L&HR - The Next Generation?

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L&HR - The Next Generation?

Postby CAR_FLOATER » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:12 am

For those of you who don't frequent RF.net.........

Here's on for you "what-ifer's" -

Custom HO Lehigh And Hudson River Railway SD-40-2 Item number: 120218107246

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0218107246

Gasp! No more ALCO power on the L&H? I do have to say, it looks nicely done, and if I had $75 dollars to just drop, I'd buy it just to get my L&HR fan friends all in a uproar!

CF, rolling west on OA-3 with my SD-40-2.........?
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Postby njmidland » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:43 am

I have no problem with "what-if" models. However that blue is way too dark. You would have to assume that a post-1976 L&HR would have kept the same colors.
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Postby CAR_FLOATER » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:47 am

njmidland wrote:I have no problem with "what-if" models. However that blue is way too dark. You would have to assume that a post-1976 L&HR would have kept the same colors.


Well, look at it this way - Like the LV, maybe they would have used whatever was left laying around the shop when it came time to paint something.......Or, EMD just plain screwed up!

That's why it's a "what-if"........

Would go nice along side the EL C40-8, and the LV SD-40T-2 that I've seen on eBay.........

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Postby njmidland » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:23 am

Well there may be a chance to do this for real. There is talk that Norfolk Southern might do a heritage program similar to the one Union Pacific did. You just might see a new EL, LV or even L&HR unit out there!
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Postby Lehighton_Man » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:43 pm

I would love to see a NS heritage program like the UP did, but im not counting on it.
For next Gen. L&HR i also painted up a GP38-2 No DB. I can post it here later on.
Next up?
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Postby rfalcone » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:58 pm

Had someone not burned the bridge and had the L&H continued on, it seems logical that they would have stuck with Alco. Perhaps a few C628s or C630s would have been added to the stable.

It would be pretty cool to see one of those old Alcos in the same gray and blue livery.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:15 pm

It looks like whoever painted this model started with a stock Missouri Pacific six-axle. That would account for the dark blue and he chevrons on the nose. It's nice looking paint, but it doesn't look like L&HR to me. What about L&HR green?? Light gray and baby blue?

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Postby Lehighton_Man » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:45 pm

Will this Wet your appetites for now Gentlemen...?
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I do these when i get bored.. :)
Next Up?
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after the Rutland GP35s and GP38s. :)

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Postby jmp883 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:57 pm

While I liked the look of the SD-40-2, I agree...it just isn't 'right' looking.
That GP-38-2, however, looks right on. I do wonder about changing the white for L&HR gray, though.....

Always love to 'what if'...... :-D
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Postby Paul Miller » Fri May 23, 2008 11:02 am

Tim, would you be able to elaborate a little more on the possible Heritage Program offered by Norfolk Southern? Does this mean they will paint a newer engine to look like the former companies mentioned? What type of engine were they considering?
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Postby washingtonsecondary » Tue May 27, 2008 2:25 pm

Paul Miller wrote:Tim, would you be able to elaborate a little more on the possible Heritage Program offered by Norfolk Southern? Does this mean they will paint a newer engine to look like the former companies mentioned? What type of engine were they considering?


I wouldn't put too much faith in it, and I don't mean what Tim said, as he is only reporting what has been said before. I've heard that NS CEO, Wick Moorman was asked at an employee Q&A about the possibility a heritage program. He said he'd be willing to think about it, and the railfan community has taken that to mean that there will be one.
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Postby lvrr325 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:21 am

rfalcone wrote:Had someone not burned the bridge and had the L&H continued on, it seems logical that they would have stuck with Alco. Perhaps a few C628s or C630s would have been added to the stable.

It would be pretty cool to see one of those old Alcos in the same gray and blue livery.


Well, except for Alco exiting the locomotive business in 1969 and the bridge burned in 1974.

My bet would be on U23Bs or B23-7s if anything. Why? They're somewhat compatible with existing parts inventory (trucks, electrical gear). But it's also possible they'd have their own Alcos rebuilt through the GE program at Hornell.

The L&HR existing past 1976 or serving any purpose beyond that point is a whole other debate.
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Re: L&HR - The Next Generation?

Postby Lehighton_Man » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:45 pm

So now that the M420 is done(i'll put it up in a bit.. :D) Im guessing you want me to do some GE's?
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Re: L&HR - The Next Generation?

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:12 pm

Doesn't it seem more "realistic" in thinking the L&H would continue with four axle Alcos, picked up at bargain prices from Conjob? If not, I could see maybe some other 4 axles being purchased. (Geep 38's?) Those giant six axle locos seem a bit absurd, on such a small railroad, with dwindling traffic, and no monster grades to assault.......
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Re: L&HR - The Next Generation?

Postby Lehighton_Man » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:46 pm

Good point G-A, then howabout a unit like the C620?
like a lengthened C420 with six axle trucks! And, i'll be nice to the imaginary MoW crews and add Hi-Ads instead of Tri-mounts. Let me get the M420 and then i'll start on the C620 kitbash and painting.
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