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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby Bulby » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:04 pm

MQT3001 wrote:If there is anything in motive power that makes me wonder, it is indeed the shortline's future. Obviously lots of crap GEs and then their EMD counterparts, but hardly any 4-axles to be found. Will they go for 6-axles or keep the Geeps going?


GP's are easier on track, have less traction motors, have better visibility in reverse than those things with flared radiators, and ride pretty darn well. Until the larger AC units with radial trucks are being sold off, the majority of shortlines won't be bringing in six-axles. Plus, 4,400 horsepower is a little bit overkill for most shortline operations. Obviously operations like Iowa Pacific's San Luis and Rio Grande would be an exception to this.

Most shortlines are best served by GP38-2s, GP40-2's, SW1500s, or MP15s.
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Re: Train Drawings

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Re: Train Drawings

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Re: Train Drawings

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Re: Train Drawings

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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:14 pm

Freshly "rebuilt" P40 is painted in an advertisement for Coca-Cola.. Too bad Amtrak can't or does not take advantage of the 300+ rolling billboards they own that lose money every day.

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Re: Train Drawings

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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu May 15, 2014 3:47 pm

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Been rained out of work for a couple days, so I decided to do a paint scheme of what I thought would look good on a GEVO or ACe. I did CB&Q paint on a GEVO, I liked the red and gray combo for this modern unit.
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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby DT&I » Sat May 17, 2014 7:18 pm

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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby DT&I » Sun May 18, 2014 7:57 pm

If you guessed a Southern SD45 then you were probably right.

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Re: Train Drawings

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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:35 pm

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A what if CR Shared Assets had its own units and paint. just quality adapted to SA, but would still be nice.
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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:28 pm

Just finished a mostly updated F40PH in the via scheme.. I find this a very attractive paint scheme so I did it as a drawing.. took some work but its pretty nice

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Didn't move the side door or mess with the gas tank and roof, but I did add the enclosed rear end as per the rebuilds.
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Re: Train Drawings

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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby Saturnalia » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:34 pm

You guys should dream up what a CP/NS merger paint scheme would be...
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Re: Train Drawings

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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:27 am

A reboot for the SMRS to give the WM 75 more of a "local feel"

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Re: Train Drawings

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:30 am

5 new ones from last week, all UPatched F7A's from the same railroads that UP created heritage units for

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