Poll-favorite loco model

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Favorite loco model

Poll ended at Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:49 pm

F40PH(1000-1017)
3
19%
F40PHM-2C(1025-1036) F40PH-2C(1050-1072, 1074-1075)
6
38%
GP40MC(1115-1131, 1133-1139)
7
44%
 
Total votes : 16

Postby Robert Paniagua » Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:36 am

From my earlier post:

(I voted for the F40PH2C, the newer version, those are fairly new built from 1986-93.)

Those are also the s t r e t c h F40 locomotives, I see most everybody likes them also.
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Postby CRail » Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:09 am

SnoozerZ49 wrote:Let's see...

F-40 (Screamer), I'll get home on time

F-40 (Stretch), i'll probably get home, maybe on time

GP-40 , Honey...don't wait for me to get home before you start supper!


The rebuilds are worse than the screamers? Whats the point of rebuilding them if it makes them less reliable?
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Postby GP40MC 1116 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:11 pm

CSX Conductor wrote:Yeah, how'd we know you would chose those. :P



Yea Matt, i wonder why you chose that!! :wink:
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Postby GP40MC 1116 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:15 pm

SnoozerZ49 wrote:Let's see...

GP-40 , Honey...don't wait for me to get home before you start supper!


Snoozer, Ive never had any problems with the Geeps, but wait. i did have one time we were going to Boston before lawrence and the brakes locked up, and we sat their for at least 10 mins while the Conductor and engineeer walked back to the Geep to see what was wrong. I usually am on the Haverhill Line, since it's the closest to NH!!
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Postby CSX Conductor » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:04 pm

typesix wrote:FP-10s for looks

Definately. Which paint schemedid you prefer, the traditional yellow ad purple or the silver and maroon?
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Postby ST214 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:22 pm

The F40PH-2C's and F40PHM-2C's are having teething problems. I forget exactally what it is, but there is a minor flaw.

I become concerned whenever i get a train with a GP40MC, as i never know if i will make it in.

Give me a screamer, and i know i will make it there on time and in one piece.

Isn't it odd that the eldest loco's are the most reliable???
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Postby typesix » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:43 pm

FP-10s in silver/maroon.
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Favorite engine paint scheme

Postby paulrail » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:41 am

No doubt about it for me,.......F-10s with the burgundy and platinum mist color scheme! Very classy! I believe one F-40 got that paint scheme too.

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Postby CSX Conductor » Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:47 am

ST214 wrote:Isn't it odd that the eldest loco's are the most reliable???


I think it has alot to do with the fact that the newer locomotives built nowaday have so many computers running them. :(
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Postby ST214 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:38 pm

CSX, i agree on that too. Another reason is they're built solid. They were built to last. I hate to say it, but don't expect any F59PHI's to be running around on the west coast in 15 years, as they will have been disposed of for being trash. Just look at cars. New cars are not built to last like they were 15-20 years ago.

Re GP40MC's-They took 20 yr old freight loco's and crammed all these computers into them, and they were not designed for that. That's part of the reason the GP40MC's are crap.
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Paint

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:35 pm

Paul:

Yes, one F40PH-2 got the maroon/burgundy-silver scheme - 1013.

This was the "as designed" color for the 3247, but we all know what
happened...

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PAINT

Postby paulrail » Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:04 am

Thanks for the verification on that paint scheme for the one F-40, 1013.

I remember F-10 # 1110 was one of the engines that got my favorite paint scheme. Wasn't there a GP-9 work engine that also got the burgundy/silver scheme? I seem to remember seeing it, but I can't remember where.

So Dave, if I read your post correctly, engine 3247 did NOT get the scheme that you and some co-workers suggested! When I saw the first picture of 3247 returning, I thought .....that's odd, this unit is not very distinctive; it looks so similar to the regular F-40 paint scheme. I kind of expected you fellows were going for something much more "distinctive" than what I saw. Now, I can see what you meant when you said....." but we all know what happened." That is a real shame as far as I am concerned.....the 3247 would have looked fabulous in the burgundy/silver retro scheme.

By the way, does anyone have a photo of 1013 in the previously painted burgundy/silver schene? I would love to get a color print of that particular locomotive in the original B/S colors.

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