What is your favorite steam and/or diesel locomotive in scale or prototype form? My favorite diesel is an EMD GP30 and my favorite steamer is a Baldwin Locomotive Works 4-6-4. IRM #3007 for a reference.
Have you ever been to the Illinois Railway Museum? They have a Frisco #1630 that they run along with a Shay. https://www.irm.org/
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