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« Reply #60 on: Mar 11th, 2005, 6:49am »
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Nice shots everyone. Here's another shot of the NDC S6 101.

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« Reply #61 on: Mar 11th, 2005, 6:54am »
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Close up of 101

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« Reply #62 on: Mar 11th, 2005, 6:57am »
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Delaware-Lackawanna Alco C425 at Scranton, PA

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« Reply #63 on: Mar 28th, 2005, 9:47pm »
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BC Rail Alco yard switchers, Williams Lake BC, Canada.
 
Now owned by CN Rail.
 


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« Reply #64 on: Mar 31st, 2005, 8:34pm »
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Nice pics from everybody!  To help with surviving Alcos in NY state- there's a great website:    http://gold.mylargescale.com/Scottychaos/NY-Alcos/
 
As some of you can tell, it's a creation of Scotty Chaos, who writes in these forums.  When it comes to locomotive history, I have yet to see someone who knows more than he does.   Scot also profiles surviving LV engines and has a link to D&H survivors, too.    
 
The Housatannic RR in Connecticut operates an RS-3m.  I'm not sure but I think this unit might be the sole ex-EL RS-3m.
 
And there is a very scenic shortline in northern Pennsylvania called the Tioga Central.  This is a passenger operation that operates from Wellsboro Jct to Hammond Lake, PA.  The motive power includes an S-2, a trio of ex-Washington Terminal RS-1s and ex-D&H RS-3u  #506.  This operation used to run the ex-LV line that is now the Owego & Hartford RR so all the engines & equipment are painted in a cornell red and black scheme, with one notable exception.  RS-3u #506 still wears the Bicentennial colors she received in 1976.  This unit was pictured in "That '70s Issue" of Trains a few months ago, along wih other Bicentennial units.
 
I've photographed and/or ridden many of the Alco-powered lines in upstate NY, as well as the Tioga Central, and I hope to have pics of all of them on my own website someday.


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« Reply #65 on: Mar 31st, 2005, 9:38pm »
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ME C424 18 helping out with the Easter Bunny ride.
 


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« Reply #66 on: Apr 1st, 2005, 6:44am »
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Nice shots guys.  Here's a favorite of mine, NDC RS3m 99 at Northampton, PA

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« Reply #67 on: Apr 1st, 2005, 6:46am »
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NDC S6 101 and boxcar  

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« Reply #68 on: Apr 1st, 2005, 6:11pm »
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Bruce, I found your ALCO C425 on the net, courtesy of Kevin Andrusia. With his permission I'm posting this shot of his. Hope he sees it. What a unique scheme she has Bruce. I can see why you want to keep her to yourself. Next time I'm down there i've got to find this unit.
 
on Jan 6th, 2005, 2:22pm, ErieAtlantic7597 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey, Traker, to answer your question, the owners of Seminole Gulf  have become very dear friends since their arriveing in Ft. Myers back in 1987. That being said, however, I never impose on them and try not to wear my welcome out around the railroad. They are good people, and the president/owner is somewhat of a railfan himself. There have been a couple of occasions that I had to work with them in an official capacity. And it was not only a pleasure working with them but informative to boot. Sorry I can't do better than just to tell about the Alco that lives here in SW Florida.
                                     Thanks for the responce,
                                     Bruce



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« Reply #69 on: Apr 1st, 2005, 9:11pm »
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Oh, man, what a great picture.Thanks Bob for finding and posting it.
Also, thanks for rememberiing my comments about the Ft. Myers Alco.
 
          Take care,
 
          Bruce


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« Reply #70 on: Apr 5th, 2005, 2:21pm »
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I know there's an ALCo S1 operating on the Kiski Junction Railroad in Baghdad, PA near the confluence of the Kiski & Allegheney rivers.

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« Reply #71 on: Apr 7th, 2005, 12:17pm »
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Hey, Bob,
 
   If your ever way down here on the SW Coast of Fl, doing some fanning, get a hold of me and I'm pretty sure I can arrange for us to get right up close and personal with the #550. I have'nt had a conversation with the owners of Seminole Gulf in about a month, so I don't know what the disposition is of the Alco. I did know that it needed some kind of part. That was told to me by the Pres. of the railroad. He made a little joke out of telling me that it was notheing that ten grand could'nt fix.
So thats as much as I know at this time.  
Again, thanks for posting that picture. Yea, its a neat paint design.
 
