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    Posted 8 years ago

    fortapache
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    This goes with my HO version. This is GP-9 built EMD in 1959. EMD being the Electro-Motive Division of GM. This is a high hood unit as were most of the early diesel freight locomotives. Makes for poor visibility as you can only see one side of the locomotive. It has 1750 horsepower, not a huge amount for a locomotive but this is mid sized unit meant for switching or road use.
    SP 3873 is at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo, near San Diego.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6. Riding in the cab does rule.
    2. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you
      aghcollect
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      austrohungaro
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    3. BECKYGREENMARIONGRACE, 8 years ago
      Love the locomotives, so did my father!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      your very welcome fortapache!! that would be cool being in there !!!
    5. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you very much Becky. Mind if I just call you Becky?
    6. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you Manikan.
    7. BECKYGREENMARIONGRACE, 8 years ago
      No not at all. I'd be more than happy for you to give me a telephone. Is there a contact number I can reach you on? Or if you would rather post an email address we can send a number through there instead of posting publically! Thank you,

      Becky. :-)

      P.s. My email address is rebeccagreen3@hotmail.co.uk
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 8 years ago
      all aboarddddddddddddddd...lol
    9. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Sorry Becky I just meant call you "Becky" as opposed to BECKYGREENMARIONGRACE. My Bad.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      And thank you very much Roy.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you iggy.
    12. RVolskay RVolskay, 2 months ago
      My favorite "generation" of EMD. I'm very much an F unit fan, and these rate a close second. Love the sound of their engines, which were very distinct sounding.
      Visibility on these was actually better than that from a steam locomotive. I visited a steam loco, on display, that one could actually climb into the cab. The restricted view was shocking. I'd say it would be comparable to looking the other way, on this loco, down the long hood.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
      Thank you very much RVolskay. I have had the cab view from a steam locomotive too. Visibility horrible. Don't tell anyone but I was the only one looking out back on the return trip.

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