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FRISCO1522MAN
New Hire

USA
36 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2003 :  12:42:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit FRISCO1522MAN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just wondering......what do you think the best excursion steam loco is??? Sorry if I left one out. Please send me an e-mail if I did!

-Zach- "I love the smell of journal grease in the morning!!!" Visit and/or JOIN my website at http://www.msnusers.com/Frisco1522

TomPM
Fireman

USA
4648 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2003 :  07:52:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have only seen three of these locomotives in action. They are NKP 765, N&W 1218, and N&W 611. I voted for the N&W 611 because of the Roanoke 1987 NRHS Convention that I attended. The locomotive preformed flawlessly and just looked great. My vote was close choice over the 1218, which I also rode behind at that convention. I was awed by it sheer size and power.

Tom
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brakie
Fireman

USA
6979 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2003 :  09:12:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For me there is only one locomotive that is worth watching and a thing of beauty-The NKP 765! No others need to apply or even come close to that engine! .Not even my beloved PRR K4s! [:-weepn]

There is something about the 765 that says SPEED and POWER.I would have love to been able to see these Berks on the NPK in every day service but sadly never made to NKP country when I was a kid.Happily I have rode behind the 765 and been in her cab.I will not mention the many times I have chase this engine.

My second favorite is the 1218.The 611 and the 614 doesn't appeal to me.I also like the 1225 and have seen the 1225 in action-double headed with the 765 no less! [:-jump2][:-jump2][:-thumbu] [:-thumbu][:-thumbu]
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Rick F.
Engine Wiper

265 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2003 :  9:49:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It would be hard for me to pick one of these engines. They're all good engines. I must admit that I am a bit partial to the Van Sweringen engines (765, 614,1225). I have seen 765, 614,1218, and 611 in action. One thing, Reading 2102 is a real talker. It didn't make the list, but it's a good engine. Would like to see it run again.

Rick
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tankertoad70
Fireman

USA
1194 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2003 :  11:44:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just love the looks of the SP&S 700; nice color (black), good looking lines, and a Western Road to boot.
As a sidelight, I personally never cared for the SP's daylight scheme, but did get a buncha pix of 4449 in its original Freedom Train colors whilst it was still in the Hoyt Street roundhouse back when - - - [:-bouncy]
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FRISCO1522MAN
New Hire

USA
36 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2003 :  7:43:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit FRISCO1522MAN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You could also get AFT pics of 4449 in March-April 2002!!!!!!!!! [:-spin][:-mischievous][:-bouncy][:-sonar]

-Zach- "I love the smell of journal grease in the morning!!!" Visit and/or JOIN my website at http://www.msnusers.com/Frisco1522

Edited by - FRISCO1522MAN on 03/16/2003 4:13:34 PM
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FRISCO1522MAN
New Hire

USA
36 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2003 :  8:15:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit FRISCO1522MAN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is a link. Note: I was in the first diesel unit!!! The MP 1776. [:-idea][:-hypnotized][:-bouncy][:-eyebrows] Here are the Links http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/aft/aft4449d.jpg


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-Zach- "I love the smell of journal grease in the morning!!!" Visit and/or JOIN my website at http://www.msnusers.com/Frisco1522

Edited by - FRISCO1522MAN on 03/16/2003 4:27:21 PM
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MikeB
Crew Chief

578 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2003 :  10:02:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No Flying Scotsman? This furriner don't know enough about the ones listed to vote.

Although I did see Frisco 1522 on her last run and got some photos.

MikeB

Building the first trans-Atlantic Railroad
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pjb
Section Hand

85 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2003 :  6:21:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

The 'T-1' that hauled AFT on opening legs of its journey was run by many hoggers that handled steamers elsewhere. None, have ever said that they handled a freer steaming, more responsive loco than she. Hence, I will cast ballot for her.

It is strange that you have not included he 'K-4' which came down from its plinth on "the Curve " to handle excursions in all too brief seasons. It represents the largest class of Passenger locomotives , by numbers built, of any twentieth century steam loco. They might not have been Hudsons , but they were not chopped liver either.

The B&M 4-6-2 being rebuilt at Steamtown , represents a class of locomotive rarely seen because of its modernity (assuming that it will be rebuilt to original standards) which only Reading's 1948 built 'Gs' and some 'K-5s' achieved in that wheel arrangement. This makes it possible, although it is not clear where it can be demonstrated , to power medioum weight passenger trains at spesds unseen in the last forty years outside the NEC.
Good-Luck, PJB
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FRISCO1522MAN
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USA
36 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2003 :  8:36:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit FRISCO1522MAN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry pbj I only had 15 spaces and I was trying to think of all "major excursion locomotives". Come on back and vote on SP&S 700/other .

-Zach- "I love the smell of journal grease in the morning!!!" Visit and/or JOIN my website at http://www.msnusers.com/Frisco1522
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FRISCO1522MAN
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USA
36 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2003 :  8:49:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit FRISCO1522MAN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm truly sorry your name is pjb!

-Zach- "I love the smell of journal grease in the morning!!!" Visit and/or JOIN my website at http://www.msnusers.com/Frisco1522
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Nigel
Section Hand

USA
95 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2003 :  2:34:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
N&W class A 1218.

Nigel F. Misso
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Will_Annand
Crew Chief

Canada
732 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2004 :  11:14:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Will_Annand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
To me nothing beats the 4-4-0 American.

Ever since I was a kid and watched Buster Keaton in the General, I fell in love with that model.

BTW, in my opinion, the General is the best railroad movie ever made.

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Will Annand
Modeling the CVR in N Scale.
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anbhurst
Moderator

USA
7259 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2004 :  02:31:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am not surprised to see a large amount of votes for the N&W 611. Some years ago, I adopted the N&W as my favorite railroad. However, I was more interested in the diesel era until I spotted the 611. I now have a complete steam excursion train awaiting DCC.

Allen


Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

Edited by - anbhurst on 01/11/2004 5:37:15 PM
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DanRaitz
Engine Wiper

USA
188 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2004 :  10:40:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sorry but all those behemoths in the list must bow down to her highness "EUREKA"





Dan

Dan

Happiness begins with dessert. :)

Edited by - DanRaitz on 01/11/2004 9:41:13 PM
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adamizer
New Hire

USA
39 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2004 :  10:05:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really to see the challenger up close, instead for viewing from vidio tapes.
To me they make the best sound and movement of the drivers.

JE
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