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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #90 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
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #91 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.)
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #92 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
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #93 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
« Last Edit: December 10, 2008, 08:33:19 PM by jadebullet »

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #94 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.


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #95 on: December 10, 2008, 11:42:04 PM »
some info here in the description.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=262931

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #96 on: December 11, 2008, 12:03:56 AM »
Oh God it's Reddy Kilowatt



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.

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #97 on: December 14, 2008, 08:08:53 PM »
Alco RS-3



GE B32-8 (Dash 8-32B)


But, I looking at an GE B32-8 looking like same to as NS C39-8 because you could see the rear of humpback...
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #98 on: December 16, 2008, 11:35:47 PM »
Looks like putting the drivers under it was a afterthought. :D

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #99 on: December 19, 2008, 07:27:16 PM »
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #100 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.  ???


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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #101 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

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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #102 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
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Re: Locomotive oddities
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Re: Locomotive oddities
« Reply #104 on: January 02, 2009, 02:08:36 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.