Supertrains 2002

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by rockislandmike, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Did a road trip down to Calgary today for the Supertrains 2002 show. I have 8 photos that turned out well enough to consider; this is my fave. I posted the lot of 'em in the MRPics yahoo group.

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  2. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    And here is my sole purchase at yesterday's train show, a P2K GP9.

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Nice pics Mike!
    And congrats on the P2K geep! Those are superb engines!
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Great looking photo's, I like the top photo best, it shows a nice logging incline.
    Shamus
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  5. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    Nice photos, Mike!

    But the GP9 looks a little "strange" ...em... oh, I see!
    It's the addition of the dynamic brakes...and the absence of Rock Island maroon color!

    ;)


    If you enjoy your P2K GP9 as much as I do mine, you will be one happy loco owner!

    Have fun !!!

    - George
  6. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    LOL. Actually, they had two Rocks that I was considering instead of the GP9. An Athearn powered and dummy SD40-2. But the two were right next to the P2K, and there was no comparison in looks. And I have enough Rock engines for the time being (although they still need to be converted to Kadees), so I went with the better looking engine. A decision which I don't regret (although the more Rock units I have the better).
  7. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    CAN one have enough Rock Engines ???!!!

    NEVER !!!!!!! ;)


    Speaking of RI locos ...


    I just got an Atlas RS-1 RI engine in the mail today !!! :)

    Got it for a good price on e-Bay. :D

    It's the ORIGINAL road switcher, ya know! The Rock Island invented it! Well, they told ALCO what they wanted in a loco, and ALCO made it for them.

    As you say, the more Rock units ones has, the better !!!

    Enjoy your Geep! Aren't new locos fun ????

    - George

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