most of the Diesels out there.
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    The F-7 or FP-7 is my all time favorite. And this baby shows why. :D :D

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    Sure wish this was my daily horse at work. They sure don't make them like they used to. Although a straight SD60 is fine and an early 4000 series SD70M is nice. The GE C44ACCTE's have come a long way. WP 707 at the Portola Railroad Museum sure is fun to rearrange the museum equipment with.

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