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Poll: Whats your favorite Alco?
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« Reply #80 on: Feb 12th, 2007, 11:22am »
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A late-comer here, but...
 
How can you not take them all?  
 
That said, my only big time mainline Alco railroading was on Cp and Cn out Montreal back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and the big MLWs have a place in my heart, especially in the handsome full 'Action Red' scheme with the Multimark.
 
But grew up with D&H Rs11s, Rs36s, C420s and C424, so I like those, too.  
 
Can't go wrong with an S-series switcher, either. Hmmm.
 
I give up! I like 'em all!
 
Come to think of it, I really like the C430...


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« Reply #81 on: Feb 12th, 2007, 1:07pm »
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Terry Kirkland liked ALCOs when he found them. Here is a Texas Central S-2.

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« Reply #82 on: Apr 1st, 2007, 6:03pm »
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I have to say that I have 3 favorite ALCo/MLW engines:
 
1- M-630 & C630M units for CN
2-RS23 roadswitchers in CP maroon & grey script lettering
3-RSC24 light roadswitcher for CN


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« Reply #83 on: Apr 9th, 2008, 12:58am »
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The 3' gauge ALCO/MLW/BBD DL535E of 1981.
 
This is the most modern 3' gauge diesel/electric in the entire USA, and I'm building one in 25% size.


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« Reply #84 on: Apr 11th, 2008, 5:52pm »
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My favourite ALCo is the DL535S, who ran on some lines of Spain in 1668 mm gauge, but today some units are in a mine railway on 1000 mm. I like also RS-3 and the units powered by ALCo 251 engine.

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« Reply #85 on: Apr 12th, 2008, 12:57pm »
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My favorite hands down is the ALCO RS1.

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« Reply #86 on: Apr 13th, 2008, 9:36am »
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Long Island RS-3 Alco, like my 1556 at the Railroad Museum of long Island
 
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« Reply #87 on: Apr 13th, 2008, 1:22pm »
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It's a tie between CF7's and RS-3m's.
 



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« Reply #88 on: Apr 29th, 2008, 4:51pm »
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Any Alco that still runs and is in its original livery (OK, it can be repainted if faded).

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« Reply #89 on: Jul 28th, 2008, 8:28pm »
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Rochester & Genesee Valley RR Mus. has one fav.:  RS-3m LV 211.  Everytime I see pics of it in the Morning Sun Books, when it was Pennsy 8445, I pause on it.  I like the grime and dust on it.
 
High-nose C-628 built for N&W is another.
 
On page 53, in Trackside with "Mr. Alco", three RSD-5s, in weathered black widow paint (SP), in a row.  I like that one.  (btw....   if you like Alcos, you want to get this book!  It's by Jim Odell & Len Kilian. Morning Sun Books.)
 
I've seen a high-nose RSD in B&LE paint, but I think it was in another book.  God, I wish we had more Alcos!!!


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« Reply #90 on: Jul 31st, 2008, 4:38pm »
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on Apr 29th, 2008, 4:51pm, Andy_S wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Any Alco that still runs and is in its original livery (OK, it can be repainted if faded).

 
 
My girl can't run but has been reapinted into her orignal LIRR paint. RS-3 1556
 
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« Reply #91 on: Aug 3rd, 2008, 12:44am »
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Does it have to be an ALCO?   And I don't think that this need any description!!

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« Reply #92 on: Aug 3rd, 2008, 12:51am »
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How about this A.& A. excursion train ..  
 
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« Reply #93 on: Sep 25th, 2008, 5:14pm »
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on Apr 13th, 2008, 1:22pm, PRR#90 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
It's a tie between CF7's and RS-3m's.
 


 
 
CF7's are not alcos. They are ATSF rebuilt EMD F7's.


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« Reply #94 on: Oct 10th, 2008, 7:43pm »
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I expect my favorite ALCOs were UP FEFs. If you mean diesels, then PAs,

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« Reply #95 on: Oct 11th, 2008, 6:04pm »
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I like the c-420's especially the Lehigh Valley units- I photographed and saw one run, #405 at Steamtown this morning. Sounds really good. Of course the D-L is ALCO (diesel) heaven!

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« Reply #96 on: Nov 3rd, 2010, 1:53pm »
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1. PA/PB
2. FA/FB
3. RS32 (DL721)
4. RS2
All in NYC paint. But then again...
...didn't Alco also make some Steam engines h-m-m-m. how about a Hudson, Mohawk, or Niagra, All "THOROUGHBREDS"


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« Reply #97 on: Jul 25th, 2014, 12:28pm »
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I found an old posting of mine from 2005 and it still stands--my favorite would still be the N&W RS-11's. Never had the chance to get "up close and personal" but there was one encounter I'll never forget. Three of these RS-11's were sandwiched between a pair of GP-9's in N&W's Kenova, WV yards one day in 1977. The engineer opened the throttle and three turbo-songs nearly pierced my eardrums, and three HUGE plumes of smoke went a good ways into the air. Man, I've wished I had owned a good camera (well, any kind of camera) and/or a tape recorder for times like those.  
   
 Other "faves" would be N&W C-630 #1130 (I think), working the Portsmouth, Ohio yards in early 1980; as mentioned, the Alcos from the Ohio River Company working the rail-to-river facility in Huntington, WV (C415, S-2, and an abandoned (?) RS-1). Since then, I've had the chance to ride behind an Alco S-1, part of the Abilene & Smokey Valley's ex-Rock Island line in Abilene, KS.  
   
 Honorable mention would be the former CN FPA-4 (okay, it's an MLW unit) on the Monticello and Sangamon Valley line in Monticello, IL. I understand they've added more motive power since I was there in 2008--time for another journey, I say!


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« Reply #98 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 3:16pm »
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As a follow-up, here are links to a couple of pictures I took back in March 1979. I _think_ the date was March 10 but who knows after 30-plus years. Anyway, these are scanned and "color-corrected" thanks to my new Epson scanner. The original prints had faded--the dye was turning pink!--so this is about as good as I could get with the photos. They were also from a "110" series camera, which were great for fitting in a shirt pocket and making "grab" shots, but the quality doesn't come close to those from SLR cameras then and digitals these days. Still, I'm glad to have the pix and I hope you like them too.
 
N&W's 2570 was apparently ex-NKP 570. This one still had the yellow/gold "N&W" block lettering. I don't think it had dynamic brakes, as there were only three openings, as compared to built-for N&W units, which mostly had five. 2570 was the last of the 3-4 units on this train, westbound in Ironton, Ohio, that afternoon/evening. It was getting dark, already, but I wasn't going to miss out on ever-decreasing Alco units!
 
The links are below--I tried to use the "re-size" feature but threw in the towel after a number of tries. Again, I hope  you enjoy these.
 
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4196560
 
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4196561


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G'day,
The NSWR 48 class DL531 6 cylinder 950 hp aussie alco built by A. E. Goodwin. Great little beasties to drive.
Steve.



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