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 Post subject: Locomotive nicknames
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Genesis- Genes#it
F40PH- Screamer
F40PHM-2- Winnebago
P30CH- Pooch
AEM7- Swedish Toasters
U23B- U Boats (May apply to other locomotives as well)
Dash 9- Crash 9

What others do you guys know of?


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Any steam locomotive - Old Smokey


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Regarding U-boats: The General Electric U-series came in several ratings; The original was the U-25B, and there were the U-23B, U-28B, U-28C, U-30C, U-33C and U-36C. The digits represented the horsepower ratings in hundreds, the suffix letter indicated whether it was 4-motor or 6-motor.

There is at least one U-25B preserved in operating condition. Orange Empire has SP 3100, which will be 50 years old next month, being outshopped by GE the same month the last streetcar lines were abandoned in Los Angeles. Last November, it had a rather unusual assignment for a former Southern Pacific freight unit--helping Thomas the Tank Engine haul a train of heavy North American passenger cars.

Here it is at last year's Annual Meeting.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:03 am 

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I could have sworn the RMNE had an operating U25B. Maybe I am mistaken.



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T&P 666 (a Lima 2-10-4, 610 is a sister) would later be called a "devil engine," but I understand her crews called her "Old Chill Tonic," a reference to a cold remedy (666) that was supposedly named for its original prescription number when it was invented by a pharmacist a century ago.

CSX 8888 (the locomotive that really ran away and provided the inspiration for the film "Unstoppable") is, as noted, known as "Crazy Eights," and is also known as "Little Runaway."


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J3a-614 wrote:
CSX 8888 (the locomotive that really ran away and provided the inspiration for the film "Unstoppable") is, as noted, known as "Crazy Eights," and is also known as "Little Runaway."

Was it called that before the incident?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:10 am 

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Back in the early 1980's, after N&W 611's restoration for excursion service there was a very popular railfan video made about her called "Queen of the Fleet". Since then, many folks involved with the old NS Steam Program still refer to her as "The Queen"

If you're interested in more than just foaming, you can help bring her back

http://fireup611.org/main/index.php

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:21 am 

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SRC #4 = “The Hobby Horse”
SRC #89 = “Little Speedy”
SRC #90 = “The Flagship”
SRC #475 = “The Phone Booth”
PRR #1223 = “The Prima donna”
PRR #7002 = “!@#$%&”

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 Post subject: Re: Locomotive nicknames
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:16 am 

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Kelly Anderson wrote:
PRR #7002 = “!@#$%&”



Kelly, I'm sure that PRR 37002's nickname is shared with quite a few other locomotives out there also....LOL!

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 Post subject: Re: Locomotive nicknames
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:35 am 

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Kelly Anderson wrote:
SRC #4 = “The Hobby Horse”
SRC #89 = “Little Speedy”
SRC #90 = “The Flagship”
SRC #475 = “The Phone Booth”
PRR #1223 = “The Prima donna”
PRR #7002 = “!@#$%&”


I've heard 1223 and 475 before but appreciate the rest of them. Nothing for 31?

Not to get too off topic but is the cab of 475 really that bad?


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