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Best Looking Locomotive

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  1. fizpix

    fizpix Well-Known Member

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    My nomation is the F59PHI and the P42 on Amtrak and NC dot
     
  2. Doomotron

    Doomotron Well-Known Member

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    Class 802 in TPE livery for me. The Class 68 in TPE livery is great as well.

    A clean Class 395 or 373 is good as well.
     
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  3. LeadCatcher

    LeadCatcher Well-Known Member

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    For me, the Union Pacific “Big Boy”. Even sitting still it exudes power.
     
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  4. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    I'd have to go with the Amtrak P42 Genesis. A powerful, sleek looking workhorse.
     
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    I assume this is ruling out the Gresley A4 Pacific which is in a class by itself.
     
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    I think the Class 395 or Class 800
     
  7. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    If I include steam, I would nominate the SP Streamlined GS4.
     
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  8. fizpix

    fizpix Well-Known Member

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    shinkansen 300 series is another one I like
     
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    FD1003 Well-Known Member

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    It's really difficult to pick one loco but this has to be one of my favorites.
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    unnamed (6).jpg note this is the original livery, a red stripe between the headlights has been added later for visibilty but I like this one better.

    US Locos, I too love the streamlined US diesels, such as the F59PH I think they look really good.
    In the EU, I think the Vectron has to be the best, I really love its design, the Taurus being a close second.
     
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  10. Doomotron

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    The Pennsylvania T1 is a great looking locomotive, as were lots of other streamlined US steam locos. I'd also pick the original non-streamlined LNER P2s for their odd design, and perhaps the V2 and A1/3 as well. For me, the LMS Coronation (non-streamlined) is a close second. I never liked the A4.
     
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  11. fizpix

    fizpix Well-Known Member

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    What about for another steam locomotive NW 611
     
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  12. stijn.claessens

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    this thread needs more pics :D
     
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    this is my fav from the uk
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  14. GA Railfan17

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    For me, the 745 Flirt Takes the crown[​IMG]
     
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    Class 360 (clean) and a 755/745 (clean)
     
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    Gonna give a second vote to the class 68, but I’d like to throw in the 158/159 as a contender, just a beautifully simple looking unit.
     
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  17. fizpix

    fizpix Well-Known Member

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    Here is the class 68 68022.png
     
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  18. fizpix

    fizpix Well-Known Member

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    Btw I'm adding images of the locos
     
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    fizpix Well-Known Member

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    Class 158 and 159 TfW_class_158_Tywyn.jpg 1590051l220619honitonwloowortingjn240719.jpg
     
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    fizpix Well-Known Member

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    Here is j class 611 in model train form IMG_20210210_180218729.jpg
     
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    fizpix Well-Known Member

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    16129983814412495515003221247144.jpg f59phi and P42
     
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    And in real life. My personal favorite:

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    -Southern Pacific GS Class Locomotives, especially in the Daylight Paint
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    -Brightline's Siemens Charger
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    -UAC's Turbotrain
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    -JR's 500 Series Shinkansen
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    -JR's 700 Series Shinkansen
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    EMD's F-Units
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    [​IMG] Emds sd60 locomotives
     
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  25. Doomotron

    Doomotron Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the F-units from me.

    Going back to Britain, the Class 180 (especially in clean Grand Central livery) is a sight to behold, and I love the Kestrel concept. Too bad it was never preserved.
     
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  26. fizpix

    fizpix Well-Known Member

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    Oh same here with f units I absolutely love them
     
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