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Title: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on March 27, 2008, 06:22:09 PM
Real scale kit bashing, weird rebuilds, unsuccessful prototypes, rare locos everything that is out of the usual please post here:

This is my entry:

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/0b4b945225068aea6a363df76710a7e3.jpg)

An SP Alco C628 no 7121 was wrecked and repaired at a GE workshop with a GE cab.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 27, 2008, 06:37:13 PM
Something like this?
(http://www.6axlepwr.com/sitebuilder/images/NREX_9402_Stuart_Lodge_01-600x390.jpg)
(http://www.6axlepwr.com/sitebuilder/images/NREX_9402_Stuart_Lodge_02-600x346.jpg)

I can't remember what actually made this happen but if I remember correctly the long hood was wrecked on this SD45T-2 so they took the long hood from a SD40-2 and mounted it on the 45t-2 frame with all it's components.

Bill

Ps... I think they need a picnic table and a barbecue on that long porch. ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 27, 2008, 07:32:50 PM
U50C - Unique in the fact that it's hood is rounded. It almost looks like something EMD would make. A flattened F10 on steroids perhaps?

(http://www.worldrailfans.org/Articles/US/UPDoubleDiesels/U50C-5006.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on March 28, 2008, 05:02:26 AM
here's an other one

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/1b99e27cd00369bb31e8b98ce8f43948.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/35e3a6a702527a6528adc36710b893a2.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/c9bf0ee08161c34f08d09b9ac6df3872.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/289a583b3c9a740d45e494f14b2de1ef.jpg)

This is the only survivor of the fleet of German built diesel hydraulics SP 8799 ex SPMW 1166 nee SP #1, stagnates in a forlorn state today, in the backlot at the California State Railroad Museum.

SP was evidently the first railroad to build a computerized Locomotive Simulator for engineer training. To supply films for this, SP converted a vacated ML-4000 to a Camera Car.

Built in 1968-69 at the Sacramento General Shops it emerged as SPMW #1, due to SP's traffic computer requiring 4 digits, it was renumbered SPMW 1166, by June 1969 it was finally renumbered to SP 8799.

To contain all the camera gear the nose was totally rebuilt, an angle iron framework was covered with heavy steel plate for collision protection. One engine was removed to make way for an auxiliary generator to supply power for the camera equipment, which drew its fuel from the original fuel tank. Missing weight was made up with ballast, the rear engine and transmission was left in but disabled, thereby requiring an active locomotive for any movement.

It underwent a number of modifications to the front end detail, mostly involving additions to keeping the camera lens clear.

All the locomotive controls remained operational in the cab of the unit, the plan being to drive any and all locomotives from the cab of the Camera Car. It could be operated on the point of any train, but usual practice seemed to be a special trip, with just an attendant locomotive for power. Known examples are a single F7B and a GP35.

Its usual home appears to have been West Colton, from there occasionally venturing out to shoot more films. Finally vacated (SP's term for written off) in October 1984, it was donated to the California State Railroad Museum in April of 1986.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 28, 2008, 08:20:33 AM
It looks like a  tank... On steroids. I like it!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on March 28, 2008, 05:40:28 PM
And an other odd SP rebuild

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/beea908c41a71009765d027b078beea2.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/83973b27678bc7a077a2568ad339e288.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/2e005b55482569920123675b6664164c.jpg)

A rare photo showing all 4 TE 70-4S's in working order pulling a train.

In 1977, SP sold 4 written off U25B's to Morrison Knudsen, for re-engining with Swiss built Sulzer 3000hp (derated to 2800 hp) V-12's. Not much was reused, only the trucks, traction motors, frame, main generator, cab and nose. The long hood was rebuilt 10 inches higher, and 4 inches wider to take the Sulzer engine, looking like a GP30 over the cab roof area.

When released from MK, these units had a variation on the Daylight paint. The color scheme was an experimental variation designed by Chester Mack in 1978. Nicknamed 'Popsicles' - Microscale has a decal sheet - 60-186 or 87-186 for the 'Popsicle' TE 70-4S paint scheme.

Had these units been successful, Espee had in mind rebuilding about 50 written off U25B's, as it turned out, they were not totally successful, and were set aside as soon as the economy got tough, in the early 1980's.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on March 28, 2008, 06:12:41 PM
Something like this?


I can't remember what actually made this happen but if I remember correctly the long hood was wrecked on this SD45T-2 so they took the long hood from a SD40-2 and mounted it on the 45t-2 frame with all it's components.

Bill

Ps... I think they need a picnic table and a barbecue on that long porch. ;)

I was gona do that to justins model and put a hottub with dudes in it :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: gfisher on March 28, 2008, 06:28:37 PM
You mean a hot tub with chicks, don't you Tyler. And maybe just one dude.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on March 28, 2008, 06:30:18 PM
You mean a hot tub with chicks, don't you Tyler. And maybe just one dude.

Good point, 3 naked chicks and 1 partially dressed man... I can use myself and ryans mom for textures I guess... because I would totally do that... *shudder*
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: gfisher on March 28, 2008, 06:31:41 PM
Be sure to use a nice high poly count.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on March 28, 2008, 10:45:53 PM
stealth... Your not really bills son, your adopted... Bills actually not married to your mom either.  ::)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 28, 2008, 11:37:35 PM
Really Tyler is my son. I accidentally dropped him on his head when he was a baby. That should explain a few things about him. :D
j.k. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 29, 2008, 12:08:04 AM
I forgot to mention that I kicked you when I went to pick you up too. :D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Blutorse4792 on April 23, 2008, 12:22:06 AM
Here's a nice little... well, it's little...
(http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/chf2.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 25, 2008, 12:09:12 AM
someone smoked up before he built that thing.  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on April 25, 2008, 04:51:20 PM
Nice photoshop ryan, to bad the ground above the engine has a seem.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on April 25, 2008, 08:45:25 PM
Not to bad of a job Ryan. I can still see the place you stitched it between the first and second radiator fans and the extra bulge towards the rear of the fuel tank. Do they have a bar and dancing girls in that stretched cab? ;D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: atsfrr3000 on April 25, 2008, 10:54:12 PM
That, and there's also that inhuman, astoundingly perfectly square black box in the lower right hand corner of your "photo."

The part that's actually comprised of photos, though, is well-done  :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on May 23, 2008, 07:16:00 AM
this an odditie weird enough (for me) to wake up this thread...

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/3/3/1133.1211173512.jpg)

Deemed surplus with the arrival of new GP38-2's in 1977-78, TP&W RS-11 402 was converted to a snowplow in 1979. The unit was later sold to Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern Railroad, where it is shown in 1993.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: atsfrr3000 on June 10, 2008, 03:53:35 AM
Someone posted this on the Trainz Forum. Reposting it here.

I call it "The Kitbash Express."

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/do_not_eat/CP8460.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on June 24, 2008, 01:22:28 PM
hell yea...that's a true moster
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on June 24, 2008, 01:39:50 PM
here are two other oddities I have discovered a few minutes ago that I know nothing about

This is a weird gp40 rebuilt, but everything else is a mystery to me

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/letx20.jpg)

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/letx20a.jpg)

Every thing I know about the second one is its name: Ingalls 4-S

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_gmo1900.jpg)

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_gmo1900a.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on June 25, 2008, 12:17:24 AM
I found some information on that modified GP40.  http://www.letourneau-inc.com/dsg/news.htm

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on June 25, 2008, 12:22:36 PM
This is a strange loco, it looks like a cross between doodlebug and a E8
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/3/3/2333.1214353907.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Blutorse4792 on June 25, 2008, 01:07:19 PM
That would be the Rock Island's AB6. Strange little critters...

This is what happens when a crane, a trolley car and a truck cab have a freak baby...
(http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/chf2.jpg)
Too bad the little abomination had to get lost when the IRM moved to Union...  :'(
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Floridarailmaster on July 03, 2008, 09:23:50 AM
Damnit Steven your realy pissing me off withyour damn safety cab. I told you not to touch my locos damnit!

(http://www.tc.umn.edu/~rrclubum/mnnr1108-2.JPG)

(http://home.att.net/~iii1/mrrpix/ddp45ho1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on July 03, 2008, 11:53:18 AM
Imagine that model in real life... Now imagine todays gas prices. Now imagine filling that beast up. Money money moooneey.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on July 03, 2008, 02:24:13 PM
Doesn't help the fact that its a 20cyl engine.  It would need to be refilled at every yard along the way!  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Floridarailmaster on July 03, 2008, 02:40:56 PM
Im not sure it would be possiple, it would be too much weight on the center of the body thats not being supported on an axel and it warp or just break apart
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on July 03, 2008, 07:03:58 PM
they could use a cantilever structure to support the weight, but the axle loading and the overhang would not allow it; railroads these days prefer smaller more versatile units. GE's and EMD's 6000HP locos had little to no success...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Floridarailmaster on July 03, 2008, 08:12:33 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1c/CNW_505.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on July 17, 2008, 09:51:19 PM
WHERES THE BEEF?!

(http://www.jerryapp.com/arcv1/ja-r053.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 18, 2008, 01:21:49 AM
full of 66 plymouth fury wagons. too cool.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on October 01, 2008, 02:21:58 PM
This is not a locomotive oddity but a railcar oddity and it's absolutely hilarious  ;D

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C6660%5CDSC05758.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 01, 2008, 07:53:51 PM
Something like this?
(http://www.6axlepwr.com/sitebuilder/images/NREX_9402_Stuart_Lodge_01-600x390.jpg)
(http://www.6axlepwr.com/sitebuilder/images/NREX_9402_Stuart_Lodge_02-600x346.jpg)

I can't remember what actually made this happen but if I remember correctly the long hood was wrecked on this SD45T-2 so they took the long hood from a SD40-2 and mounted it on the 45t-2 frame with all it's components.

Bill

Ps... I think they need a picnic table and a barbecue on that long porch. ;)

Dude, I love this!!!

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 01, 2008, 10:05:14 PM
Someone posted this on the Trainz Forum. Reposting it here.

I call it "The Kitbash Express."

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/do_not_eat/CP8460.jpg)

Sry bout the image quote. I love the lowhood RS3s. They are awsome. I actually worked on one over the summer. Good old engine 1776, Er.. I mean 506.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/19881009_22.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/1510822520_18cca937cc.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on October 01, 2008, 10:45:22 PM
Why not an RS1 low hood rebuild.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/3/1/2231.1075772220.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on October 01, 2008, 11:24:54 PM
Windows are too large for my liking.  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Rayonier on October 02, 2008, 02:11:05 AM
The Rock Island sure did have some oddities.

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/1/2/3512.1184932800.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on October 02, 2008, 11:52:32 PM
How did that get there ;)

Nice!  What'd you do with the rest of the loco, though?  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on October 03, 2008, 12:05:36 AM
It's hiding behind the number board. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on October 08, 2008, 10:17:19 AM
What in GOD's name is this?!

(http://ds5.agh.edu.pl/~qziou/files/christine_fot_ted_ellis_chicago_czerwiec_1967_141.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on October 08, 2008, 01:49:39 PM
What in GOD's name is this?!


Looks like it's a DL109 that ate a GP7.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on October 08, 2008, 02:46:25 PM
The only thing that resembles a GP7 on that monstrosity is the coupler, and maybe the fans.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on October 08, 2008, 03:25:19 PM
Hmm...repowered DL109?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on October 14, 2008, 06:43:46 PM
(http://krs.gaurc.us/images/ds2a.jpg)

44 tonner on steroids.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on October 28, 2008, 01:28:47 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Nankai50000Series01.jpg)
:)

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on October 28, 2008, 01:46:48 PM
(http://1chan.net/rail/src/1218612505051.jpg)
http://1chan.net/rail/res/18771.html
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 28, 2008, 11:59:58 PM
(http://rj.foto.radikal.ru/0708/67/82bd17c2c16f.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on October 29, 2008, 12:37:40 AM
YOU FOUND IT! THATS THE ROCKET POWERED RDC THAT BUDD USED FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS STUNT..

DNUTTER YOUR THE MAN!

YOU GET +1 EVERY TIME YOU POST.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on October 31, 2008, 05:03:29 PM
the never ending streak of freaks

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C17198%5CCN399000a.JPG)

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C17198%5CCN399000b.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on October 31, 2008, 05:32:40 PM
I caught that cars sister earlier this year.

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/63232d33997697a709dfe3a8fc2c6ef2.jpg)
(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/da2ce9ae507c1abd7505d22c5931832f.jpg)

sorry for the terrible pics!

Steve
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 31, 2008, 05:33:45 PM
YOU FOUND IT! THATS THE ROCKET POWERED RDC THAT BUDD USED FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS STUNT..

DNUTTER YOUR THE MAN!

YOU GET +1 EVERY TIME YOU POST.

Hahaha yeah!!!

That somehow I did find were from the internets, Dillon!

Thanks, Dillon!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 31, 2008, 05:35:12 PM
Wow, that nice pic, Steve!

I've seen before this before!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on October 31, 2008, 06:13:13 PM
Looks like a wreck rebuild (or two, or four...) to me... ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on October 31, 2008, 09:49:41 PM
WRONG!!!   :D

They only have two of these type of cars. The articulated grain cars and were built for use on the old branch lines in the Canadian grain provinces. For some reason they were not successful.  The one I caught was for grain service. The other one is for potash service.

Why would they do a wreck rebuild for a freight car?   ::)  :D

Steve
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on November 01, 2008, 12:06:18 AM
What the hells the upside to an articulated grain car? So, they drop one truck and don't use two couplers..  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on November 01, 2008, 01:09:22 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C35235%5CAltoona%20Railfest%202008%20062.JPG)
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C36141%5CIMG_9521%20(2).JPG)
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C21950%5CCCC%201201a.jpg)

And while on the subject of articulated cars
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C33204%5CIMG_1356.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on November 01, 2008, 02:53:45 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C36141%5CIMG_9521%20(2).JPG)
What are those domes? Gun turrets?  :D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on November 01, 2008, 10:26:32 AM
HEP Car? Doppler radar? Death machine?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on November 01, 2008, 11:49:05 AM
The cabbage is from when Good Morning America toured the Northeast by rail, IIRC they were at the Berkshire Scenic one day...the cabbage is where the transmission equipment was located.

Personally, I'd like to learn a bit more about that NS unit!  Looks like someone stuck a high hood on a switcher body... :S
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on November 01, 2008, 02:40:08 PM
Personally, I'd like to learn a bit more about that NS unit!  Looks like someone stuck a high hood on a switcher body... :S
It's an RC switcher that was rebuilt at the shops at Altoona. Here's her before. What I don't get is why they waste money on a horn for an RC locomotive.  :P
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C13768%5CCR9520.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on November 01, 2008, 03:49:04 PM
Federal regulations. Even though it's a RC unit there is still personal on the ground doing things in a rail yard. They have to be able to worn them.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on November 01, 2008, 10:23:49 PM
(http://krisdedecker.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/16/fast_steam_train2.jpg)

and,

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_sf1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on November 19, 2008, 07:55:13 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/4/3/7343.1226984682.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on November 19, 2008, 10:00:09 PM
WOW! A super snoot  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on November 19, 2008, 11:17:08 PM
Ahh, the RSD15 "Gator"  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 20, 2008, 12:09:25 AM
I want one. ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on November 20, 2008, 05:29:08 PM
BILL!!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on November 20, 2008, 10:42:08 PM
That is one butt ugly loco. I wonder if I could make it look good.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 21, 2008, 12:44:16 AM
I am sure that you could.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on November 30, 2008, 12:56:43 AM
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/ne2555.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 30, 2008, 01:32:35 AM
Is that the infamous Sante Fe CF7? I think it is. Those things are great. I think it was one of these which punched a perfect cab shaped hole through a 7up truck's trailer several years back in New Ringold. They are the biggest diesel conversion in America. They basically took F7s and cut them up and reshaped them until they looked like that. Some of them even had the original side windows. I love these locomotives and was disappointed when I couldn't find on on the DLS.

Great pic by the way.

Here is an unconverted F7 for comparison.
(http://www.auran.com/trainz/database/images/f7/f79.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on November 30, 2008, 10:53:25 AM
Our CF7s are way better looking  ;D
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C31384%5CP4192117.jpg)
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C32054%5C4-22-08%20(1).jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 30, 2008, 01:27:07 PM
Someone needs better security. It looks like someone looked at that loco as it sat abandoned on a side track and said, with a little cardboard, I think it would run fine.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on November 30, 2008, 11:15:26 PM
 :D love the plywood....
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on December 01, 2008, 12:50:15 AM
For the record, BCLR, the owner of that locomotive, is no longer a railroad.  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PennRailVideos on December 01, 2008, 02:07:02 AM
SEPTA's infamous Republic Locomotive Works' locomotives; here's the RL61.

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/30356/DSC_0128.jpg)

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/30356/DSC_0129.jpg)

- Adam
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 01, 2008, 02:16:50 AM
That engine looks off, but I can't figure out why? cool pics by the way.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on December 01, 2008, 08:19:17 AM
That engine looks off, but I can't figure out why? cool pics by the way.

Marker lights on the number boards, two weird grate things on the back of it, and the horn seems a little odd where it is placed.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 01, 2008, 09:11:29 AM
Not to mention the screwed up fuel tank...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 01, 2008, 04:41:15 PM
Its funny how all of those things make it seem so alien. I like the random vents on the rear, but that fuel tank looks like it doesn't hold much.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on December 01, 2008, 05:48:44 PM
Thomas the Tank Engine is real! :o

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=257278&nseq=3

An ex-New Haven RDC with what looks like the face of an F unit.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=260349&nseq=1
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 01, 2008, 06:04:07 PM
WTF on the last one. That is amusing, but just... Wrong.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on December 01, 2008, 08:49:43 PM
That RDC is actually badass.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 01, 2008, 09:11:31 PM
How about an 0-6-0 Fireless cooker, parked outside of the Tamaqua train station, here it is in the process of being raped by its future Thomas rip off paint scheme.
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/ppl4093b.jpg)

Now, here it is in its current paint scheme. It was painted to look like Thomas, complete with a very ugly face, electricity thing on the front. (I can't find a pic of the face.) My brother in laws helped lay the track that the train is sitting on. Unfortunately the owner desecrated this honorable, but strange, locomotive by painting it so horribly.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/2290521348_6da7acb580_b.jpg)


Neither of the pictures are mine by the way.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2008, 04:31:51 AM
See what I mean about how they ruined that locomotive lol. That is a pretty cool logo, but to put in on the "face" of the loco like that is just degrading, to the loco, and the logo. (It's from Reading right?)

If you are not expecting it, it looks down right creepy from a distance. Such as when you are sitting at the light at the 5 point crossing in Tamaqua, for those of you who are familiar with the area.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 02, 2008, 10:35:02 AM
I thought that it would be ex-C&O, I know they had some like it.

Also, RE the Thomas pcture--you just found out?  He comes to our Museum every year...And I dread it more and more every time (can you say "crowd control"?)  ::)  btw, I know Mid America...the guy who owns it is also part owner/gneral manager of the private passenger railcar restoration shops that Dad's also part of.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2008, 12:45:35 PM
Don't forget the publicity stunt of having the Little Engine that Could pull your train lol.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Flak on December 02, 2008, 08:09:14 PM
Ugg, Dont remind me...

http://www.mrym.org/events.html
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 02, 2008, 09:10:10 PM
Don't forget the publicity stunt of having the Little Engine that Could pull your train lol.

As I said, I'm not a car host when he comes around so much as I am crowd control.  A typical day goes like this:  wake up before the sun does, report in by 7AM, load passengers, make sure everyone behaves on the 30-minute trip while listening to the same corny show tunes blaring over and over on the PA system, hand out cheap picture frames, get everyone offloaded.  Repeat for the next 10 hours or until you snap.  ;D

Last time he came down to our Museum (this past April/May), the second Friday (so we still had two more days to go) straightline winds shredded all the tents and closed the event.  In a fit of sheer geekiness/boredom, I did up a recounting of the events that transpired that day in the form of a Seconds From Disaster narrative.  :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on December 02, 2008, 09:37:49 PM
My dad works for Metro North so he's stuck dealing with the public day in and day out. What ticks his off is when he has a line of 3 or 4 passengers all asking the same question. One day when I was with him he did this:

Passenger 1: IS this the train to Wassaic?
Dad: Yes it is.
Passenger 2: Is this the train to Wassiaic?
Dad: Yes.
Passenger 3: Is this the train to Wassaic?
Dad: No it's the train to Hoboken.
Passenger 3: But you said it was the train to Wassiaic.
Dad: Lady, if you already knew the answer why did you bother asking me?
Passenger 3:(Stymied and walks away.)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on December 06, 2008, 10:27:11 PM
Here's something Amtrak used on its Empire Service from the late 70s to the mid 90s, the Rohr Turbo.

Entering  Peekskill station
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=99109&nseq=11

At Poughkeepsie
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=92798&nseq=27

Two of their rebuild ones
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=94638&nseq=13
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=46719&nseq=31
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 10, 2008, 08:08:34 PM
This research slug is pretty cool
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=262931&nseq=0

(I posted a link because i am not sure if you are allowed to post railpicture pics on other sites.)


Edit: This loco is really ugly.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=262662&nseq=27
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 10, 2008, 09:13:27 PM
i have actually seen the NS research thing in person before it was painted like that or had a cab for that matter. i was really more interested by the shiny car behind it though. now that i look at the new pic, they have added a lot more to it. didnt seem to have all the same testing gear on it before. i will have to look that up.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 10, 2008, 11:42:04 PM
some info here in the description.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=262931
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PennRailVideos on December 11, 2008, 12:03:56 AM
Oh God it's Reddy Kilowatt

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/3/4/1934.1217640887.jpg)

This face was the logo of the Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. (or PP&L) for many years, and the engine (along with countless other fireless cookers) worked for the PP&L and other power companies. It seems like it was a good idea, but obviously wasn't thought out. Oh well, better than being scrapped I suppose.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 14, 2008, 08:08:53 PM
Alco RS-3
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/5/8/1758.1229208305.jpg)


GE B32-8 (Dash 8-32B)
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/9/8/9698.1229165835.jpg)

But, I looking at an GE B32-8 looking like same to as NS C39-8 because you could see the rear of humpback...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on December 16, 2008, 11:35:47 PM
Looks like putting the drivers under it was a afterthought. :D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CozmoŽ on December 19, 2008, 07:27:16 PM
SD50M-3
(http://www.jefflubchanskycpa.com/MPEX5000NASHTN-SE9-5D58.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 19, 2008, 07:44:55 PM
Would ya' look at that. There's another one of those buggers around:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=263617&nseq=107

these are actually not so rare in PA, i know of a few places that have one sitting around. unless the same one is following me all the time.  ???
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on December 19, 2008, 07:53:08 PM
Adam. That looks like a SD45 with the cab from a MK5000 on it. Cool looking. ;D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 24, 2008, 06:16:43 PM
For my first post here, one of my most favorite oddities:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=183654 (http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=183654)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on January 01, 2009, 05:38:35 PM
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/ns8594.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 02, 2009, 02:08:36 PM
(http://www.1chan.net/rail/src/1230816067060.jpg)

Okay, yes, the image has been shopped, but it is still cool looking. I wonder if it would be any good in real life.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 02, 2009, 02:12:11 PM
An Idea like that might actually work, if you used a 2 cylinder 244(never made :P) because it'd be pretty cramped. Anyways, a small unit like so, would be relegated to in-plant industrial switching. Never a road unit.
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on January 02, 2009, 02:23:14 PM
*clip*

Okay, yes, the image has been shopped, but it is still cool looking. I wonder if it would be any good in real life.
i was thinking on making one of those for trainz based on the G-gauge model that is based off of that photo of that locomotive. since I'm right now in the mood to make also switchers.

i also want to add that that is a REALLY nice photoshoped photo

(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2104/critterslvz2.jpg)
here's another photoshoped image lol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 02, 2009, 03:18:42 PM
nice, yeah is a nice photo. It's not mine though, I got it from 1 chan.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on January 02, 2009, 03:44:24 PM
Ha! Nice one guys, I want one, they look cute  :P

Here's a real one. The famous half GG1
(http://www.thebluecomet.com/pc4842wilm.jpg)

And while one the subject of electric trains here's BC's electric caboose. First caboose that was placed on the front of the train and first caboose to pull a train :D
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/3/2/1132.1216185310.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: gfisher on January 02, 2009, 03:49:50 PM
Wouldn't that be a GG0.5?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on January 02, 2009, 11:49:50 PM
Okay, yes, the image has been shopped, but it is still cool looking. I wonder if it would be any good in real life.

Needs something to pull...did somebody say "Varnish"?  ;D
(http://1chan.net/rail/src/1230816134184.jpg)
This image gets bonus points for the watermark date...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on January 03, 2009, 03:00:39 AM
Wouldn't that be a GG0.5?

no this simply puts it back to a class G on the PRR. GG1 is 2 G1's back to back.

ok i know it was a joke and i ruined it with technical nitpicking.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on January 03, 2009, 10:43:25 AM
Maybe this can help pull it.  ;D

That the cab from 3100/602?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on January 03, 2009, 07:20:40 PM
*snip*

Okay, yes, the image has been shopped, but it is still cool looking. I wonder if it would be any good in real life.

Aristo-Craft made those!

(http://www.aristocraft.com/database/mid/22606-.jpg)
(http://www.aristocraft.com/database/mid/22507-.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 04, 2009, 02:19:13 PM
Was it a proposed locomotive or something like that? Those models look really cool, especially the 44T style one.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on January 04, 2009, 04:43:05 PM
Those are very long running models. I have a Lil' Critter myself.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dnorris on January 04, 2009, 08:41:44 PM
The second one is that a CAT RAILTRACTOR or not we had some very much like that over here in OZ?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 10, 2009, 11:11:02 PM
Well this is different. A super High hood RS3
(http://www.rgvrrm.org/media/photos/trains/lv211restoration/lv211act.jpg)

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_lv211a.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 11, 2009, 01:25:25 AM
Ahaha.. I knew sooner-or-later that unit would show up.
That unit is only 2 of a kind. The other was on the WM. Originally a PRR unit, 211 made its way to the Valley when they needed some power.. but couldnt buy it new. The large nose is where a Steam Generator once was.. for express passenger service.
Thanks for sharing that Jade.
(that unit is in a museum too.. for being the last one of its kind)
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on January 14, 2009, 09:39:38 PM
i don't know if anyone posted this one yet but what do u get when you add an RS3 and an NW2 together

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/3/3/6833.1230972238.jpg)

a NW5

no addition pun intended.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 14, 2009, 10:11:09 PM
that one is actually pretty funny looking. nice!  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on January 15, 2009, 10:30:27 AM
(http://www.bildrallaren.com/Sverige/Diesellok/T43/T43-bilder/T43-GN-SN.jpg)

I didn't know GN was looking at an Eastern extension!  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on January 15, 2009, 07:30:16 PM
i don't know if anyone posted this one yet but what do u get when you add an RS3 and an NW2 together

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/3/3/6833.1230972238.jpg

a NW5

no addition pun intended.

I thought about posting that earlier.

I love that thing. To bad those dang Yankees got it and it's purple now. I hope when they retire her the send her back down here to one of our museums. I rode behind the one at Duluth. That's a pretty nice engine, and museum.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 15, 2009, 07:47:38 PM
Purple? What company is purple?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on January 15, 2009, 09:34:05 PM
Good thing you didn't say pink.
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/lsbc9a.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on January 15, 2009, 10:16:28 PM
I thought about posting that earlier.

I love that thing. To bad those dang Yankees got it and it's purple now. I hope when they retire her the send her back down here to one of our museums. I rode behind the one at Duluth. That's a pretty nice engine, and museum.

if i had a drawing i would probably make that locomotive. But i should plug up my incoming projects now that i got the Bel-Del project going lol.

Quote from: mikesky
Good thing you didn't say pink.
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/lsbc9a.jpg
DAMN that's bright (and pink lol)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on January 16, 2009, 12:13:16 AM
gag.

that was my 2en reaction after "WTF kind of paint job is that??????"
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 16, 2009, 12:43:56 AM
I have to agree, southern looks better.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 16, 2009, 01:56:56 AM
Who let Iced paint a real locomotive?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on January 16, 2009, 10:22:04 AM
ACL

That's Elyton.  I can tell by the pixels and from seeing quite a few Elytons in my day.  ;)
(Note:  Elyton=ACL yard in Birmingham)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on January 16, 2009, 11:57:32 AM
Purple? What company is purple?

I forgot about ACL. They have a nice purple.

Maybe it's bluish. It depends on the picture. No matter what she looks better in a tuxedo.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=403985
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=12262

Now they've just ruined it.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=914721

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 16, 2009, 01:08:07 PM
That last one looks like a horrible CSX ripoff.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on January 16, 2009, 04:11:15 PM
**** you people, Mass Central is bitchin'

I like their paint jobs.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 16, 2009, 08:32:40 PM
I dont care for the new scheme but i must agree with Dillon that the earlier Mass Central scheme looked good!
Great Northern looked the best on NW5's by far though.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=499879
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on January 17, 2009, 02:29:59 PM
Real scale kit bashing.. an RS3 with a GP9 long hood..
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/3/4/7034.1231999663.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 17, 2009, 03:47:09 PM
Built by JITG!!!

(junk in the garage)  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 17, 2009, 04:40:59 PM
I want one of those. That is damn sexy.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on January 17, 2009, 04:50:39 PM
Is a neat idea lol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 17, 2009, 05:03:16 PM
I wonder what the story is behind it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Rayonier on January 17, 2009, 05:35:57 PM
I wonder what the story is behind it.

If your referring to the MKT loco, it was rebuilt and repowered by EMD in 1959.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on January 17, 2009, 07:47:00 PM
Real scale kit bashing.. an RS3 with a GP9 long hood..
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/3/4/7034.1231999663.jpg

maybe when I'm done my GP9 and RS3 meshes i should make one of those lol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 17, 2009, 08:04:12 PM
I tell you what dylanviey, I cannot wait until that RS3 is done. It is about time that somebody decided to make a new one. The old one could only do so much. (Plus you cannot reskin it anymore because you cannot get ahold of gumby train.

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on January 17, 2009, 09:04:37 PM
I tell you what dylanviey, I cannot wait until that RS3 is done. It is about time that somebody decided to make a new one. The old one could only do so much. (Plus you cannot reskin it anymore because you cannot get ahold of gumby train.


You can release the reskins, there are lots of new RS3 reskins available, but I don't like the cab, the controls don't even work.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on January 17, 2009, 09:28:33 PM
also the UVW mapping is very efficient if you look at it there's a LOT of unused white space. few other things i don't' like is but they are small coupler area is very low on detail, coupler looks like crap. grab irons and hand rails are only 4 sides with no smoothing group. (i would prefer 5 sides). at the time they where made that stuff was acceptable. but nowadays the locomotive has fallen obsolete and outdated and needs replacing. and for one of the most re-skined US locomotives in trainz it should probably be updated to today's standards.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on January 24, 2009, 09:29:35 AM
Well, this is a freak rebuilt... A so called GP15L

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/1/7/7917.1232749210.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on January 24, 2009, 11:51:48 AM
Those are some enormous filters...IIRC it's going to the Sahara, right?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 04, 2009, 01:04:53 PM
Nothing like a really ugly slug.
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bm/bm100apf.jpg)

(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bm/bm100bpf.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 04, 2009, 04:13:16 PM
Would think they could do better..
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 04, 2009, 05:25:52 PM
Oh, they can. It seems that this one is just an oddball. A very ugly, half assed oddball. I wonder if it was in a wreck or something.
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bm/bm100as.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on February 04, 2009, 08:13:54 PM
Nothing like a really ugly slug.

Obviously the "on a shoestring" version  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on February 07, 2009, 03:08:01 PM
Has anyone posted B&A's steamers?
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/ba31.jpg)
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/ba400.jpg)
These things are cool.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 07, 2009, 03:23:46 PM
Hell yeah they are. Especially the second one.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on February 08, 2009, 05:54:43 AM
Now that we are talking steam, this is one of the most powerful locos ever made. The Prr Q2 class roughly 8000Hp

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_prr6184.jpg)

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr6199.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 09, 2009, 05:35:43 PM
Leave it to the Pennsy to create something that's big, and and inhumanely powerful.  ;D
On the Topic of Pennsy and Powerful:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/13/PRR_S2.jpg/800px-PRR_S2.jpg)
The Infamous PRR S2 Steam Turbine 6-8-6. Big N' Powerful, just drank water and ate coal like your typical lazy American at Mc Dee's.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on February 09, 2009, 08:00:51 PM
I'll show off a few Southern steam oddities.

2-8-2+2-8-0
(http://southern.railfan.net/images/archive/southern/steam/282/sou4576.jpg)
2-10-2+2-6-2
(http://southern.railfan.net/images/archive/southern/steam/2102/sou5046.jpg)

I know they had at least one more, a 2-8-2+2-6-0, which I have diagrams for!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on February 09, 2009, 09:28:48 PM
No tour of steam oddities would be complete without the triplex
(http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/triplex/mattshay.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 10, 2009, 05:32:22 AM
How about a diesel hydrolic locomotive, the ALCO DH643. Only three were built.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Southern_Pacific_-9152.jpg
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 10, 2009, 05:10:03 PM
That thing looks like a Tank more than it does a locomotive. :o
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Flak on February 10, 2009, 10:01:06 PM
crazydoodles
 
Quote
Apples?
What will you think of next?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on February 10, 2009, 10:26:57 PM
Not sure why I haven't posted this yet...

When people think GP40X they think ATSF, BNSF, NS, SOU, SP, and UP.

What they don't think is IC.

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_ic3075.jpg)

Everything else is SUPPOSED to be labeled as a GP50X, but EMD went all crazydoodles on that.

i think you should clarify this more. this was the REAL GP40X i.e. the experimental GP40 used to test the 645 prime mover.

the locomotives that we all know (and love) as GP40X's should really have been named GP50X if the normal naming convention was kept since those were the experimental GP50s. who knows why it wasn't.


i only say all of this because the first time i read your post i thought you had it backwards, it took me another read to see that you meant well.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 11, 2009, 09:07:13 PM
Meh. That still should've been called the GP45.
Would've made a whole lot more sense than GP40X.
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on February 12, 2009, 05:56:54 AM
Speaking of the GP40X, check this SP experiment out :

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/60b3c0c1e358148a799838100015cb62.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/f21b3d53733e0b2556a26269e4186d44.jpg)

(http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/2e826776f556d099b79646b2ea96cb8d.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 12, 2009, 05:46:33 PM
Besides the fact that it was the testbed for the GP40? and the more common "gp40x"'s owned by SF, SP, UP, etc. were actually GP50 testbeds?
You know more about EMD's than i do, so i'll agree with you. It just seems kind-of silly they would make a 6 axle version, and call it the SD45, but make a similar looking 4 axle version and call it a GP40X.
But, there's reasons that i dont seem to understand.
Anyway.
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on February 12, 2009, 08:24:36 PM
Don't quote me on this- Justin will probably have the right answer, but I'm pretty sure the SD45 was built with a different form of the 645 than the '40 series.
I know they have 20 cylinders instead of 16.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on February 16, 2009, 08:53:47 AM
Take a look at this... A GP40 on a SD40 frame built for GO Transit as a GP40TC

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/7/5/5275.1234743119.jpg)

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 16, 2009, 01:46:10 PM
Looks like if they did, the frame would buckle. That frame is totally made for six axles.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 16, 2009, 02:44:43 PM
Hate to do this but you guys are NOOBs. What normally hangs off the underside of a sd40 frame? A bigger fuel tank. Somewhere between 3200 and 4000 gallons (give of take a little) of diesel fuel. Not that little thing. (maybe only about 1200 to 1500 gallons at most) The body on top the frame is a GP40 but that's irrelevant. So are the B trucks under it. If you observe the spacing between the last axles and the end step you'll notice a sizable gap. What am I getting at? The location that the bolster on the truck is mounted to the frame was not relocated on the frame. Railroads have a tendency of not wanting to spend more money on a locomotive than the locomotive is worth. The frame is the biggest deciding factor of weather or not they will upgrade or rebuild a locomotive. If it has to many stress cracks they strip the useful parts off and scrape the rest. Now as for this little gem all that would happen if you put the original fuel tank under their is to cause an overload because there is not enough axles under it to carry the weight. You've disappointed me. ::) :D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 16, 2009, 03:31:19 PM
We could use that extra space down there for a bigger fuel tank... nah.

That would make far to much sense!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 16, 2009, 06:28:34 PM
Hate to do this but you guys are NOOBs. What normally hangs off the underside of a sd40 frame? A bigger fuel tank. Somewhere between 3200 and 4000 gallons (give of take a little) of diesel fuel. Not that little thing. (maybe only about 1200 to 1500 gallons at most) The body on top the frame is a GP40 but that's irrelevant. So are the B trucks under it. If you observe the spacing between the last axles and the end step you'll notice a sizable gap. What am I getting at? The location that the bolster on the truck is mounted to the frame was not relocated on the frame. Railroads have a tendency of not wanting to spend more money on a locomotive than the locomotive is worth. The frame is the biggest deciding factor of weather or not they will upgrade or rebuild a locomotive. If it has to many stress cracks they strip the useful parts off and scrape the rest. Now as for this little gem all that would happen if you put the original fuel tank under their is to cause an overload because there is not enough axles under it to carry the weight. You've disappointed me. ::) :D

Bill

Basically what I said....

