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Poll: Whats your favorite Alco?
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Marty_Feldner
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« Reply #40 on: Aug 4th, 2005, 9:59pm »
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on Aug 4th, 2005, 8:23pm, alcoc420 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
My favorite ALCO would have to be the C-420's. Espically the Lehigh and Hudson River ones. The baby blue with the white is probably my favorite.

 
 
Light gray, not white (at least, when new; toward the end, it was closer to 'grung', as money for niceties like regular cleaning dried up)...


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« Reply #41 on: Aug 5th, 2005, 11:39am »
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Thanks for clearing that up! I always thought it looked like white. Anyway they still are great engines.

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« Reply #42 on: Aug 19th, 2005, 10:34am »
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The bulldog,
 
RS27


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« Reply #43 on: Aug 28th, 2005, 4:06pm »
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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!
 
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Gotta love those working ALCos!! RSD-1 8669, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.


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« Reply #44 on: Sep 1st, 2005, 5:57pm »
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I would say that my favorite alco is between an FA-2 oa an RS-3 paited for Western Maryland in Fireball paint.

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« Reply #45 on: Sep 30th, 2005, 9:09pm »
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RS 3.  Nothing like a good running 244.  

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« Reply #46 on: Oct 6th, 2005, 11:40pm »
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Well here goes-I love the PA (especially in MoPac colours) and the FA in Erie black and yellow(copied line for line by the Victorian Railways here in Australia).Pick any 6 axle century and you can't beat it for good looks and I am really fond of those RSD7/12/15 series of locos but they HAVE to have a high short hood. And not forgetting the littl'uns-the C415 was so homely that you can't help but care for 'em(did you know the original C415 demonstrator is preserved in Australia?). And no-one has mentioned the T6.
 
Thats enough for now!
 
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« Reply #47 on: Oct 15th, 2005, 9:37pm »
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Cool news on the C-415. Another C-415 is in the process of being renovated by local shortline Buffalo Southern, which strangely enough is a former Erie line.  BSOR also connects to the New York & Lake Erie, which operates  the southern portion of the same Erie line.  NYLE rosters a pair of former VIA/CN FPA-4s in a very cool Erie-esque scheme that substitutes sapphire blue blue for black.  For an impressive look at one of them,  check this out: http://alcoworld.railfan.net/nyle.htm  -you won't be disappointed!     Also appropriate for an ex-EL route, NYLE has a pair of C-425s including a high-nose ex-N&W unit that was used in Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

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« Reply #48 on: Nov 14th, 2005, 12:58am »
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What can you tell us about that C-415? I know there weren't very many even constructed, and few of those survived, as I understand it. Believe it or not, as late as October 1996, the Ohio River Co (ORC).. in its Huntington, WV facility had a -415 shifting cuts of hoppers on a Saturday morning (used to have a photo of it :/ ). It was painted in a fairly bright yellowish-orangey-gold with black letters--wish I could remember the number! And ORC  had used at least an S-2 and RS-1 still in use in 1980, with some more stored.
 
But I have to agree with a previous post--RS-11's were and are my favorite, especially on N&W's line from Kenova, WV to Portsmouth, OH. I fondly remember a few.


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« Reply #49 on: Nov 14th, 2005, 2:25am »
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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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« Reply #50 on: Nov 14th, 2005, 9:41am »
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Alco S-2 for me! I love that little switcher...

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« Reply #51 on: Nov 14th, 2005, 10:38am »
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Hi All,
 
My favorite Alcos would be the FA and PA. This is easily confirmed by the fact that I have several such engines in my HO stable. The FA is only B&O, but the PA's are PRR, B&O, NYC, SP, Santa Fe. I can remove the covers of all four of my PA's and replace them with other covers, of different road names. Most impressive is my lash up of four PRR PA-1's. They will pull a house away. They are all Athearn, by the way.


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« Reply #52 on: Nov 14th, 2005, 2:00pm »
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on Nov 14th, 2005, 2:25am, toddsyr wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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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Alco S-2 for me!  I love that little switcher...  

 
Glad to see you guys also like the S series...  


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« Reply #53 on: Nov 14th, 2005, 2:02pm »
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Most impressive is my lash up of four PRR PA-1's. They will pull a house away. They are all Athearn, by the way.

 
That must be a fine sight to see...


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« Reply #54 on: Nov 14th, 2005, 2:46pm »
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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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« Reply #55 on: Nov 15th, 2005, 8:28pm »
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on Nov 14th, 2005, 12:58am, F74472 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
What can you tell us about that C-415? I know there weren't very many even constructed, and few of those survived, as I understand it. Believe it or not, as late as October 1996, the Ohio River Co (ORC).. in its Huntington, WV facility had a -415 shifting cuts of hoppers on a Saturday morning (used to have a photo of it :/ ). It was painted in a fairly bright yellowish-orangey-gold with black letters--wish I could remember the number!
The Buffalo Southern purchased C-415 in 1999, and it is ex-Rock Island #423.  Here are a few pics of the locomotive shortly after it arrived: http://www.railfan.net/cgi-bin/trainthumb.cgi?railpix/railfan/bsoralco
 
Here are pics of it in the BSOR yard in Hamburg, NY:
http://alcoworld.railfan.net/bsor.htm
http://members.aol.com/buffalosouthern/pictures/423.jpg
 
Last I knew, BSOR was working on the C-415, and eventually plans to place the unit in active service.
 
 


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« Reply #56 on: Nov 20th, 2005, 11:31pm »
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I would have to say the PAs and a close second the C636 in the IC colors.

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« Reply #57 on: Dec 10th, 2005, 12:00pm »
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Gotta put a vote in for the RS-27. There's just something intrinsically "right" looking about that one.

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« Reply #58 on: Dec 10th, 2005, 12:27pm »
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I like the C630.

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« Reply #59 on: Dec 10th, 2005, 6:06pm »
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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.
 
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