Poll: your favorite

themikepeng Oct 30, 2013

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Favorite passenger locomotive

  1. f40ph

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. sdp40f/f40c/f45

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  3. f59ph(i)

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  4. p42

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  5. dash 8-32bwh pepsi can

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  6. bl36ph

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. mp36/mp40ph

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  8. e/f units

    20 vote(s)
    51.3%
  9. p30ch

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. freight locomotives: gp38, gp40etc

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. acela/hhp8

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. aem7

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. experimental: f69, lrc etc

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. future: f125, acs 64

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. e60

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. de30

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. other

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  1. themikepeng

    themikepeng TrainBoard Member

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    I have never seen any good polls so far, so i thought i would post this, also I am going into ho scale with passenger trains, this poll may help influence me: i am doing both commuter and amtrak, and i cannot decide what amtrak loco to use
    please please please no flaming that's not what i wanted
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I voted E/F, as those best fit my favorite era. Poor, old worn out units from the 1971 startup...

    But I could have just as easily gone with "other", thinking of the Milwaukee Road electric motors, such as their Bipolar. Ha ha. Well, I know those were well before Amtrak. :)
     
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  3. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    this is a toughie, since you don't mention era or location.
     
  4. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    Is it Amtrak or is it Santa Fe?
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    It's both. I got to ride behind Santa Fe warbonnet F-units on the Amtrak Texas Chief in early June 1973 just weeks before the SDP40Fs came in. Like getting to ride the real-life version of the Lionel Santa Fe set I had as a kid. And now modeling it in N scale.
     
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  5. paperkite

    paperkite TrainBoard Member

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    E/F's and the PA's , the rest are just wanna be's .....
     
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  6. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    As a child of the Dash-2 era, in my mind it is hard to beat the SDP40.
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  7. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    [​IMG]

    I rode on this as a kid numerous times.
     
  8. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    I don't see the poll but I can give you some amtrak ideas.

    For long distance trains you have two choices of trains. Super liner equipment or single level equipment such as view liners, amfleet II, and heritage.

    For corridor equipment there is a lot more to choose from. Amfleet I, heritage, horizon, California cars (a more modern super liner with 2 vestibules), talgo.

    For locomotives:
    P42, P40, dash bw32, f40 (converted to cabbage cars), f59 (??), aem-7, hhp8, and now the new Siemens electric loco (forget the name). Using the p40 and p42 there are 5 heritage units to choose from.


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  9. PGE-N°2

    PGE-N°2 TrainBoard Member

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    I voted for E/F units, but I noticed the list doesn't include FM Erie-Builts, or any of the Milwaukee Road's famous electric passenger power.
     
  10. JNXT 7707

    JNXT 7707 TrainBoard Member

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    What an impossible poll to vote on! I can pick favorites from different eras, but to choose THE favorite passenger locomotive of all is difficult. Current? P42. Earlier? E-8. Don't see the Alco PA listed, that was a beautiful passenger locomotive.
     
  11. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    I have been in the ACS 64. Siemens did a great job with these units.
     
  12. themikepeng

    themikepeng TrainBoard Member

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    getting started i just ordered 2 some superliners and i want to get the california/surfliner cars by union station products, but i keep losing ebay auctions for amtrak LOCOs :frustrated: ebay can be a jerk sometimes, hopefully i can get the athearn f59phi for amtrak west because we have those around here
     
  13. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    Try trainworld in New York. I found they had some in stock. Also you can get some through the amtrak store on amtrak.com


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  14. JB Stoker

    JB Stoker TrainBoard Member

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    And the trend continues. Specifying an era would be a good start to creating a poll that makes some sort of sense.....
     
  15. themikepeng

    themikepeng TrainBoard Member

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    I saw a p42 on ebay that was listed with a very generic title, hopefully no one finds that one and i can get it because it is only $30
     
  16. Pacodutaco

    Pacodutaco TrainBoard Member

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    E's, F's and PA's are my favorite.
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    E5s in fluted stainless, F's for all descriptions and PA-1s. Make mine in Aspen Gold!
     
  18. MRLdave

    MRLdave TrainBoard Member

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    I didn't see my favorite..........the FP45, which corresponds to my favorite freight loco, the F45, which DID seem to appear in your poll..........so I voted "other"
     
  19. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    New York Central S-Class Niagara, followed immediately by NYC J-Class Hudson. In other words, I voted "Other".
     
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  20. Mr. SP

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    img456.jpg Second to the Alco PA's it would have to be EMD F's in a four unit A-B-B-A set img434.jpg
     

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