/undoes the N00B status.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 16, 2009, 06:46:55 PM
Looks like if they did, the frame would buckle. That frame is totally made for six axles.

Now as for this little gem all that would happen if you put the original fuel tank under their is to cause an overload because there is not enough axles under it to carry the weight.

That frame is designed to carry the weight of the bigger fuel tank plus the prime mover above it. Weight transfered from the frame to the trucks is still in the same location under the loco. It's the allowable weight per axle would be exceeded.

Noob status replaced. :D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 16, 2009, 06:55:46 PM
Bill is right. I had to think about it for a second, but yeah, he is right. The traction motors are attatched at the same point whether a six, or 4 axle traction motor is installed. It would be the axles that would take the brunt of the weight.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 16, 2009, 11:51:29 PM
I'm not going to argue into something that I don't know about, but it doesn't make sense that IF they added a larger fuel tank, that having less axles would make it stronger... Wouldn't having more axles, say, 6, make it less prone to collapse under the weight of the gas tank? The four axles would have too great of a space between each other. It would just put too much stress on the trucks themselves.

I don't know.. I'm done. Noob status is back, Bill.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on February 17, 2009, 12:34:49 AM
I'm not going to argue into something that I don't know about, but it doesn't make sense that IF they added a larger fuel tank, that having less axles would make it stronger... Wouldn't having more axles, say, 6, make it less prone to collapse under the weight of the gas tank? The four axles would have too great of a space between each other. It would just put too much stress on the trucks themselves.

I don't know.. I'm done. Noob status is back, Bill.

no the truck just distributes the weight onto the rails and of course moves the locomotive, this has nothing to do with the frame. the locomotive should be able to stand without any trucks at all to be sure... Bill is right.

im having a tough time looking at this frame and deciding its origins. it does look like an sd40 frame in length, but the actual beam under it as well as the fuel tank and the sideskirts are like the early gp30 and gp35 frames. strange.

Edit: im going to go with SD35 frame.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 17, 2009, 01:09:19 AM
Almost like they used a bunch of spare parts to make it.

Maybe this might help you understand Dillon. in the pic I posted here I put 2 vertical red lines. Those lines are were the locomotive above the trucks is supported. All the weight above the trucks rests on those two points only. When the frame still had a SD40 body, fuel tank and prime mover attached to the weight was still pushing down on those same two points. It don't matter were the axles are on the trucks are under the loco, the locomotive is still supported by the trucks on those two points.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 17, 2009, 04:44:19 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/7/2/2572.1234774194.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 17, 2009, 11:58:01 AM
Okay, I understand now. The weight is distributed on the point in the middle of the trucks, regardless of the number of axles. I got what you're saying now.  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 17, 2009, 02:28:34 PM
I knew you eventually get it Dillon. Just needed to slap you along side the head enough times with it. :D

Alright Alex. That is a loco made of spare parts.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 17, 2009, 03:57:55 PM
Yup, it is a slug. I have to say that it is very cool looking.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 17, 2009, 04:17:06 PM
I'm actually a little surprised it took people this long to understand that all of a locomotives weight sits on the bolster pin's...  ???

Bill, your here to educate and inform!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mrail on February 19, 2009, 07:03:40 PM
Nothing say awkward like a big loco on narrow gauge track.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/1/5/7015.1056898020.jpg)
(http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/data/589/1123_731_nova_granja_03jun2005.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CommanderHobo on February 19, 2009, 07:22:30 PM
...speaking of narrow gauge.

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/3812/4815-GM-BB40-2-patio%20de%20Juatuba-Marinho-19-09-2006-6.jpg)

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/3812/4818%207489_trem_hoppers_fechado_vazio_embirucu_09ago2008%20.jpg)

EMD BB40-2
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 19, 2009, 08:20:21 PM
can you say overkill?  :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 19, 2009, 08:53:57 PM
can you say overkill?  :)
Nope. I can't. They did that out of necessity. Most of their track is narrow gage and it can't handle the concentrated weight you would have if the loco only had two 3 axle trucks under it. They need the extra 2 axles to cut down the concentrated weight per axle and distribute it over a larger area to prevent from exceeding the rails capacity. Makes for some very unique looking locomotives.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 19, 2009, 09:44:43 PM
that makes sense. learn something new everyday.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on February 19, 2009, 09:57:43 PM
RS1375. Only two built.
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/cim30a.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 19, 2009, 10:15:30 PM
I for one like the DDM45, a NG SD45 with 4 axles.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 20, 2009, 12:39:11 AM
A freak GP9 with an SW8! Everybody run!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CommanderHobo on February 20, 2009, 12:40:43 AM
I for one like the DDM45, a NG SD45 with 4 axles.

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/cvrd847.jpg)

  ;D


I personally like the BB40-9W

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/8/4/8584.1116298200.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on February 22, 2009, 07:11:16 AM
Take a look at this BN rebuilt: a gp30 with a standard cab:

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/2/9/2829.1233186735.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/0/4/2904.1220286387.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on February 22, 2009, 08:01:14 AM
And I thought nothing could look worse than the original Geep30 cab!

Wrong again :(
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 22, 2009, 12:38:39 PM
Apparently someone has a crush on Heather.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 22, 2009, 01:51:34 PM
Gives it a different look. Looks like they removed the 36 inch radiator fan and changed the radiator intake grills too. I wonder what other things they changed.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 22, 2009, 03:16:20 PM
I like the GP30 cab actually. So... who is heather?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 22, 2009, 11:41:21 PM
So... who is heather?

Heather is the one the author of that graffiti loves. ::)  LMAO

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 23, 2009, 12:41:01 AM
I like the GP30 cab actually. So... who is heather?
actually, my ex. total *C*an't *U*nderstand *N*ormal *T*hinking. I only dated her cause she was a cheerleader. I'm just getting an early jump on college..... ;)

-ON TOPIC-  that is a pretty interesting loco though.  :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on February 24, 2009, 09:15:47 PM
EMD GP39-2
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/7/2/9972.1235373318.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 25, 2009, 12:02:48 AM
That is an odd modification.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on February 25, 2009, 01:29:40 PM
EMD GP39-2

just wanted to point out that the fact that it is a gp39-2 is not what makes it odd. these units were actually all built that way too.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on February 25, 2009, 08:40:43 PM
Ummm.......Wat?

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C3593%5C5900.jpg)

NRE 1GS7B

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C33141%5CDsc05169.jpg)

Also this:

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/6/4/6964.1080259800.jpg)



Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on February 25, 2009, 09:22:01 PM
Ummm.......Wat?
Apparently home-built to replace ten-wheelers on their commuter service (either Milwaukee-Twin Cities or Milwaukee-Chicago)

Also this:

Don't you know?  It's the real-world version of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGtC1LkusZw)!  :D
(anyone recognize that music?)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 25, 2009, 09:56:37 PM

Also this:

That there, is a Jet-powered Snow-blower. The actual jet pivots, allowing the operator to aim it at the rails for a close clean, or farther out to clear more in one pass. Those things were known to sound like a Verenda Turbine on full bore, and could clean a switch in minutes of ice and snow.
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on February 25, 2009, 10:29:30 PM
That there, is a Jet-powered Snow-blower. The actual jet pivots, allowing the operator to aim it at the rails for a close clean, or farther out to clear more in one pass. Those things were known to sound like a Verenda Turbine on full bore, and could clean a switch in minutes of ice and snow.
Sean
Yup we got one here in buffalo. fun little bugger to watch.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 26, 2009, 04:07:42 PM
I love the dings in the side window. Looks like someone shot at it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on February 26, 2009, 07:53:35 PM
Here's a video if anyone's interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAes7fFpgeY
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 26, 2009, 08:59:56 PM
If I were the operator, I'd be inside shaking wildly yelling. "NEEEEEEEEDS MOOOOOOAAAAR PPPPPOOOOWWWEEEERRRRRR!!!!!!!!"
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: cascade on February 26, 2009, 09:24:48 PM
(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/cascaderailroad/LehighCoalCoTractor.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on February 26, 2009, 10:13:45 PM
why not.
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/45571211091470.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 26, 2009, 11:20:08 PM
check out the rims on this thing...
(http://www.canterburyrailsociety.co.nz/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/cdoverhead2.jpg)







fixed link
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 27, 2009, 01:02:59 AM
With out really knowing what it's for it looks like a maintenance vehicle for pantograph wires. But why would they have those things sticking out of the middle of the wheels?

Bill

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 27, 2009, 01:02:08 PM
Hey Bill, can we have a random car to drive around on the tracks? lol. Just kidding.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 27, 2009, 01:30:39 PM
Like this? ;D
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/5/8/4958.1151697600.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 27, 2009, 01:46:17 PM
Now that is freaking awesome.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on February 27, 2009, 07:37:36 PM
What the? Strange little car.

More CN
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/pictures_35146_RRPICS010.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on February 27, 2009, 08:10:29 PM
What the? Strange little car.

More CN
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/mikeevanssski/pictures_35146_RRPICS010.jpg
that's a perfect locomotive for a newbie to make box with a box with box with a slight curve in the top lol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 27, 2009, 10:27:43 PM
Hmm. I might just do that when I get a new computer.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on February 28, 2009, 10:22:47 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/3/6/9936.1235800197.jpg) 8)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on March 02, 2009, 06:31:44 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/8/9/1589.1196553600.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 03, 2009, 02:22:22 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/9/7/7097.1236028404.jpg)

That so interesting!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on March 03, 2009, 02:33:08 PM
Interesting?  I'd say it's f*** ugly...  :-\
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 03, 2009, 02:36:27 PM
Interesting?  I'd say it's f*** ugly...  :-\

Ah, yeah that guess that you are right,  but actually that Dillion really so like MTB as much so that why I bet he would like them lol ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 03, 2009, 04:57:38 PM
Going green? **** green. We're going pink. I like them, just not in that color. The engine is badass, but it will sound like a microwave... Generator Sets. Anyhoo, the paint will fade sometime.

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/3/7/7437.1231222372.jpg)

Purple. Either way, I like it. Though, I see them every day... So I'm used to it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 03, 2009, 10:00:55 PM
It is lightish red. ;D


Anyway, the best word to describe that locomotive color isn't interesting, but FABULOUS!!!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on March 05, 2009, 01:00:58 PM
(http://images.nycsubway.org/i95000/img_95760.jpg)
MTA garbage train. one odd looking locomtoive.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: cascade on March 05, 2009, 03:13:43 PM
Pink and Lavender are colors that really scare me...taking a (mistake) short-cut through the Barbie isle at K-Mart once, I said outloud to my son..."Whoa there's way too much pink in this isle...I feel very uncomfortable...lets get outa here !"
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on March 05, 2009, 09:02:07 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/5/4/8754.1236150180.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 05, 2009, 09:33:30 PM
Nice modified RDC. Good find.

I am kicking myself for not having a camera yesterday. We were going to Sams club, and traveling down Rt61. Parked on the side of the road was a semi with a weird load. It was a greenish locomotive that was the type that you can haul passengers in. (like an RDC) It looked like a European locomotive. It had 3 small round headlights on each side like a TVR Tuscan(a car) and appeared to have a cab on each side. It was rounded at each end, and the bogies were really strange. They had the wheels in the open rather than enclosed in the bogie itself like a normal locomotive. It was really strange.


By the way. This looks like it was alot of fun to ride over.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/6/6/2766.1233679651.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CommanderHobo on March 06, 2009, 12:14:35 AM

By the way. This looks like it was alot of fun to ride over.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/6/6/2766.1233679651.jpg)


Aaahaha, where's the video camera when you need it?  :D
That's bound to be a ridiculous spectacle.  :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on March 06, 2009, 12:20:56 PM
By the way. This looks like it was alot of fun to ride over.
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/6/6/2766.1233679651.jpg

I need to send that photo to the safety advisory over at BDRV. They are afraid to offer their services to a few industry's along the old part of the line due to a few bad sleepers that they don't have the money to replace. I think there are more bad sleepers in this one photo than along the whole BDRV southern parts of the main line lol.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: cascade on March 06, 2009, 05:30:53 PM
Reading class N-1sb Mallet 2-8-8-2 #1821
(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/cascaderailroad/ReadingclassN-1sbMallet2-8-8-21821.jpg)
Switchback Railway near Jim Thorpe (Mauchunk)
(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/cascaderailroad/Switchback-Railroad.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on March 06, 2009, 09:18:30 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/5/4/8754.1236150180.jpg)
I recognize that one!  The Shops (Gateway Rail Services) did that one up, I've been inside it, and seen all around it.  It's badass.  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 07, 2009, 03:27:54 PM
I want one of these. It is an old Reading track vehicle for MOW work.
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/rdg/rdg-mw903ags.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on March 08, 2009, 12:20:09 AM
(http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr0702/ccp1151.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 09, 2009, 05:36:42 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/3/0/7330.1236571349.jpg)

Brand new locomotives so that's interesting! 8)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 09, 2009, 05:45:22 PM
Looks like something the British puked up.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 10, 2009, 11:43:56 PM
How about this one of a kind locomotive. (I am pretty sure this wasn't posted yet.)

It is an experimental precurser to the VO-660
(http://www.readingmodeler.com/assets/images/locos/blw60.jpg)

Or how about this sexy FM beast. (There is a PRR one on the DLS that I am going to have to fix so that it is in a readl Railroads scheme. :P

(http://www.readingmodeler.com/assets/images/locos/fm97.jpg)

On a side note, the second locomotive was the only one on of its kind on the Reading roster and it was a piece of shit. It worked 20% of the time and suffered from drive shaft failure. It was scrapped in 1953 after being exchanged for a FM Trainmaster.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 11, 2009, 12:52:18 AM
The top one looks like it has a lift kit and the bottom one looks like a GE 44 toner on steroids. :D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 11, 2009, 01:00:55 AM
LoL. Pimp my train.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on March 12, 2009, 07:43:37 AM
Take a look at this...

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/4/0/7840.1236803839.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 12, 2009, 05:04:11 PM
I am not sure if that is win or fail.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 12, 2009, 05:41:18 PM
Looks pretty fail to me.  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: srr89 on March 12, 2009, 05:49:06 PM
Hows this for odd.  This is SEPTA's new Silverliner IV built by Siemens.

(pics are not mine)
http://www.ivtinc.net/images/Septa%20Silverliner%20Train.jpg
http://www.r3westchester.org/images/SilverlinerVFronView1.jpg

Robby
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on March 14, 2009, 12:00:34 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/3/3/1433.1067736420.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on March 14, 2009, 12:36:35 AM
This is odd.
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C4336%5Cnj%2015.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on March 14, 2009, 01:33:46 AM
Interesting find Mike.

Anyone for a stretch NW unit?  ;D

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/2/0/9120.1236781353.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on March 14, 2009, 02:01:05 AM
Mike, That CNJ unit looks like a Double-Cab Baldwin Baby-face.. I think they were exclusively built for CNJ's Commuter operation.. so that the unit didn't have to be turned when it reached the end of its run.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 14, 2009, 04:28:13 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/8/7/7687.1236970550.jpg)

and,


(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/4/0/4540.1236974901.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on March 14, 2009, 05:00:55 AM
that first one almost looks like a very well done render
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on March 14, 2009, 12:28:44 PM
I think its because of how flat the sheet metal is.  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 19, 2009, 02:59:25 AM
(http://bolditalic.com/quotulatiousness_archive/vega1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 19, 2009, 03:46:01 AM
Now that is mother effen awesome.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on March 19, 2009, 11:27:41 AM
Now that is mother effen awesome.

Second that!  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on March 19, 2009, 01:24:49 PM
They really shipped cars like that????
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on March 19, 2009, 02:56:28 PM
Apparently (i think it was experimental) it makes me want to make it for trainz and i think it would be so cool to have the doors fold down load up than fold back up. if only i had drawings.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 19, 2009, 04:17:02 PM
I can just see all the fluids getting in places they're not suppose to (like engine oil on top the pistons) or working their ways out breathers and filler tubes.  What a mess.  I can see the ones behind that machine closing the doors working better because they hold the cars in a position the cars are designed to site.  Still a interesting concept though.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 19, 2009, 04:26:22 PM
My only thoughts on the fluids is that they might have shipped them empty, probably not though.

Also, has anyone else noticed the pieces of what appears to be a modular car hauler. There is a piece on the left side on a straddle crane like a container, and of course the ones on the right. That seems like a cool idea.(I am not sure if they do that much now a days, they might though.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on March 19, 2009, 05:40:06 PM
if only i had drawings.

Can do, might take a while to find them, but deffinitely got 'em :) 

drop me a line oldeezel at hotmail dot com
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on March 19, 2009, 06:55:57 PM
My only thoughts on the fluids is that they might have shipped them empty, probably not though.

Also, has anyone else noticed the pieces of what appears to be a modular car hauler. There is a piece on the left side on a straddle crane like a container, and of course the ones on the right. That seems like a cool idea.(I am not sure if they do that much now a days, they might though.

ya u did notice that also. i think nowadays if they where to ship a car(s) like that it would be in containers.

Can do, might take a while to find them, but deffinitely got 'em :) 

drop me a line oldeezel at hotmail dot com

lol it would probally be a while before i got around to starting them also but i'll drop ya a line.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dnorris on March 20, 2009, 03:36:14 AM
I can just see all the fluids getting in places they're not suppose to (like engine oil on top the pistons) or working their ways out breathers and filler tubes.  What a mess.  I can see the ones behind that machine closing the doors working better because they hold the cars in a position the cars are designed to site.  Still a interesting concept though.

Bill


I did read something about this in a old trains mag can't remember what year apparently the cars engine had no oil coolant or petrol (GAS) they use to put them the door like in the photo with forklift then when they got to the destination they put the oil and gas in   
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on March 20, 2009, 08:22:31 AM
I found that drawing, in the October 1971 Railroad Modeller.  The cars were a joint SP/General Motors project for transporting the then current 'subcompacts', first car built 1969.  Three autos are loaded on each 'door' panel, as the door is lifted the cars roll forward and hooks engage brackets on the auto floor.  The autos are held in place while travelling by gravity!  The fuel and oil were NOT empty, the cars were driven on, but 'special plugs' prevented leakage.  No mention of roster details, but there are pics of SP and Rock Island cars.  They were pretty big for their day - 89'10" over end sills, 64'0" bogie centres, 18'4" rail top to car top.

Andy :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on March 20, 2009, 11:12:08 AM
ya SP and Rock Island where the only prototype photos i could find but i did find HO scale models of BN, Rio Grand, SCL, IC, and MILW Road. idk if those are proto but it would be fun to have those skin also.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 20, 2009, 01:08:46 PM
When dealing with HO scale trains I wouldn't depend on the paint schemes as being proto.  I've seen to many non proto skins through the years.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 20, 2009, 01:51:51 PM
My favorite are those modern locos in the NYC scheme that the one guy did as a fantasy railroad.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on March 20, 2009, 05:46:44 PM
The New York Central System SD80MACs lol.. In Lightening Stripes too. :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on March 20, 2009, 07:10:53 PM
yep they were were pretty awsome. anyone got a link to that site?

 
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on March 20, 2009, 07:45:23 PM
(http://www.lionel.com/products/ProductNavigator/_ProductImages_590/6-18297_414.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 21, 2009, 02:44:50 PM
Those are some pretty locomotives.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on March 24, 2009, 04:12:26 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/4/2/6242.1041462060.jpg)

It's not the locomotives that are odd, just the location and what they're pulling. I've never seen Amtrak in Chattanooga nor have I seen multiple F40PH's in Amtrak paint pull freight.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on March 24, 2009, 05:26:50 PM
I read somewhere that F40s were originally designed to pull freight, like a modern day F unit. In amtrak paint is a puzzle to me, but pulling freight, eh, not so much.
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 24, 2009, 05:32:44 PM
F40's were built solely for passenger service. Many of them are equipped with HEP units to power the air conditioning and lighting for passenger cars. The only time, recently, that they've pulled freight was for the KCS photoshoot. CSX uses a pair to pull executive trains, but I've never seen them in actual service.

Amtrak was by far the largest buyer of these locomotives, though many have been retired and replaced by Genshits. Many Ex-Amtrak locomotives can be found on various commuter lines across the United States and Canada, MBTA being one of them.

They're sound is unique, when equipped with HEP, considering you can barely hear them notch up or down, considering the HEP is a steady sound. The EMD F40PH-2CAT sounded beastly, though.

Gotta love a screamer!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on March 24, 2009, 11:58:12 PM
It's not the locomotives that are odd, just the location and what they're pulling. I've never seen Amtrak in Chattanooga nor have I seen multiple F40PH's in Amtrak paint pull freight.

Pretty sure that was during some power crunch...Amtrak wasn't using them, so they lent them to NS.  I think.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on March 25, 2009, 12:21:43 AM
Ohio Central had a couple of them at one time, but I don't know if they ever used them.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on March 25, 2009, 10:39:49 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C38628%5C2-14-5%20Cayce%204-85.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on March 25, 2009, 10:42:15 PM
What is that?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on March 25, 2009, 10:43:46 PM
that was my first thought also. WTF is that???
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CommanderHobo on March 25, 2009, 11:00:03 PM
GE BQ23-7, obviously derived from the B23-7.
CSX used to have a few of these (I don't know if they still do).
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/sbd5137.jpg)
...not the best looking engine in the world, I have to say.

[Edit]:
A little something from the pages of history...
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Erie_L-1_2601.jpg)
Erie L-1, world's only articulated camelback locomotive...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on March 26, 2009, 02:28:41 AM
A little something from the pages of history...
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Erie_L-1_2601.jpg)
Erie L-1, world's only articulated camelback locomotive...

Epic. Win.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 26, 2009, 05:06:24 PM
I <3 Camelbacks. BTW, CSX scrapped all 40(?) of those ugly GE engines.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on March 27, 2009, 08:29:46 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C30427%5C615%208-6-78.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on March 27, 2009, 08:37:52 AM
I don't know whats worse; the modded car body, or the fact that its pink...

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C17583%5CWRIX1270_SW9_P_07012007.jpg)

William :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 27, 2009, 12:47:44 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C30427%5C615%208-6-78.jpg)
What is that thing?  I also like how everything has catwalks on their roofs except #615.  It has it on the nose.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on March 27, 2009, 03:37:18 PM
Looking by the truck type, that unit appears to be a "Beep" but with Baldwin tri-axle trucks. I am presuming that is probably a Baldwin/EMD rebuild, with a rare chop-nose job, that looks similar to those WM GP9 Chop-jobs. I am going to guess it got a GP20, or bigger model EMD hood by looking at the radiator fans, and probably possesses a Late Model 567 or early model 645, depending on rebuild date. As for the lack of Catwalks on said unit, is a mystery to me without studying the railroad.

Rugrat: That is a Simple Late Model SW8 or SW9 that was equipped with Dynamic braking. on SW8s, or SW9s, the Placement of the Dynamics varied, As they are forward of the cab on the R&N Units, because those units were ex. LV SW8s. As to why they are on top of where the radiator grating is on that particular unit, is a mystery to me, but many units were like that.. so it'd be something to look into.

Sean.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on March 28, 2009, 12:09:37 AM
Ohio Central had a couple of them at one time, but I don't know if they ever used them.
A little late but F40s are used in freight service and OC used them.
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C6284%5COHCR452Cut_FairplayOH_AMT_042706.jpg)
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C32629%5C288%20070505%202.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on March 28, 2009, 12:36:29 AM
Thats right! I forgot about those. The last time I saw them, they were pulling a special coal to test the tracks to see if the OC could interchange with CSX at Warwick one a regular basis. It didn't happen, though, and now I guess they're down south.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 28, 2009, 10:48:47 PM
For some reason, I don't beleive those are production F40's at the top picture, never saw any with running boards on the front.

In any case, F40's were never intended for freight, according to EMD. There are exceptions, but never in regular service.

Anyways, back on topic, odd locomotive.. EMD CF7

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5b/ATSF_CF7_2626.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on March 28, 2009, 11:41:32 PM
Bay Colony's lovely CF7. Now owned by some other shortline in Mass. I don't know the name I just know this is my favorite CF7 ;D
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C32054%5C4-22-08%20(1).jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 29, 2009, 12:54:39 AM
CF7s sure are amazing. I am surprised that noone has made one for TRS yet.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 29, 2009, 11:38:09 AM
CF7s sure are amazing. I am surprised that noone has made one for TRS yet.

Lol. Hintidy Hint.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on March 29, 2009, 12:00:45 PM
hmmm BR&W had one (they scraped it i think) and guess what system BR&W is a part of....... lol The Belvider Delaware river branch of the PRR.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on March 29, 2009, 03:33:06 PM
Personally, I would have preferred they kept them F7's.  But, it is nice to see them do something other than scrap units.

Also,
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/cbq360.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 31, 2009, 11:33:09 PM
That so strange

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/7/2/6272.1238540092.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 31, 2009, 11:37:02 PM
And,that's nice the painted of color!

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/4/2/3042.1238449463.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on April 01, 2009, 12:06:23 AM
Why is it that everthing Brookville pumps out is as ugly as sin?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: The Vezman on April 01, 2009, 12:37:07 AM
Are you seeing the three fans evenly spaced out along the top of the hood? I think I just threw up a little.

I think I just died a little on the inside.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on April 01, 2009, 02:24:07 AM
One of my favorite loco oddities. ;D

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C13074%5CSP_9503_Antelope.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 01, 2009, 02:44:55 AM
SD45X  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on April 01, 2009, 07:14:36 AM
Those were the days... the days when EMD was head and shoulders above the rest. It took 20 years for GE to break the 4200HP mark with the AC4400W in '93
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 09, 2009, 08:28:58 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/7/5/4675.1239239203.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on April 09, 2009, 08:47:45 PM
Not only does Brookville ruin locomotives they ruined New Haven's paint scheme. Or maybe Metro-North ruined it, I don't know.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/4/4/4844.1219539394.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: The BIG 1 on April 09, 2009, 08:59:21 PM
http://www.trainweb.org/galt-stn/cproster/locomotive/3700s/cp3779.htm (http://www.trainweb.org/galt-stn/cproster/locomotive/3700s/cp3779.htm) ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CommanderHobo on April 10, 2009, 01:12:52 AM
Republic Locomotive RL1000 (GP rebuilt?)
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/1998/DSCF2944.JPG)
Only 2 of these engines exist, both owned by SEPTA.

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 10, 2009, 11:35:53 AM
http://www.trainweb.org/galt-stn/cproster/locomotive/3700s/cp3779.htm (http://www.trainweb.org/galt-stn/cproster/locomotive/3700s/cp3779.htm) ;D
thats just about as useful as this:
http://trainzforums.com/index.php?topic=605.msg22181#msg22181
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on April 10, 2009, 02:26:50 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/3/8/8138.1057451580.jpg)
At a railroad museum... in Tennessee!?!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on April 10, 2009, 05:59:26 PM
Reminds me a bit of this...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c9/1934_GWR_diesel_railcar.jpg/800px-1934_GWR_diesel_railcar.jpg)

... Great Western Railway (UK) 'Flying Banana' railcar.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 10, 2009, 10:50:22 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/2/3/9423.1239394270.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on April 10, 2009, 11:32:00 PM
Quote from: Mikeski
Not only does Brookville ruin locomotives they ruined New Haven's paint scheme. Or maybe Metro-North ruined it, I don't know.
It's neither. It's the MTA. Metro-North and the Staten Island Railway have the same paint scheme.
Something funny I found about these pieces of crap. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUkcYwWyzWs&feature=related
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on April 13, 2009, 07:35:24 PM
Not a locomotive, but it's weird.

Southern 100

(http://southern.railfan.net/images/archive/southern/freight/hop/sou100columbus966.jpg)

http://southern.railfan.net/images/archive/southern/freight/hop/sou100columbus966.html

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on April 13, 2009, 08:32:37 PM
Links broken.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on April 14, 2009, 04:50:56 AM
do you find anything weird in this photo?

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/4/3/4543.1239649278.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on April 14, 2009, 01:30:05 PM
Yeah, there's not an AC4400W to be seen; I think it's a Matthew Hicks first!  ;D

Also, FM H-16-44+Load Tester=double win!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on April 14, 2009, 04:06:42 PM
Links broken.
What are you talking about, works fine.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on April 14, 2009, 04:43:29 PM
What are you talking about, works fine.
It was broken. :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on April 14, 2009, 05:39:16 PM
do you find anything weird in this photo?


Yeah, those bastards are letting a perfectly good FM H1644 rot like that.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on April 14, 2009, 06:19:18 PM
How about this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73zjqd-WgTI&feature=related
If I ever make a horn, I'll use it. ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 14, 2009, 08:11:01 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C38559%5CEMDX_2001_8024.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 15, 2009, 08:00:03 PM
Wrong,
Its a temporary number, note how the EMDX marks have been sprayed on a removable sheet of paper(?)
These are Venezuelan export units so their reporting marks system differs from the US, hence the need for temporary numbers.
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1431489
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on April 15, 2009, 08:06:15 PM
Sean fails...  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 16, 2009, 12:23:38 AM
I thought that number looked Odd. Thanks for clearing that up Nikos.
Steve - I may fail, But not as hard as Crash National.
(or Crash Perfectly)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 16, 2009, 01:26:43 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/2/1/4721.1239858473.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on April 16, 2009, 04:15:31 PM
What is so weird about a couple of Bicentennials? Great shot though.

I got one for you guys.
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C477%5CEMDScan02.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on April 16, 2009, 05:11:55 PM
and i counter - whats so weird about that?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 16, 2009, 06:05:38 PM
and i counter - whats so weird about that?

Seeing as only three were built does that not count as a unsuccessful prototype?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on April 16, 2009, 06:14:39 PM
Yup, there were only three Branch Line 20-2s ever built, and none were ever purchased. They were rebuilt GP9s from the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy and they were rebuilt from the frame up. They are still in existence in EMD's lease fleet. They were built to counter GE's Super 7 locomotives, but they really didn't catch on.

I admit that I like it, but that is only because of the designation of Branch Line.(call me shallow if you want lol.)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CommanderHobo on April 16, 2009, 07:08:12 PM
I quite like it.

Knock off the roof fans and it kind of remind me of the little GP15.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on April 16, 2009, 07:35:57 PM
Yup, there were only three Branch Line 20-2s ever built, and none were ever purchased. They were rebuilt GP9s from the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy and they were rebuilt from the frame up. They are still in existence in EMD's lease fleet. They were built to counter GE's Super 7 locomotives, but they really didn't catch on.

I admit that I like it, but that is only because of the designation of Branch Line.(call me shallow if you want lol.)

they were supposed to be a demonstration of a rebuild program for old lococmotives just like the super7s. they were to focus only on the old gp7s and gp9s. they rebuilt the 567s with a new kind of blower that put them up to 2000hp (this is why they are 20's). biggest problem was that they cost $700k and you could get better power for under that but maybe not with the updated electronics and parts.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dnorris on April 16, 2009, 09:17:45 PM
do you find anything weird in this photo?

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/4/3/4543.1239649278.jpg)



What in heck is the second one in looks like GP40 or GP38 with a flat front and no engine?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on April 18, 2009, 01:04:31 AM
Alright, alright, alright, so it's only a model, but still...
(http://1chan.net/rail/src/1239923024303.jpg)
SW frame, GP7 hood, U-boat cab.  Oh, and it's got ALCo Inside.  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on April 18, 2009, 01:07:26 AM
I wanna see that made for trainz.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on April 18, 2009, 03:40:21 PM
I just got a few books for my birthday, which is on the 30th. Anyway, one of the ones that I got was The model Railroader's guide to Bridges Trestles and Tunnels. Anyway, on page 78 there is a black and white picture of two Norfolk Southern geeps going over a bridge. The weird thing is the paint scheme of the locomotives. They are NS locomotives, but they appear to be a light colored locomitive, with dark trim rather than the normal NS paint scheme.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on April 18, 2009, 07:16:29 PM
You mean like this?
(http://www.geocities.com/lxvrengr/2006.jpg)

Gotta love the Wiki! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk_Southern_Railway_(1942-1982))
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on April 18, 2009, 08:26:25 PM
If my memory is correct that Norfolk Southern came before Norfolk Southern
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on April 18, 2009, 08:29:31 PM
That is the locomotive paint scheme. I was thinking that it was a different Norfolk Southern, but I wasn't sure.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on April 19, 2009, 03:29:15 AM
it was a different one... in a way. the old NS was a subsidiary of the SOU and was later absorbed and is now NS again... CRAZY isnt it.  ::)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on April 19, 2009, 11:43:13 AM
If my memory is correct that Norfolk Southern came before Norfolk Southern

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on April 25, 2009, 09:07:51 PM
(http://1chan.net/rail/src/1240638502240.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 26, 2009, 01:16:50 AM
Whats so odd about a NYC Streamlined Hudson? No different to the Dreyfuss J3a 4-6-4s that ran the 20th Century Limited?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on April 26, 2009, 02:12:58 PM
It's not the bathtub itself so much as it is the color scheme...can I get an NYC expert in the house?  ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on April 26, 2009, 02:22:02 PM
It's not the bathtub itself so much as it is the color scheme...can I get an NYC expert in the house?  ;)
i'll try to send one this way.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on April 26, 2009, 04:13:18 PM
Whats so odd about a NYC Streamlined Hudson? No different to the Dreyfuss J3a 4-6-4s that ran the 20th Century Limited?

That's no Hudson, that a Pacific. :naughty:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 26, 2009, 08:25:37 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/4/4/9244.1240775299.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 26, 2009, 10:21:15 PM
holy jesus.
*image removed*

 :crazy:
Ahh yes, one of alco's "frankenstines". Was built to compete against the UP U50C and the DDA40X.
Sadly didn't last very long, as someone installed the generators backwards at the plant. Mind you, it was built towards alco's end, so people were hard to come by with the craft. UP scrapped all 3 of the C855s within 3 years of their inception.
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on April 26, 2009, 10:39:47 PM
WTF is that dnut?  :jawdropping:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on April 26, 2009, 11:49:26 PM
A GPL15 apparently. The high mounted air intakes are to keep the dust out, a problem in the desernt
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on April 26, 2009, 11:53:42 PM
UFO, obviously.  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 29, 2009, 02:10:29 AM
Agree with Dillon!

And,

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/8/6/9286.1240917436.jpg)
Ouch! :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on April 29, 2009, 06:22:32 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/5/7/3357.1233470024.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on April 30, 2009, 08:00:25 PM
Jade,

Were looks like be SW7s or whatever because those looks like be shape like as same SWs's shape and maybe I think guess that there BNSF company did already take crop off on cab on SWs...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on May 01, 2009, 11:42:38 AM
Jade,

Were looks like be SW7s or whatever because those looks like be shape like as same SWs's shape and maybe I think guess that there BNSF company did already take crop off on cab on SWs...

Looks to me like a former SW1001.

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/7/7/8377.1192791600.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on May 01, 2009, 05:14:05 PM
It is an SW1500, that was involved in an accident, and lost its cab. It is the only one like it. (At least, that is what Railpictures says.)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on May 01, 2009, 11:28:26 PM
I've found errors in the descriptions on rail pics before.  SW1500s have 2 exhaust stacks.  That one only has one.  According to my 2009 Locomotive Roster book BNSF numbers 3630 to 3638 are SW1000Ns. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on May 03, 2009, 11:49:55 PM
It's a 1001. All he details match up with it. The size and location of the grill, forward sand box, and number of stacks are identical. All of these things are different on SW1500's.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on May 09, 2009, 02:54:05 PM
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr3907.jpg)
(http://sbiii.com/boxpix2/3907wv-2.jpg)

an A6 i think it's the diesel equivalent of the B1
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on May 09, 2009, 03:11:28 PM
(http://sd45railfan.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C20820%5CIMG_2971.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on May 09, 2009, 05:15:17 PM
Woah!  Took me a moment there...nice find, D!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PPsh-41 on May 10, 2009, 12:35:06 AM
(http://csx-sucks.com/images/pic/paint1.jpg)



(http://csx-sucks.com/images/pic/paint2.jpg)

 :bonk: OVER WORD  :GRRR:

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 10, 2009, 01:07:44 AM
Ive actually seen that unit, though the shot doesnt prove much.
(http://nikos1.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C20676%5CFolkston%20trip%20march%2007%20076.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on May 10, 2009, 01:12:15 AM
Definitely unique but why did they do that to begin with.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PPsh-41 on May 10, 2009, 01:47:38 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/0/3/4003.1149868800.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/7/9/2779.1177441200.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 10, 2009, 01:54:10 AM
Wierd shit happens when doors get replaced Bill
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C14194%5Cjekyll%20trip%20008.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PPsh-41 on May 10, 2009, 03:25:01 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C39592%5C13-14-25%20Huntington%203-2-95.jpg)

SD45 YN2 (HLS1)

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C31691%5CnewpaintHLS1_3.JPG)

SD45 YN3 (HLS1)

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PPsh-41 on May 10, 2009, 03:28:35 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C11823%5CP2020004rpn.JPG)

UP EC4

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C36401%5CupEC-5.jpg)

UP EC5
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on May 10, 2009, 02:33:45 PM
Woah!  Took me a moment there...nice find, D!  :thumbsup:

Yeah, but maybe at someday there CSX company probably take repainted into YN3 or don't need that painted.

Welcome
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on May 10, 2009, 05:03:48 PM
Texture problem on that EC5 - the grid is showing through.....

