Gadfly wrote:No harm meant, but as a non-railfan and a retired railroader, I am mystified by this concern for what "cab" is on a particular engine. What does it matter? I just don't understand..........................................
No harm meant, but as a non-railfan, why are you even here then?
Why are we interested in these cabs?
same reason we are interested in paint schemes, and locomotive models, and how to tell a GP38 from a GP40, and what year the last PRR T1 was scrapped, and what year that remote branch line was pulled up, and what color the passenger cars were for the 1896 edition of the Black Diamond Express, and exactly what shade PRR Brunswick green was, and if the Whirlpool bridge over the Niagara River is going to be abandoned, and why Dolye chose the NKP paintscheme for his Alco PA, and are how many U23B's are in Texas at the moment, and old signal bridges, and the last Erie semaphore, and what might happen to the D&H sharks, and what happened to that Shark B-unit, and abandoned steam locomotives in Maine, and where are the NS heritage units going to run, and those Rock Island Crandall cabs sure are weird, and check out the NS Admiral cabs, and FGLK U-boats had their noses chopped at some point, and WAG used to run a train pulled by a single F7A running backwards, because they couldnt turn it, with a crew member standing in the rear door, and the Amtrak Phase I heritage unit is in NY state today, and there is a Shawmut caboose in Angelica, NY and oh yeah, its interesting to see an unusual cab on a Conrail C32-8..and etc etc etc etc...thats just me! im sure other railfans can up with their own list that goes on forever..
Im mystified why you are mystified..you have been on this forum for 4 years, have made over 800 posts..
the truth is, you actually are not mystified at all..you understand railfans perfectly well, because you are one..even though you try to deny it.
you just felt like making a post to make fun of something you do yourself..
Gadfly wrote:There's an inaccuracy here. "Last 'mainline steam passenger engine built'"? You are forgetting NW 611 completed in May, 1950.
busted! only a railfan would know that..
Unless you worked for N&W in 1950 and you only know that because you were a railroad employee then..otherwise, busted!