Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

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Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby Mbtagp40mc » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:00 am

What is everybody’s favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?
F10
F40PH (screamers)
F40PH-2C
GP40MC
MP36
HSP46

Think you all know who my vote goes to!
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby RenegadeMonster » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:53 am

I really liked the looks of the F10s
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby jaymac » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:44 am

Screamahs -- treat'em with malign neglect, beat'em with a stick, and they still run all these decades later.

On a side note, all upper managers in the T branch of MassDOT should get HSP tattoos on their foreheads. That way, every time those of the upper echelons look in a mirror they get reminded of the folly of being among the earlier acquirers of new technologies. Let other systems be the lab rats.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:53 pm

Can it really be considered "early adopting" when the product is a market failure and nobody else bites? The T are like those poor kids who were the first on their block to get an Atari Jaguar.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby typesix » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:46 pm

E8
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:48 pm

I am a huuuge fan of the Kawasaki M9-MBTA. But I do miss the look of the EMD AEM7-MBTA.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:14 pm

I’m a big fan of the screamers and the F40PH-2Cs.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby CRail » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:42 pm

Those are the same thing.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby ST214 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:52 pm

Screamers all the way!!!!!
Hoping for a rebirth of the Screamer fleet.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby Type 7 3684 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:02 pm

CRail wrote:Those are the same thing.

Yes, I meant to say F40PH-2C.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby NRGeep » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:39 pm

That old alco that Amtrak used as a backup in the 90's when they were running commuter rail. Loved the f-10's of course.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby ziggyzack1234 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:32 am

I'm going to have to say the GP40MC.

I love the way it looks. It says "No matter what, I'll get there". It does it's best, and while it breaks down sometimes, for a locomotive run hard in harsh conditions (mainly MA and Canadian winters) for 45 years it does a damn fine job.


It's the small things. How if you listen close you can hear that 645 throttle up under the buzz of the HEP engine. The HEP exaust cover bouncing up and down as the train idles at a station...


I'm going to stop before this turns into the love letter to an inanimate object you can tell it's going to be.


Least favorite, MP36. Just plain ugly IMO.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby Safetee » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:28 am

Whether single or in large bunches, North side, South side, all around the town... nothing quieter, more flexible, and more beautiful than ex bm rdc's.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby rmccown » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:59 am

RenegadeMonster wrote:I really liked the looks of the F10s


Ditto.
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Re: Poll: Favorite MBTA passenger locomotive of all time?

Postby BigUglyCat » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:33 pm

rmccown wrote:
RenegadeMonster wrote:I really liked the looks of the F10s


Ditto.

Tritto!

With a special salute to B&M RDC's :-D
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