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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Posted (7 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
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Mark and other train geeks  Wink I need your help. I wanna upload these three photos to RailPictures, but have no idea what they are and who they belong to. Can somebody please identify them?

http://pix.njk.no/53/i53720-ProRail100.jpg

http://pix.njk.no/53/i53721-PSCskiftelok.jpg

This one I know is in the database, so I can figure this out:
http://pix.njk.no/53/i53722-UnionPacific3419.jpg

I uploaded them to a Norwegian railroad forum, hence the copyright in the corner. I'd obviously upload the originals after some Photoshop play  Smile


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

I am nowhere near as good with locomotive identification as I am with aircraft, so the other guys, like AsstChiefMark can correct me as needed:

#1 EMD SW1500 (?)
#2 I don't know
#3 EMD SD40

[Edited 2007-04-03 21:19:23]

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

#1: Progressive Rail EMD SW1000
#2: PSC GE 44-ton switcher (Two-axle version)
#3: Union Pacific EMD SD40-2


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 2003 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
#1: Progressive Rail EMD SW1000
#2: PSC GE 44-ton switcher (Two-axle version)
#3: Union Pacific EMD SD40-2

I thought #1was an MP 15ac. How are they different?

#2 is the GE 44 tonner.

#3 is a nice big UP engine.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 3):
I thought #1was an MP 15ac. How are they different?

Here you go. Taken at the Union Pacific yard in Mankato, MN. The GE switcher is also in the pic.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=180799


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Hey, Kai. I didn't know you had any pics on www.railpictures.net .

http://67.15.20.45/images/p/prorail100.jpg.11252.jpg


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
#1: Progressive Rail EMD SW1000
#2: PSC GE 44-ton switcher (Two-axle version)
#3: Union Pacific EMD SD40-2

Thanks  Smile

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):

Here you go. Taken at the Union Pacific yard in Mankato, MN. The GE switcher is also in the pic.

Which also happens to be where I took my three pics  Smile Just a few days before me.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 5):
Hey, Kai. I didn't know you had any pics on www.railpictures.net .

Haha, nice, not quite that green yet  Smile And no flowers either  Smile



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6903 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 3):
I thought #1was an MP 15ac. How are they different?

Should be lots of MP15 pics around, and you'll see the radiator is way different, the trucks are different, and the MP15's 12-cyl engine has two exhaust stacks.


User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

That two axel Ge is indeed a rarity-a lot of the railroads that operate GEs like that have to have the four axels for weight loading on the rails. SD-40-2s are nice units, but I sure wouldn't want one in the summertime!


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