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This group is all about the 2 most recognizable modern locomotives ever to be built by EMD. The GP 15 family and the GP 30.
The GP 30 is famous for its unique looks. It was the only EMD locomotive whose looks were styled by automotive designers. The reason for the designs were a gigantic turbocharger which needed to be housed inside the hood. Subsequent designs had turbos that did fit inside the standard roofline.
Built from July 1961 until November 1963, GP 30s were often assigned to hotshot mainline freight jobs. In the early 21st century, they are usually assigned to heavy yard switching (shunting) and light road switching duties. Many have found their war to shortline service.
The GP 15 is a 1500 HP 4-axle yard switcher that got its "Baby Tunnel Motor" moniker from the radiator fan design which is closely related to that of the 3000 HP 6-axle SD40T-2 main line loco. Clearly a big-brother/baby-brother relationship.
Built from June 1976 – March 1982 with some turbocharged or alternating current equipped models built as late as April 1983. Their primary duties have always been heavy yard switching and light road switching / inter-yard transfer jobs.

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May 26th saw 60! pageviews! SIXTY!!! A typical day for this group is less than a dozen hits. 60?!? Wow. we must have done something right.
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can I join guys?
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your going on my friend list!

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That's why I'm here.
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Why did you withdraw the invite? :confused:
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