What's Your Favorite Style of Diesel?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cannonball, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Athearns is a DD40 which was never built, I mistakenly put DD40, but the prototype should be a DD35.
    Bachmann has the DDA40X, RPP the SD80, Kato the SD80/90, BLI the AC6000, and OMI all...
  2. KCS

    KCS Member

    I like the Dash 8-40B, AC4400 with the Hi-Ad truck's, SD40-2, MP15 AC, SW 1, 9, 1200 and 1500, GP60 the most. One I really like is a SD40-2 but it's no ordanary SD40-2.

    This is a very nice unit. It sold on Ebay for $1,250.00 *sweat*
  3. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    1. Southern GP30 (which isn't made in Nscale and therefore a horrible oversight on the part of every train manufacturer that need to be rectified right away).

    2. Any other diesel...espicially the ones I don't own yet.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

  6. CRed

    CRed Member

    I'm not an expert,but that looks like an SD of some sort.Actually,isn't that a GP38?

  7. joesho

    joesho Member

    f7 and rs-2/3 DROOOL
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

  9. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Alco RS-2 and RS-3 are my favorites, but the RS-1 is close behind, followed by just about any "critter."
  10. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    High nose GP7
  11. DaveC

    DaveC New Member

    i really love the old reliable SD-40-2 But many of the new modern diesels are really starting to grow on me.
  12. toptrain1

    toptrain1 Member

    My favorite is

    The Baldwin BABY FACE is my favorite. The b truck version. DR-4-4-1500 the CNJ ran this locomotive. It is a shark nose in a different body. It would be nice if someone like Atlas would produce it. The photo is of the Double ended 6 axel CNJ engine The DR-6-4-20 baby face.

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  13. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Member

    I >think< that is a GP39.
  14. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Member

    My favorites as a railfan:
    1. F7/9 and GP7/9 equally
    2. Baldwin Centipede
    3. SDL39
    4. SD40/40-2

    My favorites as an engineer:
    1. SD40-2
    2. Everything else post 1990
    3. Everything else NON-GE pre 1990

  15. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    high hood GP7 & 9 also SD40 with big porch, one year at my open house I put a man sleeping on a lounge chair on the front of a double header just to see what th reactions would be.
  16. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    I'm diplomatic:

    AAHH HELL, THE WHOLE WORLDS, same for steam and electric.

    I'm a hardcore rail fan!!!!!

    But I love, them SD40-2's, especially the ones with a "snoot nose".
  17. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Diesel is a bad word in my household...but I do have a favorite honorary steam locomotive :mrgreen: A model of one is hiding in this picture of the old HO yards...

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  18. Relic

    Relic Member

    I like pretty much any high hood early diesel,oh yeah and F's,in black and orange,with CN painted on it.
  19. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Anything of Rock Island of course. They had many coloriful schemes! Nothing beats the EMD's F7 or F8's. Ride the Rock Island Rocket!!! I even like the GP7's.

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  20. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Damn skippy! :thumb:

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