Y’know, I thought of Alco when you said that>>6426
Our railroads here in VA weren’t ready for the future
The Australian cabs fascinated me as a child. There was a brief section on Australian mining railroads in one of my childhood big train books, and I was baffled at the idea of an engine without a nose.
I guess there's nothing major to crash into in the middle of nowhere.
– What did you expect? The New Zealandic DX class is US-built.
He said ugly engines. I disagree wholeheartedly. Visually the train is beautiful.
– I still think Tonka designed the 70s.>>6481
– Nose looking like The Luggage v nose looking like a skip. Decisions, decisions…
Always thought the headlight arrangement ruins this engine, though I don't know what to replace it with.
It's far uglier in all-black, and especially with a single headlight. Yech.
Actual Warbaby. Note the anti-aircraft shield on the headlight and lack of side skirts. GS-6's had to be approved by the Wartime Production Board.
For some reason, I like the look of this.
You mean 2ES5S? Well it's not very ugly, it's design is just inconsistent, it looks unfinished.
Look at the 2ES5K from which its design is derived. Looks much sleeker and more "finished", isn't it?
Being used to blunt-nosed British and European engines, I see nothing wrong here.
I agree. I am not a fan of the whole SD60/SD50 series (nearly identical bodies).
More importantly: where's the second cab?