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 Post subject: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:28 pm 

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Looking to compile a list with an email contact address for the various FA owners. In contacting some companies regarding parts, getting more than one or two made would result in a per piece savings. So far looking at FRA glass for windshield and side cab windows. I think I may have solved my side window frame issue. Thanks to various suggestions.
Also just to consult others on their restoration progress and issues would be beneficial.

Richard Jahn
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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:48 pm 

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This is probably 80% at least:

http://www.thedieselshop.us/PRSVDalcoCC.HTML

but it only lists the "museum locos"..
doesnt include locos still operating with railroads..
probably very few, but some are out there..
some more:

NYLE 6758
MLW FPA-2u
Gowanda, NY
stored servicable
Ex VIA 6758, nee CN 6758, 6755

NYLE 6764
MLW FPA-4
Gowanda, NY
stored servicable
Ex-VIA 6764, nee CN 6764

Napa Valley Wine Train also has Four MLW FPA's..
NVR 70, 71, 72 & 73

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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:54 pm 

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I'm looking for contact information for someone who makes decisions about the various FA's.
email addresses would be easiest but otherwise phone.
Rich
arjay3@mac.com

scottychaos wrote:
This is probably 80% at least:

http://www.thedieselshop.us/PRSVDalcoCC.HTML

but it only lists the "museum locos"..
doesnt include locos still operating with railroads..
probably very few, but some are out there..
some more:

NYLE 6758
MLW FPA-2u
Gowanda, NY
stored servicable
Ex VIA 6758, nee CN 6758, 6755

NYLE 6764
MLW FPA-4
Gowanda, NY
stored servicable
Ex-VIA 6764, nee CN 6764

Napa Valley Wine Train also has Four MLW FPA's..
NVR 70, 71, 72 & 73

Scot


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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:01 pm 

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Grand Canyon has several for operations and a string of others in the yard as either donors or possible rebuilds. Check LIRR FA units in the Yahoo Groups, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:10 pm 
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We have NH 0401 at RMNE, recently moved up to our shop site and begun organizing parts for it but I have yet to see glass. I'm not the main person you want to talk to but if they don't chime in I'll bring it to thier attention.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:35 am 

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George's Creek Railway
119 Pratt Street
Luke, Maryland 21540
301 359 9040
gckrwy@comcast.net

WM 303 (78606, 01/51) now resides on the George's Creek Railway.

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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:03 pm 

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Try Jason Shron, of Rapido Trains Inc

jshron@rapidotrains.com

He is currently researching there locomotives for an ALCO/MLW FPA/FA HO scale modelling project and may have a list of what is where, and who has it. If not, he may have some useful info. Also, there is at least 2 FA's still in Cuba, and the ALCO/MLW DL500, which is an export model that is a low loading gauge cross between a PA & FA shares a number of parts with the FA's & FPA's, and are still in operation around the world and in large numbers in Australia.
Have fun and hapy holidays - David Notarius, London UK, ex New Hope PA


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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:18 pm 

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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic rosters four ex-CNR FPA-4's:

6767, 6771, 6777, 6780 - (currently lettered as "B&O 800").


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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:12 am 

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The question is who is the contact person regarding the maintenance and upkeep?

PaulWWoodring wrote:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic rosters four ex-CNR FPA-4's:

6767, 6771, 6777, 6780 - (currently lettered as "B&O 800").


same goes for Napa Valley, Grand Canyon, and others


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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:11 pm 

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arjay3 wrote:
The question is who is the contact person regarding the maintenance and upkeep?

PaulWWoodring wrote:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic rosters four ex-CNR FPA-4's:

6767, 6771, 6777, 6780 - (currently lettered as "B&O 800").


same goes for Napa Valley, Grand Canyon, and others


Thats now up to you to figure out! ;)
the best person on this forum to get that specific info is you..

most people here probably dont know specific names of individuals to contact..
but once you know the "owner" railroad, museum, historical society, etc,
(which is what this thread provided)
you can then contact them, as an organization, to get specific names of people to talk to.

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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:50 pm 

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http://www.mrym.org/index.html
Monticello has a pair of CN MLWs. They are privately owned, but you could probably send the museum an email to find out contact information. I've talked to the owner a couple of times, and I believe he did some major work on the units to make them operational. The A unit just powered the NS's Decatur Santa Trains.