  :dancing:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on May 10, 2009, 07:53:59 PM
(http://www.trainnet.org/Libraries/Lib006/SS3018.JPG)

I'll try to find some better pics of this thing...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on May 10, 2009, 07:57:30 PM
Wow, I see BN, WCL, and Seaboard on that thing. Nice find.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: The Vezman on May 10, 2009, 08:59:14 PM
This loco doesn't know who his daddy is.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on May 11, 2009, 02:34:51 AM
First, what the **** is up with this color. It looks like vomit.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/8/1/2481.1227144869.jpg)


Oh, and I see your tagged CF7, and raise you a GP9
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/7/6/6276.1214047829.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on May 11, 2009, 02:44:27 AM
I found this one too.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/7/2/3872.1224176802.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 11, 2009, 11:36:23 PM
That GP9 has definitely seen better days :o
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on May 12, 2009, 11:01:57 PM
SD40ACe?  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on May 12, 2009, 11:45:41 PM
A trans-gender SD45...   It was born a 40 and wanted to be a 45 really bad so he got some cheap plastic surgery done...  :cripple:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on May 13, 2009, 11:50:59 PM
A trans-gender SD45...   It was born a 40 and wanted to be a 45 really bad so he got some cheap plastic surgery done...  :cripple:

LMAO +1.  Looks like it's made of plastic. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on May 14, 2009, 05:58:06 PM
Someone's had a rough day.  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: The Vezman on May 14, 2009, 07:48:05 PM
+1 to King. That's some good stuff.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on May 15, 2009, 09:05:20 PM
(http://1chan.net/rail/src/1242381792919.jpg)
That's not a locomotive, that's a breadbox.  :lame:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 15, 2009, 09:09:15 PM
That is one lame engine lol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on May 17, 2009, 08:16:42 AM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C43490%5CPTC%200831%20DSC_0058%20rra.JPG)

lol :crazy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on May 24, 2009, 08:52:13 PM
GP30B
(http://www.mugii.com/john/Pictures/SE_Iowa_1970s/UP%20GP30B%20719B.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 27, 2009, 06:52:16 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/6/9/2669.1179554400.jpg)
Does this even qualify as a locomotive? :crazy:
Called a Norry, made and used by the Cambodian people, since their main train, runs only 4 times a month... :o

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/8/1/9381.1178823600.jpg)
INGENUITY AT ITS BEST!!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PPsh-41 on May 28, 2009, 12:13:11 PM
Here's our country Thailand

(http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv327/AHK4230/007-1.jpg)

GE UM12C  :dancing:  :cartwheel: :rockon:

Systems can not in GE (to oblivion).  :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

****************************************************************
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/8397/dsc00111t.jpg)

   
Systems can not in GE (to oblivion).

Certainly 10000000000000000000000000000%

   
Use the first year, BC 1964

Currently using :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

5 years to 50 years
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CozmoŽ on May 29, 2009, 03:09:50 AM
GP60 with an "aero cab".


(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C33796%5CDSC_0180_edited.jpg)
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C31214%5C2008_0412Image0004.JPG)

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=9101&Page=1
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on May 30, 2009, 09:05:35 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/8/8/4088.1243691351.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on May 31, 2009, 12:28:39 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/49f606a5667ce6d783ec0fc1348a73e9.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on May 31, 2009, 10:33:12 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/8/9/4389.1243727304.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on May 31, 2009, 01:50:06 PM
What the...?  Looks like a CB&Q SD70ACe, with a Spartan cab, and repowered by Caterpillar.  :crazy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on May 31, 2009, 01:56:11 PM
The under frame looks like an SD40 or 40-2.  Dynamics are still over the prime mover like the older EMDs.  Just the radiators look like they are from a SD80 or 90.  (3 radiator fans not 2 like the SD70Ace) ;)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on May 31, 2009, 02:05:06 PM
I think that it looks pretty badass, lol.

RP says that it is a PR30C
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on May 31, 2009, 10:46:38 PM
I think that it looks pretty badass, lol.

RP says that it is a PR30C

I agree, definitely one of my favorite new rebuilds.
NS has ordered 4 of them, last i saw they were in primer but apparently theyve been painted now. Wont look as nice as the CBQesque demo though.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on June 03, 2009, 11:27:21 PM
I cannot find a pic of a prototype, but this flatcar is epic. They loaded milk trailers onto it from the side when it was pulled up next to a platform, and then they were rotated for travel.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/IMG_2408.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll212/jadebullet/IMG_2407.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on June 10, 2009, 05:10:35 AM
fictional, but pretty cool.
http://www.modelrailroadphotos.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=3675
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on June 10, 2009, 11:19:34 AM
An FU-2!  :rockon:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on June 10, 2009, 11:27:42 PM
FU-2 lol

and i found this when i was looking threw railpictures trying to find some good side shots of the NJT logo
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/4/8/7948.1226213840.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on June 11, 2009, 10:26:15 AM
Just kinda weird.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 11, 2009, 07:13:50 PM
Thats.. Interesting. I'm presuming by the name that it has EMD power under that hood now, right?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on June 13, 2009, 03:06:37 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/6cbd125775fa307cd84548c086dd7725.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on June 13, 2009, 04:49:34 AM
ES58ACi.

kinda cool how its being transported.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on June 13, 2009, 06:33:18 AM
Is that an over-width flatcar, or are those narrow gauge locos?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on June 13, 2009, 02:36:55 PM
neither. its a heavy duty flatcar with std gauge locos on it. FAIK Valley RR is std gauge.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on June 13, 2009, 04:02:30 PM
I think they got a little carried away with load binders...  :lame:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on June 13, 2009, 06:00:16 PM
I think they got a little carried away with load binders...  :lame:
In the trucking industry for flat beds the DOT regs require "X" amount of restraining devices, (chains, ropes, straps...) of a given size for every 10 feet of load or 10,000 lbs of weight of the load as a minimum.  I'm sure the railroad has similar specs.  Assuming the loco minus trucks and fuel is about 250,000 lbs + or - being restrained by 4 chains and binders on each corner, totaling 16, each chain is holding around 15,625 lbs.  Besides.  What's the cost of a little extra insurance/chains and binders compared to a 2 million dollar loco.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on June 14, 2009, 12:29:12 AM
In the trucking industry for flat beds the DOT regs require "X" amount of restraining devices, (chains, ropes, straps...) of a given size for every 10 feet of load or 10,000 lbs of weight of the load as a minimum.  I'm sure the railroad has similar specs.  Assuming the loco minus trucks and fuel is about 250,000 lbs + or - being restrained by 4 chains and binders on each corner, totaling 16, each chain is holding around 15,625 lbs.  Besides.  What's the cost of a little extra insurance/chains and binders compared to a 2 million dollar loco.

Bill
agreed. I have my CDL and it worries me when I see the average joe going down the road with an appliance in the back with no straps. or a car on a trailer held by nothing.....  :-\
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on June 14, 2009, 12:38:33 AM
I was being sarcastic but whatever.   I love when people strap large appliances to the top of there car with a little cheap friction strap lol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on June 14, 2009, 02:18:20 PM
I like it better when I see a guy driving his Geo Metro with a mattress on the roof, held on by nothing but his hand out the window.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: cascade on June 14, 2009, 02:39:34 PM
Wopsononock Y Class 2-4-6-8-10-12?
(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/cascaderailroad/PRRWopsononock4-2-6-8-10.jpg)
PRR-Z Class Steamlined
(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/cascaderailroad/PRR4-14-6Steamlined.jpg)
PRR-Z Class
(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/cascaderailroad/PRR4-14-6.jpg)
C&O #3500
(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/cascaderailroad/CO3500_4-14-6.jpg)
C&O #5500
(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/cascaderailroad/CO5500_4-14-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on June 14, 2009, 05:47:05 PM
all fake - the russians where the only country to ever build a locomotive with 14 coupled drivers....  and scrap it shortly afterwards.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on June 14, 2009, 06:10:43 PM
Here is the Russian one.  The only one of it's type ever.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-14-4

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on June 14, 2009, 06:25:24 PM
All fake, as Will and Bill Said.

Here is PRR 10001:
(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9G_bHOrXDVKCy4Bx6CjzbkF/SIG=12894j1oh/EXP=1245097515/**http%3A//www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr10001.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on June 14, 2009, 07:24:55 PM
Speaking of PRR this is the FF1 and it used to snap couplers when pulling and crush railcars when pushing.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/PRR_FF1.jpg/800px-PRR_FF1.jpg)


Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Conrail88 on June 15, 2009, 10:55:49 AM
David,

This same shot was posted on the previous page  :bonk:

Ryan
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on June 17, 2009, 04:08:17 AM
David,

This same shot was posted on the previous page  :bonk:

Ryan

Dang! :jawdropping:

Thanks for info. Sorry I was don't even see on previous page so I sorry! And I will delete it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CozmoŽ on June 17, 2009, 09:18:27 PM
Look at the plow on this thing.. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=271740&nseq=33
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on June 17, 2009, 10:22:52 PM
Damn, he ain't ****in around!!!   :o
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on June 18, 2009, 03:05:32 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/8/9/1389.1245294346.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on June 18, 2009, 10:32:49 AM
do want

Second'd.  :rockon:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on June 25, 2009, 09:48:49 PM
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_cr6707.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 26, 2009, 01:08:35 AM
forgive me, But what is odd about that unit? Looks like a typical SD60...? ???
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on June 26, 2009, 01:26:37 AM
except that its an SD50, and its got Flexicoil trucks, and a big yellow ribbon on it.... i guess it could be kindof odd.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on June 26, 2009, 10:47:12 AM
Paint job is odd... So that makes it a locomotive oddity. Lol.

No one said it couldn't be the paint.

What, do you not support the troops, Sean? Don't like the USA? Commie.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on June 26, 2009, 05:43:15 PM
Train advertisement

http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=288430&nseq=9
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on June 26, 2009, 07:05:21 PM
Little late for a Christmas paint job.  :bonk:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 26, 2009, 09:34:05 PM
Paint job is odd... So that makes it a locomotive oddity. Lol.

No one said it couldn't be the paint.

What, do you not support the troops, Sean? Don't like the USA? Commie.
nah, that's Corey.
my bad Justin. thanks for correcting me.
 
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on June 27, 2009, 12:18:46 AM
Little late for a Christmas paint job.  :bonk:

Early's more like it.  Those are 3 of the 4 cars from the ArtTrain (the 4th was too far gone and had to be scrapped, as will one of the cars in the consist when the tour is over); the 4th car is a Santa Fe ACF baggage car, the Taos.  Gateway Rail Services (private passenger railcar shop in Madison, IL) did all the prep work (as far as getting the cars roadworthy) back when they were ArtTrain and again for Disney.  The two ArtTrain cars that won't be scrapped will be sold (anyone interested in a tunneled, windowless Budd?  :P ); in all likelihood they will be restorable to their original configurations (ex-NYC, PRR equipment...coaches, IIRC).

Sorry, had a Varnish freak moment; here's some (ex-)F40 to make up for it:
(http://1chan.net/rail/src/1246039231360.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on June 27, 2009, 01:04:29 AM
Are those water cannons on the front?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on June 27, 2009, 01:10:04 AM
Yes those are.  I'm assuming that is part of a rail grinding train and those are for putting out the fires they start.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on June 27, 2009, 10:42:51 AM
"Rail Polisher"

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/0/5/7705.1245580275.jpg)

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on June 27, 2009, 12:17:58 PM
Yup, that locomotive is for a railgrinder. It sprays water ahead of the actual grinders in order to prewet the tracks. You can see them in action on youtube if you search "railgrinder"
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on June 27, 2009, 12:41:51 PM
"Rail Polisher"

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/0/5/7705.1245580275.jpg



Were is his safety vest?  That guy is on railroad property and on the right away so were is his safety vest.  Bet he don't have a hard hat either.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on June 30, 2009, 05:08:39 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/3/4/7034.1231999663.jpg)
apparently its a cross between an RS3 and a GP9
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CozmoŽ on June 30, 2009, 07:52:24 PM
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/3/4/7034.1231999663.jpg
apparently its a cross between an RS3 and a GP9

Now that is cool!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on June 30, 2009, 08:40:43 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/c2d38fb648ee29eb460caf2d7d13b85c.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Here's 2 more. Not real, but what if?

A C424 with a widecab.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0d7590a348d32305ca4666fb2cfbcb29.gif) (http://hostthenpost.org)

A GP9RM with a widecab.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/89489585a238d1328da1d919782e0080.gif) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Original drawings by Michael Eby. Modified by me.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 02, 2009, 12:15:50 PM
Were is his safety vest?  That guy is on railroad property and on the right away so were is his safety vest.  Bet he don't have a hard hat either.

Bill

Yeah I know so maybe he can has be fired because he without his safety vest and probably you are correct I bet.

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on July 04, 2009, 06:49:00 PM
http://www.railpictures.net/articles/article.php?id=24
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on July 06, 2009, 01:07:33 AM
B30-7AB
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ad25e82e1a6c8a6d53c03a4ebc0e5d22.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on July 07, 2009, 01:58:18 AM
Another one....
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/26132149814c9369574253b53d152610.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

A GP9 & CF7 had a baby! :dancing:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 07, 2009, 09:56:51 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C44856%5CIMG_1828.jpg)

I miss C30-7 and B23-7 still in with Conrail painted  ;D

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on July 07, 2009, 10:45:29 PM
Hey, that's the RR my dad works for. I wish someone would create the Super 7.(1st & 2nd engines in consist)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on July 08, 2009, 08:37:34 PM
GP9B
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/47351a715f91d59eadf1effb6e6cd902.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ace123 on July 15, 2009, 11:43:16 PM
I don't know if this is on here.



http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=233478&nseq=41
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on July 16, 2009, 12:21:41 AM
(http://www.1chan.net/rail/src/1247699476252.jpg)
While the futuristic design is all well and good (and just a bit out there), I want to know where the hell he intends to put the boiler.  :crazy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on July 16, 2009, 12:45:55 AM
(http://www.1chan.net/rail/src/1247699476252.jpg)
While the futuristic design is all well and good (and just a bit out there), I want to know where the hell he intends to put the boiler.  :crazy:

I robot lol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on July 16, 2009, 02:56:54 PM
you cannot make drivers and siderods work that that either.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on July 16, 2009, 03:28:22 PM
And the most basic concept of that locomotive: Its fugly.

Besides, they complain about blind spots and visibility in the  Geneshits, imagine that thing.  :lame:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on July 16, 2009, 10:03:56 PM
with side rods like that all the streamlining in the world isn't going to make it move farther than 1ft in ether direction.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on July 16, 2009, 10:14:26 PM
you cannot make drivers and siderods work that that either.

Yeah and you can't make english work can you..  :dancing: WIN
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on July 16, 2009, 10:59:01 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/515320e7b50cb886ac2bb6a229d7ab42.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/68960d4cbf11f413a2141bebab55331f.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on July 17, 2009, 12:08:44 AM
We have one of those velocipedes at the Museum...pretty cool, wish they'd let me borrow it for an excursion or two.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on July 17, 2009, 03:26:30 PM
(http://www.funnyfree.net/images/sample/funny_pictures_Train_955.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 20, 2009, 01:19:33 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C6103%5C100_0163.JPG)

Why the monkeys?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on July 20, 2009, 11:30:02 AM
Because yellow boxcar. :bonk:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on July 20, 2009, 12:17:48 PM
I named the one on the left bity. :steveslife:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on July 21, 2009, 12:19:09 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/dde36973edc3e9c5f32b6581b70e6e79.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on July 21, 2009, 12:34:45 AM
I see just about all the things Rail pics criticized my latest submissions for in that pic.  I hate double standards.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on July 21, 2009, 01:11:06 AM
Ew.
FUGLY
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 21, 2009, 10:10:37 AM
They really will patch anything won't they...

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C30628%5CDSCN6180.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on July 21, 2009, 10:13:49 AM
Quote
Genshit
Not only is it ugly as sin, but it's also hydrogen powered?  Guess that'll keep them from switching heavy handedly...  :damncomputer:

Quote
patched SD9
What is this I don't even



btw, nice drumhead, Ryan.  +1.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 21, 2009, 10:14:54 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C23569%5C_0075692.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PPsh-41 on July 21, 2009, 10:38:01 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/dde36973edc3e9c5f32b6581b70e6e79.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Hydrogen (H2) Hybrid  Train  :D

Hydrogen is Highly flammable Will control it?  ??? ???
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on July 21, 2009, 11:41:00 AM
It probably doesn't carry hydrogen on it. The generator, powered by the prime mover, probably uses/wastes some of its electricity to convert water into hydrogen via electrolysis. Though maybe not because that would mean that it wouldn't have to refuel that often due to the hydrogen converting back to water. Science is fun, but those things are ugly as sin, and hybrid + locomotive still just seems like an oxymoron to me.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PPsh-41 on July 21, 2009, 12:07:13 PM
It probably doesn't carry hydrogen on it. The generator, powered by the prime mover, probably uses/wastes some of its electricity to convert water into hydrogen via electrolysis. Though maybe not because that would mean that it wouldn't have to refuel that often due to the hydrogen converting back to water. Science is fun, but those things are ugly as sin, and hybrid + locomotive still just seems like an oxymoron to me.

+1 To jadebullet 

Equation

2H2O(l) -----electrolysis------> 2H2(g)(Use)+O2(g)(?)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: gfisher on July 21, 2009, 02:04:36 PM
Quote
hybrid + locomotive still just seems like an oxymoron to me
Virtually all "diesel" locomotives are hybrids (diesel-electric).
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on July 21, 2009, 02:33:28 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on July 21, 2009, 08:05:21 PM
Well, actually it is powered by fuel-cells, so it carries the hydrogen with it. This may well just be the future, no more chugging GEs no more whining EMDs...

(http://bioage.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c4fbe53ef0115709a2db5970c-800wi)

(http://bioage.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c4fbe53ef0115709a5362970c-800wi)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: bobbyisaac on July 21, 2009, 08:17:22 PM
You know those hydro locos may be ugly but i like them......then again i like ugly trains in general, LOL
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on July 21, 2009, 11:29:14 PM
Virtually all "diesel" locomotives are hybrids (diesel-electric).

Hence the oxymoron.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 22, 2009, 11:42:14 AM
(http://www.berail.be/usa/emd_images/1809_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on July 22, 2009, 01:55:51 PM
Whats so odd about an Ex. Army MRS12 alco?
Given, they aren't as plentiful, but there not really odd.. To me atleast.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 23, 2009, 10:03:24 AM
a Black Widow MRS12 alco.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on July 23, 2009, 12:29:21 PM
I think it's pretty odd and cool. But eh, you can stare at GEVOs if you want to, Sean.  :rockon:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on July 23, 2009, 01:42:10 PM
Ok, My bad, a Black Widow MRS12 is certainly rare.
As for those Gevos Dilly, I'll pass. If one is throwing connecting rods out of the block, I'll watch that any day  :dancing:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on July 23, 2009, 11:42:22 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e9d92b8f6edb94d1438c24e382c08eb3.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
SF30B
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on July 26, 2009, 01:59:57 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/cb52b5326ad6558eb4776afd92c07a3b.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
MP15T :steveslife:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on July 26, 2009, 05:47:38 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/5/7/9257.1113760440.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on July 26, 2009, 09:41:22 PM
A modified RS1?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 28, 2009, 02:40:15 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/3/8/8938.1248700677.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on July 28, 2009, 11:41:19 AM
Black Mesa & Lake Powell Electric units.. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on July 31, 2009, 06:30:25 PM
Well, just take a look at this...

The MK TE53-4E :

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C32557%5C3766a%20MK%205303%20Sayre%205-29-1977.JPG)

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C32557%5C3767a%20MK%205303%20Sayre%205-29-1977.JPG)

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C32557%5C3768a%20MK%205302%20Sayre%205-29-1977.JPG)

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C32557%5C3771a%20MK%205302%20Sayre%205-29-1977.JPG)

And something even stranger:

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C8501%5CPC%204641.jpg)


Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on July 31, 2009, 08:18:53 PM
I really like all of those pictures, I really like how the yards directly across the street from the housing.  Imagine if you lived there? going to work wouldn't suck!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 02, 2009, 05:42:42 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/1/5/6415.1248820138.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/1/9/3819.1248113792.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/8/3/8483.1249131267.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/5/0/4550.1247474398.jpg)

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on August 02, 2009, 02:25:26 PM
I haven't. ;D
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/6f0e9ea594f63aba4322a9897add828c.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Edit: one more
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ac59f1a7166bf09a946dc4912f1c7e34.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on August 02, 2009, 04:31:16 PM
Those BC electrics are cool.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on August 02, 2009, 05:16:12 PM
Billllll!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on August 03, 2009, 02:00:05 PM
Someone musta been high when they painted it. :bonk:
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5d5ad04a4371b458b257a720edb23d18.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 03, 2009, 02:22:35 PM
That whale car is actually pretty cool, ive seen a few shots of it before. Better than the usual shit people paint on railcars.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AceIAm on August 03, 2009, 03:55:00 PM
 I actually like the Shamu car. Usually, when I see graffiti, it's just some pointless shit. Since a lot of coal drags come my way, I may see this car one day.

 
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: bobbyisaac on August 03, 2009, 09:56:58 PM
i wonder if the tagger actually left the car info on there or did the bnsf shops make it correct ?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on August 03, 2009, 10:04:22 PM
I bet BNSF did it. I saw a car today which was covered where NS had repainted the info.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on August 03, 2009, 10:14:51 PM
GMD G8
(http://www.cnrphotos.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=42264&g2_serialNumber=4)
GMD NF210
(http://www.cnrphotos.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=42295&g2_serialNumber=6)
MLW RSC-24
(http://www.cnrphotos.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=45580&g2_serialNumber=3)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on August 04, 2009, 12:27:17 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/bdc33a908a13049282466efa6ef14700.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on August 04, 2009, 07:54:17 PM
B40-8 with prototype widecab
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C35518%5Ccapaoh%20177.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on August 04, 2009, 08:20:45 PM
SOO fuel tender 4001 EX-MILW GP20 #948, EXX-Milwaukee Road GP9 #2370

(http://www.cprdieselroster.com/Roster%20Archive/SOO%204000/SOO%204001-1.jpg)

Retired in 03, sold to RailPower and re-bulit in 05 as UPY GG20B #2004
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 05, 2009, 01:24:46 PM
Mike, I'm actually a bit more interested in the used-to-be-white rustbucket behind the triclops.  Any info?  ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 06, 2009, 12:26:07 PM
Mike, I'm actually a bit more interested in the used-to-be-white rustbucket behind the triclops.  Any info?  ;)

Same here... had a look but couldn't find anything.

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C30829%5CDSC_3839.JPG)

"THAT THERES ONE FUNKY HAMMER-HEAD"
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 06, 2009, 02:08:31 PM
That looks like to be a new locomotive like a SD90M I believe, but i could be wrong  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 06, 2009, 02:34:31 PM
Nope, it's a GE.  My friends, I think we're looking at the next generation of gevoSPAM.  :lame:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on August 06, 2009, 02:41:54 PM
Had to edit your post so the forum would make it say SPAM again. Just because that wins.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 06, 2009, 02:49:29 PM
ok that is a weird GE loco then. 

What a  :lame: locomotive
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 06, 2009, 02:51:49 PM
Just llok on the GE website that is there new locomotive that us 50% less fuel and puts out about 6% polution. 
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 06, 2009, 02:59:43 PM
Had to edit your post so the forum would make it say SPAM again. Just because that wins.

Whatever yanks your horn lever.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on August 06, 2009, 03:01:24 PM
I don't see how making a clean locomotive that looks good is so hard... There are certainly ways of making a low emissions or hybrid locomotive that looks like a normal locomotive.

BTW.. +1 Ferrous.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 06, 2009, 03:06:19 PM
There are certainly ways of making a low emissions or hybrid locomotive that looks like a normal locomotive.

You mean without giving it a badonkadonk?  I know some guys go for that kind of stuff, personally I'm more of a dynamic blister fan...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on August 06, 2009, 03:46:25 PM
its an export gevoSPAMSPAMSPAMSPAMSPAM for Rio Tinto (AU). ES44DCi. i think most of the ACi and DCi models will have radiator ends like this.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 06, 2009, 06:11:36 PM
I am ashamed to say it, but I like it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 06, 2009, 06:22:04 PM
I Like it but i have never seen that locomotive first time for me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 07, 2009, 01:52:47 AM


"THAT THERES ONE FUNKY HAMMER-HEAD"

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/6a83adda248c6a3a81129a68d248482d.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 07, 2009, 02:08:45 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/0/4/3104.1186066800.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 07, 2009, 02:17:16 AM
THE ANAL SAPOSITORY OF LOCOMOTIVES

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/5/7/6157.1190401200.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on August 07, 2009, 02:27:25 AM
THE ANAL SAPOSITORY OF LOCOMOTIVES

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/5/7/6157.1190401200.jpg)
:steveslife:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 07, 2009, 10:19:41 AM
This is called a jet train
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 07, 2009, 11:10:28 AM
This is called a jet train

No, its called an RDC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-497_Black_Beetle
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 07, 2009, 11:47:41 AM
Apparently, there's a model of it too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq5mi9nvaPc
I want it!  :dancing:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 07, 2009, 12:04:53 PM
yep, kato did a damn good job with that one. I love how it starts off slow then once its at about 10mph two high-intensity LEDs in the jet engines light up along with a MUCH faster rate of acceleration. 

William :rockon:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on August 07, 2009, 12:53:31 PM
This is called a jet train

Its actually an RDC fitted with jet engines, done as a publicity stunt.  :bonk:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on August 07, 2009, 02:00:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq5mi9nvaPc
I love the Asian dude in the background, just staring at it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on August 07, 2009, 07:07:45 PM
Quote
THE ANAL SAPOSITORY OF LOCOMOTIVES *snip*

haha its a luberailer... Gotta keep your rail lubed.  :rockon:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 08, 2009, 04:27:25 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C30512%5C2349641662_27d4455bef_b%5B1%5D.jpg)

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C30512%5C2334584364_24680aa545_b%5B1%5D.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on August 08, 2009, 04:46:07 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/3/5/4135.1249693287.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 08, 2009, 05:27:18 PM
I think that PRR thing has been made in trainz under the name PRR Transfer or something like that.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on August 08, 2009, 06:56:16 PM
yup it is.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 09, 2009, 08:34:25 PM
(http://www.trainweb.org/railworld/NRM/Images/Garratt_1.jpg)

(http://www.camdenmin.co.uk/images/products/large/2008BeyerGarratt1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on August 10, 2009, 07:46:55 PM
That therz ass backwards.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 11, 2009, 02:21:22 PM
That therz ass backwards.

Lol, CSX painted epic failed  :bonk:

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 11, 2009, 02:22:33 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/9/0/2990.1249980077.jpg)

Looking Rock Island body is great but I've seen plow is so big one on RI unit.

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on August 11, 2009, 02:24:50 PM
It looks like they're starting to build a tank.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 11, 2009, 06:18:27 PM
It looks like they're starting to build a tank.

But its not a bulldozer...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 11, 2009, 11:43:03 PM
May, looking like be in WW1 or WW2

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 13, 2009, 01:59:00 AM
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/MilesWestern/NG3.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on August 13, 2009, 02:22:14 AM
What the hell is that?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 13, 2009, 02:42:49 AM
an English Class 08 Shunter, with an C420 rear end and radiators, riding on a narrow guaged err.. not flexicoil, as corrected below. (thanks justin) We'll just say its some tri-axle truck.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on August 13, 2009, 01:25:00 PM
that is NOT a flexicoil
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on August 13, 2009, 01:32:52 PM
FAIL and OWNED with the same post. A new record!  :steveslife:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on August 13, 2009, 11:52:22 PM
That's what happens when there is to much inbreeding between Alco's and GE's. :steveslife:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 14, 2009, 06:11:38 AM
(http://www.1chan.net/rail/src/1250132373751.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 14, 2009, 07:08:18 AM
(http://www.1chan.net/rail/src/1248029662032.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dnorris on August 16, 2009, 05:44:51 AM
Same here... had a look but couldn't find anything.

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C30829%5CDSC_3839.JPG)

"THAT THERES ONE FUNKY HAMMER-HEAD"


This is one a RIO TINTO iron ore loco they run in the pilbara in western Australia
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on August 16, 2009, 02:17:02 PM
already said that.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 17, 2009, 12:44:26 AM
I THINK it's a locomotive, or is it a car?  I can't decide.
(http://1chan.net/rail/src/1250468283531.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 17, 2009, 03:52:07 AM
I don't know what that N&W thing is, but I want one. It might be something like a quech car.
(http://www.pullman-museum.org/main/chp-cp-00220c.jpg)


BTW, this thing is ugly.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/4/2/4842.1205078400.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 17, 2009, 08:36:39 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/7/4/7074.1250522850.jpg)


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 19, 2009, 02:48:02 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/5/9/5159.1250648698.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 19, 2009, 10:18:30 AM
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/lne602a.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 19, 2009, 10:23:51 AM
(http://caboosenut.com/images/catastation/Crusader.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 19, 2009, 11:18:44 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C14955%5CEFVM%208523(BB36-7)_detalhes_lateral_Porto%20Velho_08-08-2006%2015.JPG)

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C3812%5C8523%202689%202572_trem_escoria_km_628_vespasiano%2004dez2006%20036.jpg)

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C3812%5C8520_uberaba_j_velasques_22mar2005.jpg)

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 19, 2009, 11:37:58 AM
Reading crusader at CP west Laurel
(http://readingeagle.com/REnetImages/2007/04/15/200789163927412/500x500_Crusader.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 19, 2009, 11:47:25 AM
Reading F7 at Spring St yard
(http://www.readingrr.com/gal/rdg274.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 19, 2009, 12:10:11 PM
Pretty ****ed up :GRRR: :GRRR: :GRRR: :GRRR:

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C4192%5C0000%202946%20NS%20LW.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 19, 2009, 02:04:14 PM
(http://caboosenut.com/images/catastation/Crusader.jpg)

What, you think that the Crusader is odd or something? lol The entire set is on the DLS by the way. Leeferr made it and it is pretty good.

By the way, why did you post a pic of a Reading F7? How does that fit into the topic.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 19, 2009, 02:43:01 PM
I love the crusader. I'm posting pictures of it. also i was snooping in the Spring St yard the other day and i have founded the crusader on the one track in the reading terminal station in fair condition and i was so amazed to see it for the first time.  :cartwheel: :cartwheel:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 19, 2009, 08:15:21 PM
Really, one of them survived? Get pics please.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 19, 2009, 08:41:14 PM
ok, I'll try to get my dad to drive me up there
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 20, 2009, 12:42:28 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/9/0/6590.1250688087.jpg)

It has side rods
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on August 20, 2009, 02:45:36 PM
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/9/0/6590.1250688087.jpg

It has side rods
i love how they are useing that side dump gondola to transport the track crew.

also here's a VERY kitbashed locomotive

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h303/tinzeroes/Miscellany%20Trolleys/CarverTrolley.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 20, 2009, 03:06:49 PM
It has side rods
+1 for eager Thomas.  Sure is /rail/ in here...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 20, 2009, 04:38:58 PM
I can't wait to bomb some foamers!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 20, 2009, 11:53:57 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/8/1/2781.1232922587.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 20, 2009, 11:56:30 PM
Midget train.. Midget Train.. Its christmas time on the Midget train! </end musical jingle>
Midget-ized NW2 lolz.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Flak on August 21, 2009, 07:13:07 PM
http://www.railtrusts.com/details.aspx?id=2
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on August 21, 2009, 07:32:21 PM
Midget train.. Midget Train.. Its christmas time on the Midget train! </end musical jingle>
Midget-ized NW2 lolz.

Sigh...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 21, 2009, 09:30:23 PM
Sigh...
You apparently don't understand.
You had to be in the skype convo to understand that.
:)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 21, 2009, 09:30:48 PM
 :cartwheel: :cartwheel: :cartwheel: :rockon: :rockon:
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/FolkstonDec08142editweb.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 21, 2009, 09:45:09 PM
You apparently don't understand.
You had to be in the skype convo to understand that.
:)

you apparently don't understand how ****ing retarded you are.
and yes, i was in that conversation.

 
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 22, 2009, 02:13:18 AM
you apparently don't understand how ****ing retarded you are.
and yes, i was in that conversation.

 
Oh, I do. I do. :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 22, 2009, 03:34:00 AM
That's nice catch strange unit, Nikos!



- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 22, 2009, 03:34:18 AM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C3812%5C4829%202581%202959-J252-B1-2556%204822%202957-Mqt%20Gilmar-Patio%20de%20Santanse-10-07-2006-5.jpg)


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on August 22, 2009, 02:30:23 PM
:cartwheel: :cartwheel: :cartwheel: :rockon: :rockon:
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/FolkstonDec08142editweb.jpg)


look i quoted an image....


i know exactly where that stick/chain/post thingy is! lol.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: gfisher on August 22, 2009, 02:49:23 PM
That must be a cab for "height challenged" engineers.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 22, 2009, 05:49:08 PM
Talk about badass.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/2/7/6027.1232241389.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 22, 2009, 10:05:32 PM
Ah, that is disappointing. Oh well, I still want one for trainz.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on August 23, 2009, 03:40:14 PM
(http://www.trainweb.org/westernrails/wa/clc-700_7-2-85_jb.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 23, 2009, 05:48:59 PM

look i quoted an image....


i know exactly where that stick/chain/post thingy is! lol.

Does it begin with F and end in olkston?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on August 23, 2009, 08:04:52 PM
yep
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 22alpha on August 24, 2009, 02:23:29 AM
And that engine with the clearance cab went to the now closed Inland Lakes Railway in central Florida. 

Mike
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 24, 2009, 09:15:09 PM
And that engine with the clearance cab went to the now closed Inland Lakes Railway in central Florida. 

Mike

Shit................they closed?
They had done quite a job restoring it too.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 22alpha on August 25, 2009, 11:21:35 AM
I heard the reason they closed was due to a few bad storms in the area washing out part of the ROW.  I don't really buy that, I think it was more of a financial issue than anything else.  They had a nice set-up up there, operating over Florida Central trackage if I remember correctly.

Mike
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Flak on August 25, 2009, 07:34:10 PM
Ill have to ask but I think there not closeing any time soon...
http://www.inlandlakesrailway.com/
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 22alpha on August 26, 2009, 12:29:44 AM
Well hey that's great news!  I had read on one of the Railfan lists that I belong too that they were closing.  I guess that's not the case.  Thanks for that bit of info, never good to hear about any railroad closing.

Mike
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on August 26, 2009, 06:55:50 AM
Looks like an ordinary sd45 doesn't it?

(http://www.derbysulzers.com/UP60.jpg)

Well not quite this was a twin turbo 16 cylinder sd45

(http://www.derbysulzers.com/UP60engine.jpg)

And something I wish was true

(http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=93857&d=1221758488)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 22alpha on August 26, 2009, 12:45:35 PM
Wow!  That would be pretty sweet!  Looks damn good in the MILW colors.

Mike
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on August 27, 2009, 05:14:25 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/8/4/7984.1251062827.jpg)

They are turning this f45 into a cabin for a motel in Montana complete with bedroom, bathroom, fireplace, bar, and living area. The best part is that they left the cab and controls intact
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on August 27, 2009, 05:50:22 PM
Motel?  Hardly...
http://1chan.net/rail/res/36125.html First post pretty much sums it up, but feel free to slog through the rest of the thread for the lulz.  :lame:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 28, 2009, 11:37:56 AM
I wonder if the horn lever still works :steveslife:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on August 28, 2009, 07:03:02 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/2/1/6821.1251485505.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Norfolksouthern16 on August 28, 2009, 07:13:24 PM
That is the most weirdest thing i have seen yet.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 28, 2009, 09:00:03 PM
That is the most weirdest thing i have seen yet.  :thumbsup:

And your grammar is some of the worse that I have seen yet. :lame:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: The Vezman on August 28, 2009, 09:35:50 PM
+1 to Alex.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: RalphJohnson on August 28, 2009, 11:35:03 PM
Looks like an ordinary sd45 doesn't it?

(http://www.derbysulzers.com/UP60.jpg)

Well not quite this was a twin turbo 16 cylinder sd45

(http://www.derbysulzers.com/UP60engine.jpg)

And something I wish was true

(http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=93857&d=1221758488)
What the original paint of THAT Milwaukee SD70ACe?

About SD45 diesel motor, it come better for me :lame: :lame: :lame: :lame: but what's the better: between 16 turbo-cylinder and 20 turbo-cylinder motor???

Not a good lame for me. ;D

Regards,

Ralph
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 29, 2009, 02:46:22 AM
Ralph:
20 cylinder 645s made more power, except they drank 3 times as much fuel.
Thats why after the SD45-2 the 20 cylinder EMD 645s were phased out.
Correct me if i am wrong, but i believe the dual turbo SD45 that hammer posted, was an expirement to ethier: A; get more power out of a bigger engine, or B; increase fuel economy. Not sure.
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on August 29, 2009, 06:59:28 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/63f57916b92f412646c583175e98f1ae.jpg)

The odd thing is its in my country and I don't have a clue what it is...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: RalphJohnson on August 29, 2009, 08:19:17 AM
Ralph:
20 cylinder 645s made more power, except they drank 3 times as much fuel.
Thats why after the SD45-2 the 20 cylinder EMD 645s were phased out.
Correct me if i am wrong, but i believe the dual turbo SD45 that hammer posted, was an expirement to ethier: A; get more power out of a bigger engine, or B; increase fuel economy. Not sure.
Sean
Good reason, Sean.

