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Is this an Alco 4-6-0?
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Is this an Alco 4-6-0?
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« on: Dec 8th, 2014, 8:10pm »
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This is partly a duplicate post, I haven't had any answers from the Alco sub-forum.  My great-grandfather, James Charters, was an engineer on the NYCRR's Michigan Central Line.  I have a photo of him in front of what appears to be an Alco 4-6-0 on the day of his retirement, but I have very little other information about him or his career.    
 
 
 
Question: Is this an Alco?  I'm only guessing and would like to be corrected if I'm wrong.  Knowing the make and model for certain would help my research.  
 
Any leads or suggestions to research would be welcomed.  
 
Thank you.


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« Reply #1 on: Jan 18th, 2015, 12:23am »
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Yes, according to Edson and Vail's definitive volume on NYC steam, Michigan Central 8270 was built by Alco's Schenectady works in 1905, builder number 30765. It was a member of class F-82c. It lasted through the 1936 system renumbering to become NYC 886, but was retired and scrapped in 1939.

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