I got a couple of AZL UP GP-7 to haul freight and I'd like to buy a New Haven GE P42 Genesis to haul passengers. I don't know if these loco's from different era's ever shared tracks but I do like the NH Genesis engine, being from back east and all... What cars from the AZL line would the Genesis have pulled? If I stay with older trains (maybe) from the Geep era I really like the Pullman cars offered by AZL. But which engine would have pulled those? Thanks!
Regarding Pullman cars, there are a lot of possibilities. The "Pullman" cars (streamliner or heavyweight) would typically run with F3, F7 or E8/9 units. But they could also be pulled by a Challenger or Mikado steam engine, various pre-1971 Geeps or even the recently announced RSD.
As I understand the NH P42, it is a modern "heritage" paint scheme and goes with the Metro North cars.
I included photos of New Haven P42s with appropriate rolling stock. This include commuter cars and Amtrak stock.
For the Pullman and light-weight passenger cars, go with F3s and E8s primarily. Select GP7s also were used to pull passenger cars. The Mikados could be used in a pinch, but these are more associated with freight service.
Thanks again. Yes the Metro North commuter cars are perfect for the NH Genesis, a good match there and trains I sort of recognize from my travels, but modern trains. I will do more research for a combination of loco and Older cars which could run as a passenger train alongside my UP GP7 pair pulling freight. Something from the 60’s that operated on the same tracks. Any suggestions are welcome. I’m learning about trains from books but there’s a lot to learn. I have seen that the Geeps pulled passenger cars. But this would be a nice reason to get an F3 or E8/9 they are very cool locos. One question about those concerns the AB engine pairs. In the AZL pairs do the B units have motors?
Ah, the difference between lightweight and heavyweight. The most notable difference is that the HW cars generally have 6 wheeled trucks and LW 4 wheel trucks. HW cars were built before air conditioning so they generally have roof vents and minimal undercarriage hardware. LW roofs are streamlined. HW cars have a lot of rivets.
Generally speaking, UP really liked the E & F units for their passenger trains. I seem to recall Geeps on some of the routes to the Pacific Northwest, and I am absolutely certain a GP7 pulled the City of Denver Christmas week of 1962.
All the current production from AZL and MTL have powered B units. At one time MTL produced both F7A & B units as dummies. As I recall the early (brass) AZL B units were also dummies.