Post by Yellowstone Special on May 18, 2020 14:19:26 GMT
Hopefully, Wood will post that wide, bottom photo from his thread yesterday featuring his newest set of Lionel Santa Fe passenger cars. With two SF Super Chief trains now, there’s a lot of silver on his layout. Plus, it’s a beautiful photo.
Some of the home railroad. Not my favorite scheme, but it pays the bills...lol
Tom, is that the new Siemens Charger in the center photo, second row down? I can’t quite tell. 🤔
I wish..lol. Actually it is. PL42AC, produced by Alstom/GM/EMD. It is basically an EMD prime mover with updated air brakes and control system...computers. They were rushed into production in 2003 to beat the new environmental pollution rules that were on the horizon, and it shows. Many flaws that were just ignored when they were designed.
They are very common on NJT, but not well liked. The cabs have poor visibility and are dependent on a poorly designed air conditioning system to keep them properly heated or cooled. Many, many shortcomings that the users are forced to compensate for.
The car body was designed by some famous industrial designer, but they are just a pain to run and maintain. The old GP40s, they replaced, were a much better design, but they were approaching 40+ years in age...
Some of the home railroad. Not my favorite scheme, but it pays the bills...lol Tom
Great Photos Tom. I can see how the PL42 could be blind for the engineer. I hope you are keeping an album of all of the photos you have taken, they show the history of your RR and they are nicely done.