        Take care,
 
          Bruce


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« Reply #72 on: Apr 20th, 2005, 4:21pm »
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Friends, quite by happenstance, I saw the #550 today,4/20/05, on the excurshion train that Seminole Gulf Railway operates. It was on the south end of two denuded RDCs and one coach. The 550 being the power, and a Long Island F7 sans prime mover as a cab car on the north end of the little train.  
They were headed back to Colonial station, so when I saw the Ft. Myers Alco, it was on the lead going south. It was great to hear it rummbling along, and smokeing in classic Also style as it went.
 
           Take care,
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« Reply #73 on: Apr 21st, 2005, 12:33pm »
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Hopefully, I'll get to see a rare Alco tomorrow!  I'm off to 'fan the Ontario Midland in Wayne County, NY.  One of their operating units is an RS-36 with a high nose (ex-N&W).  There's also a possibility that their operating S-4 may pull the train, esecially if it's a small consist.  Either way, it's gonna be fun day- if they're running.  If not, I guess it's more LAL for me.  There's no way to lose!  
 


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on Apr 21st, 2005, 12:33pm, Matthew_Langworthy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hopefully, I'll get to see a rare Alco tomorrow!  I'm off to 'fan the Ontario Midland in Wayne County, NY.  One of their operating units is an RS-36 with a high nose (ex-N&W).  There's also a possibility that their operating S-4 may pull the train, esecially if it's a small consist.  Either way, it's gonna be fun day- if they're running.  If not, I guess it's more LAL for me.  There's no way to lose!  
 

 
Hey Matthew, I'd like to see pics of that RS36. Be sure to post them here!


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on Apr 21st, 2005, 1:31pm, NS3360 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Hey Matthew, I'd like to see pics of that RS36. Be sure to post them here!

 
Unfortunately, OMID didn't run last Friday.  CSX only dropped off 1 car and management decided the crew should do trackwork instead.  I'll try again during the summer.  
 
LAL was running and Alco  C424 #424 (pictured earlier in this thread) led the southbound train, along with C-420 high-nose #420.  The latter Alco (ex-LIRR) is quite rare for her kind but has been quite dependable in service.   NS3360, LAL also operates the Ontario Central (ONCT) which has a low-nose RS-36 of ex-N&W heritage.  
 
BTW, I am working to get a scanner so I can post some cool Alco pics soon.
 


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« Reply #76 on: May 1st, 2005, 4:04pm »
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An earlier posting showed a photograph of Okanagan Valley Railway, 3558, in very rough shape, after a wreck in 2001!!!! later the same year the unit was reitred.

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« Reply #77 on: May 2nd, 2005, 12:03pm »
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Guys, you've seen the picture of the C425 on the Seminole Gulf Railway, that Coffee kindly posted.. Well, I had the chance a week ago to ride in the cab. Only one thing was wrong. It was'nt running. It was beeing pulled around the yard by one of the Geeps. By what I was told, the Alco is still ill. But I was also told that it was going to pull a work train on the following Monday, so I really don't know what the deal is.
As I find more info out, I'll try to post it.
 
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« Reply #78 on: Feb 19th, 2007, 1:11pm »
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The Seminole Gulf's C-425 550 is being used to tow the Art Train around.  They are headed to Punta Gorda today.

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« Reply #79 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 11:58pm »
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We own three Alcos at West Chester RR in West Chester, PA.  #1803 is a RS-18u from CP Rail, #4230 is a C-424 also from CP Rail, and #3 is an S-2 that is ex B&O/C&O and later worked at Rohm and Haas Chemical as a plant switcher.  We recently traded #1315 C-420 to a private leasing firm for #4230.  There are pictures of our engines at www.westchesterrr.net.  They can also be found under "General Tourist RR" in this forum.
 
They are all running and serviceable, but #3 needs some wiring work, batteries, water, general maintenance, and new wheelsets as the ones on there now are worn thin.
 
#1803 can be frequently seen on the Septa Wire Trains during Oct./Nov./Dec. months.
 
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