Alco Watch

BNSF FAN Jan 1, 2007

  1. BNSF FAN

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    Thought it might be neat to start a free fourm Alco topic for 2007. Anything Alco is game. Steam, diesel, or what ever.

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    Shot this unit in Scranton PA (near Steamtown) on 12/9/06
     
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    This unit resides at Steamtown 12/9/06
     
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    Another Alco at Steamtown
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  4. DocGeoff

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    I like the idea. I like Alco's. I have an old issue of "Trains" with a great Alco story from a retired L&N engineer about the love/hate relationship he had with the C-630's. Another about how the PA's were dubbed "honorary steam engines" because of the black smoke they belched.
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  5. MP333

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    Hi, my name is Steve, and I'm an alco-haulic. Sorry, old joke I know...

    GCRX 6793 is an ex-CNR FP4-A, the last unit built:
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    Same road sister unit. GCRR 6776
     

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    Nekoosa Papers RS1 0259, Ashdown, AR, late 1989.
     
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    Arkansas & Missouri C420 about to cross the UP (ex-MP) main, Van Buren, AR, June 1987.
     
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    A&M T6 12, one of three owned by this all-Alco line, Ft. Smith, AR, circa 1990.
     
  10. fitz

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    Here's a "one of a kind" being restored in Portland, OR, a PA-1.
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    And, I must add at least one Alco steamer, one that runs often.
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    Near Mattoon ILL
     
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    Is the M&E unit on home rails?

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  14. Mr. SP

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    Classy Alco's

    The City of Prineville had some classy looking Alco S-1 locomotives. Alas the invader from EMD arrived in the form of some former Milwaukee home chopped GP-9's
    The photos are from January 1975
     

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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Am trying to remember- Did the COP keep any of their old ALCo switchers? Or get rid of all?

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  16. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    All three of the Alco S-1's were sold off. I think a couple of them are still around for new owners.
    The City of Prineville Ry. bought two Ex Milwaukee Road GP-9's that had been chop nosed by the Milw. A Ex BN/GN GP-9 was purchaced sometime later. I don't have photos of the EMD's but check "High Desert Rails" there are photos there.
     
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    Yes indeed it is. Location is Roxybury NJ (about 20 miles NW of Morristown NJ)
     
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    On the D&L in Scranton PA
     
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    On the D&L in Scranton PA
     
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    Strasburg PA
     

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