But why the "Milwaukee SD70ACe' original paint mystery is still unveiled?????

Lame again. :lame: :lame: :lame: :lame:

Regards,

Ralph
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 29, 2009, 05:08:29 PM
The MILW SD70ACe is just a photoshop over an BNSF 70ACe. If you look to the extreme left of the picture, you'll notice a BNSF unit. Its just another railfan oriented "What-If" paintscheme.
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: RalphJohnson on August 29, 2009, 10:44:26 PM
Good work, but grins are better than MILW SD70ACe paint photoshop layover on a BNSF SD70ACe original paint. ;D

Too confusing, but lame is better. :lame:

Regards,

Ralph.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: hammer88 on August 30, 2009, 06:21:34 PM
The story of the twin turbo sd45 : " Four ATSF SD45's were selected for the replacement of their EMD 645 V20 power units by Sulzer 16-ASV25/30 power units, rated at 3,600hp. These locomotives were delivered to Morrison Knudsen's facility at Boise, Idaho for the rebuild, they were designated by MK as Model TE83-6S. Much of the remanufacturing work was handled by the ATSF shops at San Bernadino, California, the power units were installed at Boise.

The width of the Sulzer engine required the hood to be widened by about two inches adjacent to the power unit. When released from Boise the locomotives sported Southern Pacific style numbers on the cabsides and number boards.

The locomotives did not do well, being plagued with problems spending much of their time in the shops. Two returned to Morrison Knudsen for modifications, but the project was soon abandoned and the units stored prior to the re-installation of the EMD 645 V20 power units during 1985."

"Of the ten Sulzer ASV25/30 V 16's installed at Morrison Knudsen, it was Union Pacific 60 which was the first to be completed in July 1980. This machine had been stored out of service at Salt Lake City and was moved to MK Boise late in 1979. All bodywork alterations for this machine were carried out by MK, the other conversions were carried out at the UP shops at Omaha, the locomotives then transferred to Boise for final installation of the power units.

As with the ATSF units the hood was widened by two inches to accomodate the larger power unit, the two inches were stepped out at the cab end but tapered at the other end. Because of the location of the two turbochargers the combustion air could not be drawn easily from the clean air compartment. The last carbody door was removed and a new primary air filter was installed. A new wall was installed in the carbody behind the air compressor and the engine air filter located above the compressor to draw air out of the new intake compartment. This alteration was carried out only on the left side of the locomotive.

The locomotive weight remained about the same, as did the horsepower, 3,600hp at 900rpm, utilising the original AR10 generator. The locomotives were worked east to North Platte for painting and renumbering, then back to Salt Lake City for final adjustments by MK personnel prior to entering service. The UP shops at Salt Lake City were the major maintenance point for these machines. The distinctive Sulzer sound was likened to an Alco 251 when under load, the crews liked them for their pulling power. Teething troubles were such that the first five machines by the end of 1981 had been stored at Salt Lake City prior to the delivery of the sixth example, UP65. This last machine remained operational in 1982, serving as an engineering testbed in an attempt by the MK personnel to make the Sulzer's roadworthy in the US operating environment. The continued tests were eventually terminated by MK, UP65 returned to Salt Lake City joining the other five in storage, all were retired in December 1983.

The problems that affected the ATSF & UP units related primarily to inadequate engine cooling and high lube oil temperatures related to the tight clearances of the rotating parts. There was also high usage of aluminium main and rod bearings. To rebuild the engine would cost about $140,000. One feature that received favourable comment was the Sulzer twin turbocharger design, making for a very clean exhaust.

They were eventually moved to Council Bluffs and were later sold to Precision National, Mt Vernon, Illinois in October 1987. They remained here for over ten years, even surviving the bankruptcy of their new owners. National Railway Equipment eventually acquired the assets of PNC, later negotiating a rebuild program that would send remnants of these former Sulzer powered locomotives back to the Union Pacific as SD40-2's. Originally the intention was only to salvage the frame and trucks but the hoods were also retained as a cost saving measure, the distinctive flared radiator cowls easily revealing their heritage."
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on August 30, 2009, 06:35:22 PM
I knew there was something familiar about those SD45s.  After reading that article was when I remembered when they were trying that upgrade.  I think the original article I read was in Model Railroader back in the 80s some time.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on September 01, 2009, 01:08:00 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/3/7/1537.1153317600.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/5/3/2053.1104519000.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 01, 2009, 01:09:19 AM
Wow, that is an F'ed up FM.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/6/5/5565.1153317600.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/3/7/1537.1153317600.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/5/3/2053.1104519000.jpg)

Edit: **** you William, I saw it first.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on September 01, 2009, 01:12:33 AM
alex fail  :cartwheel:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on September 01, 2009, 09:45:15 AM
An H-20-40X?   :rockon:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 01, 2009, 11:04:24 AM
Nope, an HH-20-44. (An HH-20-40 would look really strange because it would have only one set of 4 axle trucks.)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on September 01, 2009, 12:06:23 PM
On the other hand, it would have a sick turning radius.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on September 01, 2009, 10:43:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T5iKcn5pQs      :cartwheel:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on September 04, 2009, 12:34:46 AM
(http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs267.snc1/9419_125497224314_111336324314_2496166_1296004_n.jpg)

GP22
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on September 05, 2009, 11:03:46 AM
(http://neparent.com/pics/kcr_001.jpg)
KCS Cow/calf.  Yes, that's a widecab Geep.

BONUS:
(http://neparent.com/pics/kcr_02.jpg)
Think they've got enough wires between the two?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on September 06, 2009, 10:28:41 PM
Nah, there's still room for the transmission catalytic Conversion drive chain cable.  ;D
(DON'T HASH ON ME.. I'M JUST KIDDING..)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on September 07, 2009, 12:10:48 AM
Cataclysmic converter, maybe...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 09, 2009, 04:18:15 PM
(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefT.8KdKIKwAhtijzbkF/SIG=12aoedpt3/EXP=1252606590/**http%3A//www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_prr4780.jpg)

(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefYL8adK6i8A3xejzbkF/SIG=128reb612/EXP=1252606603/**http%3A//www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr10001.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on September 09, 2009, 07:05:37 PM
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefT.8KdKIKwAhtijzbkF/SIG=12aoedpt3/EXP=1252606590/**http%3A//www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_prr4780.jpg
*snip*

I started making one of those once. i never got any farther then 3 boxes welded together.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Red on September 09, 2009, 08:56:20 PM
(http://neparent.com/pics/kcr_001.jpg)
KCS Cow/calf.  Yes, that's a widecab Geep.

BONUS:
(http://neparent.com/pics/kcr_02.jpg)
Think they've got enough wires between the two?

That is some sharp paint for sure man.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on September 09, 2009, 11:32:10 PM
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefT.8KdKIKwAhtijzbkF/SIG=12aoedpt3/EXP=1252606590/**http%3A//www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_prr4780.jpg

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefYL8adK6i8A3xejzbkF/SIG=128reb612/EXP=1252606603/**http%3A//www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr10001.jpg


i do not consider these odd.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 09, 2009, 11:36:32 PM
Maybe not the boxcab thing, but the mini GG1 was definitely strange in my opinion. The boxcab just had weird windows.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on September 10, 2009, 01:32:32 AM
not really, i guess if you considered PRR odd, but its just another locomotive class unless that is the case.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on September 11, 2009, 09:55:58 PM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/8a0ab03ded66e57095e6cdf4ca68c3ca.jpg)
WTF is this thing?

It looks like a mix of a PA1, Shark, and a RDC
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CozmoŽ on September 12, 2009, 01:54:30 AM
Bladwin RP210

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_RP-210
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on September 12, 2009, 06:33:31 PM
Never seen one of those before. Awesome
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 13, 2009, 04:59:39 AM
Fine, I guess that I have to redeem myself.
(http://home.att.net/~iii1/rrpix/blwgasng.jpg)

(http://home.att.net/~iii1/rrpix/spdogbox.jpg)

(http://sbiii.com/rrpix/waynt38b.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 14, 2009, 01:37:48 AM
RS1325
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C46156%5CCIM_030_TV790722S3146u.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on September 14, 2009, 08:46:45 PM
That RS1375 is one cool looking locomotive :steveslife:
too bad only two were made.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: RalphJohnson on September 15, 2009, 01:20:29 AM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/8a0ab03ded66e57095e6cdf4ca68c3ca.jpg)
WTF is this thing?

It looks like a mix of a PA1, Shark, and a RDC
Maybe that NH Alco PA unit was rebuilt to include passenger interior, but the nose is still PA (where is the shark? ;D).

Ralph
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 15, 2009, 03:02:46 AM
F40PH anyone?
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1262/649730545_b0e2b00fef.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: RalphJohnson on September 15, 2009, 03:45:11 AM
Without-nose F40PH! ;D

Ralph.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on September 15, 2009, 10:32:22 AM
F40PH anyone?

Sorta reminds me of the Winnebagos...
(http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtF69/amt450cL.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: RalphJohnson on September 15, 2009, 12:10:57 PM
Sorta reminds me of the Winnebagos...
(http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtF69/amt450cL.jpg)
And this is very odd!

Ralph.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 15, 2009, 02:18:56 PM
Used to be an EMD switcher.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/semmytrailer/3042658169/

I want this locomotive, it kinda reminds me of a Haymus MP2800 slash.
(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefjDvK9KTwkBqnKjzbkF/SIG=12h7heb8o/EXP=1253117507/**http%3A//www.simpson.edu/~tinder/0311031202DMSC/CANAC7101a.jpeg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on September 15, 2009, 06:25:55 PM
That could be like the MP1200 slash.. execpt it still has it's EMD 567, instead of the John Deere 9045X. :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on September 15, 2009, 06:34:17 PM
F40PH anyone?
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1262/649730545_b0e2b00fef.jpg

I should make that locomotive after I'm done with my F69phac I just got the mesh back yesterday and now it is just fixing a few things then exporting.

I want this locomotive, it kinda reminds me of a Haymus MP2800 slash.
(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefjDvK9KTwkBqnKjzbkF/SIG=12h7heb8o/EXP=1253117507/**http%3A//www.simpson.edu/~tinder/0311031202DMSC/CANAC7101a.jpeg)

Looks like my HH-660 with a GP9 long nose. i should make a fictional locomotive like that after I'm done my HH-660 reskin kit lol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on September 15, 2009, 06:39:53 PM
Actually dylan, its an old SW unit frame and cab. I think the unit was in a wreck, and had a GP7 hood modified and placed on the SW frame.
Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 21, 2009, 03:24:36 PM
(http://www.pell.portland.or.us/~efbrazil/krupp_efvm.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on September 27, 2009, 01:37:33 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/3/1/4731.1253594899.jpg)
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/1/2/2612.1254005858.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on September 27, 2009, 03:10:17 PM
Wow.. beat to hell GP unit anyone?  :crazy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on September 27, 2009, 03:41:27 PM
Wait a minute, there's no rails...IT'S A TRAP!

EDIT:  Aaaaand the coupler's upside-down.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on September 27, 2009, 09:27:12 PM
OH SH!T.
I didn't even notice the lack of rails! Thats ****in' cool!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 27, 2009, 10:40:03 PM
I see tires.

By the way, how come all of my pics that I post here keep getting deleted?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on September 27, 2009, 10:52:49 PM
They are NOT all getting deleted.  There is one on the previous page.  If you really want them to all be deleted I'm sure we can oblige. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 27, 2009, 10:55:57 PM
So there is. Hmmm. I am just wondering what happened to the pictures on this page then. I thought that the rebuilt switcher was pretty cool, and wanted to grab it off of this site since I couldn't remember where I got the original from, but it is gone. Maybe they deleted it at the site that I got it from.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on September 27, 2009, 11:01:32 PM
If you or a mod deleted it from you post then at the bottom of that post italicized words saying Last edited date time person or something like that.  Just like at the bottom of this post.  If that's not their then it was deleted were ever it was hosted.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on September 28, 2009, 04:13:41 AM
since we are on the subject of road trains

(http://images51.fotki.com/v1544/photos/4/1527484/7817187/NS4962-vi.jpg)
WTF!!!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on September 28, 2009, 08:12:20 AM
That is pretty cool looking.  :thumbsup:

+1
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on September 28, 2009, 08:12:55 AM
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/SigfanUSAF/Model%20Railroad/ger-19jul-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on September 28, 2009, 10:09:59 AM
Shell was a GP40 too..missing a fan out back.  Anyone wanna steal the horn?  ;D

gp35, and it looks mostly fake anyway... its a movie prop cmon.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on September 30, 2009, 10:43:57 PM
Not really a locomotive per say.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/3/3/5433.1253587887.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on September 30, 2009, 10:51:06 PM
I think we just found dnutter's ride.  :thumbsup:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b8442fc8946094c7cec0955d62c93cba.jpg)
What the hell kind of tender is that?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on October 01, 2009, 12:49:30 AM
I think we just found dnutter's ride.  :thumbsup:

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b8442fc8946094c7cec0955d62c93cba.jpg
What the hell kind of tender is that?

Dose that tender even hold fuel and water at the same time???
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 01, 2009, 11:38:23 AM
The tender on that road steam engine is more equipped than that thing. Is it on speeder cart wheels?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on October 01, 2009, 12:11:54 PM
I think that's an old pilot truck...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 01, 2009, 02:36:39 PM
Not really a locomotive oddity, but a horn oddity. This style of horn had a tilted bell to allow it to clear the roofs of RS3s and other Alcos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYHmhptFR-g

I think it sounds freaking awesome, and it is the type of horn that the Reading had on their RS3s.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on October 01, 2009, 07:38:43 PM
The tender on that road steam engine is more equipped than that thing. Is it on speeder cart wheels?

That was one of the engines that was in the scrapyard in Roanoke. The pilot truck also came from there. It came from a long ago scrapped N&W M 4-8-0.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 01, 2009, 08:20:33 PM
Oh, those shitty Mastodons that they are restoring or whatever. Well, they ran like shit in service, so I hope that they run better now that they are restored.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on October 02, 2009, 06:07:45 PM
 :jawdropping: That is a smoking hot NS Locomotive. NS is going green!!!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on October 02, 2009, 08:04:27 PM
Looks kinda like a cross between a BL20GH and a GP40
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 02, 2009, 09:54:32 PM
:jawdropping: That is a smoking hot NS Locomotive. NS is going green!!!
Smoking Hot?!
Are you nutz!?
I think I'm gonna vomit...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 02, 2009, 10:24:47 PM
Smoking Hot?!
Are you nutz!?
I think I'm gonna vomit...
i kinda like it. its.... different.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 04, 2009, 05:09:35 PM
BNSF wins again.
;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 04, 2009, 10:41:01 PM
"Its a hurry up and renumber it so we can buy more GEVO spammers" unit
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on October 05, 2009, 10:16:12 AM
Not really an oddities,but SP has crashed

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/9f2750655828e5ebe7b073bd930bcca1.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 22alpha on October 05, 2009, 05:06:03 PM
That NS unit is a friggin joke.  Imagine how fun it's gonna be to railfan, and not hear a damn thing other than friggin buzz go by.  I want to hear screaming Diesel engines filling our skies with pollution.  In fact, the older and less environmentally friendly they are the better!!  Smoke em if ya got em!

NS you get the fail stamp!

Mike
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on October 05, 2009, 07:32:13 PM
Green power ftw  :rockon:
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/nikosjk1/IMG_8716web.jpg)
Rock on EMD 567's, may you darken our skies with your wonderful toxic clouds for years to come
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 05, 2009, 07:32:57 PM
Where's the N&W with its badass Alco Centuries, on those Coal drags over the Blue Ridge mts.?
Mike.
+1.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 06, 2009, 12:03:50 AM
Now we know where CSX gets it from.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/5/5/1955.1186462800.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on October 06, 2009, 12:44:59 AM
Now we know where CSX gets it from.


????????????
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on October 06, 2009, 01:59:18 AM
First thing I noticed.  Someone stole the "L" of off Conrail.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 07, 2009, 01:25:26 AM
(http://www.trainweb.org/crcorp/cleartrucka.jpg)

YAY, Tunnel checker.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on October 07, 2009, 05:13:08 PM
Quote from: jadebullet
Now we know where CSX gets if from.
Maybe but CSX trumps all!

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/3/7/1237.1254849482.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on October 07, 2009, 06:38:00 PM
BNSF does it too
(http://nickpalazini.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C21975%5C9-5-09_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 08, 2009, 03:50:14 AM
(http://home.comcast.net/%7Esteelmanjules/myphotos/clinuse50.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~steelmanjules/myphotos/cl_0001.jpg)

I really really need one of these oddly enough, lol. It is a Charging Larry and they were used at Bethlehem Steel to transfer ore to the blast furnaces from the ore field.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 09, 2009, 12:53:16 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/9/6/1696.1254966581.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 10, 2009, 09:18:04 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/93d12c6b650a34088db6e893319d0bdf.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on October 10, 2009, 09:32:43 PM
All Aussie New Zealand stuff looks odd.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on October 10, 2009, 09:35:59 PM
short... and stubby...

 :rockon:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on October 10, 2009, 10:29:45 PM
Nice big windows in the front too. :sheman:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 12, 2009, 03:51:01 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/91fe08cca9a720c58fa983579ae291e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 12, 2009, 10:55:32 PM
Ah yeah, I remember that. Good times good times.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on October 12, 2009, 11:13:46 PM
Very Cool.

Me happy <a href="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.smileycentral.com%252F%253Fpartner%253DZSzeb008%255FZSfox000%2526i%253D36%252F36%255F2%255F1%2526feat%253Dprof/page.html" target="_blank">(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_2_1.gif)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 13, 2009, 12:41:51 AM
(http://www.peak.org/~kmr3/M&LKRailroad/pics/SpeederTest2.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on October 13, 2009, 01:07:56 AM
+1 William. That looks ****ing awesome. ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on October 13, 2009, 08:13:05 AM
F***ing awesome. Wonder where I'd could get one?

+1  :dancing:
            :dancing:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 15, 2009, 08:06:38 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/2/3/1923.1255468811.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: RiverRun on October 15, 2009, 07:40:49 PM
Almost as bad as this:

Remember this William...  :cheering:
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt329/Lirr172/digitalroundhouse_promos_alcos_c630.jpg)

Where can I get one of them there Alcos? I love Alcos!!!!  :cheering:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 15, 2009, 08:47:38 PM
Where can I get one of them there Alcos? I love Alcos!!!!  :cheering:

*Sigh* Its a Digital roundhouse product, and aside from the fact it never existed and you cant spot a photoshop for your life its no longer avalible along with all of their other stuff.

William  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 15, 2009, 09:32:29 PM
mmmmmm potato chips....

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b03df52f00080eed8775a93af05a3087.jpg)

Dillon's preferred mode of transport.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 21, 2009, 10:00:50 PM
(http://vfco.brazilia.jor.br/ferrovias/efvm/fotos/g12bighead535VSecchin6.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: FolkstonGuy on October 23, 2009, 12:19:48 PM
What's wrong with this engine?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on October 23, 2009, 12:58:22 PM
switcher trucks?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: cascade on October 23, 2009, 01:03:08 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/5/8/1458.1221673790.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on October 23, 2009, 01:36:18 PM
switcher trucks?

What's wrong with those?  ;D

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C24643%5Cgeorgia%202007%20097.jpg)
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C41018%5CIMG_2866.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: FolkstonGuy on October 23, 2009, 03:50:43 PM
You guys got that pretty fast... but I guess that was to be expected.  Maybe that Conrail thing got 'em.  :rolleyes:
Kyle: Yeah, the 1835 is ex-Army.  We also have the 1822.  I see you guys got a few of their sisters.  Nice pics.  Do yours have really loud air compressors, too?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on October 23, 2009, 05:48:31 PM
What's wrong with those?  ;D

nothing at all, i was just trying to guess what was 'wrong' with the image. its no big deal to me, its got switching trucks and not road trucks. its not a first timer..
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on October 24, 2009, 02:04:17 PM
You guys got that pretty fast... but I guess that was to be expected.  Maybe that Conrail thing got 'em.  :rolleyes:
Kyle: Yeah, the 1835 is ex-Army.  We also have the 1822.  I see you guys got a few of their sisters.  Nice pics.  Do yours have really loud air compressors, too?

It's not too loud to me, but I'm normally part of the steam crew. We just got the 1824 back up and loaned it to the C&C because their locomotives are south of some of the washouts. The 1829's been our workhorse on the local when 610's not on it, and the last of our GP7L's 1832 was stripped it of parts and scrapped along with two of the three extra RSD-1's we had in storage.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 26, 2009, 02:37:54 AM
(http://ak.static.dailymotion.com/dyn/preview/320x240/10035056.jpg)

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 26, 2009, 11:53:45 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/6/1/3861.1256015904.jpg)

Alot most of light and dark blue (Rock Islands)!


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on October 26, 2009, 02:29:32 PM
Somewhere deep in the heart of Texas, Ryan's Rock senses are going off like klaxons.  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 26, 2009, 04:04:35 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/3/4/2634.1256494337.jpg)

2 weird locos in 1 shot.

And we cannot forget this beast.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/6/5/5665.1191146400.jpg)
I want one.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on October 26, 2009, 05:37:26 PM
What's that thing on the far right?

And damn, has that yard changed in 30 years.  I hardly recognize it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on October 26, 2009, 06:13:50 PM
its a pooch's rear end.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 26, 2009, 06:20:10 PM
It is one of these.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/6/1/6061.1235245633.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/2/0/1320.1224503574.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 26, 2009, 10:25:08 PM
I know Ryan. That is the Rock Island equivalent of this picture.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/5/7/1057.1068267960.jpg)

Or this one.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/5/8/8358.1086922740.jpg)

Talk about a half assed patch job. Thank you Penn Central for forcing Conrail to use most of their funding and almost go under to fix your epic failure.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 26, 2009, 11:30:08 PM
I know Ryan. That is the Rock Island equivalent of this picture.

Only difference is most of us actually care for the rock.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 27, 2009, 03:48:24 AM
Only difference is most of us actually care for the rock.

 :'(
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on October 28, 2009, 12:26:31 AM
its ok jade I'm a reading guy too!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 28, 2009, 09:46:05 AM
(http://www.maciulaitis.com/fronz_2009/images/mcleans/DSC08199.jpg)

(http://www.maciulaitis.com/fronz_2009/images/mcleans/DSC08193.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on November 06, 2009, 09:54:11 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/6/0/7760.1257470103.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on November 07, 2009, 12:31:48 AM
Been there, seen that, waited at Grand Crossing for it...   :lame:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on November 08, 2009, 02:07:36 AM
Wooo baby haymus

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/0/1/5801.1257573676.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on November 08, 2009, 05:29:25 AM
Do you know where that was taken Ruggy??
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on November 08, 2009, 09:22:18 AM
Do you know where that was taken Ruggy??

You like that name, don't you...   :bonk:

Pic was taken in Provo, Utah - http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=303158
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on November 09, 2009, 08:35:34 AM
(http://galaxyman.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C50653%5CIMG_5929.JPG)

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on November 09, 2009, 11:36:21 PM
Not a locomotive but it's still to do with the railroad.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/0aa99b7a53be810e804908027e718c16.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on November 10, 2009, 12:12:27 AM
Ahh Yes! I know of those. Had an entire page in my history of the ATSF book about those Specialised Containers. I believe it was ATSF's attempt at making streamlined COFC
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 16, 2009, 09:50:47 PM
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc5477bgs.jpg)

Do, very much want.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on November 16, 2009, 09:56:47 PM
Do, very much want.

See Alex, Penn Central is good for something...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 16, 2009, 10:47:38 PM
Yeah, wrecking their engines so that they can rebuild them.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Red on November 16, 2009, 11:31:45 PM
What's wrong with those?  ;D

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C24643%5Cgeorgia%202007%20097.jpg)
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C41018%5CIMG_2866.JPG)


Unlike Kyle I am always happy when we move back to the sweet confines of the diesel fleet. While it is interesting/fun to throw coal for 8 to 10 hours and I can say I've done it; I like the old diesels best.

Now the GP30 we got, that is a sweet ride. The GP40 we use isn't that great but it is a worn out lease unit. It is better than the worn out GP9 we use on the tail of that train, because it is the picture of s POS.


I have about 200 pics from a day as a pusher and will sort around for the good ones.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on November 17, 2009, 02:37:40 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/9/0/6190.1258399551.jpg)

I've seen this before!  :o
 

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 17, 2009, 02:54:42 PM
Huh, so they are actually smashing those bitches up. I think that this movie could be interesting.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Red on November 17, 2009, 03:24:23 PM
What movie?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: killahvocabz on November 17, 2009, 05:24:49 PM
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn73/lsstaten/3915_1257901904.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on November 17, 2009, 05:25:44 PM
Unstoppable is the movie.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Red on November 17, 2009, 05:31:38 PM
Thanks man.

BTW-That engine name makes me think of that commercial.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CommanderHobo on November 18, 2009, 12:02:38 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/9/0/6190.1258399551.jpg)

I've seen this before!  :o
 

- David

Unstoppable is the movie.

I don't know whether to be excited or horrified about this film. Let's be honest, Hollywood tends to butcher the railroad industry.
We'll see...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on November 18, 2009, 01:06:41 PM
gota love the road numbers falling off the side. (and the face that they have 2 different numbers.)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on November 18, 2009, 02:53:43 PM
those are the real CP roadnumbers, as opposed to the movie ones.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on November 18, 2009, 11:03:59 PM
ya i kind of figured that. what did they do in the movie the front end is all smashed up?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on November 18, 2009, 11:57:57 PM
funny nobody has mentioned the number of numberboards...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on November 19, 2009, 12:31:34 AM
Couldn't figure out a better place to put this.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/34b0761f089922c3e8dfd53b91f1b143.jpg)
For you, Alex.  O0
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on November 19, 2009, 12:55:18 AM
Somewhere in the world Alex smiles... than jizzes in his pants
  :o :crazy: :steveslife: :thumbsup: :notworthy: :jawdropping: :dancing: :clap: ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 19, 2009, 01:38:44 AM
Ugh ugh Ahhhhhhh.


LOL, at first I was wondering if those were the prepainted versions. Then I scrolled. Man I would have loved to see that. I wonder if they are being restored.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on November 19, 2009, 04:10:52 AM
I see four retarded locomotives, two spam & two BL2... only difference between the two is that the spam is actually usefull.

William  :wtfdavidblaine:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 19, 2009, 03:41:01 PM
Yeah, well if the BL2s are so useless, then how come they are being pressed back into revenue service on the Arizona Eastern? (Yes, freight revenue according to the Arizona Eastern person that I emailed.)

It looks like it is time to bump the number of operating BL2s up to 3 or 4 depending on if they need to use one for parts.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on November 19, 2009, 04:03:37 PM
Yeah, well if the BL2s are so useless, then how come they are being pressed back into revenue service on the Arizona Eastern?

number of operating BL2s up to 3 or 4

You sir just answered your own question
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 19, 2009, 05:18:16 PM
What, there weren't that many of them built. But without them the GP7 and subsequent GP9 probably wouldn't have been as good thanks to the lessons learned from the BL2. Really, they aren't bad engines. In fact, the engineers of them found them to be comparable, or better in some regards than the GPs, mainly due to their better forward visibility.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on November 19, 2009, 08:19:08 PM
What, there weren't that many of them built. But without them the GP7 and subsequent GP9 probably wouldn't have been as good thanks to the lessons learned from the BL2. Really, they aren't bad engines. In fact, the engineers of them found them to be comparable, or better in some regards than the GPs, mainly due to their better forward visibility.
Blabbity Blabbity Blah blah blah here we go on another history lesson of the BL2s and how the affected the GP's development. :P
We like ya alex, but there comes a time when BL2 spam is worse than GEVOspam.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on November 19, 2009, 09:20:14 PM
(http://alcoworld.railfan.net/bcr_578.jpg)

I feel like I was born several years too late.  :-\
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on November 21, 2009, 03:05:09 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C31393%5CBOP%2096,%20GP7,%20Mission,%20Tx,%2008-12-91%20(D).jpg)

Border Pacific (BOP)? I never heard that!  ???

My friend was send me from this...that's strange to me

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on November 21, 2009, 03:08:55 AM
Looks tyco-ish  :yay:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 21, 2009, 01:47:27 PM
Why is it that I can see that locomotive pulling a flatcar with armed rednecks in easy chairs on it up and down the Rio Grande.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on November 21, 2009, 02:11:07 PM
Why is it that I can see that locomotive pulling a flatcar with armed rednecks in easy chairs on it up and down the Rio Grande.

Because you'd be sitting right there with them?  :postcount:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on November 21, 2009, 03:51:22 PM
Maybe BP stands for more than Border Pacific... Something more like Border Patrol, or Border Protection. :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on November 21, 2009, 08:15:24 PM
Beat Off Peter? :jizz:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on November 27, 2009, 03:06:12 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/6/8/9268.1259286027.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: tommyg on November 27, 2009, 03:27:06 AM
(http://locopage.railpage.org.au/photos/T414_Parkes_20070813.JPG)

They *tried* to make it look like a normal T Class...

Tom :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on November 30, 2009, 01:22:33 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/2/5/8925.1171299600.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 30, 2009, 01:54:15 PM
Dear God William. That thing is damn ugly.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on November 30, 2009, 02:34:55 PM
Very Ugly  <a href="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.smileycentral.com%252F%253Fpartner%253DZSzeb008%255FZSfox000%2526i%253D10%252F10%255F2%255F10%2526feat%253Dprof/page.html" target="_blank">(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_2_10.gif)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on December 01, 2009, 12:41:36 AM
Damn!!  And I thought I made ugly boxes on wheels. :puke:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 01, 2009, 01:35:12 AM
nothing could be more silly than link and screw couplings and buffer PADS on a train

thats so dumb looking to me.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on December 01, 2009, 03:21:52 PM
That's what happens when you modify a Star Wars movie prop into a train.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2009, 04:03:30 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/1/8/1118.1259628786.jpg)

Ooops, hit an ethanol truck. Long hood forward for the win. The crew survived. BTW, you can tell what the fuel level of the engine was.

By the way, but this is quite an epic locomotive, at least in my opinion.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/8/3/3083.1044138780.jpg)

One more
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bm/bm-s4000.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 02, 2009, 11:47:24 AM
THAT is a perfect example of why SOU and now NS run them lhf...

not to mention they kick more ass that way.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 02, 2009, 01:39:42 PM
Definitely.


Edit:
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C23515%5Cs180.jpg)

What the hell is on the back of this geep?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 03, 2009, 02:10:25 AM
Sand tank?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 03, 2009, 06:31:19 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/7/2/1972.1259816559.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 03, 2009, 10:35:10 AM
What the hell kind of cab is that?  It's even uglier than a Topeka cab.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 03, 2009, 11:58:19 AM
golfclap.wav
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on December 03, 2009, 01:05:14 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/1/8/1118.1259628786.jpg)

Ooops, hit an ethanol truck. Long hood forward for the win. The crew survived. BTW, you can tell what the fuel level of the engine was.


The fuel in the tank was able to absorb a bunch of the heat and stop the paint from getting baked.  :imwithstupid:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 03, 2009, 01:51:53 PM
Yup. It is very interesting when stuff like that happens.

It works the same if you put a Styrofoam cup of water in a fire. It will melt down to the water, but no more.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 05, 2009, 03:06:15 AM
(http://stephie.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C20253%5CNATIONAL%20RADIO%20%20ASTRONOMY%20OBSERATORY%20MOVER.jpg)

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on December 06, 2009, 12:35:52 AM
WTF is that thing? ???

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on December 09, 2009, 09:31:21 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C39705%5C515023-R1-39-39_edited-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 09, 2009, 10:09:43 PM
Wow... I do not know what they mashed together for that one...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 09, 2009, 11:09:05 PM
WTF is that thing? ???

Bill

Yeah, that's true...that weird unit to me and I never this BEFORE!!!



- David

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: evan123 on December 10, 2009, 12:08:08 AM
(http://stephie.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C20253%5CNATIONAL%20RADIO%20%20ASTRONOMY%20OBSERATORY%20MOVER.jpg)

- David

I'm pretty sure this is what the VLTN (Very Large Telescope Network) uses to service their Radio dishes. Since some and most of their dishes are almost run anywhere from 10 to 70 meters in length, (maybe even larger now), they need to be able to clean/maintain in every spot possible. Which you can't reach via catwalks, so it looks like they run equipment via rail to do it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 10, 2009, 02:52:15 AM
Wow... I do not know what they mashed together for that one...

its an actual EMD design, didnt catch on though. i wouldnt be surprised if we see something similar soon.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on December 10, 2009, 03:23:57 AM
I love heavy elecs - that thing rocks!!  Unfortunately I hate stringing catenary :(

Andy...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 10, 2009, 07:36:06 AM
It's not an E44 is it?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 10, 2009, 01:32:07 PM
no GM6C.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 10, 2009, 02:28:33 PM
Predecessor to GF6C maybe?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 10, 2009, 02:58:58 PM
yes it was in fact.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 10, 2009, 09:45:35 PM
It was built for Conrail, to replace the aging E33s and E44s that ran freight on the NEC. The design never caught on, and only that one (Correct me If I am wrong) Was built. EMD introduced it too late, and the cat came down I think a few years after-wards.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 11, 2009, 02:06:40 AM
It was built for Conrail, to replace the aging E33s and E44s that ran freight on the NEC. The design never caught on, and only that one (Correct me If I am wrong) Was built. EMD introduced it too late, and the cat came down I think a few years after-wards.

That sounds about right, they also created the GM10B, which had a B-B-B wheel arrangement and I believe was intended for high speed freight work where as the GM6C was more for heavy hauling, but I'm basing that off of what I remember reading except I can't remember where I read it.

Here's the GF6C, for a comparison between the earlier GM6C. Shame they no longer operate.

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bcr6005.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 11, 2009, 02:56:42 AM
ive got nice diagrams of this engine.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 11, 2009, 03:25:59 AM
That is one of my favorite electrics.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 11, 2009, 04:24:57 AM
What? You got diagrams for the GF6C?

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 11, 2009, 10:52:39 AM
yes
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 11, 2009, 05:36:04 PM
Haha. Watch, as Ryan electrifies one half of the Owatonna System to put those things in service. ;)
Nah. He wouldn't do that... Or would he? ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 11, 2009, 07:02:30 PM
So, what would it, takecost to get a Jointed Rail GF6C made?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 11, 2009, 10:00:44 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/1/9/2919.1260488752.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 12, 2009, 12:31:07 AM
OH MY GOD WHAT'S GOING ON YOU GUYS I'M TRIPPING BALLS HERE  :crazy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on December 12, 2009, 11:35:41 AM
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/1/9/2919.1260488752.jpg

That thing looks like a space alien. :hideunderchair:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 12, 2009, 05:47:38 PM
(http://www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net/images/themes/christmas/promo2_big.jpg)
Whippany Railway Museum 4039
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 12, 2009, 06:37:45 PM
OH GOD ITS LOOKING AT ME!  :crazy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 12, 2009, 10:17:32 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/GM_SD60_602_EFC.jpg)

What the heck! In Brazil thats interesting


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 22alpha on December 13, 2009, 12:54:51 PM
Here's an interesting locomotive.  Is this similar to those MILW electrics?
(http://www.locophotos.com/pix/107/Penn%20Central%20PC%204626_Harmon%20NY_Jim%20Gavin_1974-12-31_107005.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AB103 on December 13, 2009, 02:07:22 PM
It looks close.  I have no idea what the classification of those were.   :-\
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on December 13, 2009, 02:18:28 PM
I would say this is either a P, T, or S motor from the New York Central. They were used to bring the passenger trains in Grand Central because they were powered by the 3rd rail. However, I see a panagraph and no 3rd rail shoes so who know.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on December 13, 2009, 03:17:08 PM
That looks like an electric that was used on the Cleveland Union Terminal Railroad
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 13, 2009, 03:18:56 PM
Haha. Watch, as Ryan electrifies one half of the Owatonna System to put those things in service. ;)
Nah. He wouldn't do that... Or would he? ;)

Ah, so it is okay if Ryan does it. I see how it is. :wtfdavidblaine:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 14, 2009, 01:04:10 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/6/6/4566.1260673770.jpg)


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 14, 2009, 01:43:20 AM
I'm just guna put this out there - i think thats just plain cool. could you link me to the original page?

William :D

EDIT: found it, don't worry  ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AB103 on December 14, 2009, 01:44:19 AM
Talk about a modified SD9  :P  I agree, that is a pretty neat design.  EMD Export by chance?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 14, 2009, 01:51:38 AM
Talk about a modified SD9  :P  I agree, that is a pretty neat design.  EMD Export by chance?

SD9? fail. alot.

Its a clyde build... so when first build not an export - seems that changed though when they went to brazil 7 years ago

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AB103 on December 14, 2009, 01:54:16 AM
It just looks like a seriously messed up SD9.  :P  By the way, do they go up some pretty steep grade with so many loco's?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: tommyg on December 14, 2009, 01:55:17 AM
Australian ;) Ex-Westrail A Class I think.

