Diesel Era, Frisco GP15-1's

Discussion in 'GP15' started by meteor910, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Those who are fans of the Frisco EMD GP15-1's will be glad to hear Diesel Era magazine has started a series on this locomotive. The current DE issue (Sep/Oct 2010, Vol 21, #5), which I received today, initiates Part 1 of the series, covers details of the locomotive, and features the C&NW and Conrail GP15-1's.

    Part 2 of the series will finish up the CR units, plus will cover those of the SLSF, and of the MoP as well.

    DE feature articles on locomotive types include many photos, some in color. I would not be surprised if the Frisco coverage includes pics of most, if not all, of the SLSF GP15-1's.

    Ken
     
  2. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    Thanks for the heads up, Ken. The GP15-1 is one of my favorite locomotive models. I'll have to be sure and get a copy of these two issues.
     
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I received my copy of the November/December 2010 issue of Diesel Era today (Vol 21, #6).

    It contains the second installment of their EMD GP15-1 article series, but still no Frisco units. This issue covers the "15's" from CR/NS, CR/CSX, and MP/UP. Nice coverage & pics of the MoPac units. I didn't realize that MoPac had the largest fleet of GP15-1's.

    I guess we'll have to wait until the next issue for the Frisco/BN GP15-1's. Maybe just in time for shipment of the Athearn model?

    Ken
     
  4. Steve40cal

    Steve40cal Member

    I was looking at a photo of Frisco 100 from Athearn and it looks like there is a bell mounted up high on the long hood fireman's side. Hope they don't make the production units like that.|-|
     
  5. Steve40cal

    Steve40cal Member

    Here is the photo if it loads. Steve.|-|
     

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  6. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    Hey, Steve. Take a look at this thread,

    http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread.php?t=4121

    It should address your concerns.
     
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  7. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Howdy Folks,

    Just picked up Diesel Era yesterday and it finally features Frisco GP-15-1's starting on page 31.

    Best,
    mike
     
  8. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Finally but I guess you save the best for last.

    Just ordered a CNW GP15-1 at half price from Overland. Will use that little jewel on the CNW transfer run.
     
  9. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Boy that latest Diesel Era GP15-1 article was a let down. The Frisco only got 6 pages of orange and white.
     
  10. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Indeed, made recall a very old advertisement, "Where's the beef?". ~mike
     
  11. UnclePete

    UnclePete Member

    On the Frisco GP15-1's, were the rear steps different from the front steps. I know that they were on the UP (Mopac) versions.
     

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