What Is Your Favorite Diesel Locomotive

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Chessie6459, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Ok Ok I know i created this thread about Diesels but we have a FP7 in the Independent Live Steamers Club and i wanted to show you all what it would look like in 1.6" Scale Size. You can really see the detail on this locomotive. I took the photo from Railfest 2003. Hope you all like it. Greg Elems, those are some beautiful Diesel Locomotives!!!!

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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    I will try to get those photo's back up that i posted on here.
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    the PA 1 is my favorite in the warbonnet paint,she might be old and the paint faded but she still is a elegant lady.
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Yes the PA1 is a very nice looking diesel locomotive. In fact all of the PA1's wer e beautiful.
  6. Vic

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    Although not nary a diesel has "fouled" my layout(s) for over 20 years the all time favorites are: The Alco RS3 and the EMD E7's, E8's and E9's:)
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    That is good that it never happened, a very good thing.
  8. geep15

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    My favorites:

    The GP38/GP38AC/GP38-2. All-around use, from locals to hotshots to coal drags. The ideal medium-horsepower locomotive.

    SD40-2. It may have looked like a little kid wearing oversized tennis shoes, but it was popular. Hotshots to coal drags, and the backbone of more than a few railroads' motive power fleets (see: KCS, UP, BN)

    I like most of the others, but these two stand out for me.
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Brakie mentioned the switchers and it occurred to me that I had this pic lying around. Caught this one in the '80s on the head end of a short local run north of Minneapolis. The crew had stopped for donuts at the "Mr. Donut" store I was at. Since I'd seen them do this before I kept a camera in the car just in case...
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Ralph
    Nice picture of the BN Locomotive.
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    CN1,
    Great Pictures!!!! I like the first picture, PRR all the way. The other photo's are great ones too. Keep them coming.
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    It's pretty easy to find. I do a search for DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE on Google/Images/Web. If you know the make, it is easier. Like ALCO for example.
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    or Fairbanks Morse

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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Does anyone else have a favoite diesel locomotive? Just wondering.
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    Here's a pic of another favorite loco of mine- the Alco RS1. This baby was the plant switcher at the Nekoosa paper mill in Ashdown, AR.
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