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BestSnowman


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« on: July 29, 2009, 04:56:27 PM »

I've got a dummy locomotive I'm trying to identify the model of: http://cid-811d1df10b2b3e61.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Rebuild%20Projects/IMG%7C_1123.jpg

I'm guessing it is an Alco but don't having my train spotting techniques down.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 06:22:03 PM »

Looks like a AHM GP18. Check ebay and you can probably find more.

Bob
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 08:32:14 PM »

For sure an EMD GP.    7-9-18 not sure.   Wrong style fuel tank for an ALCO
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GlennW

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 08:45:46 PM »

Most likely a late GP9 or 18. Having 2 large fans in place of smaller ones makes a difference. Having 2 exhaust stacks makes it non-turbo.

Lifelike has been a maker of GP18-GP20's.
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BestSnowman


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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 08:57:08 PM »

I was way off on the Alco guess, I guess I hadn't seen any high-nose EMD's before this.

Based on the models I've seen on Ebay this is indeed a GP18. Thanks for the help!
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 10:07:34 PM »

I doubt it means anything, but the number it has is a GP9
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 10:19:11 PM »

It is an AHM GP18 regardless of number is.
If CNW used GP18 it would have been numbered in the 1800's (reflecting its horsepower).

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 06:07:18 AM »

c&nw's gp18s were 1774-1779. i don't believe c&nw ever used the 1800s for diesels.

when dealing with older locomotives, bear in mind that manufacturers didn't usually take the time to research whether or not a railroad had the particular locomotive they were producing, or if they did what the actual numbers were. tyco, for example, would use the same number for the same type of locomotive, regardless of what railroad is was painted for.

to-day we get much better researched models
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BestSnowman


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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 11:08:07 AM »

c&nw's gp18s were 1774-1779. i don't believe c&nw ever used the 1800s for diesels.

when dealing with older locomotives, bear in mind that manufacturers didn't usually take the time to research whether or not a railroad had the particular locomotive they were producing, or if they did what the actual numbers were. tyco, for example, would use the same number for the same type of locomotive, regardless of what railroad is was painted for.

to-day we get much better researched models

Thats for sure, my CNW SDP40 (936) is a prime example, not only did CNW not run SDP40s, #936 was a U30
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 07:08:22 PM »

interesting in that athearn had a u30c model, and a u28c which was similar to the very early u3ocs. neither was ever to my knowledge released in c&nw paint.
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