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Date: 01/09/21 09:38
Bringing Back The SP, U25B 6744 Yesterday At Randall MR, In SF
Author: FiveChime

Typical SF Peninisula motive power on LA bound freights. U25Bs, GP35s.
They would go to Oakland and sometimes Tracy, but not often to Roseville until the late 1970s.
Regards, Jim Evans
 



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Date: 01/09/21 10:34
Re: Bringing Back The SP, U25B 6744 Yesterday At Randall MR, In S
Author: WAF

Well, 75 to 78 to RV before the U boats were stored as junk in 78 in LA



Date: 01/09/21 13:30
Re: Bringing Back The SP, U25B 6744 Yesterday At Randall MR, In S
Author: HardYellow

Those were the biggest pile of junk GE ever made!



Date: 01/10/21 09:44
Re: Bringing Back The SP, U25B 6744 Yesterday At Randall MR, In S
Author: cabman

HardYellow Wrote:
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> Those were the biggest pile of junk GE ever made!

Sort of like EMD's BL-2...you can't always hit it out of the park your first time at bat!  Both builders got much better as time went by, though.



Date: 01/10/21 10:33
Re: Bringing Back The SP, U25B 6744 Yesterday At Randall MR, In S
Author: SPB

But they look good on this fine model railroad.

Gerry



Date: 01/11/21 05:59
Re: Bringing Back The SP, U25B 6744 Yesterday At Randall MR, In S
Author: Arved

HardYellow Wrote:
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> Those were the biggest pile of junk GE ever made!

So I've heard, but they have a look, to me, something like a puppy dog. You see it, and just want to reach behind his ears and give him a good scratch. The shorter nose of later U-boars (to standardize on the short nose of the U25C?) just doesn't have the same look. Maybe the longer nose helps the dog look.

But it had a damn good traction motors.

As for "first out of the gate," not quite. There were many prototypes, and remember GE supplied electrical gear to ALCo. They must have thought their FDL engine was better than ALCo's 244 and 251 (GE started development before the 251 reached the market, but by that time, the GP9, well... Let's not let this be a history lesson. Suffice to say, GE had done a lot of homework prior to joining the horsepower race with the U25B.

Nice to see trains still running at Randall. Dad took me to visit during the NMRA convention in '68. I'm a club alumni from the early '90s, when the '93 BRAC forced me to relocated in '95 to Florida.I miss that club and it's members. I wish things had turned out better for y'all.

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, FL
Arved Grass



Date: 01/11/21 17:01
Re: Bringing Back The SP, U25B 6744 Yesterday At Randall MR, In S
Author: tehachapifan

Really did the illuminated class lights, Nice touch.



Date: 01/13/21 17:40
Re: Bringing Back The SP, U25B 6744 Yesterday At Randall MR, In S
Author: NYSWSD70M

I wish Bowser would fix the class lights on these models. They have plenty of excuses why they can't but Korean Brass and Rivarossi has gotten it right (twice in fact) on their U25C's!

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Date: 01/13/21 21:09
Re: Bringing Back The SP, U25B 6744 Yesterday At Randall MR, In S
Author: 90mac

A set of early GE's made an amazing sound.
A U50 was a religious experience.
Amen.

TAH

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