What's Your Favorite Style of Diesel?

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  1. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    Athearns is a DD40 which was never built, I mistakenly put DD40, but the prototype should be a DD35.
    Bachmann has the DDA40X, RPP the SD80, Kato the SD80/90, BLI the AC6000, and OMI all...
  2. KCS

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    I like the Dash 8-40B, AC4400 with the Hi-Ad truck's, SD40-2, MP15 AC, SW 1, 9, 1200 and 1500, GP60 the most. One I really like is a SD40-2 but it's no ordanary SD40-2.
    http://www.6axlepwr.com/NREX_9402.html

    This is a very nice unit. It sold on Ebay for $1,250.00 *sweat*
  3. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    1. Southern GP30 (which isn't made in Nscale and therefore a horrible oversight on the part of every train manufacturer that need to be rectified right away).

    2. Any other diesel...espicially the ones I don't own yet.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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  6. CRed

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    I'm not an expert,but that looks like an SD of some sort.Actually,isn't that a GP38?

    Chris
  7. joesho

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    f7 and rs-2/3 DROOOL
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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  9. Dave Flinn

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    Alco RS-2 and RS-3 are my favorites, but the RS-1 is close behind, followed by just about any "critter."
  10. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    High nose GP7
  11. DaveC

    DaveC New Member

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    i really love the old reliable SD-40-2 But many of the new modern diesels are really starting to grow on me.
  12. toptrain1

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    My favorite is

    The Baldwin BABY FACE is my favorite. The b truck version. DR-4-4-1500 the CNJ ran this locomotive. It is a shark nose in a different body. It would be nice if someone like Atlas would produce it. The photo is of the Double ended 6 axel CNJ engine The DR-6-4-20 baby face.

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  13. puddlejumper

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    I >think< that is a GP39.
  14. puddlejumper

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    My favorites as a railfan:
    1. F7/9 and GP7/9 equally
    2. Baldwin Centipede
    3. SDL39
    4. SD40/40-2

    My favorites as an engineer:
    1. SD40-2
    2. Everything else post 1990
    3. Everything else NON-GE pre 1990

    Dave
  15. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

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    high hood GP7 & 9 also SD40 with big porch, one year at my open house I put a man sleeping on a lounge chair on the front of a double header just to see what th reactions would be.
    Les
  16. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    I'm diplomatic:

    ALL SOUTH AFRICAN
    ALL AMERICAN
    ALL BRITISH
    AAHH HELL, THE WHOLE WORLDS, same for steam and electric.

    I'm a hardcore rail fan!!!!!

    But I love, them SD40-2's, especially the ones with a "snoot nose".
  17. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    Diesel is a bad word in my household...but I do have a favorite honorary steam locomotive :mrgreen: A model of one is hiding in this picture of the old HO yards...

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  18. Relic

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    I like pretty much any high hood early diesel,oh yeah and F's,in black and orange,with CN painted on it.
  19. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Anything of Rock Island of course. They had many coloriful schemes! Nothing beats the EMD's F7 or F8's. Ride the Rock Island Rocket!!! I even like the GP7's.

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  20. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Damn skippy! :thumb: