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Seaboard Coast Line Ge Bq23-7 Loco Addon:

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by josh.ostrowski03, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. josh.ostrowski03

    josh.ostrowski03 Active Member

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    The GE BQ23-7 was a special variant of the popular B23-7 locomotive made for the SCL from EMD trade-ins. The locomotive had an enlarged cab to hold a full train crew in the locomotive, allowing the caboose to be removed from freight trains. Unlike most GE's of the time, the BQ23-7's rode on Blomberg B trucks due to the locomotives being built off of EMD trade-ins. Only 10 were built, all for the SCL (#5130-#5139), later Seaboard System. They were later inherited by CSX, where some of them were converted into B-units by plating over the cab windows. I think that this would be a good loco addon because of how unique the BQ23-7 was during its time period, and how its design predates the current widecab only market by many years. The loco could also come with scenarios for either Miami - West Palm Beach or the new Clinchfield Railroad, as the Clinchfield Railroad was part of the Seaboard System.
    The addon would only need one paint scheme:
    Seaboard Coast Line:
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  2. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it could come in a pack with conventional B23-7s also in the Family Lines scheme?
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  3. 777Gaming

    777Gaming Active Member

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    The BQ23 was a bit of an oddball, being hated by crews, but I think it'd be a great addition to TS! It would also be neat if it included CSX Stealth and YN2, as well as the default Family Lines colors! (CSX units were numbered 3000 - 3009)
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  4. josh.ostrowski03

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    Yeah, it would be a good idea to have the standard B23-7 included as well. Also, thanks for finding a picture of the cab interior!
     
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  5. josh.ostrowski03

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    Maybe the CSX units could be released as a reskin pack?
     
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    Yeah, they could be a separate reskin pack, but I would personally have all three liveries in one pack.
     
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    Random Railfan Well-Known Member

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    Great idea! I'd love to have such a unique locomotive in-game.
     
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  8. josh.ostrowski03

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    Yeah, I think that having it in the game would give some very unique experiences since this is a pretty unknown locomotive.
     
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  9. josh.ostrowski03

    josh.ostrowski03 Active Member

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    maybe the locomotive could come with some with some SCL rolling stock?
    SCL Woodchip Hopper:
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    SCL Boxcar:
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