Some miscellaneous Alco’s

BNSF FAN May 16, 2018

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, something which had never even crossed my mind, until seeing this photo- This is the first time I have ever seen any photo of NF&D motive power!
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    I was on a business trip and went outside to get some air. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the Alco. Franklin, VA is peanut country and remains home to a large paper mill. I took this the same day. I think the SCL and N&W (which owned the NF&D) jointly switched area industries.

    1981-05 001 Franklin VA - for upload.jpg
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    From 11/1989 is this image of a McIntosh & Seymour engine cover as found on an Alco being shopped in Cornelia, GA. McIntosh & Seymour was purchased by Alco in 1929 and their 4-Cycle diesel engine design became the foundation for Alco's production.

    1989-11-23 Alco Valve Cover Cornelia GA - for upload.jpg
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    A few years back, Doyle's PA passed through Montana, en route to exhibit back on the east coast:

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    Cool shot Box! That is a great looking unit but of all the different paint schemes the PA's wore, I have always wondered why Mr. McCormick picked that one.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    He must be some sort of NKP fan, as he also did an RSD5 in Nickel Plate livery.
     
  7. r_i_straw

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    I believe that I heard that the first cab ride Doyle ever had was in a Nickel Plate PA.
     
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    It is anyway one of the most beautiful diesels ever.....
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    I never seem to be in this area, when sunlight is at a decent angle. The old MRS1 once owned by Toppenish, Simcoe & Western Railroad, as it sits and very slowly rusts away. #B-2070, (ex-US Army #B-2070), at Royal City, Washington, a decade back:

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  10. Hardcoaler

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    RS-11 L&N 950, a former SAL unit, rests at Knoxville, TN in November 1978.

    1978-11 002 LN 950 Knoxville TN - for upload.jpg
     
  11. Hardcoaler

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    Two Alcos working on NJ's Black River & Western in July 1978. First is RS-1 #57 (ex-Washington Terminal) at Flemington and the other of RS-3 #1554 (ex-CNJ) at Three Bridges.

    1978-07 009  Flemington NJ - for upload.jpg 1978-07 Three Bridges NJ - for upload.jpg
     

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