Mexican PA clips!!!

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Mexican PA clips!!!

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I couldn't believe my eyes! Check out these clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1n-PjFRvrA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xYUR1ZPA8E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5anim1E2Rg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEdQ2qT_L3U

The first shows all 4 (16-19) in D&H colors on the deadline, then #19 after rebuilding, the second clip is #17 being wyed, and third and fourth show 17 pulling excursions going by the cameraman.

Other clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ULOb8b4OvU
Burlington Jct. C415

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k2V-xRE1aA

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Post by N. Todd »

Wow, neat stuff.
I alwayswanted to know what an 8-251 sounds like. What horn do you suppose is on the C-415?

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Post by MEC407 »

I wonder if the folks at Pentrex know that somebody is posting their videos on YouTube...
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...That is probably the most beautiful sound that I've ever heard to come from a machine.

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Post by Tadman »

That is amazing...

What official of the Mexican gov't am I going to have to bribe to sneak that baby north over the border when I strike it big?

Edit: will Doyle's NKP 104 sound the same? I hear he is doing what UP did with 951 and transplanting a more modern pm into the unit. Not that I am criticizing, as having a PA in any form is much better than we were five years ago...
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Post by DutchRailnut »

Doyle's NKP190 is comming along great, yes it has a different main engine than original, the engine came from a MLW B unit .

http://www.nkp190.com/
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Post by N. Todd »

There are still parts from the 688 lying around, like the whells w/ bearings, damping struts from the trucks, d/b cover (roof), etc.

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Looks like they're putting in a 12-cyl 251 from an M420B. Good choice from the standpoint of reliability and parts availability... and I'm sure it'll sound just fine, too. :-D
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