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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:14 pm 

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arjay3 wrote:
Looking to compile a list with an email contact address for the various FA owners. In contacting some companies regarding parts, getting more than one or two made would result in a per piece savings. So far looking at FRA glass for windshield and side cab windows. I think I may have solved my side window frame issue. Thanks to various suggestions.
Also just to consult others on their restoration progress and issues would be beneficial.

Richard Jahn
ARHS

Long Island FA2 #603


Richard, I've sent you a PM.


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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:50 pm 

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The NY&LE will be using their units on their Easter trains tomorrow:

March 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NY&LE RR to offer Easter Bunny Train Rides

GOWANDA, NY - The New York & Lake Erie Railroad and Love, Inc. will offer four, six- mile round-trip “Easter Bunny Express” train rides out of Gowanda on Saturday March 19th, and two trips out of South Dayton, NY on Sunday March 20th.
Saturday’s trains will depart from the Gowanda Depot, 50 Commercial Street, Gowanda, at 10 AM, Noon, 2 PM and 4 PM.Sunday’s trains will depart from the South Dayton Depot, East Railroad Street, South Dayton, NY, at 1 PM and 3 PM. Mr. Peter Cottontail, a.k.a. the Easter Bunny, is expected to make an appearance on-board each train carrying treats for all children..

Train ticket prices are $15 per person for First Class seating, $10per person for Coach Class seating (toddlers 2 and under mayride free on the lap of a ticket holder). Train tickets can be purchased in advance until March 16th by calling Love Inc at716- 532-3541 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays 9 AM to 1 PM.; or on their website at: gowandaloveinc.org. Any unsold seats will go on sale starting 30 minutes prior to each trip at the railroad depot from which the train is departing. Due to the weather and the historic nature of the coach cars, it is recommended that passengers dress warmly.

Contact: Melaina Koebler
Love Inc.
26 Main Street
P.O. Box 243
Gowanda, NY 14070
(716) 532-3541


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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:12 pm 

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My pics from Saturday:

Trains were run push pull:

Alco FPA-4 #6764
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=228903
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=228902

Alco FPA-2u #6758
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=228901

Trains ran to "Dayton"
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=228899
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=228898

Alco S4 #78 and Alco S2 #76 are stored OOS at the Gowanda yard:
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=228897
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=228900


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 Post subject: Re: Alco or MLW FA - list of present owners
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:26 pm 

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Hi
I found this on the web, Pat
6614 EMD F9B Alberta Railway Museum, Edmonton, AB Built 1/57, sold to Algoma Central, as AC 1762
6622 EMD F9B Iowa Pacific, Alamosa, CO Built 1/57, as WCLR 6622
6760 MLW FPA-4 Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa, CA Built 10/58, as Napa Valley Wine Train 70
6762 MLW FPA-4 Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ Built 12/58, to VIA, as VIA 6762
6765 MLW FPA-4 Exporail, Delson, QC Built 11/58
6768 MLW FPA-4 Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ Built 1/59, to VIA, as VIA 6768
6773 MLW FPA-4 Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ Built 2/59, to VIA, sold to GCRy., as Grand Canyon 6773
6775 MLW FPA-4 Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa, CA Built 2/59, as Napa Valley Wine Train 71
6776 MLW FPA-4 Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ Built 2/59, to VIA, sold to GCRy., as Grand Canyon 6776
6786 MLW FPA-4 Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury, CT Built 4/59
6787 MLW FPA-4 Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa, CA Built 4/59, as Napa Valley Wine Train 72
6789 MLW FPA-4 Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, IL Built 4/59
6790 MLW FPA-4 Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa, CA Built 4/59, as Napa Valley Wine Train 73
6793 MLW FPA-4 Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ Built 5/59, to VIA, sold to GCRy., as Grand Canyon 6793
6860 MLW FPB-4 Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ Built 10/58, to VIA, sold to GCRy., as Grand Canyon 6860
6862 MLW FPB-4 Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, IL Built 11/58
6867 MLW FPB-4 Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury, CT Built 1959
6871 MLW FPB-4 Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, AZ Built 3/59, to VIA, sold to GCRy., as Grand Canyon 6871
7558 EMD GP7 Toronto Railway Museum, Toronto, ON Built 9/53, as CN 4803
7700 CLC


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