Jan 1, 2007
This thread is cool! I can't wait to get home to check for more! You rock!! :we-yes:
Morristown NJ - Dec. 2007
Ask and you will recieve
For BNSF Fan. Found this on Rails Northwest. An Alco Century 424 in SP&S Ry.
Trainpix.com has BN photos in their BN Photo Archives page.
"Great"! first post PFE - thanks for sharing.
I wouldn't count those last ones as Alcos personally, since they have Cat engines, but they're still cool.
Good post. Thanks! If I recall correctly, the "GN" RS1 is an ex-M&ST.L unit?
Great stuff PFE! Is that you on the GN RS1?
BRING ON THE ALCO PICS!!!
I've SHOT this one! You were at the Nekoosa Papers (now Georgia-Pacific)plant south of Ashdown- this mill is served by both KCS and the Kiamichi RR (via trackage rights on KCS). Sadly, this ol' girl is no longer there.
Here's my shot, virtually the same place:
Gotta admit it's a nice-looking engine.........
Got this one, too- I have kids from a previous marriage that live south of there in the little town of Mansfield, and whenever I'd go to visit them, I'd swing thru both Ft. Smith and heavener to catch RR action.
This critter is an RS3 re-engined with an EMD prime mover- IIRC, it was done at the Dewitt Shops in Syracuse, NY, and is called a Dewitt Geep. It's no longer there- Pioneer Rail has replaced all the older FSR power with ex-ATSF GP20s.
Personally, I prefer this one over the GP20s.......
some A&M stuff
C420 52 leading SB Ft. Smith Turn about to cross the UP and Arkansas River bridge, Van Buren, AR. June 1987
T6 12 at rest, Ft. Smith, early 1990s.
What Alco Centuries seem to do best, Ft. Smith.
Displayed at the TVRM - Chattanooga TN - June 11, 2008
Big Alco Centuries
The Century 636 after teh Alco PA is a most impressive looking locomotive. Just wish their dependability would have matched their powerful looks. Some of the Alco C-636's on the BN I have on Trainpix
I sure miss seeing those C636 units.
All I see in this thread is a bunch of sissy little girl locomotives.
You need a man's Alco!
Ex-Espee RS-32 at Portola. It has since gone to a new home in southern California and is getting restored to run again.