What Is Your Favorite Diesel Locomotive

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Chessie6459, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    What Is Your Favorite Diesel Locomotives

    Ok everyone i am starting this one about diesel locomotives.
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I don't have a picture, but my favorites are the gp40x and the Santa Fe "spot motors" E1a's
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

  5. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Favorite Diesel

    Without a doubt, the Alco RS-1, 2 and 3, preferably painted for the New Haven RR.
  6. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    You mean that I can only have ONE :eek:
    If so then I guess it will have to be this beauty.

    The great EMD GP30

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  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    No No You can have as many as you want. I sure do. As you see i have a couple posted up on here. That is a nice looking locomotive. Post some more.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Great pics! Who doesn't like Sharks and that Centepeide is amazing! Paint a PC "mating worms" logo on that SD45 and that'd be my choice for a winner. :) Actually I LOVE F units....hope to see some posted here soon!
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Here ya go Ralph

    SD45 Penn Central

  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    YES!!!!! Way to go LS!!!! :D
  11. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

    GP15-1 - baby tunnel motors ex- CNW now CFNR
    GP38-2 in SP
    GP40-2 in SP
  12. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Ralph you are welcome!!!!!
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Here are some more PC Pics. These were taken by my late father.


  14. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    More than one:confused: Maybe the thread should have been titled "What are your favorite diesel locomotives":) :) :)

    Well then here is another, the SD45 and this one is still in GOD's RR paint.

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  15. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    From a different perspective.......I like EMD's as opposed to GE's.

    When I work the yard I prefer a nice six axle SD50 or SD40-2 especially on drag jobs. GE's are terrible in this respect because they are slow to load and slow to stop.

    On the road I will take an SD60, SD70AC and on a few occasions I have had an SD80......The 70's and 80's though are pretty much like GE's in the slow response time.

    Now when it's hot and humid though I don't care if it's a GE orEMD as long as the A/c works:D
  16. Flangehead

    Flangehead Member

    Baldwin Centipedes, Sharks, EMD SD45s, Alco RS-whatevers, almost all FM engines. Also, I find the little side rodded industrial locos interesting. Oh, I almost forgot,the EMD E7. Something about those square side windows.
  17. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    My favorite locomotives is those old work horses the GP7/9s.I also like the SD7/9,GP38 GP38-2 and the GP35 and the Alco RS1/2/3s and the RSD4/5 RS11, RSD12 and RSD15.My favorite yard switcher is the SW1200 and 1500...I also like the Alco S1 and S2s. Come to think of it I like most locomotives except the look alike modern GEs and EMDs.
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Yes you can say that you like most of the Diesels out there.
  19. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    The F-7 or FP-7 is my all time favorite. And this baby shows why. :D :D

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  20. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    Sure wish this was my daily horse at work. They sure don't make them like they used to. Although a straight SD60 is fine and an early 4000 series SD70M is nice. The GE C44ACCTE's have come a long way. WP 707 at the Portola Railroad Museum sure is fun to rearrange the museum equipment with.

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