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    Work in progress, testing out a Bombardier Bi-Level Cab Car...




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    Great work so far. Amazing detail!

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    What's the Loco/Power source?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lateagain View Post
    What's the Loco/Power source?
    A loco on the other end of the train. You can just see it in the first image

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebnertra000 View Post
    A loco on the other end of the train. You can just see it in the first image
    ....errr yes but GO Powered these with FP7's and various other EMD locos right up to the MP40 and 54. Will there be sets with all types?
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    GO Transit, from its inception used locomotives built for the task at hand. The first ones were the Hawker-Siddley cars themselves, much like a Budd RDC, then came the CNR GP40TC's #600 series, then the GP40M-2, then they tried F40PH's, as well as leased units from various US stables. The EX-CNR/CPR/ON F-units, both in A & B configurations were used as Generator Cars, no traction motors, for the All-Electric Coaches as well as the A-Units being used as Cab-Cars when needed.
    An excellent Chronology is at: http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/go/one.htm
    The modern Cars & Locomotives do their jobs very well, and look the part with Ultra-Modern Cabs: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsP...spx?id=1219442

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don6218 View Post
    GO Transit, from its inception used locomotives built for the task at hand. The first ones were the Hawker-Siddley cars themselves, much like a Budd RDC, then came the CNR GP40TC's #600 series, then the GP40M-2, then they tried F40PH's, as well as leased units from various US stables. The EX-CNR/CPR/ON F-units, both in A & B configurations were used as Generator Cars, no traction motors, for the All-Electric Coaches as well as the A-Units being used as Cab-Cars when needed.
    An excellent Chronology is at: http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/go/one.htm
    The modern Cars & Locomotives do their jobs very well, and look the part with Ultra-Modern Cabs: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsP...spx?id=1219442
    Useful links Don but I was really hoping for an answer from the commercial producer who's launched the thread...

    BTW a few years back now I saw an ex-GO FP7 at a Preservation Railroad in Florida. In sad condition but obviously a prize acquisition for them. This is what they're called now and the FP7 is still listed http://www.frrm.org/equipment-locomotives.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by lateagain View Post
    Useful links Don but I was really hoping for an answer from the commercial producer who's launched the thread...

    BTW a few years back now I saw an ex-GO FP7 at a Preservation Railroad in Florida. In sad condition but obviously a prize acquisition for them. This is what they're called now and the FP7 is still listed http://www.frrm.org/equipment-locomotives.html
    Yes, we here in Canada are waiting for the Product as well, we have the routes to run them, but only older MSTS Models to use. There seems to be "teasers" out a couple of times every year of New GO Bi-Levels and or Locomotives, but no products other than what is in the library. Don't get me wrong, they are good models and run well too, but no variety, much like some of the US Equipment that are just re-paints of "Close-Enough" models. I am not talented enough to entertain building any, tried repainting - no go there either.
    BTW, a new facility has just been completed for GO Transit/Metrolinx here in Whitby Ontario. Now they have East and West Service facilities.

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