Tom :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 14, 2009, 01:57:31 AM
It looks like it's got an SD45's ass for a nose.  :steveslife:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: tommyg on December 14, 2009, 01:58:51 AM
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=275033 (http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=275033) ;)

Tom :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 14, 2009, 02:01:48 AM
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=275033 (http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=275033) ;)

Tom :)

Ya see

its an australian locomotive

In america

And i saw it

in New Zealand.

wtf
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 14, 2009, 02:03:42 AM
all of you peoples' comparisons suck.

looks nothing like any of that you all said... almost belongs in the WTF thread.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 14, 2009, 02:15:02 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ca26e9b5a3aabfae0ce610a7e4ab2a24.jpeg)

That brazilian locomotive would have at one stage looked like this - we imported it to NZ then sent it to Taz just to have them scrap it lol

William
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AB103 on December 14, 2009, 02:16:53 AM
I think you all can guess this:

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt287/NSHR2004/020.jpg)

And the tiger stipes on the right pilot, placed by yours truely..  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 14, 2009, 03:02:52 AM
Damn, that plymouth has been beat to hell.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AB103 on December 14, 2009, 03:04:08 AM
Yeah, I'll have to get a close up.  There isn't one flat piece of metal  :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on December 14, 2009, 08:26:08 AM
What about the 44 toner behind it.  From what little is seen it looks in good shape.  Was that all parked or was it being moved?

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AB103 on December 14, 2009, 11:47:15 AM
Bill:

That's actually a 45 tonner, but with 5 extra tons of ballast for a grand total of 50 tons.  This is at the Central Pa. Chapter NRHS.  I can't remember if we were going to move this stuff, or if it was just sitting there.. Let me find some photo's of that as well.  They're both really unique engines.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 14, 2009, 10:45:04 PM
Quote
Its a clyde build... so when first build not an export - seems that changed though when they went to brazil 7 years ago

The Aussie and Kiwi are for the most part correct, that unit is a former WestRail G22C which is now working for the copper hauler FCAB in Chile, not Brazil. If that WAS Brazil, I'd have to start taking Man-Bear-Pig, I mean global warming seriously. And yes, I'm damn proud of myself for pointing it out, I'll go sit in the corner now.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AB103 on December 14, 2009, 10:47:20 PM
 :naughty: tisk tisk    ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 14, 2009, 10:52:18 PM
Not sure if this one has been posted before...
(http://emdexport.railfan.net/asia/India_GT46.jpg)

(http://emdexport.railfan.net/africa/GHANA.JPG)
Anyone who can guess who built this gets a cookie
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AB103 on December 14, 2009, 10:54:30 PM
Ohh ohh, me!  Uhh, some kind of a choo choo company..?  :D  But seriously, I would guess the top an EMD export, just by the looks of the trucks. Other'n that, I'm stumped.. Help me out here  :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 14, 2009, 11:12:13 PM
MK?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 14, 2009, 11:41:15 PM
GE?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 14, 2009, 11:47:29 PM
The Aussie and Kiwi are for the most part correct, that unit is a former WestRail G22C which is now working for the copper hauler FCAB in Chile, not Brazil. If that WAS Brazil, I'd have to start taking Man-Bear-Pig, I mean global warming seriously. And yes, I'm damn proud of myself for pointing it out, I'll go sit in the corner now.

Whoops my bad...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 14, 2009, 11:53:33 PM
Ohh ohh, me!  Uhh, some kind of a choo choo company..?  :D  But seriously, I would guess the top an EMD export, just by the looks of the trucks. Other'n that, I'm stumped.. Help me out here  :P

Yep its EMD alright - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_GT46PAC
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 14, 2009, 11:57:45 PM
Quote
Whoops my bad...

At least you were on the same continent  ;)

Yep its EMD alright - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_GT46PAC

Right on the first pic, but I'm seeing if anyone (other than myself) can guess the manufacturer for the second pic.

Personally though I think the GT46PAC is one of EMD's, more "interesting" designs. Not to say it's ugly, just different.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 15, 2009, 12:14:22 AM

Right on the first pic, but I'm seeing if anyone (other than myself) can guess the manufacturer for the second pic.

Henschel. not an easy find
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 15, 2009, 12:26:52 AM
Henschel. not an easy find

Bingo, here's your cookie........
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_53oMB4-fxXM/SVZZdJntnPI/AAAAAAAAAAM/vXEtrdBFtqI/s1600-R/cookie.gif)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 16, 2009, 01:33:28 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/b3205fcb8a60d5e14c026d1377777adb.png)
It's aliiiiiiiiiive!

Two SD45's crammed into a DD40X and done up in GN colors.  Something this big I imagine would've been restricted to...say, Twin Cities to Havre?  Even though it certainly has the dynamics to tackle the Rockies... :cartwheel:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 16, 2009, 02:21:15 AM
i REALLY hate  kareless kitbashing

REALLY

ok so its a bunch of fans yay. there is no room for the internal equipment so its pretty useless right off the bat. id say it would be restricted to the wastebasket.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on December 16, 2009, 02:37:13 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on December 16, 2009, 02:56:30 AM
kareless kitbashing

I have been chewed out by Justin Cornell for something stupid I did.  I feel like I'm really a part of the board now.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 16, 2009, 01:24:40 PM
(http://emdexport.railfan.net/GMD600.jpg)

Kind of looks like the offspring of a GE 44 tonner an the Aero Train.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: AB103 on December 16, 2009, 01:32:59 PM
Nice find

+1  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 16, 2009, 03:44:51 PM
Okay, that thing is sweet.

Was it created to switch the Aerotrain at terminals or something?


All I know is that I love the Art Deco styling, adn taht I would love to have one for trainz, lol.

Is there any more information on this thing?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 16, 2009, 04:41:53 PM
it was a diesel-hydraulic, i think they only made 4 or 5 in the late 50s - early 60s. they are exports.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 16, 2009, 05:16:59 PM
Darn, that locomotive would be awesome on the Mayburry Northern, just because of its awesome styling. Could you imagine what the rail world would look like today if that styling caught on, and was applied to the GP and SD series.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 16, 2009, 10:08:41 PM
Darn, that locomotive would be awesome on the Mayburry Northern, just because of its awesome styling. Could you imagine what the rail world would look like today if that styling caught on, and was applied to the GP and SD series.
Why do you think they went for a more adept look, a standardization after the GP30?
Because it never caught on. That's why.
Yeah, it looks spiffy. Its an EMD center cab for export. I'll stick with the clean cut lines of the spartan cab. :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 16, 2009, 10:49:03 PM
Darn, that locomotive would be awesome on the Mayburry Northern, just because of its awesome styling. Could you imagine what the rail world would look like today if that styling caught on, and was applied to the GP and SD series.

Now that you mention that, it kind of reminds me of the trains from Fall Out 3, it all had a 1950's style even though it was 21st century vintage. The site I found the pic at stated the loco was a diesel toque converter, which I guess was 1950's GMD speak for diesel hydraulic, but who knows. They had a GMD600 and a GMD800 with the numbers corresponding to horsepower, and like Justin said, only about 4 or 5 were built. One of them worked in eastern Canada, but I haven't been able to find where the rest of them ended up.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 16, 2009, 10:58:14 PM
they went to Brazil. it was doing trail runs in Canada.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 17, 2009, 01:13:01 PM
they went to Brazil. it was doing trail runs in Canada.

 ;D Obrigado amigo.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 19, 2009, 09:59:04 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/6/9/2769.1258400018.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 20, 2009, 12:36:38 AM
So they have torpedo tubes on top for some reason, and that box thing? Interesting. Oh, and text that looks like it was badly photoshopped on.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 20, 2009, 02:15:09 AM
Apparently the box is the dynamic brake housing.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 20, 2009, 02:37:21 AM
Hmmm, they probably put on the dynamics and had to move the air canisters to the roof with what appears to be pieces from a GP7/9
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 20, 2009, 01:23:02 PM
That.. Or they just needed a larger fuel tank, and dynamic braking for large heavy loads...
Reminds me of the Englewood SW1200RS's Cat Repowers none the less.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 20, 2009, 01:49:15 PM
Yup, that makes more sense Sean. I just looked at a 1200 again and saw the original tank placement.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 22, 2009, 12:55:18 AM
(http://www.shorpy.com/files/NYC7189.jpg)

That thing is just plain cool. It had to be covered to look like a trolley, so as to not scare the horses.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: evan123 on December 22, 2009, 01:21:00 AM
Englewood Logging SW1200 Husky's have the same setup. Due to the long route duration they had to install an extra pair of fuel cells to accompany the locomotive for the long trips, the dynamic breaking had to be placed else where as you can see.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on December 26, 2009, 03:30:46 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/6/3/1863.1261787076.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 26, 2009, 09:39:29 PM
That thing is Uglier than the WM Geep rebuilds...  :puke:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 26, 2009, 09:44:41 PM
It gets worse...

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C318%5CGolden_Isles_Terminal_GP7_437_Front_View.JPG)

Sigh...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 26, 2009, 10:04:53 PM
Now it's in G&W colors.
wtfboom.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on December 27, 2009, 12:47:14 AM
That look like something the cat forgot to bury. :crazy:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on December 27, 2009, 01:30:27 AM
Only Nikos can make it even worse  :cartwheel:
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=257056
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 27, 2009, 02:31:14 AM
Only Nikos can make it even worse  :cartwheel:
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=257056

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/805fde615bbe09f3d4e7405dbf050711.png)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on December 29, 2009, 10:03:45 PM
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=204394



- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on December 29, 2009, 10:10:21 PM
now that is a very strange locomotive? I wonder what model that is?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on December 29, 2009, 10:21:53 PM
now that is a very strange locomotive? I wonder what model that is?
That is an EMD RS1375, and in my opinion is the coolest looking locomotive ever created.  Too bad there are only two in existence. 
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on December 29, 2009, 10:24:02 PM
It looks very cool because it has a combination of a SW1500 and a GP7 or GP9 Low hood.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 30, 2009, 12:37:06 AM
It looks very cool because it has a combination of a SW1500 and a GP7 or GP9 Low hood.
SW1200 & GP20 Cab & nose ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 31, 2009, 05:16:51 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/1/8/4418.1237054822.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on December 31, 2009, 06:47:41 AM
If somebody makes that thing for Trainz I swear I will do a French route, catenary and all.  I'll even do it in 10 so the speedtrees can wave as it goes by...

Andy ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on December 31, 2009, 10:16:38 AM
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4264/lrtaylorshopgoat.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Robbie on December 31, 2009, 01:23:36 PM
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f225/simracerworld/SSLV.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_San_Luis_Valley_Railroad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_San_Luis_Valley_Railroad)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on December 31, 2009, 01:31:55 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C34922%5CP1040058.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 31, 2009, 01:56:59 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5fea14ea87e0c4e12fa7f4295e665c5a.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/WPYR0093_20060609_13-43-02bf_SkagwayAK.jpg/800px-WPYR0093_20060609_13-43-02bf_SkagwayAK.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/NYC_Electric.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on January 03, 2010, 03:27:37 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/7/1/3771.1262446596.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 03, 2010, 03:31:16 AM
The locomotive is not what I'm looking at, rather the Highspeed switch going nowhere...
That a derail of sorts?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on January 03, 2010, 03:35:48 AM
Yea thats a fancy mans derail - by no means i high speed one though.

 :yay:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: tommyg on January 03, 2010, 07:55:34 AM
Because Australia is cool...
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C30642%5C5654-4316_ldYandi_0km_090121_0950.jpg)

 :D

One day soon I'll be driving these things ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on January 03, 2010, 08:03:36 AM
Because Australia is cool...

Because Australia ruined a dash 8

 :crazy:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: tommyg on January 03, 2010, 09:17:40 AM
Ruined? Don't think so, we just don't need the protection like the US do because Australian drivers don't try and beat trains at level crossings, but rather stop 100 meters before the crossing ;D That wasn't the reasoning behind it though, had something to do with glare, heat, better vis on the original 636's, and was carried on to the Dash 7/8's.
Dash 7
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/6/8/1768.1133668800.jpg)
C636
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/7/3/1173.1104202260.jpg)
Robe M636
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/3/7/4837.1239686155.jpg)
Robe C636
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/4/9/9049.1239612953.jpg)

I reckon they look awesome, but then again, I'd hate it if the US did the same thing to one of our locos :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on January 03, 2010, 09:24:56 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/1/5/4915.1233196127.jpg)

I rest my case  :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on January 03, 2010, 01:46:18 PM
trust me theres no way the US would touch one of your locos.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: tommyg on January 03, 2010, 02:14:49 PM
You did :D EMD built 5 SD50's in Adelaide that were then exported to the US. See ->here<- (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_SD50#SD50S)

Edit: Oh dear god...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2563898356_42f08e0a3a.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2598872807_e9dd4dcbc9.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on January 03, 2010, 02:20:59 PM
Zing.  :bnhcontract:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 03, 2010, 03:35:09 PM
I Personally think those Robe, Hammersly, and Pilbara Units are pretty damn good looking. Especially the standard cab 636, god damn, brings out the "Beef" of that old Alco. ;)
None the less, that cab is sweet. I dig it. Looks better than any Standard Dash 8 in my opinion.
Then again, this is coming from a biased GE hating opinion, so... Yeah. :D
(Those Mining GEs are an Exception, as well as Early Bs, and Cs)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on January 03, 2010, 03:58:58 PM
You did :D EMD built 5 SD50's in Adelaide that were then exported to the US. See ->here<- (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_SD50#SD50S)


doesnt count, these were never 'yours'.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on January 04, 2010, 05:27:02 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C41085%5CGMDH-3%20275.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 05, 2010, 12:03:20 AM
Do want. I love the random styling of that switcher type. Where is that by the way?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on January 07, 2010, 11:25:49 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C16022%5CAMTK575LN-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on January 07, 2010, 11:36:56 PM
I dont care what the hell anyone says, I like the look of that.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on January 07, 2010, 11:46:03 PM
thats not half bad
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 08, 2010, 12:16:36 AM
Agreed. That scheme actually looks kinda dignified on that locomotive.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on January 08, 2010, 12:37:46 AM
Thats kinda nifty, reminds me a little bit of the Aussie T class, except this loco looks much better.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on January 08, 2010, 12:48:54 AM
Thats kinda nifty, reminds me a little bit of the Aussie T class, except this loco looks much better.

+1
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on January 08, 2010, 01:10:16 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/9/2/9892.1262911105.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 08, 2010, 02:37:10 AM
Did I mention that I don't like PRR.
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/prr_atlas2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on January 08, 2010, 02:38:02 AM
There once was a foamer who lived in a shoe?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on January 08, 2010, 05:47:44 AM
There once was a foamer who lived in a shoe?

ROFL   +1
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on January 08, 2010, 08:12:08 PM
(http://www.worldrailfans.info/Articles/Europe/GermanSteamImages/Experimental/T18-1001.jpg)

(http://www.worldrailfans.info/Articles/Europe/GermanSteamImages/Experimental/T18-1002.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 09, 2010, 12:55:10 AM
William, whats so weird about a GE 110T?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on January 09, 2010, 12:47:26 PM
Anyone else notice that the striping is upside down on the front of that 110t
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 09, 2010, 02:14:45 PM
Anyone else notice that the striping is upside down on the front of that 110t

AHA! I just did. XD
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hardhat on January 11, 2010, 08:06:40 PM
(http://www.trainweb.org/tomfassett/pics/laj/1200_LAJ_MK_MK1200G.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 11, 2010, 08:30:05 PM
ALCO evolution loco. we'll call it the *alution!


*pronunciation- (allusion)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on January 14, 2010, 06:41:42 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5354318572c205c9ecb5420ca9c9333d.jpg)
Repurposed Reefer
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on January 15, 2010, 05:02:50 PM
A theater car?  In MY rustbucket?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on January 15, 2010, 09:33:40 PM
Cheap man's theater car.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 16, 2010, 06:59:49 PM
That strangely looks like an Alco...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on January 18, 2010, 12:46:05 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/5/9/7659.1263759263.jpg)
It looks like an ALCO but its missing smokestacks and a six foot high black cloud.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on January 18, 2010, 11:06:32 AM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Museum%20pics/464cb388.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on January 18, 2010, 12:43:45 PM
6 exhaust stacks what... lol  Seeing 6 rain flaps moving at once would be cool.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 18, 2010, 03:34:01 PM
A couple of Baldwins had a large amount of stacks like that. I have never seen 6 though.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 20, 2010, 01:39:51 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/8/9/9889.1263898958.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on January 20, 2010, 08:27:02 PM
of all the freaky locomotive faces...
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/3/9/6139.1232287164.jpg)

also, not exactly odd, but amusing to say the least.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/1/1/3211.1206964800.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on January 20, 2010, 08:54:43 PM
SeeeeEEEeeeEEeve, wha'd you do?  :imwithstupid:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on January 23, 2010, 12:05:19 AM
(http://www.railarchive.net/nyccollection/km9501.jpg)

Almost has a sort of British look to it...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on January 25, 2010, 10:42:07 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C38867%5CCGCX%20219-2%20%20Tacoma,%20WA%20%207-20-97.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 25, 2010, 10:45:25 PM
Them be HUGE exhaust stacks...
Anybody know what they're for?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on January 25, 2010, 11:40:22 PM
Drying clothes.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on January 26, 2010, 12:09:34 AM
Can't you see, they are the rocket boosters
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on January 26, 2010, 02:32:39 AM
More inclined to think they are air cylinders, but what the heck kinda grade needs that much air on a switcher?????
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on January 26, 2010, 04:44:01 AM
More inclined to think they are air cylinders, but what the heck kinda grade needs that much air on a switcher?????
not exactly. Those are just oversized spark arrestors. Because those locomotives are owned by cargill, they are frequently in the plant around very combustible materials. thus the arrestors.  :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on January 26, 2010, 10:15:52 PM
not exactly. Those are just oversized spark arrestors. Because those locomotives are owned by cargill, they are frequently in the plant around very combustible materials. thus the arrestors.  :)

Ahhh yes. I understand now. You make that subtle connection - Cargill - Grain, usually. (though, I do know Cargill does do more than Grain, so don't criticize me.)
Grain dust, is a very flammable substance, and somehow, when agitated enough, grain produces some kind of methane gas when compressed, and moved. One small spark and your ass is landing in the next county over. Only happens in Large trans-load sites though. I recall watching a show on the History channel about that... Some trans-load operation on the Mississippi River in Illinois Detonated because an ignorant employee threw his cigarette butt, and it landed near a large amount of grain dust. The people of the town could've almost said the Military detonated a 500 ton bomb, due to the shock wave produced.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on February 10, 2010, 04:53:40 PM
 O0
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/4/0/8640.1265826800.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 10, 2010, 07:04:52 PM
YES! There it is again. I want one of those.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 10, 2010, 09:10:16 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/7/9/9279.1265777124.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on February 10, 2010, 09:22:03 PM
That's.......interesting........
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 10, 2010, 11:06:53 PM
I will give three cheers, some nice use of forum smileys, and a good pat on the back to the person, or persons who can correctly identify what is wrong/odd with this locomotive.

(http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/images/LOCO114.jpg)
(http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/images/LOCO122.jpg)

Images taken by myself.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on February 10, 2010, 11:42:14 PM
No bell or whistle?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 10, 2010, 11:56:44 PM
Ah Eric, close but no cigar my friend. You still get a complementary smiley face and a through the monitor high five. Your smiley face,  :thumbsup:

Try again, it is a tad bit more difficult than lacking the bell and whistle. I think we still have them somewhere around the shop at the museum though. <<< Safe keeping, right.  :bonk: We have to keep all the parts tucked away out of site in the safety of our car barn at the museum, some people just like starting rebuilds. Amazingly, several people have over a dozen rebuilds already, but don't ask how many are finished....  :badumtish:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on February 11, 2010, 12:27:07 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/2/3/2823.1265772929.jpg)
 :imwithstupid:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 11, 2010, 12:30:48 AM
That is the new design of caboose's that are set to be entered into service in the coming months; pending FRA approval. How did you manage to get a shot of one, all the ones I know about are locked up in UP facilities. </bologna>
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on February 11, 2010, 12:32:04 AM
Not me. I just found it on line.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 11, 2010, 12:32:20 AM
Don't they normally mount the rear light on the back of the tender instead of the top of the cab on the steam engines?

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on February 11, 2010, 12:40:34 AM
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/2/3/2823.1265772929.jpg

1200 pounds empty.  I wonder what it weighs when fully....erm....loaded     :duck2:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 11, 2010, 12:46:40 AM
Depends on how many guys are on the crew. :shitfan:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 11, 2010, 12:51:37 AM
And what was on the menu that day.
Depends on how many guys are on the crew. :shitfan:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 11, 2010, 12:53:14 AM
I don't think it was common practice, but I think it was due to this locomotive belonging to a lumber hauling line.
Don't they normally mount the rear light on the back of the tender instead of the top of the cab on the steam engines?

Bill

But, once again close but no cigar. The answer is so close you could 'grab' onto it.

I guess this is just to minute of a detail to be noticeable, anyway the front smoke box cover is rotated 180 degrees, excluding the smoke box door itself.

(http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/images/LOCO122.jpg)

 :cheers: Complementary non alcoholic drinks for everyone who guessed!

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 11, 2010, 02:49:46 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3467733d1873fb8e31fd49c1880acd57.jpg)
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/2bedef6123d8a0b85a41e4343b968725.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 11, 2010, 04:21:56 AM
Why do I want both of those units for the Mayburry, lol.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 11, 2010, 05:03:39 AM
I have the drawings for the first.  :yay:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 11, 2010, 10:31:46 PM
Man, those RSD23s were beastly mothers. CN beat the shit out of theirs though, CP was a bit nicer with theirs.

Alex:
You want one because its a diesel. Anything that is different and you want it. :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 11, 2010, 10:52:59 PM
RSC-24, actually.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 12, 2010, 04:29:45 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/2/0/9120.1236781353.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 12, 2010, 05:05:09 AM
I know this one. EMD TR1 ?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 12, 2010, 05:43:26 AM
Nope, but very similar(see below) It is an EMD NW3.
(http://www.leclairerail.com/Additions-2/7126transfer9251.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 12, 2010, 06:18:45 AM
Ah, gotcha. On another note...

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C4149%5C31%20%20%203.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 12, 2010, 04:33:35 PM
RS1325.
Yes sir.
:)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: RI4321 on February 14, 2010, 01:04:13 PM
I took this one working the YBM21R hump job Beaumont, Texas. I have no idea as to who TANX is but this ex. MOP unit has some strange stuff on it.

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6749/img2955rb.th.jpg) (http://img32.imageshack.us/i/img2955rb.jpg/)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on February 14, 2010, 01:08:10 PM
Wiki-ing the list of AAR reporting marks gives "Transitank Car Leasing Corp."  Interesting find!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: RI4321 on February 14, 2010, 01:29:13 PM
Wiki-ing the list of AAR reporting marks gives "Transitank Car Leasing Corp."  Interesting find!

OMG when i took this shot back in 08' & did a search on the internet it turned up furitless. Nice Ferrous, Thank You for the info :headspin:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on February 14, 2010, 02:45:21 PM
This little engine looks out of place.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/4/8/3048.1266123259.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 14, 2010, 06:54:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFfN2U6aFsg&feature=related

these guys are awesome
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: The Vezman on February 14, 2010, 07:46:42 PM
Those damn Polaks are at it again. :imwithstupid:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 15, 2010, 11:46:07 AM
(http://www.divisionpoint.com/photos/FM_H12-64/CNR_1626.jpg)
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bcr/bcr757mfb.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 15, 2010, 02:13:35 PM
Wouldn't a FM H12-64 mean that it is a hood unit, with 1200HP, and a C     B truck configuration? (6 wheels on the front truck, 4 on the rear.) That's how the other ones were set up name wise. I am a bit confused by that locomotive. Only the name seems odd to me.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 15, 2010, 02:28:59 PM
Beats me. I just came across while looking up pics of a H10-44
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on February 15, 2010, 02:38:11 PM
i thought they were called H12-64, meaning 1200 hp with 4 of 6 axles powered... giving them A-1-A trucks.

in diesel units, as opposed to steam, axles are counted rather than wheels.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 15, 2010, 02:49:32 PM
Now that makes sense. Because they did have A-1-A trucks for branch lines.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 15, 2010, 03:30:51 PM
i thought they were called H12-64, meaning 1200 hp with 4 of 6 axles powered... giving them A-1-A trucks.

in diesel units, as opposed to steam, axles are counted rather than wheels.

You are right. Now it makes sense. I was trying to figure out why they would count wheels and not axels. Thanks for clearing it up.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on February 16, 2010, 03:25:15 PM
wow
http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/c398_locomotives.htm
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 16, 2010, 03:42:54 PM
wow
http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/c398_locomotives.htm

Where's the buy now button? i'm shipping them over to kiwiland for some of bills DD40 trucks regauged to 3'6". Method behind the madness? we don't need to worry about the cab when we ram it into our teeny-tiny tunnels...

 :badumtish:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 16, 2010, 05:16:14 PM
$105K eh?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 16, 2010, 06:18:31 PM
meh, i'll just barter my firstborn
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 16, 2010, 10:38:32 PM
If I had $105,000 I'd get one and park it in my front yard.  Neighbors would love that. :shitfan:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 16, 2010, 11:16:00 PM
Hey, if 100 of us threw in a grand each...  :badumtish:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 16, 2010, 11:16:37 PM
Hey, if 100 of us threw in a grand each...  :badumtish:
You first, then we might follow suit. ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 17, 2010, 04:13:25 AM
Is it just me, or does the curve at the top seem wrong.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/8/2/6882.1266322798.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on February 17, 2010, 08:41:04 AM
Is it just me, or does the curve at the top seem wrong.

Yep - there is an aftermarket mod under the hood - a retired EMD E8 engine...

Andy :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 17, 2010, 01:47:55 PM
Now that is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on February 17, 2010, 02:20:32 PM
Lots of EL E8's sacrificed their engines for RS-3 Re engines......
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 17, 2010, 10:54:22 PM
You didn't know about the RS3 Re-engines alex?

They were called the De Witt Rebuilds, started by NYC in the late 60s, continued by PC, later Conrail. Many Alco RS3s lost their 244s to EMD 567s, which parts were much more readily available for. As fast as Conrail could rip apart a E7 or E8, another 567 was transplanted into another RS3. Tis' a shame though, seeing that those 244s still had many more miles to go before they were ready for retirement.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 17, 2010, 11:38:20 PM
You didn't know about the RS3 Re-engines alex?

Obviously. They don't seem to be as well known as a CF7 rebuild, or chop nosing, so it is probably acceptable that I have never heard of it. That would be like me acting all "OMG" about you not knowing what a Reading SW1200m was.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on February 17, 2010, 11:57:23 PM
i still dont get whats wrong with the 'curve' i mean.... what?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 18, 2010, 12:07:28 AM
Obviously. They don't seem to be as well known as a CF7 rebuild, or chop nosing, so it is probably acceptable that I have never heard of it. That would be like me acting all "OMG" about you not knowing what a Reading SW1200m was.
That wasn't meant like an OMG post, just lettin' ya know.

By the way, I do know what a Reading SW1200M is, Repowered Baldwin. ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 18, 2010, 12:13:47 AM
Only because I lecture you about the Reading all the time, lol.  :P

"Goddamnit Alex! I don't ****ing care about the Reading or the Valley or any of that shit!"   -Sean, at the beginning of a skype convo at over the summer. Before I even said anything.

Oh, and Justin. The curve on the long hood looks a bit wider than usual.

Compare it to this. It seems like it is taller. And I also just realized why the stacks looked off as well, lol. RS3s don't have double stacks. (Yes, I know. EMD reengining.)
(http://www.thebluecomet.com/cnjRS3raritan.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 18, 2010, 12:25:12 AM
Only because I lecture you about the Reading all the time, lol.  :P

"Goddamnit Alex! I don't ****ing care about the Reading or the Valley or any of that shit!"   -Sean, at the beginning of a skype convo at over the summer. Before I even said anything.

Oh, and Justin. The curve on the long hood looks a bit wider than usual.

Compare it to this. It seems like it is taller. And I also just realized why the stacks looked off as well, lol. RS3s don't have double stacks. (Yes, I know. EMD reengining.)
(http://www.thebluecomet.com/cnjRS3raritan.jpg)

You have no Idea what Lecturing is until you've had Deety fill your head about LIRR. :) But hey, there are times when I do want to learn more about the LIRR.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 18, 2010, 01:27:02 AM
Image quote fail. :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 18, 2010, 01:45:28 AM
So if we all pitch in for the locomotive, who gets it first, and for how long?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 18, 2010, 02:46:48 AM
Hey there :moon:

But learning about the LIRR and NY&A is something that provides hours of entertainment. :headspin:
Oh, if I could give you a +100 I would. Because there is so much truth in that statement.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 18, 2010, 03:30:01 AM
You dont learn about the LIRR - it gets forcefully implanted in your brain.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 18, 2010, 10:50:02 AM
That C39-8 ad is posted on almost all the rail equipment classified sites; with almost no details.

 :lame:

How much for next day air?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 19, 2010, 12:54:17 AM
You dont learn about the LIRR - it gets forcefully implanted in your brain.

That can be counteracted.  No operation needed.  Just take a laxative called "LIRR Be Gone".  Gives soothing relief within 1 hours.  It's advisable to be near a toilet 15 minutes after taking the laxative.  If you are prone to migraine headaches consult your proctologist first. :shitfan:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 21, 2010, 08:39:12 PM
(http://www.divisionpoint.com/photos/D+RGW-SP_KM/D+RGW_4001.jpg)

(http://www.divisionpoint.com/photos/D+RGW-SP_KM/SP_9022.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 21, 2010, 09:12:57 PM
^ Nothing odd about that. ^

SP just bought DRGW's Krauss Maffei's and didn't repaint them yet. Those units must have been something else, however I do like the hood version when in Southern Pacific paint.

http://www.sp9010.ncry.org/index.htm
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 22, 2010, 02:02:01 PM
Wait a second, now it looks familiar. Didn't they turn one of these into that camera engine?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 22, 2010, 09:36:42 PM
That's the very same loco.  They are restoring it to the way it looked before SP made it a camera engine.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 22, 2010, 10:14:29 PM
Right, and man the pictures I have seen of the newly fabricated nose section their work is top notch!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 23, 2010, 09:10:32 PM
(http://cheezpictureisunrelated.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/129052716700318014.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 23, 2010, 09:48:40 PM
I guess it really does matter where you sit on that thing.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 25, 2010, 04:06:27 AM
SW1200 dynamics
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-w/wvn52ags.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on February 25, 2010, 11:45:52 AM
Wait a second, now it looks familiar. Didn't they turn one of these into that camera engine?
they are?!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 25, 2010, 12:46:11 PM
The one the is being restored is one of the units SP originally owned. (the one SP made into the camera car in 1969)  D&RG had cowl units and SP had hood units.  This is the link domo_rails posted on the restoration progress.

http://www.sp9010.ncry.org/index.htm

I've talked to a one of the guys at NCRY.  He is really surprised at the amount of effort that they decided to put into it.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on February 25, 2010, 03:21:37 PM
The one the is being restored is one of the units SP originally owned. (the one SP made into the camera car in 1969)  D&RG had cowl units and SP had hood units.  This is the link domo_rails posted on the restoration progress.

http://www.sp9010.ncry.org/index.htm

I've talked to a one of the guys at NCRY.  He is really surprised at the amount of effort that they decided to put into it.

Bill

Any chance that they plan to make it operational again?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 25, 2010, 03:57:52 PM
Yep, they plan to have a 100% operational Krauss-Maffei by the end of their rebuilding/restoration work. It will be interesting to see how long it will be until they have it done.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on February 25, 2010, 07:25:48 PM
Yep, they plan to have a 100% operational Krauss-Maffei by the end of their rebuilding/restoration work. It will be interesting to see how long it will be until they have it done.
I wonder where they're going to get replacement transmissions. I'd actually like to see the gearing on one of those things... It's probably ****in' insane.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 25, 2010, 07:54:22 PM
I think they are looking at some they scrounged up across the pond somewhere over in the UK; I think that is one of the the biggest issues they are facing in making this restoration operational.

EDIT: The hardest part they are facing is actually finding six gearboxes for the engine, that is what they are looking for over in the UK.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 25, 2010, 08:31:56 PM
From what the guy I talked to said it's all dependent on weather they can come up with a few key components that are missing.  Some of the parts are used on locos still in service in Europe and can still be obtained however there was a few pieces that were custom for that loco that are broke or missing.  If they can come up with those they have a good chance of getting it runnable.  If not, well, we'll see.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on February 25, 2010, 08:55:46 PM
Yea that is what I heard too, I have been following their updates on Trainorders.com; I just did not remember the specifics on the parts needed.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 25, 2010, 09:05:59 PM
I wonder what they sounds like...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on February 25, 2010, 09:06:47 PM
SW1200 dynamics
<snip WVN 52>

I actually rode behind I think that locomotive back when the West Virginia Northern was still operating and also running tourist trains, that was probably 12 or 13 years ago now. We also got to see their steam locomotive then, which is now operating at the New Hope Valley Railroad in Bonsal, NC.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 26, 2010, 12:31:29 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/GE_U5B_ALL_2087.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 26, 2010, 01:28:36 AM
GE U10B... those things are f*ckn awsome when they dont look like ASS.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on February 26, 2010, 02:59:00 AM
 O0 Any idea what's under the hood on the U10B? I've read they have a huge CAT... :headspin:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 26, 2010, 08:00:10 AM
Yup a Caterpillar D398. bit more on our version here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NZR_DH_class

(http://railreference.net/images/8/89/DH_2816.jpg)

(http://railreference.net/images/thumb/f/f8/DH_2839.jpg/800px-DH_2839.jpg)

Also for good measure - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibOYjL4Mqys

William  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on February 26, 2010, 04:31:55 PM
For a moment I thought that top one was Trainz Rail.

OMG

 :stick:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 03, 2010, 02:39:43 AM
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/co/co-X3aga.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 03, 2010, 12:03:11 PM
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/co/co-X3aga.jpg

Or should that go into the WTF thread. :o  What is that thing?

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 03, 2010, 01:18:30 PM
According to Fallen Flags, it is a "Car puller" or "Car Pusher." They had more than just that one it seems, as I have seen one in a different C&O scheme with a little external differences. That horn placement has to suck though.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: VGN903 on March 03, 2010, 01:35:20 PM
Was it used to load cars on barges?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 03, 2010, 01:59:36 PM
Kind of reminds me of the units they use for pulling ships through the Panama Canal.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 03, 2010, 02:42:35 PM
(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTb_xon45LElcACFSjzbkF/SIG=131565heb/EXP=1267724520/**http%3a//www.sailgemini.com/images/CentralAmerica/PanamaPacific/Canal/Train.jpg)

Yeah, it kinda does.

As for the barges, I have no clue.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 05, 2010, 06:06:45 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C6580%5CMMID102.jpg)

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 05, 2010, 06:24:43 AM
(http://www.jeff-z.com/wks/locoroster/602/040diesel602.jpg)

It is a Whitcomb. They were used by the US Army in Europe, as well as one on the LNE. I have actually seen this one in person, as it is currently in Kempton on their excursion line.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 06, 2010, 11:28:27 AM
Wow, that's interesting photo, Alex. They look like GE engines or ALCOs engines? Sorry I don't know what this is kinda of engines types

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: gfisher on March 06, 2010, 05:43:55 PM
Green before it's time.

(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/C&O-01.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~george-d-fisher/trainz/C&O-02.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: VGN903 on March 10, 2010, 11:12:08 PM
A dock car for unloading coal at Sewels point.

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz241/sturmtiger65/Virginiandockcar1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 15, 2010, 06:32:51 AM
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_up_st_elec.jpg)

Would you look at that. It is very similar to my current project.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on March 15, 2010, 07:45:58 PM
(http://www.skyrocket.de/locomotive/img/jnr_c53_43_1.jpg)

(http://www.skyrocket.de/locomotive/img/arg_argentina_2.jpg)

(http://www.yeah-oops.com/wp-content/uploads/locomotive.jpg)

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C458%5CBNScan08.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on March 15, 2010, 09:28:24 PM
That last GE unit there Eric, Is a GE 147 Ton switcher. The largest brand of Centercabs GE marketed.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on March 17, 2010, 12:11:23 AM
(http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr0107/pc4976.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on March 18, 2010, 08:58:27 AM
 O0 Yes, can anyone tell what make & model of engines the GE-147 tonner had?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: VGN903 on March 18, 2010, 12:05:13 PM
closest thing I could find on the Engine was this tidbit.

"All except the AC6000CW are powered by various versions of GE's own FDL diesel prime mover, based on a Cooper-Bessemer design and manufactured at Grove City, Pennsylvania."
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on March 18, 2010, 01:12:12 PM
you wont, because its an SL-144, even says so on the frame.

according to the car and locomotive cyclopedia, its got Two 4-cycle Model KTA-1150L

"GE's switcher line eventually expanded into the "1974 line," consisting of three models between 600 h.p. (the SL80), 800 h.p. (SL110), and 1100 h.p. (SL144). While all three were designed as industrial units, GE attempted to promote the SL144 as a Class 1 railroad switcher. A pair of SL144's subsequently demonstrated on Chicago & North Western and Burlington Northern before being sold to industrial customers."

you can find more info if you do a search on SL-144 i am sure. ive never heard of a GE 147 ton.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on March 18, 2010, 01:19:16 PM
Either way them some big ole cast trucks.

