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Yampa Bob

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« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2009, 04:48:15 AM »

Tom,
Thanks for the info.

John,
I can't view Youtube, please identify the locomotive so I can add it to the votes. It would also help to add a link to a picture if possible.
Thanks
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« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2009, 05:02:42 AM »

its a diesel, 6 wheel trucks, British, sorry, but very generic.
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« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2009, 08:33:01 AM »

John's diesel is a British Rail class 52 'Western Champion'

http://paulbigland.fotopic.net/p34152997.html

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« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2009, 08:48:50 AM »

For me, but here in HO scle, the CC6500 with Grands Confort cars (SNCF)
http://railminiature25.free.fr/Novillars/micro14.jpg
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« Reply #49 on: June 14, 2009, 01:05:32 PM »

its a diesel, 6 wheel trucks, British, sorry, but very generic.

And you feel able to put my choice down because?

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Yampa Bob

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« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2009, 01:29:19 PM »

Thanks Dan.  I like the name "Western Champion".

John, Read PD's signature line.  Cheesy  I think he meant he could only give a "generic" class description.  It's a good looking locomotive, I especially like the color. Sorry I couldn't view the video, my sloooow dialup sucks.

Lem, love the picture, thanks. I have lousy eyesight, thought that was a full size scene, then I saw the fascia. Fantastic scenery. Please do us a favor and start a new thread about the layout, with lots of views. Do you have an album at Photobucket?

Ray, You're an RVer, doesn't that CC6500 remind you of a Winnebago?  At first glance I thought there was a motorbike on the front.   Cheesy

Great looking locomotives guys, keep 'em coming.   Cool
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« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2009, 06:04:59 PM »

The way that diesel smoked, it could be a steam locomotive in diesels clothing. If you want to see a beautiful loco,
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« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2009, 08:04:55 PM »

My Favorite Steam Engine would be probably the PRR S1 http://pages.prodigy.com/altoonaarchives/s1.jpg or http://kc.pennsyrr.com/art/images/1939.jpeg
My favorite diesel would probably be B & O or Milkauwaukee Road E unit
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« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2009, 09:31:47 PM »

http://www.nsrm-friends.org/inyo22.html

I thought about this for a long, long time.  I almost didn't put in a vote because it may sound silly to some.  But what's the worst that can happen?  I may make a few of you smile or chuckle.  It goes back to ones roots. 

What got me interested in trains?  Two things; my grandfather and special agent James West working for President Grant on special assignment with Artemis Gordon.  You see, I was a child of the sixties.  Perhaps Star Trek was my favorite show, but Westerns were the big hit in general.  I never missed seeing that train parked out in the middle of nowhere, wishing I could take my special cargo anywhere there were rails to ride.  Think about it... When you were a kid, and wanted to draw a picture of a train, what did it look like?  See link above. 

In the 20th century,  we escaped the bounds of earth and ventured into space.  In the 19th century we gave up the horse and rocketed about on rails at breakneck speed.  We went from crossing the country in 6-9 months, to crossing in about 10 days, almost overnight.  How did we do it?  See link above.  Come on now,  didn't Baldwin  teach everyone else how to build a locomotive anyway?

I could write a dissertation on this, but I'm sure I've stirred up enough memories to make my point.

BTW did you know the original engine used for the Wild Wild West was a 4-6-0?  The same engine used for Petty Coat Junction.  How 'bout that?  Not very prototypical, hey?  Glad they fixed that.  But who am I telling, you are all train nuts, too.  Or am I just a little nuttier than the rest?

Warm Regards,

Jonathan

PS  Sorry Yampa Bob, this image keeps dissappearing on me.  It's the Inyo 4-4-0 (Baldwin).  Hope you have better luck with the photo than I did.  Addendum:  since I couldn't get the photo to stay put, I just linked to the web page with photo and description.
Thanks  J
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Yampa Bob

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« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2009, 11:22:08 PM »

That's ok Jonathan.

I couldn't load PDs picture either, it's 250 kilobyte. Anyway, I can't add it as a vote without a description.  Huh?
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« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2009, 03:20:25 PM »

The streamlined C&) is an L-2 Hudson,an inhouse rebuild of some heavy F series Pacifics.  They were finished in yellow/gold and silver/gray.  Only steam locomotive I've seen I didn't photograph.  There is one in the B&O Museum in Baltimore.  Why that an not a C&O Pacific with flying pumps, I have no idea.  Or a K-3 Mikado. 
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« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2009, 12:14:01 PM »

Yes, I believe it is. I closed off the end vestibules, as Yampa Valley Mail rarely ran more than one small coach, preceded by an RPO. During heavy traffic, such as Ski Season, they would use a longer coach. 

You were fortunate to find the Harriman cars. A friend sent me the one I mentioned, wish I had a few more of them. Too bad we don't live closer to each other, we could do some serious trading.  Cheesy

Bob,
 
I'm sorry I missed your response until today. Hope you see this one! I'll try to do a link to the listings I found today by doing a search for "Harriman" under HO model trains on eBay.

http://toys.shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=Harriman&_sacat=19128&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_dmpt=Model_RR_Trains&_odkw=&_osacat=19128

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« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2009, 07:10:44 PM »

Bob will love that site.
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« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2009, 11:07:11 AM »

Just watched the Cornishman video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQu8LNdg8C8
for those that didn't catch it on John's post above.  Smokes like an old Alco, but you have to love those double enders.

Was that the engineer in the REAR cab?  Or just a dead head?

Jim
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« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2009, 10:32:06 PM »

The most beautiful locomotive for me is the 9911A shovel nose E5 Grin
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