Yet another Geep variation... a MoPac GP18 constructed with FA1 trade in parts (note the Alco trucks). The second unit is a high-hood GP18 and behind is a C&EI GP30... a very fine day for a railfan.
Again, I'm loving your colors. What film did you use?
Mostly ASA 64 Ektachrome... but it is very deceiving since almost everything I post has been gamma and contrast corrected and color balanced to some degree. The result is that you are complementing my eye more than you are the film I used.
I'm guessing that EMD and Alco trucks were relatively easy to interchange on the frames then.
yep.... pretty much everyone used the same bolster style for B trucks... this was decades before self steering technology... C and A1A were a whole different deal too.
I kinda am at a loss for what the concept behind A1A trucks was. IT seems like a primitive version of a C truck...
The center axle on the A1A was not powered. It served to provide the pulling power of a B truck but with the weight spread out over 3 axles. Sounds kind of silly today but in the 30's and 40's when the concept originated there was a lot of light weight stick rail out there.
well looks like those kind of days have returned with those new green goats.