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Thread: Any Railroad, Any Route, Any Era - Part 11

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    Central Vermont's freight between St. Albans, VT and Palmer, MA, about to head through White River Jct.






    And back to modern day, with Pan Am Southern's BF-2 train departing Bellows Falls for White River Jct, with 80 loaded salt cars in tow.





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    How is the MEC liking those Dash-8's? Good? Bad? Too soon to comment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by qballbandit View Post
    How is the MEC liking those Dash-8's? Good? Bad? Too soon to comment?
    Lot of rumblings that they are good for Point A to Point B operations, but switching and yard duty they are not as good as the EMD counterparts.
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    Wonderful shots.

    Might I ask, where are those CN units from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Hobo View Post
    Wonderful shots.

    Might I ask, where are those CN units from?
    Sure can, they came from this site. Amazing amount of stock included too!

    http://valleypass.com/Sales/ConnRiver.htm
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    Doh!

    I need new glasses. I didn't see them earlier.

    Thank you


    Quote Originally Posted by CSRX View Post
    Sure can, they came from this site. Amazing amount of stock included too!

    http://valleypass.com/Sales/ConnRiver.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSRX View Post
    Lot of rumblings that they are good for Point A to Point B operations, but switching and yard duty they are not as good as the EMD counterparts.
    I've not spent alot of time at the sticks of GE's, but they are known for slow loading, and being not great yard engines, but they are good road units.
    Jon Clark - Butler, Pa

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    Quote Originally Posted by bessemer View Post
    I've not spent alot of time at the sticks of GE's, but they are known for slow loading, and being not great yard engines, but they are good road units.
    Yeap sounds like GE. Haha Though MBTA HSP46s with the GEVO-12 block somehow defies everything we know about GE. Completely the opposite loads fast and can pull commuter sets with no problem. Been told they are very good engines for a GE passenger locomotive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metrarailboy1 View Post
    Yeap sounds like GE. Haha Though MBTA HSP46s with the GEVO-12 block somehow defies everything we know about GE. Completely the opposite loads fast and can pull commuter sets with no problem. Been told they are very good engines for a GE passenger locomotive.
    I think that is due to the fact they are designed for passenger, not sluggish freight. I've seen a few of these HSP46's in person down at the North Station in Boston, my word are they loud due to the HEP.

    Jon, you'd be correct, though I have zero experience with GE locomotives, only EMD when it comes to being behind the controls. One guy I spoke to about these C40-8's and B40-8's, said they are terrible for yard duty and such. Blind spots worse than the Geep 40's too, strange.
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    1953 year, somewhere between Kotlas and Pinyug (really it's a Latvian route Zilupe), Kirov region, USSR. In this year my great-grandfather was a stoker (third locomotive crewman) of steam locomotive Эр (Er).
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