If you paste the URL (website's address) for that Locomotive picture - either in a reply post in this thread, or by sending it to me via E-mail, that would be fine too.
What's the name of the site hosting that image?
I haven't seen a GP-8 since about 1988!!! The major carriers around here used them alot (especially in the early 1960's). Southern Pacific RR retained a large fleet of them + renewed/rebuilt versions, and used them primarilly in Branch line subdivisions way up to the late 1980's.
All versions were "High Short Hood" types (Cab or "F" end of unit is not "half the height" of the longer rear section).
Normal running direction was Short Hood Forward.
Never operated a Locomotive (well, I drove one back and forth on a buffer track in a branch district yard!). Sat in the Engineer's seat while running lite, or "For A Short Time" on main line trains. Just looks like I am running the train in the pictures!
Other than those few instances, I have rode in maybe 15 trains total - mostly switching duty, but did have two runs in mainline Passenger trains (Amtrak).
Both were the legacy type F40PH units.
For an employee, I would imagine this becomes "Normal" and not so exciting at times, and maybe even funny for you to see an adult (me being referred to here) so happy to get a ride!
Well, this is becoming a threadjack, so it's time to move things over to a new thread - or just discuss privately.
I'll start a new thread in the Electrical Theory and Applications area, where this subject can be continued.
If possible, I'll toss in some specs. Check that area later tonight.
OK, just returning here with a link to the above mentioned topic at the Electrical Theory and Applications area.
Discussions and examples, etc. for Locomotive Talk-Carried over from the General Discussions area
will be found in the Elect. Theory / Applications place.
[This message has been edited by Scott35 (edited 03-23-2003).]