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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:14 AM   #101
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Old August 29th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #102
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Old August 29th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #103
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Old August 29th, 2009, 08:15 PM   #104
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Who knows what is this monster? I only now it's somewhere in Argentina:

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Old August 29th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #105
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It's originally a Portuguese locomotive from the 1930 series, built by Sorefame under license from Alsthom from 1981.
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9rie_1930

A few locomotives were sold to Argentinian railway companies, this one was sold to the railway company Ferrobaires.

The locomotives were based on the French CC72000 locomotives from Alsthom.

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Old August 29th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #106
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Old August 30th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #107
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Incidentally, this locomotive will have been regauged for use in Argentina. Portugal and Spain use 1668 mm (Iberian gauge), while a lot of Argentinian lines, including those used by Ferrobaires, are 1676 mm (Indian gauge). Some Argentinian operators have also bought secondhand rolling stock from Spain, as has EFE in Chile, which also uses 1676 mm.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:40 AM   #108
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I love that French style of locomotive. To me, in design terms, they're the citreons of the railway world.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #109
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All those very angular locomotives were designed by Paul Arzens (1903-1990), a French artist and industrial designer. In 1942 he built an electric microcar called the Œuf électrique (electric egg).
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Old August 30th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #110
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Incidentally, this locomotive will have been regauged for use in Argentina. Portugal and Spain use 1668 mm (Iberian gauge), while a lot of Argentinian lines, including those used by Ferrobaires, are 1676 mm (Indian gauge). Some Argentinian operators have also bought secondhand rolling stock from Spain, as has EFE in Chile, which also uses 1676 mm.
Are you sure that for this small difference regauging is needed? I don't think so.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #111
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That is one serious locomotive!!
It is! Basically an oil fired power plant on wheels, too bad the steam escaped with the combustion remnants vs condensed & re-used. Would be an even more brilliant design.

Speaking of power plant on wheels, they thought of that too, and several power units were either designed or modified to serve as a backup generator. Some look like a B unit, others look like a normal locomotive, except they are not meant to move under their own power at road speeds.

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Old September 1st, 2009, 05:15 PM   #112
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Large switcher!

Road switcher GP7:


Road switcher GP30:


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Old September 1st, 2009, 05:40 PM   #113
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Another 1930:


what's that fatty?
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 03:18 PM   #114
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Just in case someone didn't post it:



You know, for when you have to pull up parts of the earth's crust.....

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Old September 2nd, 2009, 03:32 PM   #115
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Nice one! I remember this from a book I had been given in the early 1980s, and I had been looking for a decent photo of what I think is the world's only Do-Do machine.

It looks the business, but in engineering terms I think I'm right to describe it as being one step too far.

How many were built?
Is one/more than one still in service?
If not, has at least one been preserved?
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I think the UP keeps one operable for excursions and such, at least they did back when I was buying Pentrex tapes for my kid to watch. There are probably ten others preserved as museum pieces. go to steamlocomotive.com, they have a page there dedicated to the centennial units.

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/centennials/
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Old September 14th, 2009, 03:34 AM   #117
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One was built, it is in service, and makes appearances in expos and museum excursions as well.

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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #118
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Two giants of different times collapse in Mexico

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Old September 14th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #119
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Looks terrible...
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Looks like a baldwin centipede had a run in with a spiteful steamer.

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