Are you a railfan? What is your favorite type of Unit (Locomotive)?

Janesville, Wisconsin
November 9, 2006 6:47pm CST
What is your favorite kind of locomotive? Mine is the American type class 4-4-0 .. And I like most types of trains... that run on a steel rail. I am okay with cable cars, monorails, and maglev but to me are not as fascinating... :) .
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Southern Pacific Daylight - The Daylight was run through several California routes.  This was taken at Railfair in Sacramento, Cali.
Here's a pic I took of SP's Daylight at Railfair in Sacramento, Cali. Isn't she just a sight for sore eyes? Aloha!
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
31 Dec 06
Oh yeah! Scha-weeeta! Thanks for Sharing :P~~ (me droolin') :) - DNatureofDTrain
• Sri Lanka
26 Dec 06
I love trains, but my knowlege on them is zero. It is like enjoying flowers without knowing their names or botanical names. We we were going to school in the 1960s steam engines were common. But later diesel enjines came and they gradually vanished. I used to play with model trains when I was small, and I still have the set I used to play with 40 years ago.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
26 Dec 06
hmm... lets see.. One you know that a train is, Two you know there are many names, as like many flowers... Three you know of the Steam Engines of the 1960's, and four you know the word diesel engines, and 5 you know the steams gradually vanished, and 6 you used to play with models meaning you know 7 what a train looks like, 8 they go on tracks.. So You don't know Zero about Trains you are least know 8! lol. I do not know anyone who knows everything about trains that is impossible.. I love them, but I struggle with the types the classes the makes, the railroad names and technical aspect of hard core obsessive railfanning.... But, I just plan love trains I do not need to know which headlight is on one what company manufactored them, or what style headlight one engine has. One night in a train chat I used to go to they debated on a headlight to one engine for 4 hrs before, I finally got irritated found the answer in the surf engine to shut em up lol.... Its like Gee i love trains people but come on its a headlight! lol... I love trains now, and always will. I am fascinated from the Steam, To diesel, to electric to the cable cars. Anything that runs on a Steel Iron rails mainly, althought monorails and MagLeve catch my fascination too. :) - DNatureofDTrain
• United States
23 Dec 06
I still like the NS ones with the horse on then pretty black and looks strong and unstopable lol I like UP next .
• Janesville, Wisconsin
26 Dec 06
NS, does have nice looking engines, and they do look sleak and strong. I like the way their service looks as an outsider, and I think they are one of the best roads, as well. - DNatureofDTrain
• United States
11 Nov 06
The Pennsylvania GG-1. A one of a kind locomotive that stood out from all the rest! I espicially like how both ends are identical.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
14 Nov 06
That is a nice one! Neat. :) .. Pictures of it used to always baffle me as a child in the Book of Great locomotives of whatever that was called book I used to drool at all the time. :) .
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4, and "Challenger" 4-6-6-4 still hold me in absolute awe! I do like all kinds of trains, too. And although the maglev is not as fascinating as a locomotive, the theory behind the propulsion I do find fascinating. Aloha!
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
10 Nov 06
Oh yeah those are Schaaaaaaaaweet... And yeah Maglev is still fascinating :) ... Although Steamers are the ones that stole my Train lovin' heart :) .. Took me years to like any diesels.. I know I love the sd90macs too they are huge! :) .. Only saw on once.. when I got to Visit, London, in Canada. :) ..