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Steam or Diesel?  Which type of loco do you prefer?

Steam
10 (83.3%)
Diesel
2 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: January 11, 2014, 03:29:05 pm

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Amtrak

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Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2015, 10:07:15 am »
I like steam engines & all of the intricate moving parts....BUT....I don't live for yesterday.

I have to go with diesel.

trainut61701

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Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2016, 03:15:22 pm »
I think I have about 16 diesels and 6 steamers.  I love them both.  I like Wabash and there's not a lot of selection for steam but have several different Wabash diesels.  I grew up listening to diesels late at night going out of town and then into transition (I think that's the correct term).  I always thought they were shifting gears.  I have steam probably because I like steam power in general.  It's much more "alive" than diesel-electric.

Hiker 39

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Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2017, 03:24:37 pm »
Diesel! Because I like the roar of the engines. I think I only have two steam engines in my collection.

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Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2017, 10:22:22 pm »
Steam forever. I love the sound and the memories of my youth. Born '46. I have 5 locomotives., one Diesel, a gang car and a trolley. I just need more layout space.


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Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2017, 09:09:22 pm »
I'm a new Lionel hobbiest and I much prefer steam. When I was 7 yrs. in 1952 (yep, I'm pretty old), I lived in Ogden, Utah, the town of my birth. One day, as my family was diving the highway past Ogden, I noticed several HUUGE locomotives parked together on a siding. Over the years, I wrote the experience down to a child's imagination. Only lately have I come to realize that those locos were "Big Boys" put out to pasture. If I could only go back for one more quick look.  :(

weberwabash

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Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2017, 09:14:27 pm »
Addendum:  My maternal grandfather retired with a pension from Union Pacific after a lifetime with UP in Wyoming and Utah.

My great grandfather retired from UP as well, but I don't know if they had a pension back then. He was later a sheriff in Wyoming.

lioneldude05

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Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 08:23:08 pm »
I think steam is cool in real life and in Lionel because there is something really cool about how it smokes, I don't know why, it's just cool. I still like diesels, but not as much

Qckslvr

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Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2020, 01:32:48 am »
My HO and G scale were steam, my Lionel so far is both steam and diesel. I think steam trains are fun especially the old Shay locomotives. But I do like the older diesels such as the EMD F-7 and F3
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pjdog350

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Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2020, 07:00:15 am »
Steam. Born in NJ in 1941. PRR went near house and as a kid I use to go to the train tracks and was the steamers thunder down the tracks.
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