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Offline hammer88

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Locomotive oddities
« 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:

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An SP Alco C628 no 7121 was wrecked and repaired at a GE workshop with a GE cab.
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 06:37:13 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. ;)
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #2 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?

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 05:02:26 AM »
here's an other one









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.
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 08:20:33 AM »
It looks like a  tank... On steroids. I like it!
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 05:40:28 PM »
And an other odd SP rebuild







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.
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008, 06:28:37 PM »
You mean a hot tub with chicks, don't you Tyler. And maybe just one dude.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #8 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*
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2008, 06:31:41 PM »
Be sure to use a nice high poly count.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2008, 10:45:53 PM »
stealth... Your not really bills son, your adopted... Bills actually not married to your mom either.  ::)

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008, 12:22:06 AM »
Here's a nice little... well, it's little...

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2008, 12:09:12 AM »
someone smoked up before he built that thing.  ;D
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