EDIT:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc35/rs2mike/snowplow%20projects%20and%20motoring/x263000snowplow.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on March 18, 2010, 03:03:08 PM
 :o Thanks NS_37, that is a Cummins in-line six-cylinder, 6.5x6.5 bore & stroke engine that fits a bunch of stuff.

I first heard about it back in the '80's.  It was popular as a truck engine, though a bit heavy. I had a friend that worked for Florida Refrigerated out of Dade City that had a Kenworth with an experimental Cummins Formula 525 & 7-speed transmission. He could leave Dade City for California & be back in five days.

Cummins also released a 600hp version that could waste the drive tires in 40k miles. They stopped using them in trucks because of the low fuel mileage, heavy weight, high cost, but the KTA could whip a Cat's ass.

The last major fleets to run the truck engine were in Canada.

The construction version was the KTA-1150C. That's 1150 CID.

The SL-144 tonner must have been one good ground-pounding-sound locomotive.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on March 18, 2010, 09:20:10 PM
Cummins diesels were very frequently used in GE tonners. All the way up from the 45T, to the 147. My museum has an ex. RG&E exx. Berkshire Senice GE 110T, which uses 2 Cummins powerplants on both ends.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on March 19, 2010, 03:50:24 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C3812%5C4805%204823_eldorado_19jun2005.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on March 19, 2010, 12:06:04 PM
Got to love the narrow gauge kite bashing they do in Brazil. :cheers:  It's an old Canadian pacific SD40-2.  Looks like they added about 6 feet worth to the body between the dynamics and the radiators.  Wonder if Steve ever worked with this one? ;D

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on March 19, 2010, 05:32:23 PM
Here's a few more shots from the FCA in Brazil, these are former Rio Grande tunnel motors 5386 and 5406:

(http://www.drgw.net/photos/FCA4823/4823_eldorado_12jun2005.sized.jpg)
(http://www.drgw.net/photos/FCA4821/4821_aerea_carreira_comprida_14maio2005.sized.jpg)
Due to limited clearances, they completely shave the roof down to a uniform height, which meas they have to relocate the dynamic brakes.
(http://www.drgw.net/photos/FCA4821/4821_ventiladores_carreira_comprida_14maio2005.sized.jpg)
Here you can clearly see the relocated dynamic brake resistor grids and fans, mounted inside the radiator air intakes.

I found these pics at DRGW.Net, one of several Rio Grande fan sites. If your interested, you can find more information on these converted locomotives, as well as more pics in the roster section of the web site.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on March 20, 2010, 10:49:37 PM
Either way them some big ole cast trucks.

EDIT:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc35/rs2mike/snowplow%20projects%20and%20motoring/x263000snowplow.jpg

RS3 converted in to a snow plow?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on March 20, 2010, 11:32:20 PM
Yup.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on March 24, 2010, 03:09:47 AM
(http://www.drgw.net/photos/FCA4823/4823_eldorado_12jun2005.sized.jpg)
*snip*

I don't know why, but that seems to me like the most epic NG diesel I've ever seen. It looks so bad, yet so good.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on March 28, 2010, 05:28:43 PM
A shrouded RS1
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_arr1070.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on March 28, 2010, 11:19:36 PM
Now that's a weird one Alex

This isn't a locomotive oddity but definitely a train oddity.  Getting any ideas from this Norfolk Southern.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/5/9/5859.1193688000.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on March 29, 2010, 10:30:00 PM
A shrouded RS1
*image*

Looks like my first attempt at drawing an F7. :D

Guess they weren't so inaccurate after all!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on March 30, 2010, 12:14:24 AM
Looks like my first attempt at drawing an F7. :D

Guess they weren't so inaccurate after all!

also looks more like a shrouded BL2 from the windows.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on March 30, 2010, 04:25:15 AM
those are disgugly, that is all...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 30, 2010, 04:44:09 AM
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1928988



- Dave
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on April 03, 2010, 01:18:45 AM
Widecab B40-8
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C53307%5CGE%20809_b_1988-11-10_B40-8W_UP%20Ewing%20Ave%20Shop_St%20Louis%20MO.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 03, 2010, 03:55:40 AM
Sorta kinda. That locomotive has been rebuilt numerous times, it started out as B36-8 #606.

Republic RX500
(http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/rx500-2.jpg)

And interior...
(http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/rx500-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on April 05, 2010, 10:03:22 AM
And interior...
(http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/rx500-5.jpg)

lul 40-4
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on April 09, 2010, 06:07:13 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/6/7/1467.1270233661.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/4/9/3849.1133024400.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on April 09, 2010, 07:55:42 PM
European DMU, interesting, but what's even more interesting is
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/6/7/1467.1270233661.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on April 09, 2010, 08:55:19 PM
LoL, yeah, I posted that originally, but for some reason it isn't showing up. lol. That thing is damn ugly.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: gfisher on April 09, 2010, 09:08:55 PM
It looks as if it will attach itself to you and suck out all your blood if you get too close. :o
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Zorronov on April 09, 2010, 09:15:44 PM
Hmmmmm...why does that remind me of "Dodge Cars" at the carnival?   :D

Cheers,
Fred
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Campbell5149 on April 19, 2010, 03:58:55 PM
Box-ondola


(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w59/campbell5149/Photo0039.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on April 20, 2010, 05:08:00 PM
I can't tell if it's the lens or if those boxcars are really warped in that way. If they are i wonder how that got that way.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on April 20, 2010, 05:11:12 PM
if i take pics of moving trains with my cellphone they look slanted that way. i suspect some kind of latency issue.  :-\
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on April 21, 2010, 04:52:04 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C24171%5CDSC_0629.JPG)

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C24171%5CDSC_0613.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 21, 2010, 02:55:29 PM
Oh yeah, the M420TR. MLW's failed copy of the MP15. Thats now (Surprisingly) preserved in that condition over in Utica NY.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on April 25, 2010, 06:47:00 AM
(http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/871/IMG_1574.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on April 25, 2010, 02:51:03 PM
Haha, I love coming across models like that.

I just realized whose layout that is. You can see videos of it here. http://www.youtube.com/user/JonGrant4472
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on April 25, 2010, 05:26:49 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C24171%5CDSC_0629.JPG)
What the deuce? What's an old Metro North engine doing in Aussieland?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on April 26, 2010, 11:29:25 PM
Not so much the locomotive, just the scheme.

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/7/2/5772.1182387600.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on April 27, 2010, 12:04:54 AM
what a disgrace
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on April 27, 2010, 01:04:39 AM
"F*cked up Conrail scheme"
That ain't right.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 27, 2010, 01:06:39 AM
What the deuce? What's an old Metro North engine doing in Aussieland?
Oh yeah, the M420TR. MLW's failed copy of the MP15. Thats now (Surprisingly) preserved in that condition over in Utica NY.
That answer your question?
No?
Ok. That FL9, among a few others, are "Preserved" (Note the quotations) by the Mohawk & Hudson group of the NYS National Ry. Historical Society.
But, the M&H NHRS has been fond not to do a whole lot, so currently, these locomotives are stored in Utica, perspectively to be used on the Adirondack Scenic.
Don't quote me on this, just trying to piece my own 'heard on the grape-vine' facts together.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on April 28, 2010, 07:20:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf9dkfIj0ug&feature=related
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Isegrinns on April 29, 2010, 10:25:42 PM
(http://onwheels.homepage.t-online.de/img/5040wp.jpg?foo=0.8205751799980006)

(http://hgh-esn.ath.cx/fc/images/fc4290db.jpg)

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1734/504023lengerich3004666mr.jpg)

I can haz oddies naow?

(http://www.worldofugly.de/ugly/989.gif)

Thats the background:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Crosti_boiler

Cheers
A.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on April 29, 2010, 11:04:59 PM
wow that's a nice smiley of Tyler.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on April 30, 2010, 02:12:27 AM
wow that's a nice smiley of Tyler.

Yeah it's what you will be doing shortly.... :bnhcontract:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on May 04, 2010, 11:17:38 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/6/6/6566.1272652630.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 04, 2010, 11:21:57 PM
That's an SD60M Tri-clops cab.. attached to the body and frame of a SD70ACe?
SD60ACe?
Either way, that's pretty cool lookin'.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 04, 2010, 11:41:18 PM
No traction motors.
Floodlights.
No MU hoses or ditchlights.

Static engine test platform?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 05, 2010, 12:17:53 AM
Nick Vezmar: Probably just another drill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on May 05, 2010, 12:20:20 AM
it was basically an SD60ACe. these were testbeds for the likes of the SD32ECO. there are many ECO rebuilds popping up all over with GP22s (GP40-2s) and SD22s (SD40-2s) being rebuilt with better performing 'greener' engines and new parts. in the case of the SD70ACe, its an SD70MAC redesigned with an 'environmentally friendly' tier II engine, these ECO rebuilds do the same thing, putting a nice clean tier II engine in older equipment.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on May 05, 2010, 12:22:56 AM
Something that Haymus must have smoked up, no doubt.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on May 05, 2010, 05:33:36 AM
 O0 The EMD #9501 has two lights pointed at the engine mounted on the forward end of the radiator housing, probably two more at the rear of the air filtration hood.

The fuel tank is segregated into at least four compartments...including flush-outlets in the center...

The unit has a engine with all it's accessories, an alternator &  a load-test unit all in one "portable" package...along with a place to hide in the rain...and probably runs for days at a time...a real-time Tier III test-bed...that's the next regulation to meet...

The only thing I know for sure is that it has nothing to do with the 60-series except a few cosmetic features.

I want one for Trainz...!

"That's some bad engine-tester Harry...!" :badumtish:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on May 08, 2010, 12:40:35 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/8/8/7588.1267933452.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 08, 2010, 12:55:24 AM
A DRS-something-something?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on May 08, 2010, 09:19:59 AM
It's a DRS-66-1500EMD.  ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on May 08, 2010, 06:41:31 PM
Whatever it is (and where-ever it is) that is one brute purposeful looking locomotive...

Andy :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 08, 2010, 06:45:29 PM
It looks like a chop nosed RS18/GP9 on steroids.

It is definitely beastly, I like it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 09, 2010, 03:36:49 AM
Whatever it is (and where-ever it is) that is one brute purposeful looking locomotive...

Andy :)
Andy-
It and its counterparts were designed and *re*-built by the Union railroad crews in Pittsburgh PA. Their primary function was to assist in the functionality of the USS Edgar Thomson Steel Works, among the others.
Union, before the influx of end-cab switchers had a very colorful roster, from Baldwins, to Alcos, and early EMDs.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on May 13, 2010, 11:22:33 PM
Amtrak says : Uhh, huh?
(http://www.locophotos.com/pix/109/Amtrak%20AMTK%20457_Los%20Angeles%20CA_Craig%20Walker_2010-05-08_109513.jpg)
Not my photo, I just found it on locophotos.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on May 14, 2010, 10:03:40 AM
(http://baldwindiesels.railfan.net/rtw/rtw363tg.jpg)

Photo by Tom Golden, pinched from from http://baldwindiesels.railfan.net/gallery.html

?? highly sophisticated winterization gear?  Not sure where or when it was taken, but that hopper has plain bearings...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on May 14, 2010, 12:25:07 PM
It's cold their.  There is snow on the ground.  The site says it's "Chicago, Ill - February 1978"  That loco must have a serious problem warming up if they have the whole radiator compartment covered while operating it.  I'm not sure when they transitioned from bushings to roller bearings on the trucks but I thought it was in that time era.  And if that hopper wasn't meant for interchange work it wouldn't have been to high on a priority list of getting the trucks changed out.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: VGN903 on May 14, 2010, 12:35:10 PM
10 MILLON passengers huh? Nice proof reading before painting that one.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on May 14, 2010, 12:44:15 PM
Re read it.  It says "10th Anniversary" "10 EASY GOING YEARS 25 MILLION RIDERS 2000-2010".

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on May 14, 2010, 12:49:13 PM
it is also an ore hopper. some of which retained their old journal bearings into the 90s even in interchange work.

http://www.amstedrail.com/aar/C7490.htm
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: VGN903 on May 14, 2010, 02:36:26 PM
Re read it.  It says "10th Anniversary" "10 EASY GOING YEARS 25 MILLION RIDERS 2000-2010".

Bill
Ahh caught me. I miss read that part but they still spelled Million wrong.
where is the "i" after the "L" in Million?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on May 14, 2010, 04:26:39 PM
Amtrak GP40... Hmm, "semi-cowl"?

(http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtGP40/amt520.jpg)

Was: EMD GP40
Now: EMD GP38H-2


Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on May 14, 2010, 05:00:09 PM
Couldn't really call it a semi-cowl.  There is a platform down the sides of the long hood.  A cowl unit is fully enclosed out to the sides of the main deck on the long hood end with the exception of the rear porch.  Looks highly modified for an ex GP40.  It would look better as a cowl unit though.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on May 14, 2010, 05:28:03 PM
Ahh caught me. I miss read that part but they still spelled Million wrong.
where is the "i" after the "L" in Million?

its pretty bad that they did that more than once... i am sure the other side is misspelled too. of course who knows what they allow over in cali.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on May 14, 2010, 05:30:09 PM
Million is spelled Millon 3 times on the unit (Front, left & right side's). Also 2000-2010 is 11 years technically...right?

Yay Amtrak!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on May 14, 2010, 06:26:56 PM
of course who knows what they allow over in cali.

Nick, Fred, Me.  Scary isn't it. :onfire:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: The Vezman on May 14, 2010, 07:26:20 PM
OH NOESSSSSSSS :headspin:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on May 14, 2010, 10:32:24 PM
Million is spelled Millon 3 times on the unit (Front, left & right side's). Also 2000-2010 is 11 years technically...right?

Yay Amtrak!

... No, it would be 10 years. 2010 minus 2000 is ten. December 2000 to December 2010 would be ten years, anything less than December 2010 would be 9 years and X months.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on May 14, 2010, 10:49:51 PM
But that depends if you count the 1st year of service doesn't it?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on May 14, 2010, 10:50:15 PM
.. Why wouldn't you? Even then, if you didn't count the first year, it would be 9 years.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on May 14, 2010, 10:56:36 PM
.. Why wouldn't you? Even then, if you didn't count the first year, it would be 9 years.

Domo = pwnt.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on May 14, 2010, 11:10:18 PM
Lol, not my greatest moment. Oh well, not being at school all week does have some effects on a student I guess.  :stick:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: The Vezman on May 15, 2010, 01:32:11 AM
Try smoking/inhaling the air in Santa Cruz and then doing school all week. Weed + low tide = A wonderful combination.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on May 15, 2010, 02:23:00 AM
 O0 ...but that's the point exactly...

Just graduate...!

Just the option, does not equate the responsibility...leave something for us all to enjoy, don't make an asshole deal of it!

The option on the west-coast is projective..............
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on May 15, 2010, 02:34:10 AM
Try smoking/inhaling the air in Santa Cruz and then doing school all week. Weed + low tide = A wonderful combination.
Lol, I got enough of that at my school... 7 full time police officers, everyone is a druggie, and we have too many drug dealers. Trust me, I know I been around the block once or twice. lol, people at school are idiots.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on May 15, 2010, 03:07:50 AM
20 Millon

20 Mellon

20 Dillon

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on May 15, 2010, 03:11:55 AM
 O0 Oh, damn, I was cultured into what the hell they are into..

When it's weed, I can get things done...

When it's chemical addiction, forget it...

Drugs, alcohol, nicotine, are symptoms of a larger problem...(God help us) it's really a heart problem(spiritual).

I kicked it...ongoing, anyone can...

Faith-based approach, is the only way...

Until total legalization occurs...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on May 15, 2010, 03:18:50 AM
(http://www.bcoolidge.com/Amtrak_81-85_Pix/RS2_104_Balloon_Track_South_Bay_Boston_4_84Edited.jpg)

Amtrak! ---> :stick: - "Can you tell me why we ended up with this ALCO?!"
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on May 15, 2010, 03:22:46 AM
I kicked it...ongoing, anyone can...
Right on man, it's all in the head. under the table high five.  :hideunderchair:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on May 15, 2010, 03:40:14 AM
 O0 Thanks for the aknowlegement, but darn what Amtrak did to the RS3 has no excuse!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on May 15, 2010, 03:47:00 AM
O0 Thanks for the aknowlegement, but darn what Amtrak did to the RS3 has no excuse!
IIRC it wasn't Amtrak who did that but then again it is almost 1 AM so I could be wrong. (Ladies and gentlemen of the audience, please note I did use the word could.  :headspin:)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on May 15, 2010, 03:48:09 AM
Morrison-Knudsen Locomotives:

-- M-K Rail MK1200 --

http://yardlimit.railfan.net/mk/1200/mk1200g.jpg

^ M-K Rail MK1200. The workhorse from M-K rail. Purchased mostly by the ATSF.

-- M-K Rail MK5000s ---

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_mk9903.jpg

^ Demonstrator unit from M-K Rail promoting the MK5000C.

http://espee.railfan.net/nonindex/mk_photos/0503b_sp_mk5000c-stan_rothwell.jpg

http://espee.railfan.net/nonindex/mk_photos/0501_sp_mk5000c-bruce_conklin.jpg

http://espee.railfan.net/nonindex/mk_photos/0503a_sp_mk5000c-stan_rothwell.jpg

^ M-K Rail MK5000C - Designed with low skirts on front nose for improved visibility. It looks similar to modern EMDs. Purchased by Southern Pacific widely looking for fresh, new, and revolutionary power that could get jobs done.

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/utah5006.jpg

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=38711

^ Some M-K Rail MK5000Cs were sold to the Utah Railway after the Southern Pacific demise and roster reduction.

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_mk9903a.jpg

^ Interior of M-K Rail MK5000C. Note visibility of from window and control layout.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=142880

^ Even some Ex-Southern Pacific units found new life on the Utah Railway in bright orange. Note locomotive is MK5000-3. Another variation. Refereed to as MK50-3.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=234523

^ Another MK50-3, this time on the standard scheme for Utah Railway, my favorite of their schemes.

-- M-K Rail TE47-4E --

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=249823

^ M-K Rail's concept of rebuilding locomotives into better locomotives as business failed. As EMD rebuild ALCOs, they took in an ALCO S-4, and rebuilt it to the TE47-4E. The rebuild was so expensive, it was considered a disaster, and so, it was never to happen again.

-- M-K Rail TE##-# Series --

More successful than the TE47-4E rebuild, here are some rather unusual locomotives.

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/sp7030.jpg

^ You guessed it. They rebuilt the GE U25B. They called it, the TE70-4S.

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_sp7031.jpg

^ A picture of another TE70-4S. Southern Pacific was the only owner of these units. They specially painted them in the bright scheme you can see. This picture is of higher resolution, so take note of details and/or changes between the GE U25B.

More can be found here:

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel79.html

Later becoming MPI locomotives, they currently make locomotives such as the MP36.



O0 Thanks for the aknowlegement, but darn what Amtrak did to the RS3 has no excuse!

Actually, it was an RS2. It was chop nosed like Green Bay Western did, and was rebuilt. Personally, I think it was a great way to "modernize" an ALCO, but they were never meant to be modernized. So the result not only looks strange, but looks almost unacceptable. Amtrak or not, that unit was registered under Amtrak, and I'm not sure if it was owned by them before the rebuilt/shop or if it was done by a previous owner.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on May 15, 2010, 03:51:15 AM
Found another shot of the Amtrak RS2, this time, it's weathered and in service:

(http://www.bcoolidge.com/Amtrak_81-85_Pix/RS2_104_Lakeshore_Equipment_South_Bay_Boston_8_29_84Edited.jpg)

I don't know about you, but if I saw that pulling my train, I would say to the conductor, "How the is that Amtrak? And why is it pulling a commuter?!"  :-\ I guess they couldn't make there minds up if it was a roadswitcher, switcher, or do-whatever-with unit.

EDIT: Note the early MBTA in the background.

EDITEDIT: Even better, that train is the "Lakeshore Limited"...pulled by an RS2. Interesting...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on May 15, 2010, 03:56:26 AM
Here's what replaced that RS2 #104 when it retired...

(http://www.trainweb.org/amtrakflorida/Pictures/Amtrak%20Picture%20Page/Large%20Images/Motives/Amtrak%20P-42%20Locomotive%20104-825-512.jpg)


Oh, look, it was repainted to Phase V:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_D7eWwh4xE

Nice Santa Train... EMD E8! (100, and 101)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 16, 2010, 06:11:56 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C29514%5C8921.jpg)

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C36296%5C91708-17.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 16, 2010, 08:36:29 PM

Actually, it was an RS2. It was chop nosed like Green Bay Western did, and was rebuilt. Personally, I think it was a great way to "modernize" an ALCO, but they were never meant to be modernized. So the result not only looks strange, but looks almost unacceptable. Amtrak or not, that unit was registered under Amtrak, and I'm not sure if it was owned by them before the rebuilt/shop or if it was done by a previous owner.
Still wrong.
The Amtrak RS3"M"s were Dewitt Rebuilds... essentially a Alco RS3 was castrated of its original Alco 244 4 cycle diesel, and a EMD 567 2 cycle from a retired and scrapped F unit, or E unit was dropped in place. EMD 567s, like the later Alco 251's sat on top of the frame where as the 244 sat IN the frame allowing the body to clear. The addition to the carbody is to cover the top half of the 567. The Dewitt rebuild program was a rebuild program started back in the late 60's by New York Central, Later Penn Central and continued into the Conrail era to rebuild older locomotives to then "Modern" specs. As some people call them, they're known as ALC-EMD's, (A combination of Alco & EMD if you didn't catch on.)
The GB&W RS2 rebuilds got the Alco RS11 style hood, because it was getting a 251, not a 567.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: domo_rails on May 19, 2010, 08:02:11 AM
I just saw a picture on Trainorders, Amtrak corrected the spelling errors on the 457 F59PHI 10 year wrap. They can spell Million now. :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on May 30, 2010, 07:48:39 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/SAL2028.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on May 31, 2010, 10:56:19 PM
Nah nah that's pretty. Southern's equivalent, one of which ran until Southern absorbed the Georgia Northern (http://southern.railfan.net/images/archive/southern/other_lines/gano/gano2moultriega457.html).
(http://southern.railfan.net/images/archive/southern/railcar/vulcan.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on June 01, 2010, 12:53:01 AM
Coal sludge fueled GE.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/de547be35f54723fffc07d5f8240d9b4.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on June 01, 2010, 12:58:19 AM
That looks like it was once a C39-8.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on June 01, 2010, 01:17:17 AM
The body looks lopsided. And what happened to the plow?
Title: Re: OH GOD
Post by: illinoiscentral on June 01, 2010, 05:56:55 PM
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS THING.

http://uslw.net/content/screenshots/58290ffc3d0266ec070d8c77581179ab.jpg
"Comfort cab"
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on June 04, 2010, 02:16:24 AM
Hell yeah I want a coal powered loco. **** the other alternatives, lets pump some powdered Anthracite Culm into an engine.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on June 04, 2010, 08:35:40 PM
Old UP SD60M rebuilt in London Ontario to a new SD32ECO.Seems like this whole ECO thing is starting to catch on.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/fa3314a7b21a8bbce426cee53cbc9994.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on June 05, 2010, 05:47:06 PM
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/whit9.jpg)
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/pioneer1.jpg)
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/kaybob.jpg)
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/gwwd31.jpg)
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/portsc01.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on June 06, 2010, 03:21:19 PM
Old UP SD60M rebuilt in London Ontario to a new SD32ECO.Seems like this whole ECO thing is starting to catch on.
*image removed*

I can't understand why they wouldn't take the time to at least touch up the paint and get rid of the graffiti. That's not exactly the message I'd want to associate with "eco-friendly."
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on June 06, 2010, 03:22:51 PM
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/whit9.jpg)
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/pioneer1.jpg)
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/kaybob.jpg)
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/gwwd31.jpg)
(http://members.fortunecity.com/rrpics/rare%20locos/portsc01.jpg)

owned.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on June 06, 2010, 03:28:36 PM
I think the ECO's are probably headed to the paint booth eventually, considering the flared radiators appear to be only primed at this point.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on June 06, 2010, 04:53:51 PM
I can't understand why they wouldn't take the time to at least touch up the paint and get rid of the graffiti. That's not exactly the message I'd want to associate with "eco-friendly."

That's because the brainless gang bangers are applying graffiti faster than they can re paint them. :banhammer:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on June 07, 2010, 05:32:57 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C6577%5CTT1003.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on June 07, 2010, 05:38:17 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d8583638a7e9a8060ea75e4a38f5e66d.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: illinoiscentral on June 07, 2010, 07:16:28 PM
That's because the brainless gang bangers are applying graffiti faster than they can re paint them. :banhammer:

Bill
Amen.
Taggers are low-lifes with nothing better to do than vandalize stuff.
People, including railroads, work hard for what they have and those assholes mess it up with out one thought or consideration. :wtfdavidblaine:-Taggers
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on June 08, 2010, 03:57:37 AM
P&LE wins so hard
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ple/ple9722ags.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on June 08, 2010, 10:38:36 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/0/9/4309.1168387200.jpg)

 :o
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on June 23, 2010, 03:26:25 AM
Apparently, SEPTA had an electroliner for a while.
(http://images.nycsubway.org/i22000/img_22427.jpg)

(http://images.nycsubway.org/i46000/img_46046.jpg)

(http://images.nycsubway.org/i16000/img_16762.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on June 23, 2010, 11:37:04 AM
Quote
SEPTA Electroliner
(http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/b/b8/Massimo.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on June 23, 2010, 06:37:49 PM
That single car unit reminds me a bit of this...

(http://public.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p6XNpgRjT8U6BoxSIn4ZTny_grFGG12K59rFgT2hfZoE8djGJtTgCmftKb2Wn0_k4wXoPBd-Xk1XNvpA4LjrHFw/gwr3.jpg)

Great Western Railway's AEC railcar, affectionately known as the 'Flying Banana'.  About as 'oddity' as anything you are ever likely to see. And being British it had a driver's cab at both ends (saved turning) so t'other end is identical :)

Picture filched from dieselpunk's blogspot (http://dieselpunks.blogspot.com/2009/08/gwr-diesel-railcar.html).

Andy :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 22alpha on June 23, 2010, 06:49:34 PM
That's kinda neat looking, did they remove the round buffers?

Mike
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on June 23, 2010, 09:18:58 PM
IIRC they were originally built without the ability to couple to anything at all, those odd buffers were simply over-run protection.  Later though the front/back ends were modified with the usual Brit large round buffers, screw link couplings and air hoses etc.  Pretty sure I have seen a photo of them running paired, and definitely seen pics with them towing M'Lord's horsebox...

Andy :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on June 24, 2010, 12:23:38 AM
Pic removed
 :o

That's the new Ikea Flat Pack locomotive. You take it home and assemble it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on June 24, 2010, 12:48:36 PM
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/FlyBikes89/coolscheme.jpg)

Interesting, what I find his photo from facebook [sorry I took it his photo on facebook] :kablamo:


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 24, 2010, 05:28:41 PM
English Translation: Centennial Of Revolution Mexican.
Literal Translation: The Centennial of the Mexican Revolution.

Apparently they're doing the same thing we did back in 1976.

Sean
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on June 24, 2010, 06:06:28 PM
 O0 Thanks DNutter for that picture, I have seen very few locomotives I would call "beautiful!"

Thanks also ALCoholic, for the translation!  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 24, 2010, 07:48:12 PM
Of course.
I gotta put 3 years of learning the Spanish Language to use somehow. :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on June 24, 2010, 08:35:11 PM
I have a soft spot for Japanese trains...but this one....
(http://www.lucs.lu.se/jan.moren/Log/full_10RapiDNamba.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 24, 2010, 11:53:09 PM
That Honestly... Looks like a Gigantic Blue Dildo...
 :kablamo:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on June 24, 2010, 11:54:09 PM
You would know best.

 :duck2:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on June 26, 2010, 02:08:15 AM
Reminds me of the Rocketeer.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on June 26, 2010, 12:06:19 PM
Its the Nankai 50000 (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nankai_50000_series") series used on the Osaka airport express.
At least the Nankai is funky in a cool way, not just flat ulgy like the Spanish AVE
(http://www.bombardier.com/files/en/supporting_docs/image_and_media/products/BT-3231-AVE_S_102.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on June 26, 2010, 01:44:48 PM
A K-27 converted by the NdeM to Standard Gauge

(http://www.drgw.net/photos/DRGW459/ndem_2250_turandacuao_mx_17_mar_1962_000.sized.jpg)

Would this be the equivalent of wearing baggy pants?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 05, 2010, 03:46:56 AM
http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=330323

Like or avoid?


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on July 05, 2010, 05:40:46 AM
Like locomotive.  :headspin:

Avoid gay-schemed railroad.  :facepalm1:

(Okay, I like the silver highlights...)

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on July 05, 2010, 10:19:16 AM
 O0 Like.

It's not required to meet pollution standards, so it's a Dash-9, with a 16-cylinder engine instead of an Evo. :headspin:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on July 05, 2010, 01:37:47 PM
Like

I don't know why, but the paint job looks really nice!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on July 05, 2010, 05:15:59 PM
I like it, it's a nice change of pace from ALL's all red scheme.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: wheelnrail on July 05, 2010, 09:37:14 PM
Like, obviously. It so shiny and crisp.... :onfire:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on July 05, 2010, 09:41:36 PM
(http://www.elektrolok.de/Chronik/bh_ice-amtrak-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on July 05, 2010, 10:56:40 PM
I remember that in a video. Apparently Amtrak was testing various Highspeed trainsets for the Northeast Corridor.


they brought one in from Sweden, as well.

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/5/0/9250.1050163440.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 06, 2010, 04:40:25 PM
(http://www.trainorderclassics.com/images/OL09-BellevueMuseum/BM-CarPusher.jpg)

http://www.trainorderclassics.com/09-BellevueMuseum.htm


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on July 11, 2010, 02:24:49 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/5/4/4954.1278797544.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on July 11, 2010, 03:24:41 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/5/4/4954.1278797544.jpg)

That's what I call put together with spare parts.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 12, 2010, 11:49:09 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/9/0/2690.1278974414.jpg)

Ryan sat down.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on July 12, 2010, 11:51:54 PM
Looks like it has growths on it.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: socalwb909 on July 13, 2010, 12:08:46 AM
-WOW, those are a bit nasty!
-Joe
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on July 13, 2010, 12:11:59 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/5/4/4954.1278797544.jpg)
Epic  :onfire:

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/9/0/2690.1278974414.jpg)
Epic fail :facepalm1:
But seriously, WTF is that monstrosity?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on July 13, 2010, 12:15:17 AM
Talk about extreme air filtration.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on July 13, 2010, 12:27:52 AM
looks like what happens when you give an SD70ACe steroids...




or cancer....




whichever comes first.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on July 13, 2010, 12:52:57 AM
looks like what happens when you give an SD70ACe steroids...




or cancer....




whichever comes first.

Nah.  Viagra.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 13, 2010, 01:03:19 AM
But seriously, WTF is that monstrosity?

70Ace for Saudi Arabia
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on July 13, 2010, 02:51:57 AM
70Ace for Saudi Arabia
What he said. I saw those not too long ago on RP.
Another:
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/4/1/2641.1206108000.jpg)
Not an oddity, but wtf?
 ???
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: UP8328 on July 13, 2010, 03:29:28 AM
*unquoted as have fixed the original post*
Not an oddity, but wtf?

sorry for quoting the image,but your one bracket was in the wrong direction, anyway thats Haines & Kibblehouse Inc SD38. And yeah seeing their SD38 go past my house everyday is a little disturbing, especially with the face on the front. :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on July 13, 2010, 08:56:19 AM
 O0 I wish I had a SD38 go through this town everyday, let-alone my house.... :imwithstupid:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on July 13, 2010, 03:55:02 PM
Ok. when SD38's happen. That one wont.
But Ryaaaaaannn!

Ha. Just kidding. It scares me enough that somehow Thomas found it's way off of Sodor Isle.
GO BACK TO WHERE YOU BELONG YOU BRITISH PIECE OF SHIT.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: wheelnrail on July 13, 2010, 04:14:41 PM
Damn it!! Now im gonna have nightmares thanks to the sd38  :hideunderchair:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on July 13, 2010, 10:49:25 PM
(http://www.grijalvo.com/Cz_Felinitos/Fastech_tren_orejas.jpg)
Nekomimi :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on July 14, 2010, 12:27:29 AM
Wow.  :puke:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on July 14, 2010, 12:40:36 AM
I actually thought that train was pretty cool. Shame the service version does away with the "cat ears" (airbrakes).
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on July 14, 2010, 02:17:44 AM
And that they scrapped both the prototypes.  :(
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on July 14, 2010, 04:24:15 AM
Its odd, but odd in a good way.
the E5 has a lot of the same lines but no cat ears
BTW
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/106729159_09440c44aa_m.jpg)
it had its own line of action figures :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on July 25, 2010, 12:48:34 PM
Never saw this coming....
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ea8331bfd0ac2551f57913d0b6898783.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: csx6900 on July 25, 2010, 01:22:32 PM
Never saw this coming....

Yeah I had heard that a lot of BNSF's Dash-8s were going to CN.  I thought I heard that some were going to CP, too.  Either way, as long as they still have a home.  I would hate to see them die... even if they're GE widecabs.   :P

-Evan
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: wheelnrail on July 25, 2010, 01:34:36 PM
A CN Bonnet? :puke:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on July 25, 2010, 05:47:27 PM
 :facepalm1: ...a real wore-out pos...  :facepalm2:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 28, 2010, 12:07:21 AM
This is ex-high nose or something..?  ???

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1846803

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1523579

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2157173


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on July 28, 2010, 12:19:25 AM
I would guess Ex- Kennecott Copper Units......

EDIT: Duh.. It says so at the top of the pic....

They were built with extra high cabs for better vision in the mine pits.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 28, 2010, 04:39:21 AM
I would guess Ex- Kennecott Copper Units......

EDIT: Duh.. It says so at the top of the pic....

They were built with extra high cabs for better vision in the mine pits.

Yeah, I know what I was read on the info that was ex-Kennecott Copper units. So, I wonder that I think this unit look like be ex-high nose because see their nose bit more high. Looking like they was crop half of hood.

Interesting, "extra high cabs for better vision in the mine pits". I've heard about that lol. Thanks for define!


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on July 28, 2010, 01:05:24 PM
I prefer this Kenncott loco. ;)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/slave-driver/Museum%20pics/94d750ae.jpg)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NewYorkCentral on July 28, 2010, 02:08:14 PM
[12:05:19 PM] Chris A. Nazzaro: MEOW
[12:05:23 PM] Chris A. Nazzaro: ._.
[12:05:29 PM] Chris A. Nazzaro: IMA EAT CHU

That is All.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on July 28, 2010, 02:29:39 PM
I always thought those NF-210 looked cool.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NewYorkCentral on July 28, 2010, 03:09:02 PM
Digging that Orange Plow-Caboose there.. =D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: amtrak60 on July 29, 2010, 02:38:22 PM
One of my clubs got this thing donated:

(http://a.imageshack.us/img835/8131/dsc00889g.jpg)

It is a Lehigh Valley Track Inspection "Car" (4-2-4T). It does not take turns well...
YES it did exist!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on July 29, 2010, 03:43:57 PM
 O0 Your 4-2-4T won't track well because the pivot is restricted by the driver against the lead & trailing trucks.

It has a minimum radius therefore & that gauge trains is common for un-prototypical radius.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on July 29, 2010, 06:32:40 PM
im sure in that scale the drivers or other wheels are able to move from side to side more freely than the real life version, this is typically the case.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: amtrak60 on July 29, 2010, 08:27:36 PM
Well, the unit is HO, (which I am not all that in to), and don't know it's manufacturer. Yes, that is true backyard, I'll try it on the larger radius on Saturday. NS_37, you're right, about the pony and trailing trucks, not the driver, it is as stiff as ever in terms of axle-created sway. None what so ever. I'm an N Scaler & G Scaler, so please don't ask me about statistics for this HO stuff, all I know is it's bachmann track.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on July 30, 2010, 12:46:19 AM
im sure in that scale the drivers or other wheels are able to move from side to side more freely than the real life version, this is typically the case.


O0 I understand.  I suspect the lead truck does have lateral-sway, however I'm sure the prototype doesn't, because they are "pilot" trucks, to guide the driver(s-?).

And that's the problem...the model manufacturer took liberties with the design, to "help" it maneuver the tight curves & especially tight turnout-radius, thereby defeating their very purpose.

Since the only purpose was to inspect track, the prototype never hit anything tighter than a mainline turnout...no "city-switching" or street running involved.

By the way, the model looks cool to me! :headspin:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: amtrak60 on July 30, 2010, 01:00:59 AM
Yeah backyard, exactly. I like it too, it's a really cool and, (well, not so much "cool" as "hot" (boilers don't heat themselves you know...)), intresting, because the only other one I have seen is one of the B&M's. I'm not even sure that that one exists or not. Glad to have it (LV 4-2-4T)!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 30, 2010, 08:07:31 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/8703f2d05e14c685dca17dbd78798901.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_QcKAK2Sp3Gs/ScXBpZ4x1_I/AAAAAAAAAXA/rPjCfvCwVEI/s400/fuuuuuuuu.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on July 30, 2010, 12:59:41 PM
What in the world is that thing  :onfire:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on July 30, 2010, 01:28:54 PM
New, chinese made, kiwi rail loco, am I right?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 31, 2010, 12:16:27 PM
New, chinese made, kiwi rail loco, am I right?

