With three and a half hours left of Front End Friday, here is my contribution.
The little kid went on to be a railroader for a time.
Lubbock, TX just southeast of the depot sometime in 1975
Dave, NICE find, thanks for posting!
Rob Leese posted:
The answer is buried in one of my BRHS newsletters which is equally buried. What I remember is this was a proposal by the Burlington to EMC for the E5's.
However, crews generally didn't like the shovel noses as they offered little protection in a collision and I recall this had influenced the rejection of the design. Cost may have been another factor.
Plus, as standardization was taking hold the E5 as built not only offered more crew protection, but was essentially an E3 with customization of styling on the carbody sides.
front end Friday
Wouldn't this go in "Missing its Front End Friday?"
Thank you, Steamer. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in providing those photos and that link to more info about those wonderful Turbine locomotives.
just to be sure...PRR only had the one. and your welcome.
I have very few modern diesels, mostly ones in Bicentennial paint schemes. I do have this two beauties I bought with several double stacks to run when visitors want to see something with more color. They are K-Line SD75s.