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NaBloPoMo – Union Pacific 866

Today we look at a Bachmann model of the Union Pacific 866.  It is a EMD GP-40.  GP-40s are still in used today and they were manufactured from 1965 to 1971. At least one person thinks this is a very … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – The Jupiter (CP #60)

Yet another day and yet another locomotive (YADYAL?) Today is a model of the Central Pacific Jupiter. The Jupiter was a typical American Type 4-4-0 wood burning locomotive. Its major claim to fame was this: It is the one on … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – L&N 194 – ALCO RS-3

Yet another L&N locomotive.  Why L&N?  Well I grew up in Bowling Green which just happened to be on the original L&N line. The ALCO RS-3 was made by the American Locomotive Company between 1950 and 1956.  It was their … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – A Trio of EMD Switchers

Just a quick picture of three of my EMD Switchers (two have been posted before).  There are two SW1500s and maybe a SW7.  The SW7 is painted in CSX colors but I am not sure that is accurate.  I have … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – L&N 3021

Today’s model is of the L&N 3021. It is a GP40 made by EMD. It later was absorbed into the CSX system.  The box road number does not match the model.  So I guess at some point the box got … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – CSX 1126

The CSX 1126 was originally the L&N 5026.  It became the Seaboard Coast 5026 before it became the CSX 1126.  It is a SW1500 built in 1972.  

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NaBloPoMo – Presenting the L&N 5015

Just a quick post today.  This one is an EMD SW1500.  The SW1500 was manufactured from 1966 to 1974. It had a 1500 horsepower diesel engine (hence the SW1500 designation). The L&N #5011 was built in 1971.  I bought my … Continue reading

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NaBlpPoMo – Southern EMD E6

Princess Hank gave the OK. The EMD E6 was a 2000 HP locomotive achieved by using two 1000 HP diesel engines. It was produced from 1940 to 1942 (production was stopped due to WWII). It was perhaps GM’s first truly … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – What Model Trains are Good For

Model trains are for for taking a nap.  Maybe tomorrow I will be able to take it out of the box.

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NaBloPoMo – GE 44-ton Switcher

Thought I would show a considerably different type of locomotive today. It is a General Electric 44 ton switching locomotive.  It was buit to be below 90,000 pounds as above that weight,  the unions required a fireman in addition to … Continue reading

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