Change kiwi rail to KiwiRail (optional kiwirale) and loco to piece of shit.  :facepalm1:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on July 31, 2010, 12:41:47 PM
Change kiwi rail to KiwiRail (optional kiwirale) and loco to piece of shit.  :facepalm1:

Does that mean KiwiRail is going to paint it brown?

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on July 31, 2010, 08:45:43 PM
funnily enough that was what they were originally going to paint all the rolling stock... i kinda wish they didn't change their minds when you see what they chose in the end  :shitfan:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 05, 2010, 11:57:24 AM
Man, I tell you what. I thought that I was going to hate this locomotive when I saw it. I knew about it for a while now, and I have only now looked it up, and while I don't normally like elephant ears, I have to say that it does look pretty classy on a T-1. Kudos to the Delaware and Hudson.

(http://lhr.railfan.net/images/RDG302hT.jpg)

(http://lhr.railfan.net/images/RDG302fT.jpg)

http://www.broadway-limited.com/images/products/detail/1engsidefulllength.jpg

Though, I do have to say that the headlight looks freaking dumb.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 11, 2010, 03:58:41 AM
(http://www.railmodel.com/bulletins/div/EMD_Early_Diesels_files/DP-3005.gif)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on August 11, 2010, 03:25:06 PM
Is that a GE 70 tonner rebuilt or something else?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 11, 2010, 03:37:24 PM
Cool subway motor dude.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on August 11, 2010, 08:44:13 PM
Smoke deflectors were called elephant ears first. :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on August 11, 2010, 11:09:49 PM
+1 to both of you for making me laugh.  ;D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on August 17, 2010, 09:47:35 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/9/2/1692.1278387373.jpg)

 :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: chipallen16 on August 17, 2010, 10:15:27 PM
I don't care how old that is. I would ride that to school any day!
-Chip
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on August 21, 2010, 10:22:37 PM
This how America does tank engines
(http://www.railarchive.net/nyccollection/ba306.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on August 21, 2010, 10:55:43 PM
This how America does tank engines

Personally, I like their big brothers.

(http://www.eastcoasttrainz.com/sr6900/ba-s400s.jpg)
(http://www.eastcoasttrainz.com/sr6900/b%26a_D1a-5-7-10-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on September 24, 2010, 11:22:29 PM
(http://www.locopage.net/rai-2068.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on October 07, 2010, 11:16:26 PM
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=340380&nseq=14


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on October 13, 2010, 07:04:40 PM
Not really an oddity, as much as a random piece of foreign power.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/1/3/6713.1286916648.jpg)

Now if only I could find those pics of the two Reading Geeps on Cajon...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on October 13, 2010, 08:56:21 PM
OT - If that was triple-tracked I would swear that photo was taken at Kilmore East on Victoria's North East line -  where's Tommy, he will confirm :)

Now that really would be foreign power....

Andy :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: actionhank on October 14, 2010, 08:02:08 AM
I miss the Wisconsin Central.
Best part of going to my friends house near Fond Du Lac was seeing the WC F45's blast through the country side.
I wish we had F45's from Jointed Rail.
I would mess my pants something fierce  :smirk:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on October 14, 2010, 09:20:47 PM
Quote
I would mess my pants something fierce

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 17, 2010, 06:55:36 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/0/8/8108.1287206028.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on October 20, 2010, 11:01:08 PM
Gentlemen, the first duplex steam locomotive ever built:

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bo5600sa.jpg)

(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bo5600sb.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on October 22, 2010, 11:44:18 PM


(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4ef786fb0fdf45167c52b8a4b0e58190.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on October 22, 2010, 11:49:17 PM
lol, you gotta love the French Canadians.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on October 23, 2010, 04:00:04 AM
DOUBLE HORN POWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on October 23, 2010, 04:52:39 PM
Double horn sweetness

Sweet meat on a Saturday, thats awesome!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on October 31, 2010, 02:51:13 AM
WTF?!
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1437e61de590b63635276066f80ce0d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Flak on October 31, 2010, 02:59:30 AM
Lunar Space Craft
"We choose to go to the moon" ring any bells?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on October 31, 2010, 01:28:10 PM
WTF?!
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1437e61de590b63635276066f80ce0d2.jpg)


That, my friend, is a coal fired turbine.  Conceived and built in UP's Omaha shop to test the feasibility of using coal as fuel in a turbine engine for railroad service. (they had a large surplus of coal when they changed from coal power to diesel)  The fly ash produced from the burning of the coal was to abrasive and was eroding the turbine blades to fast.  They worked it for 6 years in revenue service, (with much down time for maintenance and repairs) the whole time trying to come up with a solution to the problem.  They never could fix the erosion problem.  It was retired in 1968.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on November 11, 2010, 10:30:09 PM
A GMD GMDH1.  Apparently only three were built, this one is in Canada, one is in Pakistan, and the third is in a museum. 
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/1/7/2417.1289516919.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on November 11, 2010, 10:33:52 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C20503%5CNW2300.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs949.snc4/74217_459996480757_287488550757_5440972_5804832_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on November 18, 2010, 04:18:11 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/8/0/5280.1127505600.jpg)

Info here -> http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17606
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on November 18, 2010, 11:52:28 AM
I love how the rear of the engine, is now in the center of the engine.

Thankfully, noone was killed.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Cttrainguy52 on November 18, 2010, 01:10:58 PM
No offense to any French Canadians out there but you guys weird. AMT has all those horns on their locomotives and Cabcars and they barely ever use em ???

I mean I understand there are a lot of quiet zones in that portion of canada but that doesnt explain why they need two sets of horns on one unit  :poke:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Great_Lakes on November 18, 2010, 01:32:55 PM
Maybe we keep a back up so we don't run into a potential fail down the line. :headspin:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on November 23, 2010, 06:51:47 PM
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=346016&nseq=267
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on November 25, 2010, 04:04:04 AM
http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/6900.html
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on November 25, 2010, 09:58:46 AM
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=346016&nseq=267

They have a Loco like that at Cass Rail Road in West Virginia. It's painted in Wv state park green, but it is not used just on a siding and alot of the cab parts are missing. Honestly it reminds me of a 44tonner. 
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on November 25, 2010, 10:02:24 AM
http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/6900.html
must be apart of their rebuilds  ever heard of a Gp38-3??
http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/5801.html
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on November 25, 2010, 01:19:41 PM
They have a Loco like that at Cass Rail Road in West Virginia. It's painted in Wv state park green, but it is not used just on a siding and alot of the cab parts are missing. Honestly it reminds me of a 44tonner. 

That's a GE 80 tonner.  It looks very similar to the 44 tonner in design but it's overall length is longer, it has 6 doors on each side of each hood instead of 4 like the 44 and has a walk way around the ends of the hood unlike the 44 that has none.  That's just the quick glance differences.  There is many more though.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on November 25, 2010, 01:33:11 PM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs949.snc4/74217_459996480757_287488550757_5440972_5804832_n.jpg)

That thing pulls more than you would expect....  I was surprised.  Cab was filled with smoke however........

 :imwithstupid:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on November 25, 2010, 09:51:11 PM
http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/6900.html

I'm not gonna lie, that looks like the ugly product of an SD60M cab mating with a C40-8 cab and giving it a baseball cap...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on November 26, 2010, 02:20:48 AM
must be apart of their rebuilds  ever heard of a Gp38-3??
http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/5801.html

Let's not forget their PR43C.
http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/4300.html
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: kcsman27 on November 26, 2010, 03:12:19 AM
(http://www.modelrailroadnews.com/typo3temp/pics/d3e91fc1dd.jpg) would this count
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on November 26, 2010, 10:38:04 AM
Let's not forget their PR43C.
http://www.nsdash9.com/rosters/4300.html

I like the looks of that one.  The flared radiators and 4 fans give it that mean look like the SD45 and the SD45X had.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on November 26, 2010, 07:56:29 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/120bfda80a162f5e74c2c523dc0b9438.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on November 26, 2010, 08:08:32 PM
lol, wtf...
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d37d6c15d6a47ab4dc45921aac0ed9a3.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on November 26, 2010, 11:33:11 PM
LONG LIVE THE PR43C SERIES. :rockon:

QFT  :postcount:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on November 27, 2010, 07:24:23 PM
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcatk2pjwv1qf3zmto1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on November 27, 2010, 08:21:29 PM
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii12/REexpert44/You_mad_grimace.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on November 28, 2010, 11:05:58 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4c5575e9425da8abb78fde53359944e2.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Tyler Bishop on November 28, 2010, 12:07:38 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/8/0/5280.1127505600.jpg)

Info here -> http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17606

At first I was like  :kablamo: then I realized it was csx  :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on November 29, 2010, 02:39:25 PM
 O0 The Next Evolution for the "Dash-7 Super-Series... (http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2322256)"...quiet, dynamic brake equipped(I wonder if it charges batteries), fuel-tender, reminds me of the SCL MATEs... :blob:
 :music:"If you get it wrong, get it right next time..." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKSeq_5ZyXI&feature=related) :smirk:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on December 10, 2010, 02:11:34 AM
Not sure if this is technically an 'oddity', but what the heck...

On 12-2-10 BNSF issued General Notice 938 which reads in part:

The following "North American Cab" locomotives are not suitable for lead or
(crew) deadhead service:

BNSF 9330-9399
NS 2649-2778
CSXT 4831-4850
UP 8309-8620
KCS 3997-3999
KCS 4030-4315
KCS 8600-8629
MRL 4300-4315
FEC 100-103
CN 8000-8024

This notice pretty much bans all non-isolated cab SD70M-2/SD70ACe
from leading on the BNSF -- apparently due to excessive noise and
vibration.


So watch those screenies people...

Andy ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on December 10, 2010, 02:56:10 AM
Trains are loud, get over it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 10, 2010, 04:02:50 PM
Trains are loud, get over it.

From what I have heard, the 70s are worse than first gen diesels on loudness and vibration.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on December 10, 2010, 06:26:06 PM
http://nysw3022.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1625579  is a former SD40X considered a Oddity ?   :kablamo:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 10, 2010, 07:04:48 PM
until i learn otherwise i think that rumor and the list are BS

but if it is proven true it only applies to BNSF.

KCS 8600s do not exist.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on December 11, 2010, 11:20:08 PM
http://www.railwaygazette.com/nc/news/single-view/view/amtrak-orders-siemens-200-kmh-cities-sprinter-locomotives.html
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: tommyg on December 27, 2010, 02:02:48 AM
Not sure if I've shown this one before... The Victorian Railways Y Class. The only type of locomotive in the world (or so is told) to be fitted with a 6 cylinder 567, and later a 6 cylinder 645.
(http://www.pjv101.net/fts/u01/dg049.jpg)
(Picture courtesy of PJV)
Seventy-five of these were built, they only had 600hp and were limited to 65km/h (about 40mph). They were originally used on branchline services but due to modern freight movement etc. you'll mainly find these in pass yards, the occasional freight yard and preservation societies. They were an excellent shunting engine as they had a quick throttle response due to the traction motors being in permanent parallel.

Cheers,
Tom :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on December 27, 2010, 08:39:29 PM
SW1's have 6-567's, so did SW600's.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 14, 2011, 07:39:47 PM
Just something about this seems awesome.
(http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/pics/locos/gone/ntgb25h.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on February 14, 2011, 07:43:26 PM
Just something about this seems awesome.


Chopped nosed steam engine !
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: actionhank on February 14, 2011, 07:57:10 PM
Bringing this back, quite the rack of horns on this one..

(http://www.hornwhistleboard.com/download.php?id=9990&f=2)


Good lord.
It's like they want to warn people in other states that the train's hitting the crossing.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: travler708 on February 15, 2011, 09:24:00 AM
Good lord.
It's like they want to warn people in other states that the train's hitting the crossing.
Why thats more horns than a truck full of bulls on the way to a rodeo,YeeHaw!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: csx6900 on February 15, 2011, 11:40:51 AM
Horns?  Look at all the cross-overs!  That must be one bumpy ride for the passengers!

-Evan
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 15, 2011, 11:49:51 AM
Most all of those are double slip switches not crossovers.  Looks like it would be a nightmare for a dispatcher. :onfire:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on February 15, 2011, 08:09:37 PM
Looks like Tower A-2 on Metra's Milwaukee District/UP West Line.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/889921a5ef8c8202d72b6336ac2817ce.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 18, 2011, 02:16:10 AM
(http://www.cprdieselroster.com/Roster%20Archive/CP%207000A/MLW%207008-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 18, 2011, 02:53:29 AM
Pretty much a NSWGR 48 class is it not?

(http://www.pauljones.id.au/photos/pics/WL67_4803-4916-4201_Valley_Heights_2004-05-08.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 18, 2011, 03:06:35 AM
Looks like it to me.  Just a slight color difference. ;)

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 18, 2011, 10:32:08 PM
Not quite...

Quote
Built by Alco as RSD-8 #7008 (2/1958). This unit was painted black and lettered Montreal Locomotive Works Ltd. which a square MLW logo on the nose. It first tested on CN as CN #1735 (3/1958). It then was renumbered to CP #7008 and tested on CP between April 2, and 22nd, 1958. Returned to Alco and sold to Paulista Railway in Brazil, became Paulista Railway #909.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 18, 2011, 10:36:09 PM
Not quite...


Still doesn't mean they aren't the same type of loco which is what i was inferring...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TasteOfIrony on February 19, 2011, 04:46:37 AM
Ah, gotchyea. Then yeah, same shit, different stink.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: tommyg on February 19, 2011, 08:10:44 AM
mmm wonder if it makes as much smoke as a 48 though...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3580/3342192008_8395ab5959.jpg)

Pretty cool find though, it must have been what NSWGR based theirs off I presume (the RSD-8 built in 58, DL-531 in 59).

oh yea..
SW1's have 6-567's, so did SW600's.
My mistake, I was actually meant to write just the 6-645 as being the only in the world.

Tom :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on February 21, 2011, 11:34:39 PM
The-da-da-da Illinois Central Highliners are weird, but cool

(http://www.davesrailpix.com/ic/jpg/ic087.jpg)

As a matter of fact, I think I feel a song coming on!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCtQmwJ1WAY[/youtube]

Everyone's happy now.  O0

Let's continue with MLWs. That's always a great topic. :kablamo:

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on February 24, 2011, 06:05:06 PM
wtf?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on February 24, 2011, 06:13:31 PM
dude  Ive never seen a full graffiti on a locomotive. I think it sat in my neck of the woods too long ! 
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 24, 2011, 06:27:14 PM
Ouch, even the window...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on February 24, 2011, 06:51:19 PM
I be damned. According to my friend Sean , the unit is NS 5610. I hope to shoot it again before they repaint it ! NS 5314 was tagged and had the horse head logo painted out for the longest time but they repainted it recently
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on March 23, 2011, 12:15:53 AM
holy hell.That looks like a deformed Alco

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on March 23, 2011, 12:24:03 AM
Ok that things just neat.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on March 23, 2011, 12:35:15 AM
Agreed^ The frame is definitely from a alco but the body ???
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 23, 2011, 12:37:07 AM
Hay.. Mus?  :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on March 23, 2011, 12:37:31 AM
Shut up dillon...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on March 23, 2011, 06:51:27 PM
Yup.Ill see if I can find the beasts lineage.The frame is definitely from a RS3
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on March 30, 2011, 09:27:10 PM
Both EMD SD70ACs for Saudi Arabia Railway.

(http://railfan.thegrebs.com/albums/Saudi-Arabia-Railway-SD70ACs/4002_1.jpg)

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on April 01, 2011, 11:55:16 PM
(http://www.20thcenturyhobbies.com/trainnut/ELmainpage/ERIE750A.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on April 05, 2011, 09:37:02 PM
 :smirk:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=359355

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=359361
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on April 09, 2011, 01:59:20 PM
cool hron bro
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ConrailOhio 95 on April 09, 2011, 02:51:44 PM
(http://espee.railfan.net/nonindex/c-628_photos/7121_sp-c628-rob_sarberenyi.jpg)
I'd hate to burst your bubble but look at the first post in this topic.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: wheelnrail on April 09, 2011, 03:21:22 PM
Quote
SoPac pic

Now where have I seen it before...?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on April 09, 2011, 05:44:52 PM
That looks like the old SP Alco C628 that had it cab and short nose replaced with GE components.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on April 10, 2011, 10:44:52 AM
Because resizing it will make us think it wasn't posted before.  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on April 10, 2011, 07:43:54 PM
I'd hate to burst your bubble but look at the first post in this topic.

And you kind of quoted the pic in your post....... Heck thats one cool looking C628.It looks like someone punched it in the nose
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on April 10, 2011, 07:45:02 PM
Because resizing it will make us think it wasn't posted before.  :D

 second times a charm  ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on April 11, 2011, 08:35:39 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/6/3/7063.1295320204.jpg)  The **** is this thing ? Besides being a former Alco S4
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on April 11, 2011, 08:52:13 PM
(http://blog.raileurope.com/wp-content/AVE-Renfe-Train-and-the-Spanish-Countryside.jpg)
RENFE's AVE.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Flak on April 11, 2011, 09:18:50 PM
*awesome*  The **** is this thing ? Besides being a former Alco S4
Do Want.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on April 11, 2011, 10:41:22 PM
The **** is this thing ? Besides being a former Alco S4

Up for sale, I'd wager.
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/253017/3/AB-to-stop-running-railroad <--Related
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NKP on April 13, 2011, 05:52:55 PM
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/838f0cb3ffef2aa3f202720d584841da.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
What the hell is going on?


Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on April 15, 2011, 10:28:47 AM
Airplane + Train = Scary Train/Plane children.

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on April 17, 2011, 02:25:33 PM
AMT sure loves their double sets of horns...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=360660&nseq=56
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 17, 2011, 06:24:52 PM
its a K10LA.

 :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on April 19, 2011, 01:00:02 AM
The Echo and Reverb features can do wonders with K5LA hornsounds...  :yay:

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on April 23, 2011, 01:11:40 AM
(http://www.locophotos.com/~locophot/pix/55/Kansas%20City%20Southern%20KCS%20642_Leesville%20LA_Zack%20Hilton_1977-02-24_55361.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on April 23, 2011, 02:53:57 AM
So whose kids are responsible for that scheme?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on April 23, 2011, 11:30:05 AM
http://www.locophotos.com/~locophot/pix/55/Kansas%20City%20Southern%20KCS%20642_Leesville%20LA_Zack%20Hilton_1977-02-24_55361.jpg

Is this a test of the gag reflex? :puke:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on April 25, 2011, 11:16:19 PM
Looks like an elementary school art project.  :knowitall:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on May 01, 2011, 11:23:59 PM
More dual-K5LA madness  :onfire: :
(http://www.bombardier.com/files/en/supporting_docs/image_and_media/products/BT-4723-ALP45.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ConrailOhio 95 on May 01, 2011, 11:41:08 PM
More dual-K5LA madness  :onfire: :
(http://www.bombardier.com/files/en/supporting_docs/image_and_media/products/BT-4723-ALP45.jpg)

:notworthy: I bet your ears would bleed. We could use them against the taliban.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: dylanviey on May 09, 2011, 12:25:26 AM
(http://www.locophotos.com/~locophot/pix/55/Kansas%20City%20Southern%20KCS%20642_Leesville%20LA_Zack%20Hilton_1977-02-24_55361.jpg)

Maybe someone in the engine department had some free time on their hands before sending it out on the road? I wonder what the call sign for that locomotive. "locomotive Star to conductor"  :smirk:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on May 09, 2011, 12:32:12 AM
I read a article that a  kindergarten class in Kansas designed the scheme because KCS had some contest and they let the kindergarten kids design it and well they painted the unit exactly the way the kids drew it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on May 09, 2011, 12:43:39 AM
Morristown & Erie number 22 is no ordinary GP9.In fact it is no longer considered a GP9.Rebuilt by Morrison & Knudson and classified as a MK TE50-4S with an experimental  Sulzer  primemover that was doomed from the gecko .The unit was a former UP GP9 that was essentially a test bed for the sulzer prime mover .There were only two prototypes built to my knowledge and the M&E 22 is the only survivor of the two.Also note the custom built nose and dash two GP40 style cab.M&E decided the Sulzer primemover was a hunk of shit and sold the prime mover back to the Netherlands.It was decided that a EMD 567 be retro fitted back into the locomotive so it can be usable.A lot of issues were brought up since a lot of mods were made for the sulzer primemover and had to do more work then the railroad I guess  wanted to.That was back in 2006 and for the last few years its been sitting with capped stacks and and hasn't run under its own power since I would say around 2000.

(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/92d4bf8ba38909ca5bdac7ea8da95a16.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/02bb3eff42b918527d8d1876e89151dd.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/1674dc4ac915fdd58ac39c837dcfba97.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/6f9c90dfcd2ac822913fb465e3725b01.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on May 09, 2011, 11:26:50 AM
 O0 That M&E locomotive seriously needs a nose-replacement more than anything else :stick:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on May 09, 2011, 06:50:10 PM
O0 That M&E locomotive seriously needs a nose-replacement more than anything else :stick:

I highly doubt it will ever run again lol

Here is a pic of it during its demo days on MK

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/53342/m5001.jpg)

And quoted from the above pic
 "Built in September 1954 as UP GP9 278 (c/n 19875), it was sold to Morrison Knudsen in February 1979 and rebuilt in July 1979 as MK 5001. It was powered by a Sulzer (Swiss) Marine six-cylinder Model 6ASL25/30 diesel prime mover producing 1500 horsepower. It was later sold as Morristown & Erie becoming ME 22."
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on May 11, 2011, 06:29:15 AM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C18153%5C2006_1005-ALG-0031.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 11, 2011, 10:33:34 PM
UH SIR. SIR. YOU DID THE FLEXICOILS AND HOOD WRONG.  :knowitall:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on May 11, 2011, 11:06:33 PM
looks like Alcos Hi Adhesion trucks that rode under the C430 , T6 and the C415.

(http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad124/Fastfreight/Alcoc430hi-adtruckswnyp.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on May 23, 2011, 07:29:45 PM
(http://www.olaviahokas.com/railscenes/r2/gn.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on May 23, 2011, 08:05:58 PM
Looks a lot better than their first attempt...

(http://itempics.eurorailhobbiesa.netdna-cdn.com/item_pics/Roco/t3_R-68856.jpg)

 :puke:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on May 23, 2011, 09:10:15 PM
lol i thought it said sh!tbag...


Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on May 23, 2011, 09:19:54 PM
Sort of Like this one.Too bad its shopped
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/double-ender-1.jpg)

(http://myweb.msoe.edu/~westr/UP%208370%20doublecab.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on May 23, 2011, 09:24:07 PM
 :puke:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on May 23, 2011, 11:12:31 PM
And here's a CNJ one not photoshopped
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C4336%5Cnj%2015.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on May 23, 2011, 11:18:04 PM
That was that odd Baldwin unit I believe.. Or was it FM? I cant remember.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on May 23, 2011, 11:43:06 PM
Yep, its is a Baldwin but i cant remember what its called.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on May 23, 2011, 11:58:07 PM
Yep, its is a Baldwin but i cant remember what its called.

Baldwin DRX6-4-2000.Pretty neat looking units

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on May 24, 2011, 04:54:28 AM
The double Babyface. I love those. Their as delivered scheme was the best though.

(http://rlv.zcache.com/cnj_baldwin_double_cab_card-p13794921033902087330sg_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on May 28, 2011, 12:58:02 AM
Fail Photoshop  :blob:
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/3165/sou4610hhc.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on June 05, 2011, 01:44:59 AM
Where's my Norfolk and Western unit?

Oh noes!  :kablamo:

- Josh
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on June 05, 2011, 05:31:17 AM
(http://www.myrailfan.com/old-subs/old-mo/RIGAUD_RON_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: chipallen16 on June 05, 2011, 09:50:08 AM
ALCOGEVO!!!

-Chip  :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on June 05, 2011, 11:01:03 PM
Ah. MLW's C640. Unique unit cause only like 1 or 3 were built, and only that one remains.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on June 06, 2011, 12:03:50 AM
Red Bull gives you (radiator) wings!

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 06, 2011, 12:07:04 AM
I think that was the one and only M640.It failed so they never made a 2nd one lol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 06, 2011, 12:14:19 AM
huh that's odd, I didn't remember UP ever getting any of the kennecott GP39's. cool stuff

dug this up on google.It turns out that MKT bought it from kennecott copper and for a while ran around like this until it got the full MKT repaint and eventually sucked up into UP
(http://www.yesteryeardepot.com/MKT381.JPG)

"On all except UP 1203, the entire cab was lowered by removing the 26 inches of extra height, but because the actual cab roof was then too low, a four-inch hump was added to allow clearance to open the cab interior electrical cabinet doors. The extra-height cab on UP 1203, ex MKT 383, originally KCC 782, was in very poor shape from wreck damage repair by Kennecott (the cab had been sheared off by a mining shovel in the Bingham Canyon Mine). National Railway Equipment replaced the entire cab with one from a retired Milwaukee Road SD45."
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on June 06, 2011, 01:21:20 AM
This is a real wacky one.
(http://www.tamr.org/Andy_Inserra/Images/CRSlug6849.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 06, 2011, 01:56:47 AM
oh man I forgot about that ^ lol. a RSD5 that lost its cab and became a slug
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: gevocharger on June 07, 2011, 12:37:58 PM
Here's a BNSF one:

(http://fuelcellsworks.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tn_us-bnsf-hydrogen-loco-lustig.jpg)

Greets
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: chipallen16 on June 07, 2011, 01:18:05 PM
Welcome to the forum! Gensets are oddballs anyway.

-Chip  :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ConrailOhio 95 on June 07, 2011, 01:19:35 PM
That would be a GG20B Hydrogen fuel cell switcher. It is now painted in the H3 paint scheme.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: csx6900 on June 07, 2011, 01:59:10 PM
Gawd I hate those Genset things.  They're so ugly.  If the hoods were raised a bit higher they wouldn't be as bad.

-Evan
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on June 07, 2011, 02:50:42 PM
heres a nice didn't see this coming   so found this (http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C33381%5C061608%20004.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 07, 2011, 06:10:11 PM
Nice ! Here is my suck ass shot of 8447 in enola.I wish i had my 55-200 mm lens back then  :smirk:  8447 is now horsehead lol
(http://nysw3022.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/59028/cp100731_10.jpg)


Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 07, 2011, 06:35:12 PM
This is just to good not to post lol. Definitely a oddity if it actually existed
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r117/mcmannors/PL42AC--E-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 07, 2011, 10:02:21 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/8072/ww120_3nov05-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on June 07, 2011, 10:42:14 PM
What the...?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 07, 2011, 11:03:34 PM
A former RS11 converted to a MT-4 slug by conrail.Later bought by WW and ironic enough gained a cab from a SW1500.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on June 08, 2011, 11:38:57 PM
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_XUQ-iizOCrE/SabVZQ3qYmI/AAAAAAAAEJg/fGOKwtO8uRg/s800/_MG_4973.JPG)check out the number 5 (http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/sp9551.jpg) and I have never seen these
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on June 08, 2011, 11:53:10 PM
Although weird looking, I saw nothing odd about the first one. I guess you haven't seen a GP15-1? Although getting rare, I suspect they're still pretty common. IDK but I guess it's odd. After all, it's the only think on Blombergs with a tunnel vent.

The second is a GE U50C. GE's way to try to get on the duel prime mover bandwagon with EMD. (EMD's inital locomotive was the DD35, in A and B units; the DD40AX came later... no B units.)

I have no idea on how the U50C ran, but I would assume not as good as they should. After all, under all the odd parts, it is a U-boat.  :knowitall:

I'm done saying the obvious. Now gone on and correct me!  ;)

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 09, 2011, 12:24:54 AM
The Erie Lackwananna/NJ DOT had 32 GE U34CH's built for commuter service in NJ and into Suffern NY. Many were retired and scrapped by NJ Transit in 1995 but a few escaped the torch and made it to a few railroads such as ALL in Brazil and two made it to Alstom for use in Mexico.The one and only U34CH left on American soil is 3372 which is now in the URHS collection.3372 was also repainted into its as delivered colors by the URHS for the farewell to the U34CH fan trip on NJ Transit in 1994.3372 now resides in the middle of the ghetto in Passaic New Jersey although it is fenced in.It has not run in quite a few years and is to heavy to run on the NYGL trackage. ( NYGL in itself is a oddball railroad).NYGL is storing it for the URHS since New Jersey doesn't has a museum for it :facepalm1: .

Anyway here is my shot of 3372 a few years ago
(http://nysw3022.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/43543/LAST%20u34ch%20on%20earth.jpg)
And a shot of 3372 in service on the EL
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/24147/r170.jpg)

And my model of EL 3364 which has a few errors but Atlas only tooled one shell for there U33C , U36C , and U34CH.I added the noselite which works.
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/22655_106207576063565_100000229690819_163925_1011441_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on June 09, 2011, 12:31:10 AM
The second is a GE U50C. GE's way to try to get on the duel prime mover bandwagon with EMD. (EMD's inital locomotive was the DD35, in A and B units; the DD40AX came later... no B units.)


I'm done saying the obvious. Now gone on and correct me!  ;)

If you insist.  The second one is a U50 or U50D it was sometimes called. (it's nick name was Whirlybirds)  That was the predecessor to the U50C which had 2, 3 axle trucks instead of 4, 2 axle trucks.  GE acctually delivered the first U50's one month before EMD delivered their first DD35 in 1963.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 09, 2011, 12:43:54 AM
NYSW 206 was one of 6 Alco S2 switchers built for the road in 1942.The 206 is the only survivor of those 6 units and was recently preserved by the Maywood Station Historical Society which also restored the NYSW's Maywood Station.

Here are a few of my photos of the 206

Just before the 206 got a coat of primer.Layers of rust were taken off the 1985 paintjob that was applied by another historical chapter when the NYSW returned it to service for a short time.They blew the prime mover up a year later and retired it for good.
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/28803_119951154689207_100000229690819_242553_1910858_n.jpg)

And one of my night shots
 (http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/26965_111237532227236_100000229690819_207467_3563955_n.jpg)



Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on June 09, 2011, 12:45:18 AM
I feels smarter now!  :clap:

I feel bad about that S2. Cool stuff Mike!

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on June 09, 2011, 01:40:14 AM
Although weird looking, I saw nothing odd about the first one. I guess you haven't seen a GP15-1? Although getting rare, I suspect they're still pretty common. IDK but I guess it's odd. After all, it's the only think on Blombergs with a tunnel vent.

The second is a GE U50C. GE's way to try to get on the duel prime mover bandwagon with EMD. (EMD's inital locomotive was the DD35, in A and B units; the DD40AX came later... no B units.)

I have no idea on how the U50C ran, but I would assume not as good as they should. After all, under all the odd parts, it is a U-boat.  :knowitall:

I'm done saying the obvious. Now gone on and correct me!  ;)

Cheers,
Joshua
I have seen the gp15-1 what I was pointing out that right side number board on the front of the locomotive is smaller it's hard to notice
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on June 09, 2011, 04:22:27 PM
Yay!

 "It is so tiny!" - Heavy W. Guy.

I've seen a lot of screwed numberboards. This GTW Geep, for example, has three types of numberboards:

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C65349%5CIMG_0392.JPG)
^ Mine

(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C53195%5CIMG_1024g.JPG)
^ The man known as "Chris Bodkin"

You have the old square font on one, two of the classic font, and one of the Illinois Central styled Times New Roman font. I assume at any moment, CR6641 might have something to post about numberboards.   ;)

Cheers,
Joshua

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: chipallen16 on June 09, 2011, 10:05:45 PM
Dayumn. That be sweet!  O0

-Chip
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on June 09, 2011, 11:16:36 PM
I the latest railroading locomotive oddity Norfolk Southern seems to have bought these

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/252338_10150197562969315_111336324314_7253596_2936654_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 10, 2011, 01:31:07 AM
Destined to be SD40E's?


They sure do need a coat of horse so most likely.But who knows with NS
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on June 10, 2011, 02:14:20 AM
I just don't understand those were nee up ex HLCX units who wants a locomotive that is not going to have that many years left under its belt they should have brought more units out of storage


(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249422_10150191763859315_111336324314_7195002_73865_n.jpg)

Triple Identity anyone?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: chipallen16 on June 10, 2011, 09:55:28 AM
Most people have already seen these from NS Locos on Facebook... you could at least give the photographer credit. And NS leases and eventually rebuilds locomotives for a smaller price than purchasing a new, $2.5 million GEVO.

-Chip
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on June 10, 2011, 11:32:06 AM
My uncle told me a long time ago, his grandfather used to work for the Rock Island railroad as an Engineer.
In 1952/3 to the late 1960s, he drove the Peoria Flyer. The locomotive was Christine, and she was quite an odd loco. For the people who keep track of locomotive roster, the number is CRIP 621. An ALCO DL-109 repowered by EMD in 1952.

Here she is being re-powered in '52:
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C43154%5CALCo%20DL107%20621%20%5BLa%20Grange,%20IL%5D%201952.jpg)

Here's when she was under the control of my uncle's grandfather:
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C4752%5Ccrip0621.jpg)

I find it really weird, since that's the only locomotive with that particular Rock Island scheme. I've seen others close to it, but not sure if they completely matched.

Now correct meh. I wanna learn.  :knowitall:

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Josh655 on June 10, 2011, 04:40:37 PM
Don't we have a DL109 in Trainz now?

Kewl stuff.

Cheers,
Joshua
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on June 10, 2011, 04:56:45 PM
Don't we have a DL109 in Trainz now?

Kewl stuff.

Cheers,
Joshua

Yes we do, there are a few on the DLS by PWeiser

Mike
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Dermmy on June 10, 2011, 06:27:16 PM
...which isn't a direct match up with the Block-style lettering on the cowl,,,

[nitpick] It isn't a 'cowl'.  On those older 'cab' units the carbody is structural, it helps support the weight of  the unit in exactly the same way as a truss girder supports the track from above.  A 'cowl' unit is structurally a boxed-in hood unit where the carbody provides no structural support and the underfloor members (frame/chassis/whatever) do the whole job alone...[/nitpick]

Andy :)   :knowitall:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 10, 2011, 08:35:26 PM
PRR 4800 was the first GG1 built with an all riveted carbody.It also was the only GG1 to wear a full coat of Conrail blue and was one of Conrail's Bicentennial painted units. I took this shot of it back in 2010 .4800 is still awaiting restoration at the Railroad Museum of PA.
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/45641_149584221725900_100000229690819_404673_7160563_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 10, 2011, 08:51:03 PM
The RR Museum of PA also has a few units that are the last examples of there kind.

PRR 5901 is the last EMD E7 A unit left on the planet and can be considered an oddball unit.It got a full treatment of Tuscon red with duplex gold pin stripes by Juanita Shops back in 1996 I believe.It is on display in a climate controlled building.The E7A was also the first of the E units to get the bull dog nose .The E1-E6A had the sloping nose so it in a sense is a oddball engine as the E8 went to porthole windows and other changes.My shot of 5901 was taken last summer

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/40303_149584538392535_100000229690819_404696_7588338_n.jpg)


PRR E44 4465 is the sole survivor of 44 units built for the PRR by GE from 1960-63.They lasted into PC , CR and Amtrak. NJ Transit bought a bunch but never used them and got cut up.While the E44 is not a one of a kind unit, it is now the only example of a E44 and thus can be recognized as a oddball unit.GE also built E44As for a mining railroad but I don't know if they are still around or not.Taken last summer.

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/40492_149585261725796_100000229690819_404756_5039558_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on June 13, 2011, 08:49:14 PM
Is that in Mexico?
Altoona Pennsylvania
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on June 14, 2011, 12:47:43 AM
Excuse me sir, but what the f#$@*% is this?  :puke:
(http://www.morscher.com/rr/1986/19861130_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jadebullet on June 14, 2011, 02:53:01 AM
It is an ALCo RSD-1.(tri axel RS1) Quite normal. The oddballs are the ones with the RS1 cab.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/4/9/1749.1301628361.jpg)

(http://www.playle.com/KDL/72271.jpg)

RSD5(tri axel RS3)
(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0PDoS7R6PZNHB8A4jGjzbkF/SIG=126ojlhcd/EXP=1308055889/**http%3a//intl.parovoz.com/gallery/20080815_14115.jpghttp://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0PDoS7R6PZNHB8A4jGjzbkF/SIG=126ojlhcd/EXP=1308055889/**http%3a//intl.parovoz.com/gallery/20080815_14115.jpg)

Chopped nose
(http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_milw576.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on June 14, 2011, 03:00:14 AM
There there is always the CF7
(http://trainweb.org/jfuhrtrain/CF7frames/ATSF2626.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on June 14, 2011, 03:04:10 AM
I only know of a few of these around most are scrapped I know of on at a museum in Kentucky that is still running pulling passenger tours in Santa Fe paint
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on June 14, 2011, 03:17:24 AM
There is like one or two of the CF7s on a tourist railroad in Santa Cruz CA if memory serves.
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/1/4/2114.1215481743.jpg
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on June 14, 2011, 09:20:07 AM
ohhh and they are street running I like lol. Street running is great to watch but its white knuckle for the engineer and conductor with all of the worlds stupid people that stay in a hurry

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/4/6/2746.1206320400.jpg)


This is the one at the Kentucky Rail museum
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SN_410 on June 17, 2011, 09:41:39 PM
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5656/010beu.jpg
is it me, or are trolley poles supoesd to be strait  :shitfan:  :smirk:
somebodey is gonna get bent out of place  :cheers:
i bet the driver is in no mood to talk  :bnhcontract:  :music:
i am a voulenteer there, it was bad  :onfire:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 17, 2011, 10:12:48 PM
RESIZE YOUR IMAGE
Totally driving up to Saratoga NY to see this thing.D&H paint on a B39 looks sort of cool
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/4/8/7/9487.1308289698.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on June 17, 2011, 10:30:58 PM
That engine would look cool in D&H.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on June 17, 2011, 10:34:42 PM
Give him a chance.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 17, 2011, 10:36:20 PM
Ill give him a chance.He just started a lot on the Auran forum.I guess everyone deserves a second chance eh ?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SN_410 on June 17, 2011, 10:48:24 PM
Ill give him a chance.He just started a lot on the Auran forum.I guess everyone deserves a second chance eh ?

thanks, and im a changed man, f.y.i. you wont hear from me on the threads for about a year or so. but ill be her, every now and then, but i will be private messinging
and besides, what is wrong with me? everyone is differant, and besides ive delt with enough crap, i was hoping for a fresh start, give me one.
i beg that nobody posts this next to my name :ban:
i am a good person, if you met me you would know, and i have learned alot, i know s-driver and stealthsteam personally. please dont ban me here too. i wanna a fresh start, and you got to admit, my pic is funny. right?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on June 17, 2011, 10:56:00 PM
Taylor, welcome to the forum.  

