I guess I'd want to go back a bit and focus on some vanished 19th Century treasures.

DSP&P - any one of the Mason 2-6-6's

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  As luck would have it - one of these was saved and stood outside for many years - it was donated to one of the WWII scrap drives.

A good example of a pre-Civil War build 4-4-0 - The Amenia would suffice

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A PRR D6 in original short boiler and high wheeler configuration

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and for the early 20th Century - an Ma&Pa 2-8-0

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  It is my understanding that in the case of the Ma&Pa 2-8-0 the real one was offered to museums but there were no takers.

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As a newcomer to the hobby I'm a bit confused by the OP's posting and some of the responses.  Maybe there should be a separate thread, but if there were to be a top ten it might make more sense to be road name agnostic and just look at the engine and how it helped U.S. commerce, transportation, passengers, the war effort etc. in general.  There are a lot of cool looking trains but many duds (I have the S2 turbine PW, caterpillar and Pennsy T1... all fell short but look awesome).  

From a historical perspective I would put a higher priority on those engines that made a difference.  

PRR  J1 (2-10-4)

PRR N1/N2sa (2-10-2)

More K4s's (4-6-2 Pacific)

PRR C1 (Heaviest 0-8-0 ever)

UP Early Challenger (CSA)

Timken 1111 (NP 2626)

PRR Streamlined K4 

Erie Pacific K3 (4-6-2)

NYC J3a Hudsons (4-6-4)

B&LE 643 (Under Threat of being scrapped; plans in the works to save)

As  you can tell, I like eastern roadname steam locos!

 

Allegheny posted:

The Allegheny 1600, 1602, 1603, 1605 , 1607, 1608.1609, 1610

Why  would you want to bring back anything else???  

Why would anyone want a model of one of the ugliest, most ill-proportioned engines to ever ride American rails?

Steve

 

Kirk R posted:

As a newcomer to the hobby I'm a bit confused by the OP's posting and some of the responses.  Maybe there should be a separate thread, but if there were to be a top ten it might make more sense to be road name agnostic and just look at the engine and how it helped U.S. commerce, transportation, passengers, the war effort etc. in general.  There are a lot of cool looking trains but many duds (I have the S2 turbine PW, caterpillar and Pennsy T1... all fell short but look awesome).  

From a historical perspective I would put a higher priority on those engines that made a difference.  

You're not confused.  A lot of this thread has made little to no sense....at all.

Allegheny posted:

The Allegheny 1600, 1602, 1603, 1605 , 1607, 1608.1609, 1610

Why  would you want to bring back anything else???  

Haha Great locomotive. I've got some other ones I'd like to post here but one would be a Virginian AG and Virginian MB 

"Whoever dies with the most trains, wins!"

-Ward Kimball

 

Cody D. Leavel 

TCA #08-63009 

Berkshire President posted:
Kirk R posted:

As a newcomer to the hobby I'm a bit confused by the OP's posting and some of the responses.  Maybe there should be a separate thread, but if there were to be a top ten it might make more sense to be road name agnostic and just look at the engine and how it helped U.S. commerce, transportation, passengers, the war effort etc. in general.  There are a lot of cool looking trains but many duds (I have the S2 turbine PW, caterpillar and Pennsy T1... all fell short but look awesome).  

From a historical perspective I would put a higher priority on those engines that made a difference.  

You're not confused.  A lot of this thread has made little to no sense....at all.

It is not supposed to make sense, a thread like this is a flight of fancy, what people would love to save if they could. Looked at in the cold light of day (or with an accountant's or banker's heart) restoring and saving old engines is a fools errand, whether it was a big boy, a T1, whatever, since there is no profit in it, no practical reason to do so, the engines that have been saved have been saved because people wanted to save them for purely emotional reasons......even the corporate steam program at UP is driven by emotions, the public relations they get out of the steam program is all about people's emotions around steam engines, and likely if people at UP weren't emotionally invested in it to some extent it likely wouldn't exist, given that the PR value of doing that is not easy to measure *shrug*.  

 

The person who dies with the best toys dies a happy person

Virginian AE 2-10-10-2

Virginian PA 4-6-2

Great Northern S-1 4-8-4

Great Northern O-8 2-8-2

Northern Pacific Z-5 2-8-8-4

Northern Pacific Z-6 4-6-6-4

Baltimore & Ohio EM-1 2-8-8-4

Rio Grande L-131 2-8-8-2

Rio Grande M-75 4-8-2

Rio GRande M-64 4-8-4

Stuart

 

 

The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an on coming train!

smd4 posted:
Allegheny posted:

The Allegheny 1600, 1602, 1603, 1605 , 1607, 1608.1609, 1610

Why  would you want to bring back anything else???  

Why would anyone want a model of one of the ugliest, most ill-proportioned engines to ever ride American rails?

SMD4,  You must have misread my posting, I wasn't speaking about the Big Boy or an EMD SD40! 

Kazar

C&O H8 Allegheny: The heaviest & most powerful bad boy to ever traverse any rail.

Berkshirelover726 posted:
Allegheny posted:

The Allegheny 1600, 1602, 1603, 1605 , 1607, 1608.1609, 1610

Why  would you want to bring back anything else???  

Haha Great locomotive. I've got some other ones I'd like to post here but one would be a Virginian AG and Virginian MB 

Agreed I'll drop the 1610 and pick up the Virginian AG 900,  Same locomotive different paint job. 

Kazar

C&O H8 Allegheny: The heaviest & most powerful bad boy to ever traverse any rail.

NYC J3A

NYC Niagara

Pennsylvania Q2

Norfolk and Western Y6b

Union Pacific 119

Central Pacific Jupiter

Pennsylvania T1

Norfolk and Western Jawn Henry

Erie Triplex

Western Maryland Potomac

 

Allegheny posted:
Berkshirelover726 posted:
Allegheny posted:

The Allegheny 1600, 1602, 1603, 1605 , 1607, 1608.1609, 1610

Why  would you want to bring back anything else???  

Haha Great locomotive. I've got some other ones I'd like to post here but one would be a Virginian AG and Virginian MB 

Agreed I'll drop the 1610 and pick up the Virginian AG 900,  Same locomotive different paint job. 

Actually, the C&O H-8 and the VGN AG did have some differences.  The sand boxes were different, with the H-8 having larger ones than the AG, and the AG had more water capacity in the tender (26,500 gals vs 25,000 gals).

Stuart

 

The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an on coming train!

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