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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #75 on: November 30, 2008, 11:15:26 PM »
 :D love the plywood....
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #76 on: December 01, 2008, 12:50:15 AM »
For the record, BCLR, the owner of that locomotive, is no longer a railroad.  :D
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #77 on: December 01, 2008, 02:07:02 AM »
SEPTA's infamous Republic Locomotive Works' locomotives; here's the RL61.





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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #78 on: December 01, 2008, 02:16:50 AM »
That engine looks off, but I can't figure out why? cool pics by the way.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #79 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.
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #80 on: December 01, 2008, 09:11:29 AM »
Not to mention the screwed up fuel tank...


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #81 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.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #82 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
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #83 on: December 01, 2008, 06:04:07 PM »
WTF on the last one. That is amusing, but just... Wrong.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #84 on: December 01, 2008, 08:49:43 PM »
That RDC is actually badass.
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #85 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.


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.




Neither of the pictures are mine by the way.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #86 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.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #87 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.
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #88 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.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #89 on: December 02, 2008, 08:09:14 PM »
Ugg, Dont remind me...

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