NKP Alcos

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NKP Alcos

Postby EDM5970 » Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:23 pm

I know that many of the NKP GP-9s are still around (I see five quite frequently on the WWNJ), but are there any Alco switchers or RS-11s left? (I do know about some of the RS-36s.) Is there a list of NKP survivors online anywhere?
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Postby Guest » Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:39 pm

NKP 79 is at the Rochester & Genesee Valley RR museum. Another switcher if I recall was on the Bath & Hammondsport, now LA&L's B&H RR. Two RS36's survive, Ontario Central's #418 (NKP 865) and Knox & Kane 70 (NKP 870).
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Postby SSW9389 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:15 pm

I saw an S-2 painted as Nickel Plate #84 at Rail Fest this Summer at Dennison, Ohio.
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Postby Guest » Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:28 pm

I think both of the Bath and Hammondsport S-1s are from NKP actually.
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NKP Alco

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:24 pm

Sorry, the Bath & Hammnodsport RR only has one ex-NKP S-1, #4. B&H #5 is an Alco S-1 but it is ex-Despatch Shops #5/ex-NYC #872. There are some differences in the appearance of the S-1s, including location of the horn and cab windows over the hood.
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