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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #60 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
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #61 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


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #62 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.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #63 on: November 01, 2008, 10:23:49 PM »


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2008, 07:55:13 PM »
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #65 on: November 19, 2008, 10:00:09 PM »
WOW! A super snoot  :D


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #66 on: November 19, 2008, 11:17:08 PM »
Ahh, the RSD15 "Gator"  ;D
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2008, 12:09:25 AM »
I want one. ;D

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2008, 05:29:08 PM »
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2008, 10:42:08 PM »
That is one butt ugly loco. I wonder if I could make it look good.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #70 on: November 21, 2008, 12:44:16 AM »
I am sure that you could.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #71 on: November 30, 2008, 12:56:43 AM »

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #72 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.
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #73 on: November 30, 2008, 10:53:25 AM »
Our CF7s are way better looking  ;D



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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #74 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.