What is your favorite Steam Locomotive?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Chessie6459, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. NS/PCfan

    NS/PCfan New Member

    Even though I'm only 19, my favorite steam locomotive is Pere Marquette 1225. I also have a soft spot for others too. #1361 is a great example of one of the other ones I like too. Its good that its still around and running, despite the time it had to sit at Horseshoe Curve for a while. Another thing is the old NYC Hudsons, streamlined and non-streamlined, which is a cool looking locomotive,its a shame there are non left of this mighty steam loco. One more is the NYC Niagaras, what a mean sounding locomotive, which i have on tape on "The Water Level Route". I also like the T1, a very cool looking articulated, too bad it had a short life on the Pennsy.

    Long live the Fallen Flags and all living steam locomotives!!!
  2. Espeenut

    Espeenut Member

    ...my all time favorite is the 4-8-4 Northern class, this may be due to the fact these are the ones I've taken the most photo's of, I've had the oportunity to watch two of them in action within the last couple of years - both operating out of the old Espee Brooklyn Yard roundhouse in Portland Oregon. These are, of course, the SP&S 700 and the SP Daylight 4449. To me, the Northern's had a perfect sense of balance, they're powerful, good looking, sound great, pulled freight or passengers, and I can still go watch them the next time they bring them out...!!

    Lorne Miller
  3. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

    i love the daylight a very nice engine and i like the Frank.S
  4. firefighter1811

    firefighter1811 New Member

    how about the East Brod Top Rr steamers thats mine
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Good Choice :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Amen to that - K-36 2-8-2 Mudhen. By the way, why are they called Mudhens?

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  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Awesome Photo TrainNut :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Like Them ALL

    Hi Everyone:

    I like them all! :wave: I agree with BillB of course. You have any pictures of the Rock Island locos? I have seen the UP's Big Boy at the National Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin...Impressive :thumb: The NYC had some nice looking looking locomotives. We can not forget the Southern Pacific's "Daylight". Then there is the "pretty" Southern Railroad's steamers of green and red roof (on the locomotives). I like them ALL... :thumb:

    A Rock Island Railroad Fan :wave:

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  9. jdscales040

    jdscales040 Member

    I personaly am nuetral about steam, but that said I'd have to say I like B&O's Q-3 and Q-4B mikes and the EL-5a 2-8-8-0's.

    All time favorite locomotive hands down...............EMD GP7 nothing like a brace of 5 or 6 on EL's 2ndNY100 on a Sunday morning on the "County". Ya just had to be there!:thumb:
    John D.
  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Very nice pick John :wave: :wave:
  11. FallBuck&Scaler

    FallBuck&Scaler New Member

    CB&Q M-4 and M-4a

    Big, hauled anything and everything, and lasted for a long time on the easy grades of the prairies..

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  12. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member


    The term "Mudhens" is generally applied to D&RGW's K27's. It came about (so the story goes) that they had a tendency to "waddle" at any speed, and this "waddle" reminded the crews of the Coot duck (Mudhen) which has a similar gait.

  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Photo's.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  14. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Cool! Thanks for the info. If you look at the date of my last post in this thread, it only took 1 year and 9 months to find somebody who knew the answer to that question! I can very easily picture that thing waddlin' it's way down the tracks.

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