What are the look alikes of the Bachmann GP50(high hood)?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by mikebalcos, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. GeorgeHO

    GeorgeHO Member

    When railroads mix the engines in a consist, they will designate the lowest powered engine as the lead engine so that they can pay the crew less money (more for the RR)
  2. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    Man, this thread is making my head spin! :razz:
  3. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Some roads - I can't remember which - designated steam generator equipped Fs as F3P, F7P, F9P. Not a manufacturer designation, but useful shorthand.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Is there room for a steam generator in a standard f7 "A" unit? My understanding was the reason that the Santa Fe used "B" units for steam generators was that there was not room for both a cab and a steam generator in an "A" unit. It would also raise the question, if there is room for a steam generator in a standard f7a, why would anyone make a fp7a 4 feet longer than the standard a unit?
  5. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    I've wondered the same thing myself. Many roads had steam generators only in the Bs, but I know some fit them in As somehow.

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