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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-07-2011, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Freericks
Be very, very, very careful, Jim... calling...

Be very, very, very careful, Jim... calling someone a geek on a railfan site is tantamount to crossing the streams.

And as Harold Ramis has warned us, crossing the steams is bad.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-04-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Freericks
Do the TVA units still work in regular service?

Do the TVA units still work in regular service?
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-03-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Freericks
I was on the USS Salt Lake City maybe ten or so...

I was on the USS Salt Lake City maybe ten or so years ago and noticed the back up power was a Colt OP engine.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-03-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 51,509
Posted By Freericks
Many of GM's parts began as independent...

Many of GM's parts began as independent companies.

General Electric began in the locomotive business as Alco's partner.

Regarding Alco, they've sadly been gone for 42 years (Fairbanks Morse,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-02-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Freericks
More American that General Motors? You ever...

More American that General Motors?

You ever hear the quote, "As GM goes, so goes the nation?"

How about "What's good for General Motors is good for the country and vice-versa?"

As J noted,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-13-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Freericks
I've got no dog in this fight. Last good looking...

I've got no dog in this fight. Last good looking GE was the cab unit set of demonstrators that ran on the Erie and then UP bought in the 1950s.

Last good looking EMD was the FP45.

But here's...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-05-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 137
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Posted By Freericks
Crap... I don't want to agree with him... I...

Crap... I don't want to agree with him... I really, really don't want to agree with him... crap... he's right.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-05-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 51,509
Posted By Freericks
There is a dearth of interest today in the value...

There is a dearth of interest today in the value of objectivity over subjectivity. I explained the difference to my son once, when he was much younger, as if you see a movie and someone asks you if...
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