There is a pretty tough crowd around here but post knowledgeable and pertinent posts and you should be alright.  Just relax and don't get anxious and feel like you need to post to every thread.  I'd suggest taking the PM feature easy as some people may get annoyed by it. Feel free to contribute daily to the public discussion but do not get excessive.  Everyone does deserve a second chance.  That is why I'm sticking my hand out for you.  Enjoy your stay!



 AT CURRENT MEMBERS:  If we catch onto anyone downing his karma for the hell of it you won't be around here for long.   He hasn't done anything wrong yet and he had -7 karma?  WTF guys.

-Steve

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 17, 2011, 11:03:31 PM
Welcome to the forum Taylor. I might add that this forum is totally better then Auran and will be looking foward to some of those routes you were posting.They looked better then any routes I've ever done
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on June 17, 2011, 11:04:45 PM
and feel like you need to post to every thread.

I like this - there are a few here i can think of that need to take note.


William :salute:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SN_410 on June 17, 2011, 11:06:00 PM
thankyou, i promise not to spam. have a good one everyone
have a good night, go meet friends  :cheers:
i dont have many in person, but i still stay active :smirk:
well i got work to do. have a nice day to come
-Taylor K. Wolett
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on June 17, 2011, 11:19:42 PM
is it me, or are trolley poles supoesd to be strait  :shitfan:  :smirk:
somebodey is gonna get bent out of place  :cheers:
i bet the driver is in no mood to talk  :bnhcontract:  :music:
i am a voulenteer there, it was bad  :onfire:
thanks, and im a changed man, f.y.i. you wont hear from me on the threads for about a year or so. but ill be her, every now and then, but i will be private messinging
and besides, what is wrong with me? everyone is differant, and besides ive delt with enough crap, i was hoping for a fresh start, give me one.
i beg that nobody posts this next to my name :ban:
i am a good person, if you met me you would know, and i have learned alot, i know s-driver and stealthsteam personally. please dont ban me here too. i wanna a fresh start, and you got to admit, my pic is funny. right?
That's why you laughed about the damage and a few of your other comments through the day were not thought highly of either.  It was explained to you what happened before you laughed about it whether you listened or not and it was very obvious to everyone that was in hearing distance that you didn't understand how catastrophic it could have been or you would never have laughed about it.  As for being a changed "man" your actions will speak louder than words Taylor.  You may have met Brandon and I but that don't mean you really know us.  I see some good potential in you but you have a lot of maturing to do yet but at your age that's not uncommon.  I'm with Steve.  Give you a chance.  Just remember that here on USLW and on Aurans forum there are many that won't give you a chance.  Just to reiterate, your actions will speak louder than words.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SN_410 on June 18, 2011, 01:29:14 PM
Bill Im sorry, i just posted this here cause it is a thread for locomotive oddities, i know it could have been extremely wrong, and it was my first time on the job, Kinda sorta on the job, and i promise you i have changed, i will show you next week, i hope nothing has changed between us. i just thought this would fit the bill, i know it was not a good time, and i know what happened. itleast i beleive i do ??? and im sory for any sarcasom, i just wanted to get a pic out there. i had it, i saw this thread. i just thoght it would fit the slot. im sorry and ment no dis-respect. hope to see you next week, i also hope 502 is coming along.
till then
-Taylor K. Wolett
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on June 22, 2011, 08:58:05 PM
Bill Im sorry, i just posted this here cause it is a thread for locomotive oddities, i know it could have been extremely wrong, and it was my first time on the job, Kinda sorta on the job, and i promise you i have changed, i will show you next week, i hope nothing has changed between us. i just thought this would fit the bill, i know it was not a good time, and i know what happened. itleast i beleive i do ??? and im sory for any sarcasom, i just wanted to get a pic out there. i had it, i saw this thread. i just thoght it would fit the slot. im sorry and ment no dis-respect. hope to see you next week, i also hope 502 is coming along.
till then
-Taylor K. Wolett

Hey bud, welcome I agree with all of them this is a much nicer place to post and not get slammed I know I was like you once I didn't understand. I saw all this cool stuff for trainz like Jeffs amtrak stuff I posted on the old threads and they called me a gimmie pig now I'm a bit older and a lot wiser about stuff. You did a good job with your other routes I enjoyed your screenshots
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SN_410 on June 25, 2011, 01:41:52 PM
Hey bud, welcome I agree with all of them this is a much nicer place to post and not get slammed I know I was like you once I didn't understand. I saw all this cool stuff for trainz like Jeffs amtrak stuff I posted on the old threads and they called me a gimmie pig now I'm a bit older and a lot wiser about stuff. You did a good job with your other routes I enjoyed your screenshots


thanks man, i think if i put my mind to it i should be able to change my ways, i can build routes, and i wish i knew how to make 3d models, there are about 10 i can think of off the top of my head i wish i could make, but either way, im glad just to be able to use all of the things that are avalible to use here, i like all the stuff from uslw, i particuly like gfisher's things. well i got to go to work with bill and his son stealthsteam, or brandon as i know him as. god i hope everything is okay, i got to show them how mature i can be, well i got to get to work, to all have a good day  :) ;) O0 :cheers:
till tomarrow
-Taylor
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on June 26, 2011, 07:06:55 PM
NS just got a few from HLCX.Shot one of the first ones patched into NS on thursday out in Duncanon PA
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ff43c575b61f5eed5d436b6b75ba24b8.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on June 28, 2011, 01:02:40 AM
I hope one makes it my way into Nitro WV
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: tommyg on July 07, 2011, 07:50:53 AM
You'd say an SD90MAC, I say SD70Ace ;)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/9d38ab8af562094f57cb53d8abc13220.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/42102416700526f6f95541f1bfe2c217.jpg)
(http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/9970c7c97c8b7fdff2c32400c42c57ba.jpg)

Electrical systems and control issues caused them to change the engines/specs if I'm reading correctly.

Tom :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jeremykhn on July 07, 2011, 04:33:03 PM
I live out in Tulare,CA and saw an HLCX. I didn't think those would be out here.

It was yellow and had HLCX written in black on the side,any thoughts?

I'm kinda baffled by this.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on July 07, 2011, 05:18:19 PM
I live out in Tulare,CA and saw an HLCX. I didn't think those would be out here.

It was yellow and had HLCX written in black on the side,any thoughts?

I'm kinda baffled by this.

Leasers run anywhere bud.Pictures could help us out but Im gonna guess and say its one of these.NS has a shit load of them on lease and purchased 20 of them recently

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270829_235022619848726_100000229690819_990329_16833_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on July 11, 2011, 11:56:25 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C21365%5CIMG_7089_4.JPG)


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Ferrous on July 12, 2011, 12:01:49 AM
High-nose, chop-nose, and now no-nose?  :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on July 12, 2011, 12:00:19 PM
(http://wc2scale.org/zenphoto/albums/WC-railcars/wc-remote-control-platforms/rc-1-04-10-93-fdl-tom-farrell-photo.jpg)


 :headspin:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on July 12, 2011, 12:09:12 PM
Back to the Future stuff, right thar.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on July 12, 2011, 10:59:11 PM
That looks like it should be in the WTF thread Steve because WTF is that thing for? :kablamo:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on July 12, 2011, 11:16:36 PM
That looks like it should be in the WTF thread Steve because WTF is that thing for? :kablamo:

Bill

I think it's a remote control idler car, but I'm just going off of memory. I remember seeing a picture of it in an old edition of Trains, it allowed the WC to use any locomotive on the roster as a remote controlled unit when connected to it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on July 13, 2011, 12:18:03 AM
We have a winner...

It's a stretch for this thread but whatever...   :D
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on July 14, 2011, 12:04:08 AM
We have a winner...

It's a stretch for this thread but whatever...   :D
Don't matter if its a stretch, it relates to Locomotive operation doesn't it?
There's your excuse.  O0
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on July 26, 2011, 01:45:41 PM
Any ideas on who manufactured this locomotive? Found this while searching on the web.
(http://www.trainweb.org/mvr/ARDS-NYC-0020-01B.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on July 26, 2011, 01:56:29 PM
Taken from wikipedia:

Quote
The Xplorer was a named train of the New York Central Railroad, between Cleveland, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio. The Xplorer was an attempt by the NYC to modernize rail travel in Ohio and lure people out of their cars. The train was built by Pullman to their lightweight Train-X design, and was powered by a Baldwin RP-210 Diesel-hydraulic locomotive.

The train consisted of nine, short, all-aluminum cars articulated together. The center car had two axles (one at each end), with the remaining cars having a single axle each, being supported by adjacent cars at the end opposite the axle. The ride was rough, as with most of the other lightweight trains of the period, and the train was not a success.

The train was retired in 1960, and was sold to Jones Tours, for excursion service. After a long period of storage in South Carolina, the train and locomotive were scrapped around 1970.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 02, 2011, 02:42:25 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C30521%5C12-21-2008_016.JPG)

Interesting, I've seen that unit with special of color before...but its still look cool


- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on August 02, 2011, 03:38:00 PM
I got a model of that SD40-2W lol.It needs a lot of work so I may just sell it and have it redone the right way
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ATSF854awe on August 03, 2011, 12:49:39 PM
What the hell is this?? :puke: :puke: :puke:

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1612fc71abcf0adbddea0eefab8e39d6.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on August 03, 2011, 01:02:15 PM
That there is a rare EMD RS1325, I believe only two of those were ever produced around 1960.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ConrailOhio 95 on August 03, 2011, 01:03:50 PM
First try to make a Genset?  :D Looks like they put the cab of a early GP on a switcher body. We shall call it frank, short for Frankenstien
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on August 03, 2011, 01:19:56 PM
And both survive today

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/2/4/7624.1292967533.jpg)

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/4/5/1545.1204686000.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on August 03, 2011, 02:26:54 PM
Found this interesting.I didn't know a locomotive can have two different numbers  :D

(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/70469/7470%20with%20wrong%20number%20boards.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on August 04, 2011, 05:06:53 PM
Interesting little bugger.
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C27456%5CScan10143ii.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ConrailOhio 95 on August 04, 2011, 06:37:55 PM
Whats wierd about it? I like the GATX unit behind it though. :cheers:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on August 04, 2011, 06:45:33 PM
The paint scheme in general and the fact ive never seen a engine painted like this so that is what makes it so unique.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on August 04, 2011, 08:41:50 PM
PLM today is a trucking company LOL.They had a fleet of ex UP/MP SD40-2s and did a lot of touring on the D&H in the 90s.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: brunofepasa on August 07, 2011, 08:07:26 PM
EMD'S G12:
(http://vfco.brazilia.jor.br/ferrovias/efvm/fotos/g12efvm535dardes01.jpg)
(http://vfco.brazilia.jor.br/ferrovias/efvm/fotos/g12efvm535dardes02.jpg)
(http://vfco.brazilia.jor.br/diesel/diesel/fotos/g12acesita200viniciusSecchin2.jpg)
EMD GL8:
(http://vfco.brazilia.jor.br/diesel/gl8/img/DSC00184gl8semiLado.jpg)
(http://vfco.brazilia.jor.br/diesel/gl8/img/DSC00178gl8semiLado.jpg)

BOMBARDIER(EMAQ) MX 620
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/EMAQ_MX620_6156_FCA.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ConrailOhio 95 on August 08, 2011, 09:29:54 PM
Not the engine the patch. I have never seen PRR like that before. Not my picture.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: UP Lover 2705 on August 08, 2011, 11:16:04 PM
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=2467918&nseq=4 (http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=246791&nseq=4)GE's BQ23-7. Seabord Coast Line bought 10 of these boxy units to put the entire train crew on theengine and loose the caboose. Nicknames: "Hammerheads" and "AGEIS crusers.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: saxrt1 on August 09, 2011, 08:21:23 AM
I have a working HO Scale model of the BQ23-7. One of my favorite locomotive. I have also had the please of riding on one out Moncrief yard.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: UP Lover 2705 on August 09, 2011, 10:37:18 AM
wow how big is it in the cab?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Mikeski on August 11, 2011, 03:31:08 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/6/0/8/5608.1312126382.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on August 11, 2011, 04:08:46 PM
NJ Transit GP40FH-2 4138 is one of 20 so rebuilt GP40s by MK in 1987.Today only 4 remain on NJ Transit and 6 on the Metro North pool.The "cowl" hoods came from former BN F45s while the GP40s them selves were retired UP , MILW , and a few ex RI GP40s.Jersey railfans gave them the nick name " hefalumps" and are one of the more unique commuter engines running in the state of NJ.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/81434ecfb99338fac1f09107f5cfb581.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Metro North GP40PH-2 4906 is a one of a kind unit.Rebuilt by conrail in 1992 from a former conrail GP40-2 as MTA 4190.Rebuilt again in 2006 by Midwest rail , and given its current number 4906.
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/caf574352f9a8443c23e2f9e87c6e7b9.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

And one of the 6 MTA ones recently rebuilt by Midwest Rail

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/61973caea279cc51693514b2d08e604b.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on August 11, 2011, 04:57:14 PM
Props to whoever keeps rubbing out the logo on the MTA 40's.  :)

Noticed that too.Must use cheaper decals out west :P
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DelmarvaFan on August 22, 2011, 03:24:31 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/2/4/6/7246.1313994441.jpg)

- David
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: chipallen16 on August 22, 2011, 07:52:12 PM
Nice looking oddity there!

-Chip  :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on August 22, 2011, 11:07:00 PM
Looks like one of those GP22ECOs.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on August 22, 2011, 11:14:21 PM
looks like a GP9 on roids lolol
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on August 22, 2011, 11:28:56 PM
Eh, it's a GEVO.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on August 23, 2011, 12:32:36 AM
Its the former GP22ECO demonstrator, rebuilt from a CP GP9, I shot it in Atlanta when NS was testing it two years back.
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/6/8/1768.1302241312.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on August 24, 2011, 01:32:03 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/8/8/2588.1307470044.jpg)

 :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on August 24, 2011, 01:34:11 AM
****ing GEVO's cant make up their mind which failroad they want to be a part of.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: chipallen16 on August 24, 2011, 08:51:34 AM
Holy... That's one heck of a mutation! Must've been Juniata...

Sweet picture!
-Chip :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: brunofepasa on August 24, 2011, 09:29:00 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C3812%5C4830-BB40-2-patio%20de%20Divinopolis-06-07-2006-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: brunofepasa on August 24, 2011, 09:36:25 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C3812%5C4830-BB40-2-patio%20de%20Divinopolis-06-07-2006-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on August 31, 2011, 04:19:36 PM
Utah belt much ?? lol

(http://21stcenturyltd.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/13422/WTNN7855.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on September 03, 2011, 02:10:04 AM
(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k256/ratled/Misc%20Freight%20cars/SPpatch.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on September 03, 2011, 11:20:21 AM
That's a backwards patch but I like it.  :cheers:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on September 03, 2011, 04:46:37 PM
Now that is neat
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on September 03, 2011, 05:07:42 PM
****ing gevoSPAM's cant make up their mind which failroad they want to be a part of.

Neither can C44s apparently.............................................................................. 
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: cweis127 on September 11, 2011, 07:03:12 PM
Another rail car oddity, credit of photo goes to Santa Fe Subjects website
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: cweis127 on September 11, 2011, 07:34:54 PM
CF7s sure are amazing. I am surprised that noone has made one for TRS yet.

I talked to RRMods, keep your fingers crossed :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: annapolisfoamer on September 11, 2011, 07:58:59 PM
Another rail car oddity, credit of photo goes to Santa Fe Subjects website

I've seen that car before, its in La Junta, CO right by the BNSF Yard and Amtrak stop.  We had to stop there for 3 hours waiting for another crew.  When we saw that we were like WTF, definitely a unique piece of equipment!

Davis
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: cweis127 on September 11, 2011, 08:07:50 PM
What the...?  Looks like a CB&Q SD70ACe, with a Spartan cab, and repowered by Caterpillar.  :crazy:

GEVO radiators :northkorea:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CNRAIL on September 18, 2011, 10:27:24 PM
(http://rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C67530%5CIMG_4321.JPG)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on September 19, 2011, 07:26:19 PM
Looks like they chromed up a ACe Nice stylish paint scheme i must say
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: chipallen16 on September 19, 2011, 09:48:50 PM
ACe
:puke:

-Chip  ;)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on September 28, 2011, 01:01:18 AM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/6/5/3165.1317172651.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: wheelnrail on September 28, 2011, 02:35:32 AM
Damn U  :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on October 12, 2011, 12:48:27 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/2/1/9921.1318348327.jpg)
 :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on October 12, 2011, 04:38:06 PM
Some new oddballs from NRE.

(http://www.canadianrailwayobservations.com/2011/sept11/jodysept6.jpg)

(http://www.canadianrailwayobservations.com/2011/sept11/jodysept19.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: 007007 on October 12, 2011, 04:51:42 PM
Saw the 1400 on Monday.  I believe it was headed to Taylor, WI for some abuse.   :knowitall:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on October 12, 2011, 04:52:46 PM
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/2/1/9921.1318348327.jpg
 :blob:

Saw that thing myself when it was sitting down in Hutt workshops here in NZ - funny where those things have ended up

William  :)

[Way to do the exact same post, STEAVE]
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on October 12, 2011, 07:26:01 PM
NREX 3600: Wut.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: saxrt1 on October 13, 2011, 02:54:12 AM

It's the Swiss army knives of locomotives. I know what it really and it's just too cool

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6052/6238559497_b8ee2f5021.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on November 03, 2011, 03:28:58 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/1/6/8/2168.1320278311.jpg)
Guess how many railroads you see in this engine
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KingOoblec on November 03, 2011, 05:01:29 PM
I count at least 4. (CSX, UP, KCS, BNSF) Possibly more.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: chipallen16 on November 03, 2011, 08:16:47 PM
CSX, UP, BNSF, KCS, DRGW... 5. That's so cool!

-Chip  :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: coreycoen12345 on November 04, 2011, 09:00:56 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/locomotive/images/4/42/EMD_GM10B.jpg)


what is this?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on November 04, 2011, 09:48:15 PM
That is one of two EMD GM10B demonstrator locomotives, Locos 1975 and 1976. Marketed as a replacement for the GG1 and for hi speed electric freight.

More info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_GM10B (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_GM10B)

I have drawings for this and the ACE 3000... Hmmm...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on November 05, 2011, 01:33:32 AM
ACE 3000... Hmmm...
http://brasstrains.com/Classic/Product/Detail/034443/HO-UTAO-WAKI-HANDBUILT-ACE-3000-Advanced-Steam-Loco
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ATSF854awe on November 05, 2011, 01:43:01 AM
what is this?
This would be so freaking beast to have in Trainz!! Very unique looking  :steveslife:

Edit: heck I'm gonna go look for some drawings of this beast
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on November 05, 2011, 03:31:10 AM
http://brasstrains.com/Classic/Product/Detail/034443/HO-UTAO-WAKI-HANDBUILT-ACE-3000-Advanced-Steam-Loco

Yes, that is it. It looks like a F40PH and a PRR T1 got drunk and had a 1 night stand.

Also, here is some more info:

http://www.trainweb.org/tusp/ult.html (http://www.trainweb.org/tusp/ult.html)

Drawings are available on one of the links
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on November 05, 2011, 03:34:50 AM
This would be so freaking beast to have in Trainz!! Very unique looking  :steveslife:

Edit: heck I'm gonna go look for some drawings of this beast

It certainly would be.... I will have to dig around and see what trains it pulled, I think it pulled the Juice train a few times....
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ATSF854awe on November 05, 2011, 04:30:03 AM
It certainly would be.... I will have to dig around and see what trains it pulled, I think it pulled the Juice train a few times....
According to Wikipedia, :blob: This thing had 10,000 HP, what a beast!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on November 05, 2011, 02:35:58 PM
http://brasstrains.com/Classic/Product/Detail/034443/HO-UTAO-WAKI-HANDBUILT-ACE-3000-Advanced-Steam-Loco

If only I had several thousand dollars to throw away...

EDIT: I know it's not a real engine, but it still struck me as interesting...

(http://users.powernet.co.uk/hamilton/bgpix/GarratWeyerhaueser.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TheRailfan98 on November 23, 2011, 01:22:56 PM
How's this for an oddity? ;) Did this up yesterday, still needs to be repainted.  :)

EDIT- I just got creative and thought up its history. My fictional Rocky Mountain Rail decided to make arebuild after an SD40-2T and an F40PH collided. RMR had a wrecked SW1500 in the backshops so they shortened the wrecked SD40-2T long hood and took the F40PH's cab and put them on the SW1500 body. I know, creative, i was bored. :)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on November 25, 2011, 10:35:54 PM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e2984f9e33177f9543d40c7298677751.gif)

*Edit: fixed drawing was posted. Changed a few things...

Piggy backing on your F40 with the Munnel Totor Hood and SW frame, I did this up a couple years ago off of Michael Eby's drawings from Trainiax. The Story behind this one was that some South American Mining Company wanted some updated power to assist in their operations, but did not have the curves to handle full sized Tunnel Motors, so the radiator equipment of a couple Tunnel Motors were grafted onto the rear of GP38-2s and GP40-2s by NREX. Eventually, I'll get around to painting it into something...  :cheers:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TheRailfan98 on November 25, 2011, 11:25:29 PM
Thats a neat tunnel motor ALCOHolic. I like doing the same thing with those drawings. :) I got the idea to make the FW45-2T from a post earlier in this thread. It was an (I think) SD40-2 body and frame with a C44-9W or AC4400CW Cab. It actually looked pretty cool.  O0
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on November 25, 2011, 11:36:38 PM
Kinda looks like a GP15 on steroids..... quite plausible. Baby T motor?

Just a point, the air handling section from a T motor is longer than the regular end of a SD40/GP38, so maybe the butt end should look like a SDP35... the end of the hood close to where the handrails should be, and add a big anti climber with a walk way on top.... also maybe the vertical stairs  on the rear like the SD40T-2 / SD45T-2.....just an idea.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Up1995 on November 28, 2011, 12:42:17 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0426a43d9a8a526124aff7784d59c4b4.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

UMMM???
Anyone know what this is?
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: CR6641 on November 28, 2011, 12:53:28 AM


UMMM???
Anyone know what this is?

Looks like a White pass and Yukon shovel nose Alco mated with a RS10.. lol creative to say the least
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 03, 2011, 12:32:09 AM
(http://sp9010.ncry.org/photos/cabunits16.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ALCOHolic on December 08, 2011, 11:59:35 PM
Ahh yeah. Looks like that Alco Diesel Hydraulic SP wanted. Another flop of a project.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 09, 2011, 09:52:14 PM
I had totally forgotten that Alco had built these beasties. I came across the pics while looking at the progress of the restoration of SP 9010.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: TheRailfan98 on December 11, 2011, 09:18:23 PM
I know I posted first progress of the FW45-2T oddity a few weeks ago, but here it is all finished up ready for Christmas:).  I "painted" it with Sharpies :imwithstupid: and used ornaments for the tree and wreath :D.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ATSF854awe on December 18, 2011, 01:05:48 AM
I always thought these looked a little odd

(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/7f88b93fbbddd22d0d85fe3852be8077.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on December 18, 2011, 04:47:26 AM
It's the BQ23-7's big brother! :puke:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: cweis127 on December 18, 2011, 10:36:01 AM
It looks like a C40-9
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on December 20, 2011, 12:20:00 AM
It looks like a C40-9

It's an Aussie C39-8M (or something like that), basically a rebuilt M636 with the "Pilbara" style cab. Personally I always though they looked a hell of a lot better that the BQ23-7's.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 20, 2011, 12:24:38 AM
yea i was gonna say it looks like a dash 8, at least from the frame up... the cab... i dunno man.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ATSF854awe on December 20, 2011, 02:48:33 AM
Found some info on it, It's a heavily edited edition of the C40-8,but now called a CM40-8 for Robe river iron railways in austrailia.

the trucks look weird too, here's a closeup
(http://hostthenpost.com/uploads/fe4e3008fbb6a50cf806448136021e70.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 20, 2011, 11:17:27 AM
well the bottom is obviously ALCO.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on December 27, 2011, 06:53:01 PM
I know it's a Photoshop, but still...

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/392729_261391397257383_100001595742906_758329_436527717_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on December 27, 2011, 09:16:23 PM
Damn good thing that that isn't real, because you'd be better off operating it blindfolded with that visibility.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: jkinzel on December 28, 2011, 03:32:31 PM
No less visibility than a GP7 or GP9.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on December 28, 2011, 04:03:24 PM
Actually less visibility because the front windows are half the size as the GP 7 or 9.  Its different looking though.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Qassaquyangli on December 30, 2011, 04:16:06 PM
http://espee.railfan.net/nonindex/sd40r_photos/7355b_sp-suffern-sd40r-clyde_king.jpg
And it WASN'T photoshopped. :onfire:  :headspin:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on December 31, 2011, 12:01:03 AM
That was Photoshopped.  Were the door seam runs through most of the letters in the upper word unless I see something to prove otherwise.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: NS_37 on December 31, 2011, 02:02:03 AM
nah Bill I'm afraid not.

http://espee.railfan.net/sp7355.html

if i remember the story it was a bitter employee unhappy with what was happening in the company.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: socalwb909 on December 31, 2011, 03:00:39 AM
-Wow i thought it was fake too!

-Joe
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: GEV0SPAMMER on January 17, 2012, 12:55:43 AM
I know it's a Photoshop, but still...

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/392729_261391397257383_100001595742906_758329_436527717_n.jpg)

Terrible minds think alike......I actually had not seen your picture when I posted this a few days ago to the NS locos facebook page. If facebook had a dislike button it would be the most disliked shot on the page lmao. I like your take on the numberboards better.

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/7e2c1364f16db7216678a79bcefcef45.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SR6900 on January 17, 2012, 01:00:31 AM
Nikos,
lower the headlight some, move the numberboards lower than the HL (like a geep), and the nose mount the e-bell and you have gold. Twin P5's on the ends would help too.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: saxrt1 on January 17, 2012, 10:01:48 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3478/4077044686_cdeb327469_z.jpg)
this came across my thread and i had too enlarge it. and it left me going HUH??
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ATSF854awe on January 18, 2012, 05:12:57 AM
~clipped the thing~
this came across my thread and i had too enlarge it. and it left me going HUH??
Holy cow!, Finally something I've seen before, Japans take on a cool looking commuter I guess  :selfdeclaredgimmepig:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on January 18, 2012, 10:28:14 PM
(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/7/3/8/9738.1326668981.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 06, 2012, 12:17:06 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/9a97c43969991640c6077ed3e10a3ba7.jpg)

Me Gusta  :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on February 07, 2012, 12:53:18 AM
itty-bitty GE

Awwww, look at the lil' thing, it's adorable!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on February 07, 2012, 08:06:01 PM
 O0 Yea...with a V12-CAT.

U18C?

Looks like some of the traction motors may be aloof...in fact I think it's done kicked the bucket!
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on February 09, 2012, 07:27:23 PM
My guess is it's probably a U12C, maybe a U8C, can't quite tell, it looks too short to be a U20 or U24. I do know that it belongs to the Aqaba Railway Corporation out of Jordan though.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 09, 2012, 09:12:54 PM
Its a UM10 - rather odd classification if you ask me. pretty much a tri-axle version of the U10B or as we call em' here DH.

(http://css1.media.trainspo.com/uploads/photos/1024/eneme-1318931203258.jpg)

Gotta love them baby GE's

William  :)

Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on February 10, 2012, 12:26:19 AM
 O0 I'd love to watch the U10B with it's V-16 Caterpillar, I bet it really pounds the ground.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 10, 2012, 04:23:56 AM
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/6180fea48bd570a1dfbc9626cb44c4af.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ATSF854awe on February 10, 2012, 04:28:52 AM
What the hell kind of cab is that?!  :puke:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: joshuajlawn on February 10, 2012, 06:03:48 PM
Something like this?


I can't remember what actually made this happen but if I remember correctly the long hood was wrecked on this SD45T-2 so they took the long hood from a SD40-2 and mounted it on the 45t-2 frame with all it's components.

Bill

Ps... I think they need a picnic table and a barbecue on that long porch. ;)
I would love to see somebody make one of those (jointed rail, hint hint, haw haw  :smirk:) goofy looking SD40-2's.  I like random odd looking locomotives like those. O0
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: joshuajlawn on February 10, 2012, 06:06:31 PM
And actually bill you could probably put a hot tube to go along with the picnic table and bbq!  Now that would be cool!  Haha. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on February 10, 2012, 10:38:23 PM
(http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures%5C51425%5Cpncx%2044.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on February 10, 2012, 10:42:29 PM
I've seen that unit before somewhere..... Someone converted a "B" unit into a mobile welding rig... the opposite end's door has a set or rails above it and a welding rig rolls out and drops down to weld rails...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on February 12, 2012, 02:59:47 AM
Apparently, these are the new engines for the Wisconsin Talgo service that's being initiated...


I am disappointed. :puke:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6844391747_882d280b35_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ATSF854awe on February 12, 2012, 09:13:50 AM
I'm going to go cry in a corner now..... that thing is goddamn terrifying  :puke: :puke: :puke:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on February 12, 2012, 12:33:46 PM
That thing is ugly.  Looks like they tried to make it aerodynamic then realized they needed an operators cab and put a box their for it. :facepalm1:

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on February 12, 2012, 03:51:23 PM
Bit of a Shame, really. This company has made some decent-looking trainsets...

(http://perso.wanadoo.es/apeadero/TalgoXXI.jpg)

But no, they just had to go with the duckface model...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Talgo_350.jpg)

 :facepalm1:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: n8phu on February 12, 2012, 04:00:45 PM
All it needs now is a set of buck teeth spray painted on the front.........

Fug ugly.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on February 12, 2012, 05:56:52 PM
"Hideous locomotive design blasphemy"

That's just horrible. What's truly sad is that someone was paid to design it.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on February 12, 2012, 06:17:28 PM
Looks like a Geneshit meets FedEx delivery truck meets F40 meets brick wall.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ericmp on February 12, 2012, 09:09:06 PM
Huh...I didn't think they actually made polished turds...
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Lord_Nikon on February 21, 2012, 03:21:14 PM

this came across my thread and i had too enlarge it. and it left me going HUH??

Narita Express (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narita_Express"), Ive taken it a few times and its quite nice.

but ya Japan has some "odd" stiff, like the  Odakyu Romance car


(http://www.japaneserailwaysociety.com/jrs/month/y02/jul/oer3100.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on March 05, 2012, 02:29:33 PM
I don't know what they were thinking with this one...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4850057193_51901334b2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: DHayward on March 05, 2012, 11:45:34 PM
They were thinking something right. That thing is BAD ASS.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: socalwb909 on March 06, 2012, 01:17:53 AM
-It looks like its wearing a mask from that movie 300!

-Joe
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: ATSF854awe on March 06, 2012, 04:11:50 AM
 :kablamo: :kablamo: :kablamo:

(http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/0b581de0fdc33580ba38485a6dc86fe4.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on March 06, 2012, 07:19:38 PM
KC's GP39-2's

Ah yes, Kennecott's Hi-Cab GP39's. It's a shame they ditched their rail operations in favor of a slurry line from the mine to the smelter, that would have been one heck of a operation to witness.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on March 07, 2012, 06:01:24 AM
The proportions make it look like a prototype Genset. Also, how high up is the crew sitting? Must make for an interesting trip.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: PintOLager on March 07, 2012, 06:27:49 PM
You can get a pretty goo idea of how high the crew is by looking at the cab door. The bottom of the door is where the cab floor is, or close to it anyway. Kennecott ordered these units with extra high cabs for use in the Bingham Canyon copper mine. The higher cab provided the crew with better visibility while working in the pit. If you notice, the pilot and fuel tank are also cut with a higher clearance than standard for clearing obstructions. I know of at least one incident where one of these locomotives had the top of the cab sheared off by a mine shovel.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: KiwiRail on April 03, 2012, 07:16:43 AM
(http://www.1chan.net/rail/src/1333443966130.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Backyard on April 03, 2012, 07:46:05 AM
You can get a pretty goo idea of how high the crew is by looking at the cab door. The bottom of the door is where the cab floor is, or close to it anyway. Kennecott ordered these units with extra high cabs for use in the Bingham Canyon copper mine. The higher cab provided the crew with better visibility while working in the pit. If you notice, the pilot and fuel tank are also cut with a higher clearance than standard for clearing obstructions. I know of at least one incident where one of these locomotives had the top of the cab sheared off by a mine shovel.

I made a DEM/Topo map for the Bingham Copper Mine, the whole Mountain and surrounding area up to the Great Salt Lake and east to West Salt Lake City if anyone is interested...it's deep!

And huge...but the map is manageable in Trainz
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Hudson2640 on July 26, 2012, 12:47:34 AM
Why?  :facepalm1:

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/9/2/8892.1343185117.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: enginewhistle on July 30, 2012, 01:17:37 AM
Caught this in the railyard in Laurel yesterday. I don't remember seeing a patch job on an SD70 like this...
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5312/dsc00047cropped.jpg)
And yes, that is a UP in the background.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SD40-2 on July 31, 2012, 11:59:26 AM
That's pretty strange, considering BNSF usually does one of two things...

1.They don't patch it all.

2.They put a swoosh logo in full Grinstein green and Cream. (Which is odd by itself.)

It's not really a UP Style Patch, considering that it's still Cascade Green and white, not GN Pumpkin and Black.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: enginewhistle on July 31, 2012, 04:55:12 PM
Well no, it definitely isn't a UP style patch, but out of all the executive SD70's i've seen, i've never seen one like that.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SD40-2 on July 31, 2012, 07:51:47 PM
Agreed. Never would see one in a million years like that one.

Now, let me go look for a oddity.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SD40-2 on July 31, 2012, 07:58:36 PM
Ah, here's one.

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/2/2/9322.1283392995.jpg)

One shrink-warped SD70MAC.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Truemac on August 02, 2012, 07:13:43 PM
I stared at this for 5 minutes wondering what was so odd about a shrink-wrapped Mac. then I realized it was right under my nose.  :blob:
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SD40-2 on August 02, 2012, 11:19:41 PM
A very oddly proportioned American Type.

(http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/9/0/7/7907.1274729620.jpg)

From what I know about early steam. (Far too much.) This looks like it was rebuilt from a 2-2-0,4-2-0, or 2-4-0.
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: enginewhistle on September 01, 2012, 10:41:07 PM
Found this when I was looking for ATSF covered hoppers. Apparently, this is some kind of inspection locomotive :puke:
(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4a318d586f966065c59ccaa7f9001653.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: Up1995 on January 17, 2013, 01:08:42 AM
Bump   :headspin:

IDK if these are photoshoped or real

(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/4d347ed12dfee3120b2c2bb7e0116f51.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)(http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/76b19b1aed290350a940ea744670a5ca.jpg) (http://hostthenpost.org)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on January 17, 2013, 02:59:23 AM
Top one is Photoshopped.  The bottom one is an old Jordan Spreader.  They originally made them with wood cabs like that.

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SD40-2 on January 27, 2013, 10:26:14 PM
This is weird. Apparently BNSF has lots of Cascade Green.

(http://www.locophotos.com/pix/126/BNSF%20Railway%20BNSF%201794_Pasco%20WA_Richard%20Olson_2012-08-22_126482.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: YoloWolf on January 07, 2014, 03:47:31 PM
the sp ok like tanks LOL
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SN_410 on July 22, 2015, 03:47:08 PM
Conrail #0?
(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag11/SN_Photographer/_original_zpsimriphhw.jpg)
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: s-driver on July 22, 2015, 04:57:10 PM
That looks like something I would have dreamed up when I was younger.  What is it?

Bill
Title: Re: Locomotive oddities
Post by: SN_410 on November 15, 2016, 11:53:46 PM
Story behind Conrail #0 is it was a b truck switcher for the Altoona shops.