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 Post subject: Latest addition to the roster- SENG&SLM
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:33 pm 

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Newest addition to the roster of the SE Narrow Gauge & Short Line Museum... Eternal gratitude to the Alexander RR... 1953 Alco S3... as original as Alco as they come...


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 Post subject: Re: Latest addition to the roster- SENG&SLM
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:18 pm 

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This is excellent! Congratulations are well due. Now did the Alexander Railroad repaint this unit for you guys?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:37 pm 

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Yes, the ARC donated the locomotive and painted it before its arrival.

Thanks!

Matt Bumgarner
Alexander Chapter-NRHS
SE NG & Shortline Museum


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:15 pm 

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Location: Somewhere east of Prescott, AZ along the old Santa Fe "Prescott & Eastern"
You can't fool me.

You just want to get ME to show up there.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:22 pm 

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Any idea who it was built new for?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:39 pm 

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Location: Somewhere east of Prescott, AZ along the old Santa Fe "Prescott & Eastern"
The books and rosters I have on hand say that Alexander Alco S3 #6 was built by Alco in September 1953, c/n #80292, as Davenport Rock Island & North Western ("The DRI Line") 5. It was sold to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive in December 1975, and then resold to the Alexander RR in 1976.

The Alexander RR has/had another Alco S3, #7, originally built for the PRR as their 8873 in November 1950 as c/n 78404, later PC 9473.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:29 pm 

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Sandy-

Yes, you are more than welcome to come see your namesake locomotive, and railroad for that matter.

Alco #7 from the ARC went to the Alexander Chapter-NRHS several years ago and we sold it to the Craggy Mountain Line in nearby Asheville to fund other projects, knowing that this engine would one day be coming.

Nov 4, 2019 was the end of the Alco era on the Alexander RR, where they had been on the roster since 1975, and active until 2010. Both #6 and #7 retain their original Alco power plants.

Matt Bumgarner


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:45 pm 

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Originally Davenport Rock Island and North Western #5 (http://rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=37777):


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