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MoPac GP18 by classictrains MoPac GP18 by classictrains
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.
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:iconsylderon:
Again, I'm loving your colors. What film did you use?
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:iconclassictrains:
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. :-)

Thanks!
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:iconsylderon:
Well, so is mine, but you can't improve what was never there to begin with. Incidentally, most of my more recent work has been done entirely with Ektachrome.
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factorone33 Jun 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
I'm guessing that EMD and Alco trucks were relatively easy to interchange on the frames then.
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:iconclassictrains:
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.
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factorone33 Jun 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
I kinda am at a loss for what the concept behind A1A trucks was. IT seems like a primitive version of a C truck...
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:iconclassictrains:
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.
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:iconsylderon:
It also improved ride quality at high speeds.
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:iconclassictrains:
thanks... I didn't know that.
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factorone33 Jun 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
It sounds good in a pragmatic fashion, but hardly useful today with the computerized traction that we have...
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