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Philip H

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Is it just me?
« on: March 01, 2010, 09:31:37 AM »
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 09:37:11 AM »
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....why yes; it does bear a passing resemblance to an Alco product....maybe Alco should have looked into suing EMD for intellectual property violations.......imagine hiding an SD 45 in that car body...tisk, tisk tisk...
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 09:39:04 AM »
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Look at the trucks, blomberg sideframes not the ones usually found on a Mehano RS unit.

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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 09:59:52 AM »
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Look at the trucks, blomberg sideframes not the ones usually found on a Mehano RS unit.

Possibly re-powered with someone else's mechanism.

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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 10:00:25 AM »
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It says vintage SD45.  That's a whole different animal...   :P

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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 10:04:06 AM »
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a really bad version of an Alco C420 on trade in trucks.  the funny thing about that model, the proto ICG #523 would have been a former GM&O GP-30 riding on AAR B trucks and would have still been in the GM&O paint.  IC/ICG never had Alco diesels.
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 10:08:52 AM »
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Look at the trucks, blomberg sideframes not the ones usually found on a Mehano RS unit.

Trivia - the mehano Blomberg sideframes (GP40) were easily swapped for the AAR-B sideframes (C420). I think I still might have some in my parts bin! :P

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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010, 11:53:04 AM »
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Maybe it's a GP45 disguised as an Alco? Find the guy who's selling the SD30 and ask him...
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010, 12:53:33 PM »
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IC/ICG never had Alco diesels.

Really? That's odd because we have a photo at my club of a couple of IC C636s leased by Canadian Pacific in the early 1970s. Even had the same number as this one here...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=297366

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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2010, 01:03:55 PM »
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IC/ICG never had Alco diesels.

Really? That's odd because we have a photo at my club of a couple of IC C636s leased by Canadian Pacific in the early 1970s. Even had the same number as this one here...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=297366

i meant "these diesels"  the C420's.  sorry.  i'm well aware of the big Century's they had.  they had 5 or so of them and they all went to Precision i think around 1980-81? they also had RS and S models.  just no C420's.
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2010, 02:04:56 PM »
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.....but they looked really cool on the CPR mains......I saw those as a youngin and fell in love with the ICG colours........fortunately I fell out of love soon thereafter............. ;D
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2010, 02:07:41 PM »
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I loved the IC Creamsicle scheme! 8)

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ic/ic16495ajs.jpg
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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2010, 02:59:41 PM »
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It looks like a passable representation to me, and indeed I will pass on it! I hate to be nitpicky about it, but really, it should be numbered 7000.

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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2010, 03:12:59 PM »
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It looks like a passable representation to me, and indeed I will pass on it! I hate to be nitpicky about it, but really, it should be numbered 7000.

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Re: Is it just me?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2010, 03:52:44 PM »
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You all need to brush-up on your diesel spotting. It clearly lacks flared radiators making it an SD45-2  :P
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