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Author Topic: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?  (Read 9612 times)

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Offline Croxy

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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #75 on: November 08, 2016, 12:07:03 am »


I love GP20s ! I reckon they look best in the early Burlington livery.



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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2016, 12:22:22 am »
I love GP20s ! I reckon they look best in the early Burlington livery...





Is that one of the early builds with the very tall chimney? :P
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #77 on: November 08, 2016, 01:43:10 am »

Is that one of the early builds with the very tall chimney? :P
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #78 on: March 11, 2017, 09:28:45 pm »
Finally got my hands on one -in early bn livery not the newer bnsf logos - but it's a kato -runs silent -pulls like a beast and even my 8yr old grandson is impressed !





Rails at Sheffield have one -but the price needs to fall before I'm tempted!!
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #79 on: March 11, 2017, 10:10:07 pm »
Great thread! My two favorites happen to be in this one photo...

B&O GP9
B&O F7
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #80 on: March 11, 2017, 10:11:47 pm »
I love all US diesels. I guess if I was pushed the SD40-2 in Santa Fe yellow bonnet would get my vote. Don't have any American N gauge but I do in G.







That looks like a place I've been to in Albuquerque, NM.
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2017, 07:41:53 am »
Not really a diesel, but an electro-diesel - The New Haven FL9's



I did see them in regular service out of Grand Central in the late 1990's,but this is a pair of the preserved ones at the Danbury Railway Museum, CT, in June 2009. One of them is painted in a rather unprototypical NYC livery, which a couple of them carried at the end.
Now Rapido have made a model of them in N, I suppose I may eventually get one (if the exchange rate ever improves)........

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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #82 on: September 22, 2017, 03:15:01 pm »
There are so many classic diesel electric locomotive in North America, it's hard to pick just one. Some of my favorites are:

Fairbanks Morse H16-44


ALCO C420


Baldwin VO1000 Switcher


EMD SW1500 and MP15DC switchers


As others have mentioned the Southern Railway's High Hoods in the Tuxedo Paint Scheme.


There are so many classic paint schemes to go along with the locomotives, it really is hard to pick just one, but one of my favorites that I currently do not model is the Erie Lackawanna railroad.


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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #83 on: September 22, 2017, 03:38:58 pm »
Probably this one.  By co-incidence, a lovely picture appeared on the Forum today - thank you Bealman and Webbo!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38783.msg465786#msg465786

I have several Kato models of these on my diminishing 'Sandrock' layout.

Best wishes.

John
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #84 on: September 23, 2017, 04:42:50 am »
Had one of those (or close relative thereof) turn up in a job lot so was effectively free, very slowly acquiring some more-or-less appropriate coaches to run it with (though as it's not an American layout there won't be much in the way of matching scenery).


I guess this is kind of the North American equivalent of a Flying Scotsman + rake of LNER coaches but the Mrs. approves so who am I to complain ;)
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #85 on: September 23, 2017, 11:09:24 pm »



I guess this is kind of the North American equivalent of a Flying Scotsman + rake of LNER coaches but the Mrs. approves so who am I to complain ;)

Hi railsquid, the Mrs. has good taste  :) The Santa Fe red and silver warbonnet paint scheme on the EMD F units was one of the most attractive paint schemes of the streamliner era.  To complete your roster, you need a F3B unit and another F3A for a perfect ABA set. Very nice  :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2017, 02:00:00 am »
I know absolutely nothing about US locos, but a few weeks ago I was idly flicking through the TV channels and found a "How it's made" programme.  One of the things they showed being made was a modern GE Gevo (probably got this wrong as there seems to be many different GE Evolution series locos) and I have been obsessed with them ever since.

I have watched hundreds of Youtube clips showing anything from two to eight of them pulling insane loads of 100+ wagons (or cars).  I find them mesmerising and my three little GWR locos, as beautiful as they are, seem somehow diminished.

I am in the early stages of my first ever layout, but in the back of my mind I am already thinking about a GE Evolution layout that may well consume my entire flat!
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #87 on: September 24, 2017, 11:17:31 am »
That's it.....come over to the dark side.....American modelling, where the diesels run great from the outset, and you don't have to return to the shop for a replacement three or four times like you did with your Dapol or Bachmann models.....!

Andy
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Re: What's your favourite US diesel loco ?
« Reply #88 on: September 24, 2017, 09:06:04 pm »
Ah yes, BoxTunnel - you are now on the greasy slope to American modelling! Embrace the force.
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