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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By YeOldeEnjine on 10/19/15 at 16:36:55 - 'z101_b.jpg' 168 KB
GCK #101 switches the "Clay Hole" at the Verso Paper Mill in Luke, MD - 18 October 2015

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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By YeOldeEnjine on 10/19/15 at 16:35:49 - 'z101_a.jpg' 226 KB
GCK #101 at the Verso Paper Mill in Luke, MD - 18 October 2015

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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By YeOldeEnjine on 10/19/15 at 16:34:39 - 'z101.jpg' 201 KB
Georges Creek railway's T6 #101 smokes it up while shoving a cut of cars at the Verso Paper Mill in Luke, MD - 18 October 2015

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Re: Morristown & Erie Alcos - By CHESSIEMIKE on 08/02/07 at 22:04:50 - 'Alco_2029.jpg' 208 KB
Looks bad for this one, I think it's a donor unit.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Conrail's DeWitt RS3m Rebuild photos - By Tom_J on 07/23/07 at 00:53:43 - 'L.V.RR_211.jpg' 30 KB
TO save time  here's a pic of L. V .RR  #211

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Re: Looking for photos of 2 C425's - By Tom_J on 07/23/07 at 00:35:36 - 'Conrail_24571.jpg' 180 KB
Here's one for you in CONRAIL paint ...

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Re: THE ALCO PLANT in Scenectady,New York - By Eddie M. on 07/09/07 at 10:24:18 - '109620.1.0459.jpg' 414 KB
An early, if not dramatic post card.

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Re: THE ALCO PLANT in Scenectady,New York - By hudsonelectric on 07/06/07 at 16:22:32 - 'Alco_Hammer_Shop.jpg' 84 KB
This is a postcard from my collection showing the 'hammer shop' at ALCO. This card is from circa 1910.

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Re: Poll: Whats your favorite Alco? - By SSW9389 on 02/12/07 at 13:07:20 - 'SCANNED_PHOTO_48_TEXC1_TAKedit1.jpg' 113 KB
Terry Kirkland liked ALCOs when he found them. Here is a Texas Central S-2.

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Re: West Tennessee Railroad Alco's - By SSW9389 on 01/22/07 at 21:54:37 - 'WT3510LF-1TAK.jpg' 82 KB
Here's the more modern power back in '99 in the Terry Kirkland photo of the West Tennessee.

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Re: West Tennessee Railroad Alco's - By SSW9389 on 01/22/07 at 21:49:22 - 'WT1853LF-1TAK.jpg' 96 KB
Dig the birdcage around the airhorns. Are the bugs really that big, or is that to discourage thieves?

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Re: West Tennessee Railroad Alco's - By SSW9389 on 01/22/07 at 21:44:13 - 'WT1853LR-1TAK.jpg' 72 KB
Here is a photo of one of the RSD-12s from 9-11-99. Photo by Terry A. Kirkland on one of his many travels to shoot shortlines.

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Re: Unusuall AM trains - By trainmaster on 12/17/06 at 21:30:38 - 'up_grain.jpg' 70 KB
Here is the pic of the grain I mentioned.

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Re: Poll: Whats your favorite Alco? - By PVMRR76 on 10/28/06 at 16:41:02 - 'AF-16_9612_Torrance_1957_copy.jpg' 101 KB
All the old timers love the Alco PA's- which seemed to get the title of "HONORARY STEAM ENGINE" I however think the FA freight cabs are the best looking diesel ever.
 
Here is a Pennsy FA-2/AF-16 rounding the curve westbound at Torrance,PA in the late 1950's.

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Re: Morristown & Erie Alcos - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/28/06 at 11:00:03 - 'ME_21_RS-1_P.jpg' 110 KB
Their RS-1 is at the Whippany Railway Museum. Goofing around one night I got this shot of her.  
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By TrainMan404 on 10/04/06 at 00:53:55 - 'DSC_3065sm.jpg' 219 KB
Smoking up a storm!!!

