• Favorite GE locomotive?

  • Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.
Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

Moderators: AMTK84, MEC407

  by MEC407
 
St-Jean Diamond wrote:C36-7 with a humpback behind the cab
I like those too. I think some of those became C36-7i and went to Estonia. They look really nice, and the Estonian railroaders love running them.

  by ANDY117
 
My favorite is the D940C, or the C39-8 with the dash 2 radiators. Can you model those radiators?

  by trainiac
 
My favorite is the D940C, or the C39-8 with the dash 2 radiators. Can you model those radiators?
Do you mean the C39-8E? I think that engine is a virtual twin to the C40-8.

My favourite GE would probably be the ES40DC/ES44AC. Bumps and boxes all over in true GE fashion.
  by US DOE B40-8
 
Mine?

General Electric:
GE U30C
GE C36-7 Phase 2 (The "Hump" On It's Back)
GE B40-8 (In U.S. Department Of Energy Version)

Electro-Motive
EMD GP60
EMD MP15
EMD GP50

  by MEC407
 
Here is a shot of a humpback C36-7i in Estonia:

http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/ee/die ... ustjoe.jpg
  by US DOE B40-8
 
Free-Lanced? Mine?

General Electric:

GE C44-9WT-2 (Like The Rear Of A Tunnel Motor Yet, With A Series 8 Radiator)
GE AC4400CWT-2 (Like The C44-9WT-2)

Electro-Motive

EMD SD60IX (An EMD SD70 Built On An EMD SD60 Frame With 70"Ace" Components)
EMD SD70S (An SD80MAC Built On A SD70 Frame With Shortened Equipment)

  by ToledoTerminalRy
 
U36C, U33C or C32-8

nothing like 8-n-sand

Ryan

  by Petz
 
U30, U33, U36 B and C engines are my GE favorites.

  by Bucyrus6150
 
U23B, U30C & U33C - Preferably in the D&H lightining stripe. :-D

I also like the B39-8E

  by the-big-blow
 
The turbines of Course!!!

  by Luther Brefo
 
AC4400CW
AC6000CW
GE 44 Tonner
GE 45 Tonner w/ Side Rods
P32ACDM
P42DC
ES44AC looks much better than what the comepetition has to offer (SD70ACe looks hideous)

  by U-Haul
 
I am confused where people get the model name B39-8E, C39-8E, C42-8, and C42-8W from. These are not their proper model names so why call them that? I know that some Chicago & North Western C40-8s were rated at 4,150 horse power, but we do not call the 3,750 horse power CSX C36-7s, C38-7s.

  by EstorilM
 
GE-101

I guess that's the name, considering most of them had 1,000,000 miles on them (I think there were 75 units in total, 30 rated at 8,500hp, the rest at 4,800hp) I'm surprised there isn't more information out there about them.

In any event, one of the most impressive looking locos out there. The 1-30 models had turbines up-rated to 10,000hp.

Big Blows:
http://64.246.11.82/images/4/4978680-R1 ... .20521.jpg - 20,000hp lined up right there.
http://64.246.11.82/images/p/P8040366.JPG.44025.jpg - perfect

  by MEC407
 
Very attractive cab/nose/face/whatever-you-call-it on those units. Distinctive, and yet has certain similarities to EMD's and Alco's streamlined designs.

  by rdganthracite
 
Mine are the E2b and the E33