50 Alcos in 3 Days

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50 Alcos in 3 Days

Postby mandealco » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:46 am

Hi
Thought you might like to see some of the photos we shot during a 3 day detour during our recent vacation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyWb39O-ZvE

Hope you enjoy it.
Cheers
Steve
New Zealand

Alco posted on M&E and LA&L forum.
There's only one Alco in NZ. 8-(
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Re: 50 Alcos in 3 Days

Postby trainspot » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:40 am

Very nice! Good to see recent views of some, even if they're not operating. Too bad you couldn't squeeze in D-L and make it around 75!
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Re: 50 Alcos in 3 Days

Postby PheonixDragon » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:59 pm

Does make me think of a late friend of mine, whose company has 21 different railroad lines, including freight operations in Australia. My friend was Richard Watkins, who was the founder of "Watkins America" (reporting marks - WAMX). Many of the railroads that WAMX owns, uses Alcos; along with early model EMDs (F series, early SD and GP).
Two of the photos were of diesels in a train with whay appeared to be plastic covered equipment. Do you have any idea as to what was under the plastic covers?
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Re: 50 Alcos in 3 Days

Postby mandealco » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:16 am

Hi
The blue plastic wraps cover passenger cars.
Cheers
Steve
There's only one Alco in NZ. 8-(
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Re: 50 Alcos in 3 Days

Postby mowingman » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:06 pm

Phoenix,
This info is not correct. WAMX means "Webb Asset Management". This is the locomotive leasing division of the WATCO company. WATCO owns the railroads and operates them under the WATCO corporate name. The founder and owner of WATCO was Dick Webb. He passed away a few years ago, and his family members now run the operations.
I don't believe WATCO/WAMX has any Alcos in operation, (not sure they ever had any at all), probably no early SD's, and is currently weeding out few old GP's that remain. They do have a couple of F units for the Kentucky dinner train.
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PheonixDragon wrote:Does make me think of a late friend of mine, whose company has 21 different railroad lines, including freight operations in Australia. My friend was Richard Watkins, who was the founder of "Watkins America" (reporting marks - WAMX). Many of the railroads that WAMX owns, uses Alcos; along with early model EMDs (F series, early SD and GP).
Two of the photos were of diesels in a train with whay appeared to be plastic covered equipment. Do you have any idea as to what was under the plastic covers?
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