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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By TrainMan404 on 10/04/06 at 00:53:18 - 'DSC_3050esm.jpg' 221 KB
My contibution to this forum consists of two photographs of the rare-operating ALCo RSD-1 No. 8669 at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.  On the week of July 25th, 2006, Steam Locomotive 610 was having some boiler work done, so they cranked up ole' 8669, built in 1944 for export to Europe, and she was pulling the Missionary Ridge Local.  Boy can she smoke but she is certainly what I think of when I hear the word ALCo.
 
~TM

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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By PVMRR76 on 09/24/06 at 23:57:00 - 'KJRRALCOS2.jpg' 190 KB
The Kiski Junction RR in Schenley PA runs this classic 1943 vintage Alco S2 (former U.S. Navy, I believe) on its 2 miles or so of track along the Kiskiminetas river below Ford City,PA. The train only operates on Tuesday and Saturday, hauling passengers and frieght.

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Re: ALCO Prime Movers - By Alcofan on 08/22/06 at 17:33:59 - 'ALCO_16_251.jpg' 62 KB
Here is a photo of an Alco prime mover:

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Re: ALCO NOTES Newsletter - By Alcofan on 08/22/06 at 17:29:13 - 'Sample_Alconotes_page.jpg' 193 KB
I am the publisher of ALCONOTES[i][/i][b][/b]
Below is a sample page.

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Re: Arkansas and Missouri - By Alcofan on 08/22/06 at 17:21:25 - 'LNAC_4242.jpg' 58 KB
The A&M jus purchased 2 Ex-CP ALCO C424's from the LNAC via a broker.

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Re: Poll: Whats your favorite Alco? - By NewYorkNewJerseyRR on 08/17/06 at 23:55:17 - 'csxalcofn8.jpg' 278 KB
The C636! I really want one, maybye an overland brass custom painted into CSX DARK FUTURE!

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Re: Poll: Whats your favorite Alco? - By LEHIGHVALLEE on 08/11/06 at 08:10:32 - '004_4.jpg' 86 KB
yeah, can't forget the little brother FA's!

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Re: Poll: Whats your favorite Alco? - By LEHIGHVALLEE on 08/10/06 at 14:40:00 - '005_5.jpg' 70 KB
It has to be the big, bad and beautiful PA. Equally usefull on passenger or freight.
Here is a shot from 1951 with my father in the cab, he worked as a field engineer for ALCo from 1946 to  1948 before hiring on with the Lehigh Valley.
                   Lee

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Re: SMOKE SHOTS - By OCTLALCO on 06/02/06 at 01:30:42 - 'PICT0431.jpg' 167 KB
A more recent shot of WNYP #431 leaving Corry Pa.

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Re: SMOKE SHOTS - By Bear_Creek on 05/18/06 at 20:47:48 - 'May_16_1.jpg' 138 KB
And a second one.

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Re: SMOKE SHOTS - By Bear_Creek on 05/18/06 at 20:44:40 - 'May_16_3.jpg' 106 KB
White Pass & Yukon Route, May 16. Shot from about a mile away

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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By Bear_Creek on 05/18/06 at 20:32:04 - 'May_16_2.jpg' 221 KB
Day 7 (May 16th) of the 2006 season. White Pass & Yukon Route

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Re: Conrail's DeWitt RS3m Rebuild photos - By Charlie_O on 04/21/06 at 14:06:14 - 'HOU_9935.jpg' 171 KB
Housatonic (Berkshire Scenic Ry.) # 9935, recently restored to service.
 
ex-CR 9935  
exx-EL 1048
exxx-DL&W 910  
(b. April 1951).  
 
For a photo of her as DLW 910, click here.  Note the single stack, lower hood, and single fan prior to her rebuild.

