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engine1.jpg (28591 bytes)   The Hood Diesel is the most common freight train in the United States. I Europe most trains are electric, but in America where vast areas must be “electrified”, the diesel engine has proved to be better. String a few of these guys together and they can pull a 100 or more cars. Think about all that tonnage next time your waiting for that train to pull by.
     
frtliner.jpg (24060 bytes)   Passenger trains are one  where America has nothing on Europe. America does not use passenger trains much, and thus the market is not very large. Europe and Japan on the other hand use trains extensively. Either way I thought the Lego freightliner looked very Amtrak’esh. So with a few modifications I built my own Amtrak train.
     
  On April 12, 1862 an American 4-4-0 named "General" left Atlanta, nobody dreamed that this would be the start of a story that would make the "General" one of the most widely recognized 4-4-0's in history. This is my version of that engine, and the story that goes with it.
     
  Built in 1905 by Lima Locomotive Works for W.Va Spruce Lumber Co. Shay #5 at Cass Scenic Railway is still steaming up the mountains of West Virginia. This makes her one of the oldest engines in continuous use on the original line, and the second oldest shay in existance. Here is my version of the great engine.

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