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Old 11-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #91
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #92
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:18 AM   #93
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Yes!! I got to ride the 844 last time it came through KC, and also the Challenger. Now those have some true pulling power.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #94
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Yes!! I got to ride the 844 last time it came through KC, and also the Challenger. Now those have some true pulling power.

I see one of them every year on the 24th of July for Cheyenne frontier days. They run from Denver to Cheyenne. Ride sometimes but like to chase it as well!!

BTW 5 Mile coal train with the 1 Big Boy!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #95
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Rode the 1880 Train's Mallet 2-6-6-2T (only one in the world) in South Dakota in 2011 when were went to MT Rushmore.

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Old 11-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #96
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Rode the 1880 Train's Mallet 2-6-6-2T (only one in the world) in South Dakota in 2011 when were went to MT Rushmore.

Now we have really got off topic but I gotta say it better than
Here - I will pull it right back to the topic...

When I was kid, we pulled our Starcraft Pop-up through South Dakota to Mount Rushmore. Stayed for several days in Custer state park. We pulled with a 1980 Buick Park Estate station wagon with the 350 X code engine. We stopped and did the 1880 train. when we came out, someone had thoughtfully applied, at cocky angle no less, an 1880 train bumper sticker to the front bumper of the mighty Buick. We toed that camper all over, down to Florida etc., all with the 1880 Train which is what the mighty Buick came to be known as.

As for towing, that Buick did one heck of a job. At the time Oldsmobile offered a version with a diesel engine, and was total crap. So if looking at 1980 model year GM station wagons, I heartily suggest getting the gas engine.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #97
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I bought my first diesel truck this year and for towing I will never go back to a gas engine. While diesel is slightly more expensive I get 50% better mpg. The price deference between diesel and gas, gas is only 10%-15% cheaper, so the math works. Diesel going up hills, I do not even know the trailer's back there. Stopping to refuel is easier too. I had a 30 foot trailer once with a gas engine and it was a nightmare everytime i pulled into a gas station. Now I just refuel at a truck stop, easy in and out. Maintaince not your what everyone is referring to. Yes I take 10 quarts of oil compared to 6, I change my fuel filter, and I change the trans fluid regulary, but isn't that what everone should do if you tow. The cost of the engine, yes it is more expensive but you will probably get half of it back when you sell it. If you tow diesel is the way to go.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #98
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Are we there yet?
NO, we passed there a long time ago and we are swinging back around after travelling the circumference.

Wake me up at the next stop I think I'll be getting off.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:55 PM   #100
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thats the neastest swap of all when they look factory. pretty soon you will hear folks say they had one just like it, but in blue..lol. a freind used to have a mid 90's s10 that he installed a corvette motor into. made it all appear factory with working ac/p.s and pb. what a blast that was to run around in. able to peg the grin meter at will.
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