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Re: SMOKE SHOTS - By Jeff_K. on 03/26/06 at 13:51:46 - 'LGSR_RF_RCTHS5308_MudRun.jpg' 157 KB
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway "Railfan Weekend"

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Re: SMOKE SHOTS - By Jeff_K. on 03/26/06 at 13:47:52 - 'LGSR_RF_RCTHS5308_MudRun2.jpg' 254 KB
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway "Railfan Weekend"

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Re: SMOKE SHOTS - By Jeff_K. on 03/26/06 at 13:44:59 - 'LGSR_RF_RCTHS5308_Coal.jpg' 114 KB
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway "Railfan Weekend"

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Re: Nasty looking AU Alco! - By Les_Shepherd on 02/11/06 at 05:27:55 - 'WE_382_Hammersley.jpg' 132 KB
on Oct 7th, 2005, 1:41am, u25b wrote:       (Click here for original message)

There were a lot of big centuries and MLW's used on the iron ore railways in Western Australia.  
 
C628 X5   -1 preserved
C630 X4   -no survivors
C636 X36 -1 preserved   most rebuilt and some original body-SHELLs remain
M636 X69 -3 preserved   most rebuilt and some original body-SHELLs remain
 
In addition to these alcos,some other survivors in the same part of the world include an ex SP&S S2, the ex ALCo demonstrator C415, 2 ex NSWGR 40 class RSC2 and (I know they are not alcos but I'll include them anyway!) 2 ex Western Pacific F7A's.
Most of these preserved locos are in the same museum-so remote that 99% of Aussie railfans will probably never see them!  
 
 
Regards Wes  

 
 
AN ALCO S2
 
To further expand on Wes’s post, very few railfans from anywhere are likely to visit the Pilbara. Once at either a port or a minesite it is difficult to move around simply because of the physical conditions.  
It is also very expensive.
Ever since my visit in September 1970 I have wanted to return but have not been able. Perhaps sometime over the next few years I may be able to find a way.
 
There is a DVD available “Just Pilbara Trains” which was made recently. It does not have regional coding but is in PAL format. Anybody interested can order it from this website LINK URL
 
 
 
This photograph is of Hammersley’s S2 – “Mabel” road number 007; and was taken in the arrival roads at Dampier in September 1970. As noted by Wes, it is now retired to Hammerley’s museum at Dampier.


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Re: Nasty looking AU Alco! - By Les_Shepherd on 02/11/06 at 05:18:15 - 'WE_391_Hammersley.jpg' 95 KB
I have had to dig deeply into my private archives on this one.
 
To expand on the posts by Wes Harris & Nick-S  :
 
The 628's
 
Hammersley Iron received 3 directly from Alco Products Schenectardy in October 1965. They later ordered another 2 which were delivered in October 1967. All were used initially on construction trains. They included quite a few modifications from US standards.
 
The 636’s
 
Between 1968 and 1975 some 71 units were delivered to the 3 operators; Hammersley, Mt Newman & Robe River. The contracts were placed with the Sydney licensee for Alco (A E Goodwin Ltd). They were built in Sydney by Goodwins. I recall that at the time some local railfans who were also Alco enthusiasts lamented that nowhere else in the world were so many 636’s being constructed together and the event was going unrecorded.
When Alco closed in 1971, the supply of major components was transferred to MLW. When Goodwins closed in 1974 the Alco lincence was transferred to Comeng Ltd – literally half a mile down the road. Comeng built the last 11 for Mt Newman.
 
The photo was taken on a visit to the Pilbara in September 1970 and is of 636, road number 2013 leading 628, road number 2001 on a 16,000 ton train approaching the arrival roads at Dampier.


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Re: Turbine Alco UP50 - By silver_champion on 02/10/06 at 15:46:19 - '1.jpg' 293 KB
Ok UP fans, what loco is this turbine is.

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Turbine Alco UP50 - By andrealuigi on 02/04/06 at 05:18:56 - 'Turbine50.jpg' 280 KB
Hi there,
 
I hope you can help me finding some picture of the first UP turbine, UP 50, produced by Alco in 1948.
It is an interesting engine because it is one of the verey few double cab locomotives produced in North America.
I will use the pictures for a historical report on our web site.
On the net i found only this picture.
 
Thank you for any help.

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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By JasonU on 12/27/05 at 21:09:13 - 'Miller_Milling_RS11_3611.jpg' 166 KB
Here is the Miller Milling Co. RS11. she is Remote control and is used to shove cars through a loader in Winchester, Va.
 
