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 Post subject: WANTED: Vintage Alco locomotives for future museum
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:38 am 

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The Alco Historical & Technical Society is looking for locomotives to be saved for future use in a museum its proposing. We are looking for the following:
Any steam built by Alco /MLW
Alco diesels include: Any boxcabs, S-6, T-6, RS-1, RS-11, C420,S-2, S-1, S-4, RS-2, C415,C628,etc. Export units ok too as long as they are in the United States or Canada.
MLW diesels include: S-13, RS-18, M420, M420TR, etc

They can be either operational condition or not.The condition for the most part does not matter since most will be used for display. As long as they can be moved on their own wheels. If they are not available now, that's ok. We want information about them for future use.
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John Mech
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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Vintage Alco locomotives for future museum
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:19 pm 

Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:57 pm
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Location: Birmingham, AL
You might contact Ed Bowers at:
Vintage Locomotives Inc
3219 Lee Cir
Pearland, TX 77581
Phone: (281) 997-0242

He has several vintage Alcos parked around the country and he also leases them. VLIX #312 has been parked at the Heart of Dixe RRM in Alabama for over a year. It had previously been leased to a rock quarry in Georgia. While he is in the business of leasing them he may be able to find something no longer used.

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Vintage Alco locomotives for future museum
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:53 pm 

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Some suggestions, not knowing the status of each:

1) Cass Scenic Railroad, Cass WV, just sold some ALCOs for scrap, S-2? and some MRS-1 locos.....these may be available from the scrap dealer for $$scrap??

2) Big South Fork Railway in Stearns, KY just crapped out the prime mover in S-2 #105. It is stored dead in the shop last I heard. Don't know if it's available.

3) S-1? stored at Kentucky Railway Museum. Don't know it's availability, but not in service, not restored.


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