Santa came early!

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GatorDave

Railroading Fan~Gator Fan
Mrs. Clause brought me an early Christmas gift today. She said
she knew how much I wanted it, so I shouldn't have to wait 'til
Christmas... which was fine with me.

I really like this scheme and it gives a little contrast to my all green and
white Southern Ry fleet. Enjoy

Broadway Limited E8

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"Coming 'round the bend"
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This loco is smooth as silk and sounds great. You should have seen me
with this one and my P2K E6 running side by side... with me trying to
decide which one sounded better. The result... they both sound great!
The BLI has a slightly deeper horn, but other than that, there is no clear
winner. Dave
 

jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
WOW!!! Looks great! I wish I could get ahold of one of those E8's, well 2, Undec. I have a project... Love the BLI stuff
 

tenwheeler

Member
Wow Dave, Mrs. Santa did good on that present. I have the Great Northern BLI E-7A, and I love it. Have fun... and Merry Christmas !
 

IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
WOW Dave, BLI really did themselves proud with that one! I saw a number of them (E8's and FP7's) at the Alexandria, VA station in the early 1970's after Amtrak had swallowed the other passenger trains. BTW I'm totally envious ;)
 

chrismoore93

Central Phoenix Railroad
grande man said:
Awesome Dave!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Does Mrs Clause know where to send mine????:D
Mine too! Man that looks great. I have always wanted a Broadway Limited loco, but there kinda exoensive. Anyway, it looks great, and I hope you enjoy. I gotta share my early Christmas present as well.
TTYL,
Chris
 

RexHea

RAIL BENDER
Oh Wow! Dave, she is absolutely beautiful. Now you have really screwed with my mind. I was happy with my E6 Southern by itself and now... :(

I'll tell you what, I have an extra BLI E7 L&N that I will trade you even. I will even pay both postages. I'll even let you play on the BC&W. I'll even...naw...I better not.:D

At least Alabama beat Florida (some how).:rolleyes: :D :D
 

GatorDave

Railroading Fan~Gator Fan
RexHea said:
Oh Wow! Dave, she is absolutely beautiful. Now you have really screwed with my mind. I was happy with my E6 Southern by itself and now... :(

I'll tell you what, I have an extra BLI E7 L&N that I will trade you even. I will even pay both postages. I'll even let you play on the BC&W. I'll even...naw...I better not.:D

At least Alabama beat Florida (some how).:rolleyes: :D :D
Rex,
I don't think Nancy would be fooled by the L&N loco... she might not
be able to tell the difference between an E7 and an E8, but she would
definetly notice the paint schemes... at least I hope she would! :rolleyes: :D

The day that Nancy bought the loco I stopped by the LHS and asked
John if she had been in yet. He said that she had just left a few minutes
earlier. As I was looking over his loco stock, he asked "what are you getting
her for Christmas?" I said "I don't know, which one of these locos do you
think she would like?":D

As for the Bama/Fla thing, two words for ya... next-year;)

Later, Dave
 

GatorDave

Railroading Fan~Gator Fan
Thanks everyone,
I'm glad you all like it... I know I do!! I was thinking of hooking
the P2K and the BLI together and seeing who has the most
power!!:D Dave
 

chrismoore93

Central Phoenix Railroad
Well the loco again looks great, but again I have a question. The Southern railway is in America right, I would appreciate any links, as I am now interested!
Thanks,
Chris
P.S. I should know the answer to this question, but it just own't come to me!
 

grande man

Bonafied Grande Nut
chrismoore93 said:
The Southern railway is in America right, I would appreciate any links, as I am now interested!
Oooohhhh, you're so going to get a lesson in SR history... :D

The "Southerners" will be along shortly for your indoctrination. :D
 

chrismoore93

Central Phoenix Railroad
grande man said:
Oooohhhh, you're so going to get a lesson in SR history... :D

The "Southerners" will be along shortly for your indoctrination. :D
Thanks, I was also thinking about modeling this railroad, sence I found out a little! Teach me men:D Come soon:p
Chris
 

enjineerbill

Avid People Watcher
Hello Dave, Wow she's a beauty:D !! Makes me want to swap you some great silent running CNW stuff for it;) . After all, what are you gonna do with that gorgeous looking AND awesome sounding loco?:rolleyes: Nevermind. Have fun and Merry Christmas!!

Johnny
 

GatorDave

Railroading Fan~Gator Fan
Chris,
The Southern Ry is a great railroad to model. It's special to me because
the old Murphy Branch runs through the area of western North Carolina
that me and Nancy visit every year. We love this part of the country and
look forward to our trip every May.

There is something about the Southern that has appealed to me since I
first saw a picture of their green steam locos. And the fact that they
operated on some of the most beautiful land in the country doesn't hurt.

Look at this photo and if it doesn't give you the chill bumps, then the
Southern Ry is probably not for you ;). Enjoy, Dave
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Here's another link for you to check out: http://www.geocities.com/~sou-ry/
 

L&N Castle

Active Member
Evening GatorDave. That BLI Southern E-8 is AWESOME. Would love to have an L&N version,but funds are in short supply. Judging from the photos,your layout is really coming along.BTW,I have three Southern transfer cabooses that would look good on there. I am trying to finish the third one.I'm on break from it.William.Also,Merry Christmas sir.William.:)
 

chrismoore93

Central Phoenix Railroad
GatorDave said:
Chris,
The Southern Ry is a great railroad to model. It's special to me because
the old Murphy Branch runs through the area of western North Carolina
that me and Nancy visit every year. We love this part of the country and
look forward to our trip every May.

There is something about the Southern that has appealed to me since I
first saw a picture of their green steam locos. And the fact that they
operated on some of the most beautiful land in the country doesn't hurt.

Look at this photo and if it doesn't give you the chill bumps, then the
Southern Ry is probably not for you ;). Enjoy, Dave
View attachment 2475

Here's another link for you to check out: http://www.geocities.com/~sou-ry/
Wow the sure do! I have been looking at pics of the diesels and steam engines, ever sence I read this thread:) Maybe it is a sign that I should model the Southern Railway:confused: :D I am gonna do a little research with the links, and soon you guys may have another modeler of the SouthernRY:D
Thanks alot,
Chris
P.S. Dave I was looking at your link in your signature, can't get enough of that scenery, and love those locos :D
 
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RexHea

RAIL BENDER
Chris, welcome to the land of the Southern. If you are interested in the romance of the Southern Crescent passenger train (and many others) running from New York to New Orleans winding through the Appalachian mountains, farm lands, and even swamps...then stick around and join us. How about the hundreds of freights that covered the Southeast with over 10,000 miles of track? There is a member of this forum, Cjcrescent, that as his name suggest is not only a lover of the Southern Railways, but is also an expert. Just ask questions and he will appear.
 

Cjcrescent

Master Mechanic
RexHea said:
... with over 10,000 miles of track? There is a member of this forum, Cjcrescent, that as his name suggest is not only a lover of the Southern Railways, but is also an expert. Just ask questions and he will appear.
Rex; Here it is, I thought we were good friends, and now you insult me::p

EX- Has Been
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:D:D

Chris: I really wouldn't call me an expert, just a knowledgeable modeler. I do know things that you won't find out from books, and magazines. So if you do have a question I will be more than happy to answer to the best of my knowledge.
 




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