Linked Image: http://forums.railfan.net/Images//Alco/Miller_Milling_RS11_3611.jpg

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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By chuchubob on 12/26/05 at 19:19:55 - '05_12-26_08.jpg' 85 KB
Southern Railroad of NJ RS-1 at Salem HQ; Dec 26, 2005
 
additional photos:
LINK URL
 
LINK URL
 
LINK URL

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Re: Poll: Whats your favorite Alco? - By toddsyr on 12/13/05 at 20:13:05 - 'UP_61_ALCO_C-855.jpg' 47 KB
on Dec 10th, 2005, 6:06pm, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I like ALL Alcos!
 
Growing up with PC I have to say that I have always loved C-636's with RS-2's and 3's a close second.
 
I have always thought RS-27's (DL-640) were very cool and DL-109/110's are interesting too.
 
C-855's were awesome, but I never saw one and from what I have read, they were a big maintenance headache. "
 
Henry

 
All nice Alco's Henry. I too have never seen the C-855. Not even a picture until now. That locomotive looks like it means business! The following text and image are from:
 
LINK URL
 
" Compared to the DD35 and U50, the C855 is a very "busy" looking loco with a design that looks as if it was cobbled together, and they had a distinctive fish-belly tank between the trucks. In comparison, the DD35 and U50 both show fairly clean, purposeful lines. The ALCO 251 prime movers in the C855's smoked in a typical ALCO fashion, and photos frequently show them under a large plume of black exhaust. In a letter from Rory O'Connor (an ex-UP employee who worked at North Platte), he stated that the C855s were superb locos on drag freights, but that it was their mechanical  reliability and the pollution they caused (when America was getting very conscious of emissions) that was their eventual downfall.
 


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Re: Poll: Whats your favorite Alco? - By silver_champion on 11/14/05 at 14:46:03 - '89.jpg' 54 KB
I would have to say that my favorite Alco is a PA1. Here is a picture of one. Please check out my photo show on railroading at; photoshow.comcast.net/richardtrains

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Re: Poll:Whats you're favorite Alco - By toddsyr on 11/14/05 at 02:25:29 - 'Allied_Chemical_4.jpg' 35 KB
My favorite Alco? I can only narrow it down to the S series switchers. Any of the ones who used to switch the Allied Chemical plant in Solvay, NY will do. I remember EVERY morning the school bus would have to wait a bit as they tied up the Bridge Street crossing doing there chores. I was always amazed how many cars one of these units could pull up the grade there. Lotsa smoke too! Well, not in this pic of #4 idling, sorry!

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Re: Logging with RS3's. - By Pyronova on 10/31/05 at 20:36:31 - '4097at_Diamond_X.jpg' 281 KB
At the diamond of Crown Zellerbach and CP's Esquimalt & Nanaimo.
 


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Re: Alco T-6 - By CRmac80 on 10/08/05 at 20:53:54 - 'oc400four_copy.jpg' 230 KB
Here's another shot of that ex MonConn Hi-add T-6 on the OC on 10-01-05.
 
  RAD

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Re: White Pass and Yukon Route - By Bear_Creek on 09/03/05 at 19:47:17 - 'Alco0006.jpg' 155 KB
The last one

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Re: White Pass and Yukon Route - By Bear_Creek on 09/03/05 at 19:46:25 - 'Alco0005.jpg' 225 KB
Another

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Re: White Pass and Yukon Route - By Bear_Creek on 09/03/05 at 19:45:00 - 'Alco0004.jpg' 252 KB
3 rd

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Re: White Pass and Yukon Route - By Bear_Creek on 09/03/05 at 19:44:13 - 'Alco0002.jpg' 248 KB
2nd Alco

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Re: Poll:Whats you're favorite Alco - By TrainMan404 on 08/28/05 at 16:06:50 - '8667.jpg' 171 KB
My favorite alco would either have to be the RSD-1 or the RS-1.  There is something about such a pioneering loco {RS-1} and its unique sister, the RSD-1, that brings me some sort of historic closure.  The flat hoods and arching cab roofs are something to be admired!
 
