50th Anniversary this month

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50th Anniversary this month

Postby Cowford » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:07 pm

For ALCO, the end of the production line came 50 years ago last week. Two finished locomotives left the plant on Maxon Road during the second week of January 1969, bound for separate railroads.


https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/0 ... es-in-1969
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Re: 50th Anniversary this month

Postby Allen Hazen » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:15 pm

Thank you for that sad anniversary article!
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As for the two locomotives that let the plant in the second week of January... According to Kirkland's book, the last two completed units to be shipped were T-6's 1016 and 1017, both for the Newburgh & South Shore (a U.S.Steel switching road in or near Cleveland), shipped on 8 and 10 January. And that when they left there were still three uncompleted units in the shop: Dl-535 for the White Pass and Yukon, which were ultimately shipped to Montreal to be completed by MLW.
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