Alco PB-1 still out there

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Alco PB-1 still out there

Postby mandealco » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:35 pm

Hi
I was very surprised to see this:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/77007562@N03/30919744421
As soon as I saw the profile I had to look further. A quick search and a huge surprise. This is an ex-D&RGW PB-1 that was turned into a steam generator car. Ignore the EMD trucks and the GE fuel tank, this is the shell of D&RGW 600B. Looks like an Algoma Central Bear logo on the side, so where has she been all these years?
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Re: Alco PB-1 still out there

Postby tgibson » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:14 pm

Hi,

Read the entry for DRGW 252 and 253:

http://www.drgw.net/info/SteamGeneratorCar

Hope this helps,
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Re: Alco PB-1 still out there

Postby mandealco » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:29 pm

Thanks for the comprehensive answer Tom. I must go through my old Super-8 movie footage. In October 1980 I shot the Zephyr westbound out of Grandby, I wonder if the SGC was in the consist that day.
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Re: Alco PB-1 still out there

Postby Allen Hazen » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:35 pm

I think that when Doyle McCormick (sp?) was looking for trucks to use in restoring one of the few remaining Alco PA, he found two pairs…
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Re: Alco PB-1 still out there

Postby tgibson » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:20 pm

He did, but as I remember they are actually FM trucks which are slightly different. They still look very good, though. :)
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Re: Alco PB-1 still out there

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