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Chops124
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A Bachmann piece, fortunately a good runner. The UP says only the US Navy burns more
diesel annually than they do. The refueling depot in Santa Teresa, NM is a vast complex.
So I wonder, at what point does the density level become cheaper to run your mainline
freight under wire??? Or is this offset by having to maintain two fleets: diesel for yard work
and pick up and delivery plus your electroliners?
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Well it depends on how many electric powered trains you want fouling the mains. We just learned you can't run a city on renewables.

But to return to the spirit of your post here is a Bachmann E-60 sitting on an Athearn U-33C frame.



The secret is to saw the frame apart- and that is no easy even with an industrial cut-off wheel, and add a chunk of wood to stretch out the frame and make a longer drive shaft, and you have a sweet-running, powerful E-60 to move your passenger train almost as smartly as with a GG-1.



And I apologize if this is a repost, but here it is shaking hands with it's Penn Central brother made by American-GK.

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My LOTW will be my Tyco Santa Fe GP20.


This unit broke my lucky streak with Tyco. I went to run this unit at random one day while I was stretching the legs on some of my units. It started out fine but then all of a sudden the light went out and smoke started pouring smoke out. It stayed that way for a while until last weekend, when I tore it down. Sure enough the motor had oil in it. I don't recall if that was my doing or not. Either way I rebuilt it with a fresh motor block and Armature, and got the unit running well again.

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Chops124
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El Rojo Grande strikes again! I don't believe I ever saw the original post, and those are two mega cool electrics. Ever since I saw one of the last active G's in 1975 on the Northeast Corridor, hauling a dog train at some insane speed, I have been smitten with all electric locomotives. Stick a pantograph on it and I'm crazy for it.

Classic ATSF Geep, very nice.
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A somewhat recent addition to my Mantua General fleet.

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Nice locos this week, all!

My LOTW offering is this IHC/Mehano Atlantic Coast Line 2-8-2 "Mikado" steam engine #1523. Runs like a dream!

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The composition on that shot is really nice. For an HO model, the shot gives it proper heft!
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quote:
A somewhat recent addition to my Mantua General fleet.



Originally posted by oldtimer52 - March 02 2021 :  6:42:54 PM



this thing is STUPID rare

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quote:
quote:
A somewhat recent addition to my Mantua General fleet.



Originally posted by oldtimer52 - March 02 2021 :  6:42:54 PM



this thing is STUPID rare

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3 - March 03 2021 :  3:15:26 PM


rare-er than the Tyco V&T General?
what do FY&P mean?
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quote:
quote:
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A somewhat recent addition to my Mantua General fleet.



Originally posted by oldtimer52 - March 02 2021 :  6:42:54 PM



this thing is STUPID rare

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3 - March 03 2021 :  3:15:26 PM


rare-er than the Tyco V&T General?
what do FY&P mean?

Originally posted by microbusss - March 03 2021 :  3:30:40 PM



Fifty Years and Progress iirc

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