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Date: 09/01/11 13:25
Electric/Diesel-Electric Nickname Wordsearch
Author: fredkharrison

Attached is a wordsearch puzzle for 50 nicknames of electric and diesel-electric locomotives. No steamers here, but they will have their own puzzle at some future date. Any railfan who has been around awhile should be familiar with at least 90% of these. Some names reflect a manufacturer or whole class of locomotives, not just one model. Have fun!

P.S. Please don't post your answers until Friday. Thanks!

Fred Harrison
Central Point, OR
CORPpower/JSS/EORS




Date: 09/02/11 00:51
Re: Electric/Diesel-Electric Nickname Wordsearch
Author: rob_l

If you change row 14, column 18 from a "B" to a "G", then you could have a turbine in there too.

Best regards,

Rob L.



Date: 09/02/11 08:42
Re: Electric/Diesel-Electric Nickname Wordsearch
Author: rob_l

Well, here's what I came up with:

Across
Alco
Alcohaulic
Banana (what is that?)
Green Goat
Little Joe
Trainmaster
Bipolar
U Boat
Meatball (what is that?)
Cab (like in cab unit)
Coke (what is that?)
Buffalo (what is that?)
Erie Built
Big Jack
Jack
FM
Winnebago (what is that?)
Centennial
Crud
Techno Toaster
Kraut

Down
Baby Boat
Tunnel Motor
Baby Face
Flare
Geep
Big Bird
Top Hat (what is that?)
John Deere (what is that?)
Hammerhead
Popsicle
Flying Nun
Pelican
Toaster
Whirlybird

Diagonal up
Shark
Zombie (what is that?)
Coon (what is that?)
Baby Huey

Diagonal down
Rhino
Big Blow (requires changing row 14, column 18 from "B" to "G")
Brick
Washing Machine (what is that?)
Alligator
Centipede
Torpedo Boat
Big Mac
Genocide (what is that?)
Pepsi Can
Cadillac
Covered Wagon

Best regards,

Rob L.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/02/11 08:42 by rob_l.



Date: 09/03/11 02:27
Re: Electric/Diesel-Electric Nickname Wordsearch
Author: fredkharrison

Here is the list of the 50 I used to put the puzzle together. Rob L. found 45 of these, the five he didn't I show in capital letters.

Alcohaulic...ALCO DH-643, ESPEE 9800 SERIES
Alligator...ALCO RSD-15
Baby Boat...GE U18B
Baby Face...DR-4-4-1500
Baby Huey...GE U50
Banana...HHP-8
...BEEP..."BALDWIN GEEP" REFITTED ATSF VO-1000'S
Big Bird...EMD DDA40X
Big Blow...EMD GAS TURBINE
Big Jack...EMD SD45 OR EMD DDA40X
Big Mac...EMD SD70MAC, SD80MAC & SD90MAC
Bipolar...EP-2 ELECTRIC
Brick...EMD GP35
Buffalo...ALSO C-630
Cadillac...SD7 & SD9
Centennial...EMD DDA40X
Centipede...DR12-8-1500/2
Covered Wagon...EMD E OR F UNIT
Crud...EMD SW1500, PARTICULARLY SP2450-SP2689
Erie Built...The first streamlined, cab-equipped dual service diesel locomotive built by Fairbanks-Morse. F-M lacked the space to manufacture the units in their own plant, the work was subcontracted out to General Electric, which produced the locomotives at its Erie, Pennsylvania facility, thereby giving rise to the name "Erie-built."
Flare...EMD SD45, with its dynamic brake blisters and radiators that distinctively flare from the top of the unit.
Flying Nun...GE U33C
Geep...EMD GP SERIES
Genocide...Derogatory nickname given to GE Genesis locomotives--P40 & P42
...GEVO...GE Evolution Series locomotives
Green Goat...A type of "hybrid" switching locomotive utilizing a small diesel engine and a large bank of rechargeable batteries.
Hammerhead...ALCO RS3, Also a GE locomotive with "winged" radiators when run long hood forward
Kraut...KM ML-4000 from Kraus-Maffei
Little Joe...MILW 2-D+D-2 ELECTRIC
...MAC...EMD SD70 MAC
Meatball...Amtrak EMD AEM-7 / ABB ALP-44 electric locomotives; so named for their design being based on the Swedish Rc4.
Pelican...MILW BOX MOTOR
Pepsi Can...An Amtrak GE Dash 8-32BWH, in reference to the units' original paint scheme with large red and blue stripes.
Popsicle...In 1977, SP sold 4 U25B's to Morrison Knudsen, for re-engining with Swiss built Sulzer 3000hp (derated to 2800 hp) V-12's. Not much was reused, only the trucks, traction motors, frame, main generator, cab and nose. The long hood was rebuilt 10 inches higher, and 4 inches wider to take the Sulzer engine, looking like a GP30 over the cab roof area. When released from MK, these units had a variation on the Daylight paint. The color scheme was an experimental variation designed by Chester Mack in 1978. TE 70-4S paint scheme.
...QUILL...EP-3 ELECTRIC
Rhino...HHP-8 electric locomotives used by Amtrak for Northeast Regional service.
...SCREAMER...EMD F40PH locomotive, in reference to it operating in a constant state of full throttle (in order to provide head-end power to passenger cars).
Shark...BALDWIN RF-16
Techno Toaster...GE P42DC
Toaster...ANY GE UNIT. ALSO EMD AEM-7
Top Hat...GE C40-9
Torpedo Boat...Most commonly refers to GP9s and SD9s wHere the air reservoir tanks are mounted on top of the hood rather than under the frame. Can also refer to EMD SD-24 & SD26
Trainmaster...FM H-24-66
Tunnel Motor...EMD SD40T-2 & SD45T-2
U Boat...GE UNIVERSAL SERIES
Washing Machine...ANY GE UNIT
Whirlybird...U50's
Winnebago...Metra's fleet of EMD F40PHM-2's
Zombie...New locomotive built on a former locomotive frame/trucks.

Rob L. also found these:
Alco--REALLY JUST THE NAME OF THE MANUFACTURER
Cab (like in cab unit)--NEVER HEARD A UNIT CALLED THIS
Jack--POPULAR NAME FOR A LOCO IN FLORIDA
FM----REALLY JUST THE NAME OF THE MANUFACTURER
Coon (what is that?) Raccoon?---NS locos that have the entire area around the cab windows painted white, resembling the face of a raccoon.
Coke--I DON'T THINK THERE IS A COKE

THANKS FOR PLAYING!

Fred Harrison
Central Point, OR
CORPpower/JSS/EORS



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