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GM Dual Motor Doodlebug N XL L M4

Recorded from: Madeline WGN St. Louis Car Company Doodlebug

Doodlebug is a nickname in the United States for a type of self-propelled railcar most commonly configured to carry both passengers and freight, often dedicated baggage, mail or express, as in a combine. The name is said to have derived from the perceived insect-like appearance of the units, as well as the slow speeds at which they would doddle or "doodle" down the tracks. Early models were usually powered by a gasoline engine, with more…

#346 DRGW C-19 BLW 2-8-0 N XL L M4

Recorded from D&RGW #346
We would like to give a special thanks to the Colorado Railroad Museum for their help in this project. To find out more about their operation or to book a ride please go to: https://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/

The history of the Class 70/74/C-19 locomotives is confusing at best. All built as narrow gauge consolidations in 1881, some were converted to standard gauge at the end of that decade (1889). Eleven years later, in 1900, they were all switched back to narrow more…

ALCO 12-251B Ed3 N XL L M4

The ALCO 251 prime mover was the most popular and abundant prime mover ever made by the company. While it proved to be quite successful, it sadly outlived its original manufacturer, ALCO who closed their doors in 1969. The 251 prime mover is actually still available to purchase today from Fairbanks Morse for use in Marine, Generator, and locomotive uses.

The 1800 horsepower 12cyl version of the 251B could be found in the following locomotives:

RS-11, RSD-12, RS-18, RS-36, FPA-4, FPB-4, more…

ALCO 16-251B Ed2 N XL L M4

The ALCO 251 prime mover was the most popular and abundant prime mover ever made by the company. While it proved to be quite successful, it sadly outlived its original manufacturer. ALCO closed their doors in 1969. The 251 prime mover is actually still available to purchase today from Fairbanks Morse for use in marine, generator and locomotive uses.

Our recording is from a 16cyl 251B and could be found in the following locomotives:

RS27, C424, C430, RSD-15, C630, C636, WDM-2 (Indian Railways) more…

ALCO 6-251B N XL L M4

The ALCO 251 prime mover was the most popular and abundant prime mover ever made by the company. While it proved to be quite successful, it sadly outlived its original manufacturer, ALCO who closed their doors in 1969. The 251 prime mover is actually still available to purchase today from Fairbanks Morse for use in Marine, Generator, and locomotive uses.

The 1000 horsepower 6cyl version of the 251 could be found in the following locomotives:

MLW S-13, MLW RS-23
ALCO S-5, S-6, T-6, DL535E, more…

GE 16-7FDL16G19 N XL L M4

The GE FDL-16 prime mover was first used in 1959 in the General Electric U25B locomotive. Over the years little changed in terms of sound until the "Dash-8" series of GE locomotives was introduced. Known for their throaty chug and shaft driven compressor (rather than the more modern “Whoop” electric compressor). There was an interim period following the "U Boats" that began the era in GE called the "Dash-7s". During this time many locos started receiving exhaust silencers and the shape of the more…

EMD 16-645E 4EXH NT Ed2 N XL L M4

The Uceta GP16s were the result of a Seaboard Coast Line rebuild program upgrading GP7, GP9 and GP18 EMD locomotives. Unlike the GP10 program which retained a 567 16cyl prime mover, GP16s recieved 645 power assemblies. A 4 stack exhaust was also applied in most cases. Most ex GP7's had a 16-645BC prime mover. While ex GP9's in many cases had a 16-645C. In some rare cases some GP16's had a new 16-645E prime mover. US Army GP16's had brand new 645E's in them. Check your prototype. Today, many more…

GE 16-7FDL16Y9 LATE EXH Ed2 N XL L M4

In the Mid 1980s GE changed it's 16cyl FDL design to include a different exhaust silencer, a new electric compressor often known as the "Whoop compressor" and changed some of the electronics of their locomotives. These differences among a few other led to a distinct change in the sounds from the GE 16cyl FDL often found from the U25Bs on through the Dash-7 series of the Locomotives.

GE's AC series of locomotives were introducted in 1994. They share the same carbody design and many of the more…

#110 LRR BLW 4-6-2 N XL L M4

Recorded from Little River Railroad 110 in Coldwater, MI.
We would like to give a special thanks to the LRR for their help in this project. To find out more about their operation or to book a ride please go to: https://littleriverrailroad.com/

Number 110 was the flagship stem locomotive of the Little River Railroad. It was special ordered by Colonel W. B. Townsend, so as to combine the power of a logging (Shay) locomotive with the speed of a traditional passenger train locomotive. It was more…

#58 J&L Porter 0-4-0T N XL L M4

Recorded from Jones & Laughlin No. 58
We would like to give a special thanks to Youngstown Steel Heritage for their help in this project. To find out more about their operation or to help support them please visit their website: https://youngstownsteelheritage.wildapricot.org/

The Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. No. 58 is a 24" gauge 0-4-0T steam locomotive built in 1937 by the HK Porter Co. in Pittsburgh, PA for use at the J&L South Side Works. It was restored to operating condition at the more…