Old 01-25-2010, 01:08 AM   #101
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A'ight... seeing the Aerotrain being trashed was one thing (it was a bit homely in a beautiful way).

But having a U30CG being trashed... d'ems fightin' words.
Guess it's a good thing I didn't put this one then, which I don't particularly like at all.

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In fact pretty much all teakettles are hideous in my view.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:36 AM   #102
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Guess it's a good thing I didn't put this one then, which I don't particularly like at all.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=310423

In fact pretty much all teakettles are hideous in my view.
I didn't know they allowed nuts here!

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:07 AM   #103
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I never met a Foamer that I didn't consider nuts so I am in good company.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:36 AM   #104
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Honestly, I'll go back to the theme of one of my earlier posts... as a railfan I like these beasts...
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:04 PM   #105
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Recent additions to the DB have produced another nominee. Maybe the designer has a pet duck-billed platypus?

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Old 01-31-2010, 01:31 AM   #106
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How about this?

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Old 11-12-2010, 07:08 PM   #107
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:57 PM   #108
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Those have got to be the ugliest things I've ever seen, even worse than a pre-dread or that girl in Subic. If ever there was something to keep one from taking up this hobby, those pictures would be it. I'm not even sure I want to ever take pictures of anything on rails lest I capture one of...those...things.
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Isn't that a rebuild from one of the Krauss-Maffei diesel-hydraulics?

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Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder. To me, a Krauss-Mafei (even one turned into a camera car) is a pretty freakin' cool thing.

Right now, at this moment in time, I find Gensets, ACes, and GEVOs ugly... but that will change when they start to vanish.
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Isn't that a rebuild from one of the Krauss-Maffei diesel-hydraulics?

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Not really a rebuild. It was turned into a camera car that had to be pushed around.

It is the sole surviving memeber of its class, and is being rebuilt (cosmetically) back to its original form as I type this.
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Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder. To me, a Krauss-Mafei (even one turned into a camera car) is a pretty freakin' cool thing.
Yeah, the unmodified verison is a real winner . . .

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There's no accounting for taste.
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There's no accounting for taste.
Very true. There are people who actually choose to live in New Jersey, for instance.

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Very true. There are people who actually choose to live in New Jersey, for instance.

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Let's not get personal now (although I've lived in California a lot longer than I lived in my home state of New Jersey).
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Let's not get personal now (although I've lived in California a lot longer than I lived in my home state of New Jersey).
Please don't take me too seriously . . .

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Canton RR is an operation I'd love to photograph! I love their old switchers.

As for any other SW's in the Pittsburgh area, a quick search on the RP database turned up quite a few short lines in the area which have a handful of SW's..

Pittsburgh & Ohio Central:

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Buffalo & Pittsburgh:

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Union Railroad:

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Larrys Truck & Electric:

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Allegheny Railroad:

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To Pittsburgh we go!

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Note of advice, don't even try anything funny on the Union.. The bulls think their on their way to the CIA in Virginia.. Let me know if you do the Union, I can hear them from my house. P&OC is a weekday operation only, AVR doesn't have the switchers anymore.. They were leaser power, now its all GP11's. B&P; Butler is the place to go for their SW's.
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