A Potrait of Two Ladies
Posted 07 June 2005 - 03:39 PM
Here we have two drags, one is pulled by 2 relatively new SD70s while the other larger drag(mine) is being pulled by 4 30 year old engines. 2 SD40-2s, a SD45 and a SD40t-2.
They might not be the latest and comfiest, but those engines sure can get those 100+ cars moving. There is something about the feeling of power you can get with those older units that is lost with the newer engines. The power vibrates through you with every throttle increase as you skin 'em back and the exhaust pours out of the stacks (something the EPA does not like, but I don't care). The howl of the dynamics as you slow to a stop in a siding to await a fast moving "Q". As you pull on the horn lever you are rewarded with a melodious tune, something the button activated SD70s do not have.
Posted 07 June 2005 - 04:10 PM
And who cares, the EPA wasn't around for the old alco's when they smoked up the world (Or where they )
Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:23 PM
Posted 08 June 2005 - 12:30 AM
Posted 08 June 2005 - 02:39 AM
Well that must totally suck....yea right....anyways...if you ever saw some kid with a camera and tripod at S. Need then that was me...lol.
Posted 08 June 2005 - 11:47 AM
B32> I have seen some people at need in a p/u taking pics and then I have seen another p/u there on several occasions with steamed windows.