Favorite loco in each decade by top companies

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by WM-N-fan, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. WM-N-fan

    WM-N-fan Member

    Please post your's



    Alco: FA1
    EMD: F7A
    FM: Erie built
    Baldwin: Centipede


    Alco: RSD-15
    EMD: GP-20
    FM: Trainmaster
    GE: U-25B
    Baldwin: Shark RF-16


    Alco: C-636
    GE: U-23B
    EMD: SD-40


    GE: B-30-7
    EMD: GP-40-2


    GE: B-40-8
    EMD: SD-50


    GE: AC4400
    EMD: SD-80MAC

    I Accidentaly posted in N-scale
    Tyson Rayles said GP7& RS3
  2. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    That is easy, FA to F9 series. I just love the lines on them. I guess it is because I love the deco look and the entire streamline movement....

  3. BDC

    BDC Member

    My absolute favorite is the EMD "Century", the DD40AX Century that is! I'm also partial to DD35's and U50's as well. No two-man handcarts for me!:D
  4. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    For the 50's, I vote for the Alco RS-1, -2, and -3, and any/all if the EMD F's.

    For earlier and later periods, I just don't know, so you'll have to be content with this limited selection.

    Oh, yes, can I throw in Budd RDC's too?
  5. Jack Doran

    Jack Doran New Member

    I don't really favorites since I am a young pup. They are not by decades but my are the SD70MAC family that includes the I and M designations too. And also the AC4400CW's. Although I have to say the SD90MAC-H are growing on me too.

    AH shoot How could i not forget the SD40-2 also. So yes I guess I could go in to 2 decades.
  6. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

    Too many choices but:

  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Mine would be the GP7/9/18/20/ 30/35/38/38-2 /40 and 40-2. and all EMD switchers from the SW1 to the SW1500. I also like the ALCO RS1 and S1,2, and 4. Add the GP15 and 39 also.
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Wow..... GG-1's, U25-B, GP-20, FA1

    That's about it!! :)
  9. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Baldwin 4-4-0's in the 1870's.....
    Bill S
  10. Tankertoad70

    Tankertoad70 Member

    I have always been fond of the SD7s and 9s. I loved the looks of those guys working the Iron Range in Minnesota on the GN, runnin' long hood forward.

    My other fave is the good ol', reliable SD40 series. I never grew weary of seeing these puppies hauling all that coal outa the PRB on the BN.;) :D
  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Mine would have to be the FT in the '40s, RS-3 in the '50s, GP-35 in the'60s, F40PH in the '70s, 8-40B in the '80s, GP-60 in the '90s.

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