What is your favorite Steam Locomotive?

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  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Hello everyone, This thread is about steam locomotives. What is your favorite steam locomotive? Mine are the Pennsylvania K-4s #1361, I-1 Decapod #4483, M-1b #6750, Q-2, T-1 and the A-5 #94. You can say I am a huge Pennsy Railfan.
  2. BillB

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    I like the Rock Island K68b 2-8-2 "Mikes" (have #2710) and the C43 2-8-0 " (have #2008) and ANY 4-4-0. The first two locos made up over 50% of the RI steam fleet in 1948. And the 4-4-0s WERE the American steam loco in their day!

    I prefer the "old reliables" that made up the majority of the steam fleet to some of the "flashy" locos.
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Hi Guys.

    Hope this is not just for USA steamers as you asked for one`s Fav

    It would be kind of neat if you could post a pic of at least one of your fav, Steamer, your very fav:D :D
    Below is one of my all time favorites.

    Battle of Britain Class
    Pines express 34067

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  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    interurben

    This section applies to all steam engines. There are no restrictions. This is why i made this section so everyone knows what your favorite steam engine is.
  5. Clerk

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    Mine is the SP Cab Forward. I have a picture somewhere around here if I can find it. The only steam engine I got to ride in.
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    With the exception of the SP cab forwards, and the UP bigboy, any articulated. The C&O H8 Allegheny! The B&O EL3a!
    Any Shay, or class A climax. The B&O C16a 0-4-0, w/ tender.
    Pete
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    GG-1!

    'nuff said. But i tease- it's gotta be an S-2!

    Thanks for the post.

    Mark
  8. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    I found the picture. Here it is.

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  9. Ray Marinaccio

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    K4s #1361 For sure I've got a photo of me standing on the pilot when it was at the museum in altoona back in 1988.
  10. Dave Flinn

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    Favorite Steamer

    Having been offloine for a while, I just came into this and will add my vote:

    Milwaukee Road 261. It's still running, I've ridden behind it, and sat in the cab, although not at the same time.
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Yes i have to agree on the K4s #1361. I have a video of the K4s being restored at the shops in altoona. I have watched it countless times. I just can't get over the shape it was in when they brought it down from the curve. It had to over-hauled before being placed up at the Horseshoe Curve. I just can't wait for it to show up at Railfest Next Year.( if it is completed by then ).
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The Nickle Plate Berkshires are my favourite.
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    CPR Pacific

    Since Chris showed one of my favourites, I'll offer this one.

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  14. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Absolute favourite...?

    I guess that would have to be the Hudsons NYC streamlined for the 20th Century Limited. Machinery (with a capital "M"), but also rolling art...

    Andrew
  15. Russ Bellinis

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    I was born after they were converted back to standard black, but I think my favorite were the two Pacifics that Santa Fe put in semi-streamlined trim for the Valley Flyer. I think they were the first Santa Fe trains to wear the livery that became the "Warbonnett" when they got passenger diesels.
  16. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    After riding the Durango & Silverton, I have to add the "K" series D&RG Mikados to the list.
  17. DanRaitz

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    My favorite would have to the largest Mikados ever built!!
    Great Northerns O7's and O8's.

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  18. Tileguy

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    Nice Mikes those Big ol GN's but heres another one close to home i would love to have a model of Dan
    A DM&IR 2-10-4

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  19. Tileguy

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    Here's another big old ore hauling Monster from the DM&IR
    An M3 .these were still used in the yard to steam ore into the mid 60's.to a 6-7 year old kid watching these things in the yard was beyond obsession.good thing security couldnt catch me;)

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  20. wortchillergoal

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    I like Mother Hubbards. Any wheel configuration. They just scream look at me.