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Offline PintOLager

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1485 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.
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1486 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.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1487 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.
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1488 on: April 03, 2012, 07:16:43 AM »


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1489 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.

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Offline Hudson2640

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1490 on: July 26, 2012, 12:47:34 AM »
Why?  :facepalm1:

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Offline enginewhistle

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1491 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...

And yes, that is a UP in the background.


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1492 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.

Offline enginewhistle

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1493 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.


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1494 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.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1495 on: July 31, 2012, 07:58:36 PM »
Ah, here's one.



One shrink-warped SD70MAC.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1496 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:

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1497 on: August 02, 2012, 11:19:41 PM »
A very oddly proportioned American Type.



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.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1498 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:


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #1499 on: January 17, 2013, 01:08:42 AM »
Bump   :headspin:

IDK if these are photoshoped or real

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