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Poll: Whats your favorite Alco?
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toddsyr

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« Reply #60 on: Dec 13th, 2005, 8:02pm »
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on Nov 14th, 2005, 2:00pm, NS3360 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

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

 
Thanks. I have a few pictures of the Allied switchers from the web. I tried differentiating between the different models based on internet information. There was so many discrepencies I gave up. Any spotting tips?


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« Reply #61 on: Dec 13th, 2005, 8:13pm »
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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:
 
http://www.worldrailfans.org/Articles/US/DoubleDiesels.shtml
 
" 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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« Reply #62 on: Dec 13th, 2005, 10:02pm »
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 Hummmmm, ones I've seen ? Erie RS 3s in pure Erie comutter paint scheam. And, second favorite Susquehanna RS1s in original paint. Ones I never saw in person, but wished I had, the very, in my mind, stylish PAs.  
 
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    Bruce


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« Reply #63 on: Feb 23rd, 2006, 1:42am »
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CP Rail C-424 with a nose headlight, large multimark, and 8" nose stripes!

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« Reply #64 on: Feb 25th, 2006, 2:40pm »
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I like D&H and LV C628s, D&H low nose RS11s and 36s, LV C420s, EL C424s and 425s, N&W high nose C630s, any and all RS3s, low nose RSD15s, CP C630s, D&H and LV PAs....Theres so many its hard to pick just one!

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Luther Brefo
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« Reply #65 on: May 10th, 2006, 3:55am »
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http://www.lalrailfan.net
 
This site has plenty of pictures of my favorite Alcos. Check out the Gallery.
 
 


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« Reply #66 on: May 12th, 2006, 3:10pm »
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I guess I'm pretty conventioanl - I'll take a PA. Preferably in a PA-PB-PA set in Santa Fe red and silver warbonnet, but Eagle colors ain't bad, and neither is the D&H idea of a warbonnet. Suspect they'd have looked real nice in Southern Green and white and gold.
 
RSD-15s are close behind, and that Austin & Texas Central Black Widow works very well indeed on that particular engine - but my heart is still given to the Santa Fe


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« Reply #67 on: Jun 30th, 2006, 10:18pm »
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Give me two of each kind and I'd be happy...

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« Reply #68 on: Jul 8th, 2006, 7:50am »
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My favorite ALCO's eh? That would have to be an RS-1 and a C-430.

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« Reply #69 on: Jul 17th, 2006, 2:12pm »
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RS-11 (High Hood) and C-420 (Low Hood), also like RS-3, RS-18, C-636, M-630, M-636.

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« Reply #70 on: Aug 10th, 2006, 1:11pm »
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RS-3    RDG-CNJ-LV
RS-11   LV
C420    LV
C424    RDG
C630    RDG
 
         -CJ


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« Reply #71 on: Aug 10th, 2006, 2:40pm »
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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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« Reply #72 on: Aug 10th, 2006, 8:18pm »
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   And I almost forgot...The LV's Alco PA's & FA's   Neat photo !
 
       
           -CJ


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« Reply #73 on: Aug 11th, 2006, 8:10am »
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yeah, can't forget the little brother FA's!

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« Reply #74 on: Aug 11th, 2006, 7:13pm »
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Nice photo again  

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« Reply #75 on: Aug 12th, 2006, 2:46pm »
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Another one of my favorites, D-L M636 #3643. Here's a pic, and if you click on it, you can also see a video.
 


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« Reply #76 on: Aug 15th, 2006, 11:58am »
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My favorite Alco/MLW is the M-420!

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« Reply #77 on: Aug 17th, 2006, 11:55pm »
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The C636! I really want one, maybye an overland brass custom painted into CSX DARK FUTURE!

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« Reply #78 on: Oct 28th, 2006, 4:41pm »
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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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« Reply #79 on: Nov 16th, 2006, 10:24pm »
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I would have to say my favorite would be an RS-36.  They might not have been very popular, but they definitely have a nice look to them.

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