TM
 
Gotta love those working ALCos!! RSD-1 8669, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.


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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By Charlie_O on 08/07/05 at 18:47:17 - 'WCRR_1803_vert.jpg' 96 KB
Bryan -
Real nice shooting there.  I always wanted to catch the D-L at the gap.  Great pix.  
 
* * *
 
And speaking of Alcos... something from my neck o' the woods...
 
-Charlie

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Re: Recent Alco sightings - By trainman786 on 08/01/05 at 08:23:55 - 'n-alco-s2.jpg' 33 KB
Alco S-2 sitting in the Austin & Texas Central's railyard in Cedar Park TX

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Re: Poll:Whats you're favorite Alco - By Charlie_O on 08/01/05 at 00:11:37 - 'DL_4103_July05.jpg' 163 KB
on Jul 31st, 2005, 11:28pm, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I like Charlie O's Nickel Plate from Tobyhanna! Maybe he will put that pic here also... (hint hint)
 
Jim...  

 
 
Love to Jimmy...but it aint an Alco.  How bout the RS3 that was running 2nd?


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Re: Poll:Whats you're favorite Alco - By trainman786 on 07/31/05 at 22:59:34 - 'photo-mo0805.jpg' 73 KB
And after restoration and painting in Austin & Texas Central "Black Widow" colors...

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Re: Poll:Whats you're favorite Alco - By trainman786 on 07/31/05 at 22:56:33 - 'atcx442.jpg' 38 KB
on Jan 6th, 2005, 1:00am, ryder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
RSD-15 od course!!! THE original snoot!!!!!! With stylish notches & could smoke like a steamer , gotta luv 'em!

 
Agreed!  Here is a picture of RSD-15 #442 before it's restoration by the Austin Steam Train Association...

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Re: Special treat for C-420 lovers - By joseph on 07/14/05 at 19:21:14 - 'sprngdl6.jpg' 38 KB
Since I wasnt too familiar with the area I wasnt able to keep up with the train. Also the traffic bulge created by the train when it was in the crossings slowed me down a bit.  These were all I had managed to get.  But it was fine day to hunt Alcos.  Now if I can get over to Yellville, Ar sometime, they have an MRS-1 over there on tourist train duty

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Re: Special treat for C-420 lovers - By joseph on 07/14/05 at 19:18:58 - 'sprngdl5.jpg' 57 KB
If it hadnt been for the horns.  I would have enjoyed some 12 cylinder rumblin.

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Re: Special treat for C-420 lovers - By joseph on 07/14/05 at 19:17:46 - 'sprngdl4.jpg' 56 KB
count em boyz

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Re: Special treat for C-420 lovers - By joseph on 07/14/05 at 19:16:54 - 'sprngdl3.jpg' 60 KB
And then the biggest surprise for me.  It being a saturday and being sure that there were no trains operating that day I was getting ready to leave town when I heard airhorns to the south.  It was treat to see a brace of six come drifting into town with those sand loads.  And the engineer was leaning on the horn for all those crossings in the shops area

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Re: Special treat for C-420 lovers - By joseph on 07/14/05 at 19:14:17 - 'sprngdl2.jpg' 66 KB
Another of the shops from the courthouse parking lot

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Special treat for C-420 lovers - By joseph on 07/14/05 at 19:12:47 - 'sprngdl1.jpg' 62 KB
Finally got around to scanning the photo,s from my trip to Springdale in may.
Heres looking towards the shops from the main drag

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Re: West Tennessee Railroad Alco's - By SSW9389 on 07/13/05 at 08:30:10 - 'HPIM0814.jpg' 133 KB
I believe this one has escaped the West Tennessee and is now residing in Pine Bluff.

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Re: ex-LIRR RS-1 467 - By Alcofan on 06/30/05 at 11:30:51 - 'LIRR_467.jpg' 41 KB
Here is a picture i took of it the last time I was in the Midwest.
It was last used by Indiana Hi-Rail as their 167.

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