GEC Engine Shops Contest #6

friscobob Feb 13, 2012

  1. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

    10,472
    401
    126
    Y'all have fun with this'un.........................

    [​IMG]
     
  2. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

    10,472
    401
    126
    Not much response......I thought folks would go hog-wild over this one.
     
  3. LADiver

    LADiver TrainBoard Member

    456
    0
    14
    looking all over Minnesota, has that feel to me. Cannot find it though.
     
  4. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    4,491
    1,570
    76
    I thinking more of S Calif. A wide spot in the narrow valley where the line runs.
    Looks like a museum type spot, with all of the various switch engines sitting around.
    What bugs me the most at the moment, is I can't think of the railroad name!!
    Or end points for searching! But then, I'm probably wrong again.
     
  5. Scott Stutzman

    Scott Stutzman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    2,138
    179
    38
    Lots of Alcos.... Quite a few Canadian ones at that.
     
  6. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

    10,472
    401
    126
    To quote Bugs Bunny: "Ain't I a stinker?"

    Three words: Class 1 spinoff...........................
     
  7. Matt13

    Matt13 TrainBoard Member

    92
    0
    13
    Three words: Springdale Shops, Arkansas.
     
  8. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

    1,769
    448
    33
    The A&M! Brilliant! I never would have gotten that one. Another fine line keeping Alcos chugging.
     
  9. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

    10,472
    401
    126
    Three more words:

    YOU'RE A WINNER! :tb-biggrin::tb-biggrin::tb-biggrin::tb-biggrin:

    This is indeed the shops of the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad in Springdale, AR. Its unique all-Alco roster moves freight from Monett, MO to Ft. Smith, AR, traversing the rugged grade over the Boston Mountains south of Fayetteville, AR. This trackage was originally part of the Frisco's Central Division from Monett to Paris, TX, and was spun off from BN in the 1980s.

    Recently, Union Pacific locomotives have been used, on unit feed trains from Van Buren to Springdale- they can be found on occasion holding over at the A&M shops.
     

Share This Page