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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2225 items)

    Still yet another locomotive cab ride. When I take a train ride I like to ride in the locomotive. You get a better view.
    This one is an S-4 Switcher made in 1952 by Alco was huge in the seam era but they did not do so well when diesel electric took over. I believe they out of business by the mid 1960s. They did do better than Baldwin who were their main competitor during the steam era. Baldwin diesels are pretty rare. Alco not so rare but are uncommon.
    Photo #2 is my seat which is the fireman's position. Note the arm rest is on the outside. As this is a switcher one tends to have to look out the side to see cars being hooked up. Also has the hood blocks the engineer's view a second pair of eyes is needed .
    The horn is a bit loud with the door open but I love that along with the exhaust and the noise and vibration of the diesel motor.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Thanks for taking me along for the "ride"... :-)))))
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      I want to go along...Lucky you!!
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Efesgirl. My pleasure.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6. Hop aboard!
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Efesgirl
      racer4four
      jscott0363
      kyratango
      mikelv85
      nutsabotas6
      iggy
      brunswick
      Manikan
      officialfuel
      blunderbuss2
      SpiritBear
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      SEAN68
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    6. AmatoorPikr, 4 years ago
      Enjoyed the pics, thx!!! :)
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much AmatoorPikr.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      vetraio50
      Recordmantime
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Nicefice
      PhilDMorris
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      AmatoorPikr
      NevadaBlades

    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Trey.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you TheGateKeeper.
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Who doesn't love a choo-choo? :)
    14. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much katherinescollections. I sure do.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you fleafinder.

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