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GP30_5513
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Re: Recent Alco sightings
 
« Reply #80 on: Feb 6th, 2010, 10:07pm »
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Also owned & operated by the MIDH is this former Western Maryland ALCO S6, the sole surviving S6 of the WM's two examples.
 

 
Working cars at MIDH's most prominent customer, Univar.
 


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Re: Recent Alco sightings
 
« Reply #81 on: May 1st, 2011, 2:23pm »
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A pair of C424ms head westbound on the Bath & Hammondsport RR 6 days ago, pouring smoke as they accelerate.  
 

 
Photo taken by me Monday 4/25/2011 in Painted Post, NY.


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« Reply #82 on: Dec 19th, 2011, 8:23pm »
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The Livonia, Avon & Lakeville RR's local operated with #425 (the sole survivor of NH's C425 fleet) and #420 (ex-LIRR C420) 3 days ago.  
 

 
Photo taken by me Friday 12/16/2011 in Avon, NY.


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« Reply #83 on: Dec 19th, 2011, 8:25pm »
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Here is a better look at #420, which is a rare high nose example of the C420 design.  
 

 
Photo taken by me Friday 12/16/2011 in Avon, NY.


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Re: Recent Alco sightings
 
« Reply #84 on: Dec 19th, 2011, 9:25pm »
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Not rare, on the Island of Long.
 
All LIRR C-420's were bought high short hood, and run long hood first. I got a cab visit circa 1966, and the engineer told me in no uncertain terms that the reason was for crew protection in grade crossing accidents, given the number of (even then) idiot drivers rampant.


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« Reply #85 on: Dec 20th, 2011, 5:47pm »
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Most of the high hood C420s are gone now, so that's why I consider them to be rare. Of the high hood survivors, there are 2 in NY, 1 in SD and a couple elsewhere. They are not a common sight any more.  
 
That said, I can see your point about Long Island back in the day. My source guides indicate the high hood units constituted 37 out of 131 C420s built. This breaks down to 29 for LIRR and 8 for N&W. They were probably quite easy to find on LIRR. In the end, I guess it's a matter of semantics- what constitutes rare is in the eye of the beholder.  
 
BTW, I'm pretty envious of your C420 cab ride.  


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Re: Recent Alco sightings
 
« Reply #86 on: Dec 21st, 2011, 8:43pm »
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on Dec 19th, 2011, 9:25pm, Marty_Feldner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Not rare, on the Island of Long.
 
All LIRR C-420's were bought high short hood, and run long hood first. I got a cab visit circa 1966, and the engineer told me in no uncertain terms that the reason was for crew protection in grade crossing accidents, given the number of (even then) idiot drivers rampant.
Yes, and the ESRR got a few from LIRR. #200 was the one I rode in. Watched a farm truck roll out in front of us. We missed him, but I was glad to be that far away.
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« Reply #87 on: Jan 18th, 2012, 8:10pm »
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My first chase of the year was following this pair of C425s on the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville RR.  
 

 
Photo taken by me Monday 1/16/2012 in Henrietta, NY.  


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Re: Recent Alco sightings
 
« Reply #88 on: Jan 18th, 2012, 8:43pm »
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Look at that color scheme!
Looks like the Seminole / Gulf down here in Ft. Myers!


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« Reply #89 on: Jan 19th, 2012, 8:45pm »
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Have a friend who is an active loomotive engineer on UP, running coal trains out of Antelope Mine). He dates back to high-hoods on his first railroad (C&NW) and despises them. Visibility is simply not adequate.

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« Reply #90 on: Jan 20th, 2012, 5:14pm »
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Seminole Gulf sold its #550 to WNYP several years ago.  They just put 428 into service last year.  It was originally an SP&S unit, then BN.  It eventually went to Bay Colony, then SGLR

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« Reply #91 on: Aug 13th, 2012, 9:24pm »
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Last month was a good month to see Alcos and MLWs in upstate NY. My first sighting was Buffalo Southern's RS18 #1847.  
 

 
 
 

 
Both photos in this post were taken by me Friday 7/20/2012 in Blasdell, NY.


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« Reply #92 on: Aug 13th, 2012, 9:30pm »
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Later that same day, I tapped the mother lode by spending some time at the New York & Lake Erie's yard.  This shortline rosters a pair of FPA4s.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
NYLE also owns the sole survivng N&W high nose C425. Movie buffs may remember #1013 as the Contrak engine in Planes, Trians & Automobiles.  
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 7/20/2012 in Gowanda, NY.


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« Reply #93 on: Aug 13th, 2012, 9:36pm »
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I also had the privilege of seeing something quite rare these days, 2 Alco powered RRs interchanging cars. OK, BSOR's #1847 is really an MLW, but this was a treat for me. BTW, #308 is an ex-Erie/EL switcher running on ex-Erie/EL tracks, with the same she had when delivered to the Erie in 1946!  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 7/20/2012 in Gowanda, NY.  


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« Reply #94 on: Aug 14th, 2012, 9:00pm »
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I also had the privilege of seeing something quite rare these days, 2 Alco powered RRs interchanging cars. OK, BSOR's #1847 is really an MLW, but this was a treat for me. BTW, #308 is an ex-Erie/EL switcher running on ex-Erie/EL tracks, with the same she had when delivered to the Erie in 1946!  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 7/20/2012 in Gowanda, NY.  

 
That passenger car in the last photo looks like it may have actually been shoved of the rails - or is that an artoifact of the way i am seeing it? Certainly looks as if it awaits (and needs, badly) some attention.


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« Reply #95 on: Aug 17th, 2012, 5:07pm »
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^It's been like that for maybe 10 years?
 
I think it belongs to the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society.


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« Reply #96 on: May 12th, 2013, 2:49pm »
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I saw BSOR #1847 again a few weeks ago.  
 

 
Photo taken by me Friday 4/26/2013 in Buffalo, NY.


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« Reply #97 on: Jan 13th, 2014, 1:50pm »
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on Aug 13th, 2012, 9:30pm, Matthew_L wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Later that same day, I tapped the mother lode by spending some time at the New York & Lake Erie's yard.  This shortline rosters a pair of FPA4s.  
 
NYLE also owns the sole survivng N&W high nose C425. Movie buffs may remember #1013 as the Contrak engine in Planes, Trians & Automobiles.  
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 7/20/2012 in Gowanda, NY.

 
 
I found this Kodachrome slide of NY&LE 1013 in its original N&W colors circa 1968 and thought I would share it with everyone! Sorry about the low quality.
 


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« Reply #98 on: Aug 19th, 2014, 8:30pm »
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No apology is necessary, Marc. Thanks for sharing.  
 
I caught a rare glimpse at 3/4 of the locomotives owned by the Ontario Midland RR last month. High nose RS36 #408 is another ex-N&W survivor:  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Friday 7/25/2014 in Sodus, NY.


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« Reply #99 on: Aug 19th, 2014, 8:35pm »
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I didn't see OMID's RS11 #36 (which was probably in the engine house), but both of their S4s were outdoors. Switcher #35 is OOS and looks pretty rough:
 

 
Both #35 and her sister #3 (at right) are ex-Genesee & Wyoming units. As I recall, #3 is also ex-NYC... which means she is sitting on home rails.  
 

 
Both photos in this post were taken by me Friday 7/25/2014 in Sodus, NY.  
 


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