Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Sep 1, 2006.
Great site with some nice info:
ONLY the DD40ax is running today:thumb: . best to my knowledge ALL DD35's have been scrapped:cry: . i knew the specs on them, sadly i cant remember them at this moment . when i find them, or my scale ruler (looks frantically for the ruler), i will post it:thumb: -Deano
there was a picture of a DD40AX in the lead of a train, but in reality, it was the old SP SD7 behind it doing all the work while the crew ran the train from the dead DD40's cab.... I thought that was a funny picture.
THAT WAS AT IRM!!!!:thumb: AND I WAS THERE TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: I LOVED IT!!! IRM is working on there DD40AX, all the brakes and cab controls work!!!:thumb: they are plugging along at her!!!:thumb: . i wrote about this in my other thread! -Deano
sign1 sign1 Can you imagine a DD40AX second or third in a train, that would look kinda weird!!
That is a cool site!!
DD40AX #6936, the ONLY RUNNING DD40AX UP has left, AND STILL RUNS TODAY!!:thumb: -Deano
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WOW, That just looks sooo dang cool. Thanks for the pix
yep, here is a link to the picture. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=56963
It was annoying me because when i put UP SD7 in, i'd get anything but, lol. I have a P2K UP SD7 i want to fix up. its hit the concrete alot, but it can still get it back together, once i figure out what the parts are called. there are these rectangular things towards the center roof of each nose that i need a new one of. i also need another roof grab iron that would over the ladders, and if possible i need new pilots for it. hopefully i'll have it looking good again.
Although not a diesel person, that DD40AX is one cool locomotive!!! Was there a model ever made of it??? I might even go for it...!!!
g_e_c, here are two pics I TOOK of the event at IRM, it happened on July 15:thumb: . i was SO GLAD I WAS THERE!!!:thumb: . not great pics, but all i was able to get . i hope you get your SD7 back together:thumb: . would be ashame to waste a good UP:thumb: . **Gus, Bachmann spectrum made them, i have one!:thumb: (check 2 pages before this one:thumb: ). -Deano
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I think Bachmann spectrum had a DD40x out a couple of years ago.
Actually U.P. didn't build them. EMD came out with the DD35 first to see if anyone was interested. U.P. was always looking for big power to pull Sherman Hill and other grades on the railroad. When they ordered the loco's EMD had started building the gp40, so they got DD40x instead. The S.P. had three dd35 cabless b units. I'm not sure if U.P. got dd35s or if all of their units were dd40x's. Basically the model numbers tell the whole story. A "b" truck is 2 axles. A "c" truck is 3 axles, so a "d" truck is four axles powered. The dd35 was 2 gp35 prime movers on a common frame with 2 "d" trucks hence dd35. The dd40x was the same thing with the prime movers of 2 gp40s on a common frame. The "x" in the model designation stood for experimental. Rail fans used to call them 6000 hp track straighteners. The U.P. has a pair of e units, the dd40x, the challenger, & the fef northern in their historic fleet. A few years ago before the S.P. merger the U.P. was facing a severe power shortage. If I remember correctly, the fef was being overhauled, but the challenger, the dd40, & the e units were all used in revenue service in the midwest to help meet the need. Also when ever the U.P. shops one of the historic fleet units, when it comes out of the shop and needs to be tested with a load, they will put it in front of a revenue service train, so a modeler wanting to run a dd40x or a challenger in front of a train load of double stacks is not out of line at all.
THANK YOU RUSS!!!!, for posting that:thumb:. and you ARE 100% CORRECT!:thumb: EMD DID make them -Deano
"announce1 ONE thing i want to make clear, the picture is deceiving, the 90mac is ALOT bigger then the Dash-9, but in this pic for some odd reason it doesn't look that much bigger "
It's because of perspective! The SD90 looks smaller because it's farther away then the dash9, which is in the foreground, and thus larger. A good use of perspective: railroad tracks into the horizon!
A lot of cool big ones. Here is a more midget like loco. Two weeks ago I had the chance to ride one of Germanys few remaining narrow gauge lines. Most of them operates steam locos, the one I rode steam only! Can you believe, it was a present from my mother-in-law!!:thumb: Was a cool day and I couldn't have more luck with my in-laws!
Yep there was, Check page 17 of this thread. Deano compared it to a 90' autoparts car.
You will have to ask him who the MFR is cause Im am not sure.
Yup. 6936 was just on an MNPWC earlier this month! Here is some good info on the DD35's and Centennials-
Josh G. GLAD you popped in on this thread! THANKS!, for the links:thumb: AWESOME INFO!!!:thumb: -Deano
Tobias WOW!! GREAT PICS of that German narrow gauge 2-10-2!!!:thumb: not usually one for foreign power, but that steamer is slap AWESOME looking:thumb:. i think your quite fortunate your in-laws are so nice:thumb: . THANKS!! -Deano
Caliban, nice loco, but hardly what springs to mind when one mentions a Santa Fe-type. I understand the need for two sand boxes, but does that little monster really have two steam domes? I like the ditch lights and the snowplow, too!.
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