EMD for the Win!

Kurt Moose Apr 18, 2022

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Great set of EMD's at North Auburn yesterday!(y)
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    And I've never seen this many Boeing Skyboxes before together!
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    An area BNSF person I know told me they had seen a GP60B coming across the High Line last week. A somewhat unusual sight.
     
  3. Kurt Moose

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    See them around here occasionally, but out of Spokane, there's a local that will run a ABBBBA set of GP60!

    Chewela Turn, I think?
     
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  4. acptulsa

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    The Santa Fe is still with us. Or, at least remnants remain.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    Yup. Chewelah Turn. Found this on YT:
     
  6. Kurt Moose

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    Boom! So cool to see and hear, in person I bet!
     
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  7. Kurt Moose

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    More EMD's at Argo...elephant style! 20220419_181138.jpg
     
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  8. HemiAdda2d

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    All those tank cars and no buffer cars. What were they hauling?
     
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  9. Kurt Moose

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    Have no idea, hopefully they were empty!
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

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    Had to be something inert. Maybe supplies for the foods industry?
     
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  11. Kurt Moose

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    Found another set of SD70M's waiting on a crew at N. Auburn tonight!
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  12. Kurt Moose

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    Can't get enough of these EMD's!
    Found some more solid sets near Auburn!
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  14. Kurt Moose

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    ...and another at North Auburn waiting for a crew SB, even had some Geeps with a classic, GP30 carbody is a great lookin loco!
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  15. acptulsa

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    Ex-Santa Fe at least most of the way!
     
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  16. gjslsffan

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    Really enjoying these posts of the EMD's. I have never made it a secret, that EMD's were the locomotives for me. I almost never ran one I didn't like. I am sure there are GE guys that would say same. But nothing, let me say again NOTHING sounds as good as a gaggle of EMD's doing their job. And as for me, pound for pound they were the best locomotives made. You could count on those EMD's to not be over-rated, and they would give you all they had for days, and just keep giving you all they had. And when you went into a siding, idled them down, they seemed to relax, and tell you, "we ready, when you are". Upon pushing the reverser FWD, the EMD's would all wake from their slumber as if, "OK" time to go to work.
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    Solid EMD sets are rare, except for odd locals. Even locals get a toaster GE in there sometimes.
    And like Tom noted, nothing quite sounds as good as a brace of them in Run 8!
     
  18. Doug Gosha

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    EMDs always seemed like the only make that didn't sound like they were missing on half the cylinders or rattling and falling apart.

    :D

    Doug
     
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  19. Kurt Moose

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    Another pair of those beautiful sounding EMD's in notch 8 on a SB "Stinky" at MP26.4x in Sumner, Wa just now!
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    Sounded awesome as always!
     
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    Oh, and saw this SB in the Auburn Yard heading home, waiting for a crew!
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    EMD heaven around here, lol!
     

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