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My favorite locomotive is the Central Pacific 4-4-0 "American" type "Jupiter". This locomotive is best remembered for starring in the golden spike ceremony.
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Cool, i don't know so much about american railroads but i know the golden spike, it's pretty epic that the jupiter been there, such an historical moment. Where is the golden spike now?
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Två X61:or wrote: 05 Jun 2020 17:58 Cool, i don't know so much about american railroads but i know the golden spike, it's pretty epic that the jupiter been there, such an historical moment. Where is the golden spike now?
Location where the golden spike was driven is in Promontory Summit, Utah. Glad to hear you learned something new. :)
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What, you think Jupiter is terrible? Why?

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Geo Ghost wrote: 05 Mar 2006 18:10 My 3 favorites are Mallard, Flying Scotsman & City of Truro
Went to York one day, Saw Mallard and Flying Scotsman in the National Railway museum, then waiting in the station for our train back to Stevenage, and the City Of Truro pulls in. 3 of my favorites in one day! :D
My favorite diesel has to be the Virgin Voyager.
Im not sure about my favorite Electric. Probably the Eurostar (Euro Tunnel and GNER livery)
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Needless to say, my favourite locos/engines have changed a fair bit over the years!

Favourite steam loco:
P-Class or a A1 Terrier. I feel the little engines are a bit underappreciated.

Favourite diesel loco:
Class 68. Do love how slick they look!

Favourite electric loco:
Class 91. A classic for me.

Favourite EMU:
Class 313. I miss driving them :P Classic!

Favourite DMU:
... Can't decide. The old Class 221 voyagers use to be but.. eh. Not sure these days.
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Hmmm, I guess I could give this a go myself.

Favourite steam loco:
Meh, they're all glorified kettles, should be used for making me a brew!

Favourite diesel loco:
Class 68 for me - the noise, the power, the feeling them thumping in your chest and they depart on a high power setting. Love it.

Favourite electric loco:
Class 87. Think this is a nostalgia thing for me. Don't remember them in passenger action, but remember them on the mail when I was a kid. Had my first haulage off one in Paddington in 2018, and so far the only time!

Favourite DMU:
Hmmmm, tough one. I may be slightly biased but the Class 168s are lovely DMUs, so either them or the 185s. (Or, on the nostalgia front again, the Pacers!)

Favourite EMU:
I'm gonna go a bit bland here and go for the Class 350s. They're good all round EMUs, and when looked after, are great passenger experience wise IMO. Used to love them on TPE - except for their size. Far too small!
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Geo Ghost wrote: 30 Oct 2020 19:01
Geo Ghost wrote: 05 Mar 2006 18:10 My 3 favorites are Mallard, Flying Scotsman & City of Truro
Went to York one day, Saw Mallard and Flying Scotsman in the National Railway museum, then waiting in the station for our train back to Stevenage, and the City Of Truro pulls in. 3 of my favorites in one day! :D
My favorite diesel has to be the Virgin Voyager.
Im not sure about my favorite Electric. Probably the Eurostar (Euro Tunnel and GNER livery)
Man, this did not age well....
Needless to say, my favourite locos/engines have changed a fair bit over the years!

Favourite steam loco:
P-Class or a A1 Terrier. I feel the little engines are a bit underappreciated.

Favourite diesel loco:
Class 68. Do love how slick they look!

Favourite electric loco:
Class 91. A classic for me.

Favourite EMU:
Class 313. I miss driving them :P Classic!

Favourite DMU:
... Can't decide. The old Class 221 voyagers use to be but.. eh. Not sure these days.
Wow 14 yrs eh?

68's are my absolute favourite.

The only dodgy choice by your 2006 self, has to be the voyagers. Bluegh!
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teccuk wrote: 16 Nov 2020 14:55 Wow 14 yrs eh?

68's are my absolute favourite.

The only dodgy choice by your 2006 self, has to be the voyagers. Bluegh!
Hey man, I still like Voyagers :P
Sleek looking machines!
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Geo Ghost wrote: 16 Nov 2020 20:29 Hey man, I still like Voyagers :P
Sleek looking machines!
I always knew you had no taste! :mrgreen:

Dreadful machines!
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Idk, honestly Voyagers are just diesel Pendolinos surely ?
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Pilot wrote: 17 Nov 2020 09:00
Geo Ghost wrote: 16 Nov 2020 20:29 Hey man, I still like Voyagers :P
Sleek looking machines!
I always knew you had no taste! :mrgreen:

Dreadful machines!
I don't get the hatred! What's wrong with them?
I think they look pretty slick units :mrgreen:
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