Category: Locomotives

The Nickel Plate Road Mikado

| August 8, 2013
The Nickel Plate Road Mikado

The New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (reporting mark NKP), abbreviated NYC&St.L, operated in the mid-central United States from 1881 through 1964. Commonly referred to as the Nickel Plate Road, the railroad served a large area, including trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Its primary connections included Buffalo, […]

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Mikado

| July 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mikado

About the Mikado: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-8-2 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, also usually in a trailing truck. This configuration of […]

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F59PHI Locomotive | Passenger Sets

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
F59PHI Locomotive | Passenger Sets

About the F59PHI Locomotive | Sets: The Electro-Motive Diesels F59PHI diesel-electric locomotive is a common locomotive on passenger trains in North America, built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division. First built in 1994, the locomotive is a 3,200 hp (2.4 MW) B-B diesel-electric locomotive intended for service on North American mainlines. The F59PHI has a fully […]

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UP Big Boy Locomotive

| January 11, 2013
UP Big Boy Locomotive

  Model Photos:   UP Big Boy Locomotive:   Additional Manufacturer Notes: July 2013 Very exiting news today, UP has bought Big Boy 4014 and it is heading to Cheyenne for restoration. We decided a while ago to produce another batch of 50 Big Boys. 15 of the 50 will be 4014 and the rest […]

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EMD GP30

| November 13, 2012
EMD GP30

The EMD GP30 was a 2,250 hp (1,680 kW) four-axle B-B diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division of La Grange

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EMD GP38-2

| September 26, 2012
EMD GP38-2

The EMD GP38-2 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive of the road-switcher type built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division. Part of

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Southern Pacific GS-3 | GS-4

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Southern Pacific GS-3 | GS-4

About the Southern Pacific GS-3 | GS-4: The GS-3 was a streamlined 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive that served the Southern Pacific Company from 1938 to 1957. They were built by Lima Locomotive Works and were numbered 4416 through 4429. GS stands for “Golden State” or “General Service.” They received the orange and red “Daylight” […]

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AC-12 Cab Forward

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
AC-12 Cab Forward

About the AC-12 Cab Forward: The best known example of the cab-forward design in the United States, the Southern Pacific Cab-Forward (also known to a lesser extent as “Cab-in-fronts” and “Cab-aheads”) placed the cab at the front by the simple expedient of turning the entire locomotive, minus the tender, by 180 degrees, an arrangement made […]

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Challenger

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Challenger

About the Challenger: Built between 1936 and 1943, the Challengers were nearly 122 feet long and weighed more than one million pounds. Articulated like their big brother, the Union Pacific Big Boy, the Challengers had a 4-6-6-4 wheel arrangement. They operated over most of the Union Pacific system, primarily in freight service, but a few […]

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EMD SD75I 1st Generation

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
EMD SD75I 1st Generation

SD75I 1st Generation: The EMD SD75I is a diesel-electric locomotive produced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD). This unit is the same as the EMD SD75M, with 4,300 horsepower (3,200 kW), HTCR-II radial trucks and a 72 feet 4 inches (22.05 m) frame. The only difference between the two models is the cab. The “I” […]

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