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Poll Time! What Type Of Traction Takes Up Most Of Your Time In Train Simulator?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TrainSim-Jay, Jan 22, 2018.

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  1. Diesel

    40 vote(s)
    48.8%
  2. Electric

    29 vote(s)
    35.4%
  3. Steam

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  1. TrainSim-Jay

    TrainSim-Jay Guest

    Let us know in the poll above!
     
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  2. GP40Man5528

    GP40Man5528 Active Member

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    Definitely steam! It keeps me on my feet especially on tough grades.
     
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  3. LeadCatcher

    LeadCatcher Well-Known Member

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    Steam when I want to really drive, diesel or electric when I am feeling lazy and want to just watch the scenery go by :)
     
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  4. Trevsfc

    Trevsfc New Member

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    Diesel for me, I feel a lot of nostalgia for when that era came.
    :)
     
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  5. Pure nostalgia

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    I love steam, but find driving difficult, particularly on steep gradients.
     
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  6. PlatChap

    PlatChap Well-Known Member

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    Diesel for me! Nothing like pushing the limits and dominating the rails, hauling heavier and longer freight trains under American motive power!
     
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  7. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    Nothing is more satisfying than the chugging (admittedly coming from a sound pack as opposed to default sounds) of a GE FDL engine plus a good K5HL.
     
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  8. Think New Fly New

    Think New Fly New New Member

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    I love it to drive all kinds of trains, but at most i drive electric engines. :D
     
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  9. Overland

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    Diesel - but AP Enhanced 101 diesel mechanical or Class 03 Diesel Mechanical
    Diesel Electrics put me to sleep
     
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  10. cuirassier33

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    I like to try and conquer the intricate control of steam, but I also love the sound of a diesel like the thumper 205 or the BR232. With the help of AP, to be honest, most trains satisfy that itch to get immersed on a dark rainy night that your eyes can hardly penetrate.
     
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  11. Piussi

    Piussi Well-Known Member

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    I love electric traction.. but i think i have more diesel miles done.
     
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  12. Matto140

    Matto140 Well-Known Member

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    I'm focused on north america freight operation - DIESEL!!!
     
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  13. Farmer_C

    Farmer_C Active Member

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    I voted for electric, 'cause I am currently totally enthusiastic about DB's electric locos, but in all fairness I have to admit that I also like driving diesel locos. Steam engines are intriguing and they look absolutely fantastic, but my driver skills are not yet up to the standards so that I would particularly enjoy driving them.
     
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  14. Broomwagon

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    Steam - for the challenge (and the smoke, sparks, noise and steam too)
     
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  15. sumitsingh

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    I am Electric and Diesel fanboy.
     
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  16. I can't vote...I like them all.
     
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  17. davejc64

    davejc64 Active Member

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    Diesel would be my first choice, Electric second and steam for third and the pure spectacle of sound and vision of clouds of smoke etc, but generally depends on my mood.
     
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  18. JFH

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    Diesel first, electric second.
     
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  19. 52_Western

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    Diesel. I mainly use classes 143, 166, 42 (Western Hydraulics Pack), 35 (Western Hydraulics Pack), 52 (Western Hydraulics Pack and the stock RSC one), and 33 (WSR). I only have the workshop Electrified Riviera Line (overhead wires are invisible, due to my lack of electrified rivera line's requirements), and the London to Brighton line, and for British EMUs, I only have the 415, 442 and 377 (LTB). Also, does the GT3 Gas Turbine count as a steam or a diesel engine? Thanks!
     
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  20. soundman43

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    Diesel mainly but also electric, never steam as not particularly interested in steam locomotives
     
  21. Keystone Railfan

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    electric all the way for me but i don't mind steam and diesel
     
  22. NJT Railfan

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    Diesels first and electrics second on passenger trains!
     
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  23. USRailFan007

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    Diesel trains, all around (favorites being: P32AC-DM and P42DC mostly. UK wise, BR Classes: 166, 143, 43 (HST)). Electric trains follows suit, second to diesel (too many favorites). Do appreciate some steam loco ops, every now and then.
     
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  24. rare_common_sense

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    Electrics, then diesel. I like 3rd rail electrics though. And hope to see more of in TS via LIRR, and Metro-North, and other American rails where that type of power is used. Diesel I like as well because you can run them on any track. Powered or Non-powered.
     
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  25. DanBob210

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    Probably modern DMUs and locos, but quite a bit of electric traction too :)
     
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  26. IsambardKingdomBrunel

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    BR Green & Blue Diesels and DMU's. Nothing later than 1990.
     
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  27. CPScotty8950

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    cant beat heavy slighty underpowered coal trains with GEVO power i have a few large consisits made up 175 cars , 185 cars , 198 cars that run 2x1 and soon to build a 228 car 2x2x0 coal train possible a 240 car train in the works. i use either the NS CP or UP gevos with searchlight gevo pack
     
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