Old 03-06-2011, 07:55 AM   #26
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I think the worst thing, aesthetically, about most modern diesels is the radiator overhangs. Yuck!
I think those "wings" look sweet!
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I think those "wings" look sweet!
They look cool but they are a pain in the ass, especially if your long hood forward and have to stare at that thing for the entire trip.
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Other than the obvious "OP does not know what he is talking about" piece, the obvious reason GE units are being purchased is price. Looks mean nothing.
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Other than the obvious "OP does not know what he is talking about" piece, the obvious reason GE units are being purchased is price. Looks mean nothing.
Of course looks mean nothing to the railroad, but to a photographer such as myself who finds aesthetics important, looks do mean something. But that's neither here nor there.
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After a five second Google search, I got this. Daniel, that's plagiarism. You need to give "Brent" on TO credit (at a bare minimum) for that. You can and will get kicked out of institutions of higher education for that and its every bit as bad as copying one of your photos and presenting this as your own.
But I never claimed it as my own.

I appreciate your taking the time to tell me that this is plagiarism. I had no idea.

However, all of the other Xperts who love GEs.... I'm not impressed.

Nothing more needs to be said.
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Daniel, why are you even on this forum?.....
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Baldwins = best choo choo ever.

I would shoot Baldwins all day, and they would be epic photos.

Baldwins were cool because I read somewhere that they were, and they handle so awesome on MSTS with 9999999999 ton coal trains.

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Daniel, why are you even on this forum?.....
Because he has not been made to feel the wrath of the banhammer!

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Baldwins = best choo choo ever.

I would shoot Baldwins all day, and they would be epic photos.

Baldwins were cool because I read somewhere that they were, and they handle so awesome on MSTS with 9999999999 ton coal trains.

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But I never claimed it as my own.
Um, haven't you ever seen one of the long threads about people using shots w/o permission? Yeah, that's what they all say.
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However, all of the other Xperts who love GEs.... I'm not impressed.
Umm, who here said they love GE? I sure don't, especially after spending 18 hours stuck on one. Nothing like moving further as light power swapping your headend motor with the DPU because the piece of shit won't move. It was one of your AC4400CW's you posted about...

But, the EMD crap trailing couldn't pull itself out of a soggy paper bag, so its all good, overtime is fine and the seats all feel the same when you're sleeping in them waiting for mechanical and a new crew to take the piece of crap off your hands.

Okay, enough REAL RAILROAD TALK, since apparently you have more experience running trains than I do... I'd still LOL (insert Thias' fat girl LOL picture here) watching you try to drag 17,000 to 18,000 tons up Ambrosia Hill (1.8% for 3 miles in New Mexico) with only 6 motors or better yet, drag Springerville Hill (8 miles of 1.4% in Arizona). Lets put it this way, no matter what the power is, we crest at 8 to 11MPH. Could have the newest and coolest ES44AC's and we still top it at 10MPH. Could have the oldest Dash 9's and it still tops at 10. Could have brand new SD70ACe's, and then, you top at 10. Yeah, and that's from 49MPH. Come give it a whirl, see how far you can make it with a train in one piece. Your years of experience on MSTS will do you well, LOL. (what a damn joke you are)

I need a drink, a nap, and another drink. Who's down?
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I need a drink, a nap, and another drink. Who's down?
I'll bring a 6 of Sierra. Scratch that...a case!
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Welch, you know I'm down for bringin' the bed
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Since apparently you have more experience running trains than I do...
Who said that I have more experience than you? I certainly didn't, and certainly do not.

I haven't done anything wrong here. I'm still learning but everyone hates kids.
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I haven't done anything wrong here. I'm still learning but everyone hates kids.
People dislike kids when they misbehave, an entirely different thing.

What kind of a life have you had, getting to where you think that everyone hates kids? That's sad. Inaccurate, too. If anything, society these days favors kids in many ways compared to just a few decades ago. In many ways its all about the kids in some parts of society, or more so than before.

And, you forget about the excellent example shown by several "kids" on this very forum.
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Who said that I have more experience than you? I certainly didn't, and certainly do not.
So your disdain for GE locomotives is based purely on aesthetics, right?

Please reply before you're banned. Thanks.
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Nah, we just hate spergy know-it-alls.
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So your disdain for GE locomotives is based purely on aesthetics, right?

Please reply before you're banned. Thanks.
I hate, hate, hate, GE and love, love, love EMD.
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Any particular reason or did one of them do something to you in your childhood?
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I hate, hate, hate, GE and love, love, love EMD.


You hate, hate, hate GE, yet 23 of your 53 photos in the database are of GE locomotives.

Why do you photograph them if you hate the way they look?
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You hate, hate, hate GE, yet 23 of your 53 photos in the database are of GE locomotives.

Why do you photograph them if you hate the way they look?
Because the need for validation on RP tears more at his heart then the loathe of GE?

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People dislike kids when they misbehave, an entirely different thing.

What kind of a life have you had, getting to where you think that everyone hates kids? That's sad. Inaccurate, too. If anything, society these days favors kids in many ways compared to just a few decades ago. In many ways its all about the kids in some parts of society, or more so than before.

And, you forget about the excellent example shown by several "kids" on this very forum.
^This.

I've been a member here since age 11 and I'm sure I've made my share of dumb posts (and definitely bad photo submissions) over the years. That said, what I'm reading in this and other threads makes me worry about what my generation is coming to. There's this little thing called "maturity;" try acting like an adult and you will start to earn the respect of other people.
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You hate, hate, hate GE, yet 23 of your 53 photos in the database are of GE locomotives.

Why do you photograph them if you hate the way they look?
Because RP.net doesn't want to see good power. As of Jan 1st, 2011 I have stopped shotting GEs, because they're ugly, common, dirty, and even sound like they're going to explode!

Side note: On the CP GEs, when you get to 25mph the HP drops to 4000, and doesn't go back to 4400 until you get down to 15mph...which supposedly saves fuel....so here you have one engine.......GE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've seen the same train being pulled by a single SD40-2 make decent speed, while a train with a single C40-8W (We get CSX garbage over here, too) stuggle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hey kid, ever hear of wheelslip?
Protip: Max tractive effort is somewhere in the teen MPH (Somewhere around your age, and a little above your IQ) and if you ever get the chance to pull the throttle to notch 8 with a unit putting out full horsepower, there's a damn good chance you're going to
A: Break a knuckle
B: Slip until your wheels have melted into the rail.

Now, was it the same train? Same cars? Same loading? Same tonnage? Same weather? Same track conditions?
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