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Great stuff!

The dark side will get you soon enough. It starts with one... :D

Hmmmm. ….. I'm on the dark side, I think.

I see these on my way to work but have no interest in American outline.

They are growing on me a little ….. Nice looking machine when pristine

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Great stuff!

The dark side will get you soon enough. It starts with one... :D

 

Hmmm, perhaps! :) My first one below. Bought this as a donor chassis but it seems too nice to cut up and it runs really smoothly.

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Finally got a Union Pacific :)

 

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Enjoy - looks great. US diesel locos do look more like 'serious' machines and evoke a sense of power and industry. Love all the odd shapes, weird cab arrangements, walkways and railings all over the loco. That Union Pacific has oodles of character (i.e. compared to a 201 rectangle box or an A class).

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Bought this as a donor chassis but it seems too nice to cut up

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=))

 

US diesel locos do look more like 'serious' machines and evoke a sense of power and industry………….love all the odd shapes…... has oodles of character (i.e. compared to a 201 rectangle box or an A class).

Seriousness, power and odd shapes are the path to the dark side (of modeling)

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Nice shots, John:tumbsup: I recognize the Lehigh but not the other. Very nice livery though

 

Got hooked on the Delaware & Husdon when I bought an Atlas RS3 in Victors model railroad shop in London 30 years ago.

 

Preserved Alco RS32 at North Creek

 

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Visited some of the lines during a road trip across upstate New York in 2004

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Hi,while reading this thread I thought I would buy an American loco,so I picked this one.Its just to have one American loco.

I deleted the photos of the loco because I they were from another web site and not my photos.

ATHEARN GENESIS HO GAUGE G6422 BURLINGTON NORTHERN SD-70MAC LOCO 9526 (4P)

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Noel,I know nothing about the loco,only that it looked "nice":tumbsup:

 

Neither do I - but it just looks a totally amazing beast. :) Enjoy

 

You can just imaging a big consist of them hauling a freight train that's nearly a mile long through the rockies.

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Noel,I know nothing about the loco,only that it looked "nice":tumbsup:

 

Burlington Northern EMD SD70MAC in their 'executive scheme' which was short lived before BN's merger with Santa Fe to form BNSF. Prototypes were delivered from 1993 and BN got 350 of them before the merger.

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Burlington Northern EMD SD70MAC in their 'executive scheme' which was short lived before BN's merger with Santa Fe to form BNSF. Prototypes were delivered from 1993 and BN got 350 of them before the merger.

 

 

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BNSF SD70s departing Moorhead Yard MN on mty Unit Coal

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The SD70's in the executive scheme were occasionally seen here in North East Ohio on trains of low sulfur coal from Wyoming. I once got a ride on a pair after the crew dropped off their train of 110 loaded coal cars at a nearby power plant. The engineer allowed me at the controls on the mainline for a few miles, something he most certainly would not have done had we had a train behind us. It was the first wide cab locomotive I was on board and I remember thinking the cab was the size of a small living room.

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