Wil's Slide Box

LegomanBill May 8, 2017

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I dearly miss the 567B and C engines. Those two-strokers at work, the way their exhausts were built and turbocharger whistle... When they loaded up, it sounded great! Rail pounding thunder!
     
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    BN E8A 9965 (ex-CB&Q 9965), Denver, CO, Early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN E8A 9966 (ex-CB&Q 9966), Denver, CO, Early 1970 (Bob Jordan)
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Interesting how the BN name is painted right over the Burlington name on the side on the 9965!o_O

    Most of these E's had a unique paint scheme by the early 70's, no two were alike!:D
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    Yup. It varied, widely. Some units seemed to come out of a somewhat defined repainting process. Others were just "slap-dash". It was sad to see old favorites, NP especially, going under the green glop. But in it's own weird way, also an interesting time.
     
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  5. badlandnp

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    And now today, we miss the big green. . .
     
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    BN E8A 9967 (ex-CB&Q 9967), Denver, CO, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN E8A 9975 (ex-CB&Q 9975), Denver, CO, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN Caboose 10149 (ex-GN X109), Denver, CO, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN Caboose 12618, Denver, CO, early 1990s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN Caboose 12618, Denver, CO, early 1990s (Bob Jordan)
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    BN Trough Train Prototype Hopper 899996, Illinois, early 1990s (Bob Jordan)
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    A view of the BN yard in Galesburg, IL, taken during the early 1990s (Bob Jordan)
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    Amtrak's San Francisco Zephyr blasts its way eastward out of Denver during the early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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  10. Kurt Moose

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    Look at all that BN green, AND even a Seattle & North Coast boxcar!!:D:D:D
     
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    C&NW F3A 233, ex-MKT 202A, early 1970s (Bob Jordan)
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    C&NW RS3 1553, ex-Litchfield & Madison 302, mid-1970s (Bob Jordan)
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  12. Hardcoaler

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    Oh man, C&NW! (y)
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

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    I wonder what an ALCo power plant would sound like in today's world? We would certainly not have the steam engine-like exhaust clouds. But would we at least hear a similar sound?
     
  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    i saw and heard an M-630 at the Exporail museum, during a diesel parade in 2015 (coolest parade ever...:cool:). The 251 in that loco had a distinctly different sound from the RS-18s (also 251 engines) I experienced in my youth. The older units had a very distinct rough, burbling sound, while the 630's rumble was much smoother and quieter.

    But all music to my ears, courtesy of Maestro Alco.:)
     
  15. r_i_straw

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    I tried to capture the sound on my cell phone but it just didn't pick up the base notes. :(
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    Yup. Just wondering "what if", they were still in business today, after all the modern eco-restrictions, etc, if they'd have the same type of unique sound. I have been aboard operating ALCo, FM, EMD and smaller maker's models.
     
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  17. HemiAdda2d

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    About like this, Ken, the Batten Kill RR, courtesy of Dave Blaze. https://flic.kr/p/2ipshXL

     
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  18. Hytec

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    Just a photo, not a video with sound.
     
  19. LegomanBill

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    To add onto the ALCo subject, two more views of C&NW 1553, mid-1970s (Bob Jordan)
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  20. HemiAdda2d

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    Love these Alcos!

    Yeah, the point in linking that photo is to suggest one can still in 2020 see an Alco RS-3 in action!

     
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