Alcos Currently For Sale

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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby mandealco » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:41 pm

Hi
The 7215 was parked up near Cedar Knolles, and not operational from what I know. The 7205 was in running order last I heard.
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby Alcoman » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:06 pm

MEC407 wrote:
Alcoman wrote:The postings about EMD and the A&M paint job belongs in another category. This thread is about ALCO's For Sale only.


I agree. That's why I initially posted a link to the A&M thread. But you replied about the paint scheme in this thread instead of the A&M one, so I assumed you wanted to keep talking about it here. Sorry.


My error as well.....A brief mention would have been ok, but I could see the thread getting off topic.
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby scottychaos » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:58 pm

The Alcos on the Wellsboro & Corning / Tioga Central in Wellsboro PA are still for sale..
(this news is now about a year old)
updating because of an email making the rounds recently:

All of our Alco engines, including the RS1, are still on our property. However, we are currently looking into options of removal.
Wellsboro & Corning Railroad | Tioga Central Railroad
7 Muck Rd, Wellsboro, PA 16901
http://www.tiogacentral.com/


There are Five Alcos on the railroad:

TIOC 14
Model: Alco S2
Built: Feb 1947
Bld No: 73924
nee Buffalo Creek No. 46
To Conrail 9662, To New York & Lake Erie 46, To Ontario Midland 46, To Ontario Central 14, To Tioga Central No. 14.
In operating condition: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2874911

TIOC 47
Model: Alco RS1
Built: Sep 1945
Bld No: 74315
nee Washington Terminal (WATC) number 47.
To Amtrak No. 47, To Tioga Central 47
Has been OOS in Wellsboro for many years: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2100726

TIOC 62
Model: Alco RS1
Built: Mar 1950
Bld No: 77474
nee Washington Terminal (WATC) number 62.
To Amtrak No. 62, To Tioga Central 62.
was operating in 2008, not sure of current operational status: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2231915

TIOC 240
Model: Alco RS1
Built: Apr 1945
Bld No: 73569
nee Susquehanna 240
to Tioga Central 240.
Has been OOS in Wellsboro for many years: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1424103

TIOC 506
Model: Alco RS3u
Built: Sep 1952
Bld No: 80312
nee D&H Alco RS3 number 4112.
1975 - Rebuilt at MK and emerged as D&H RS3u No. 1976. nose was chopped at MK,
and returned to the D&H painted in the D&H Bicentennial scheme.
1988 - March - to Tioga Central 506. Arrives still wearing her D&H bicentennial scheme!
506 is the only remaining D&H Alco RS3u, and is probably the only locomotive in existence
that is still wearing, and has never lost its 1976 Bicentennial paintscheme, almost 40 years later.
In operating condition: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 614&nseq=3

RYPN post from a year ago:
http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35262
(and its probably already been in this thread too..)

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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby thebigham » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:49 am

Are the TC Alcos really for sale?

The rumor was that they were going to be scrapped which was not true.
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby scottychaos » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:52 pm

thebigham wrote:Are the TC Alcos really for sale?

The rumor was that they were going to be scrapped which was not true.


That email is really from the railroad:

All of our Alco engines, including the RS1, are still on our property. However, we are currently looking into options of removal.
Wellsboro & Corning Railroad | Tioga Central Railroad
7 Muck Rd, Wellsboro, PA 16901
http://www.tiogacentral.com/


They only said "looking into options of removal"..
options probably including selling, but if not sold, then scrapping is probably not out of the question..
"looking into options of removal" makes it pretty clear they want to get rid of them though..so I would say "for sale" is pretty obvious,
even though they didn't say that directly..

The railroad did say scrapping was not being immediately considered, a year ago.

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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby thebigham » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:37 pm

^Thanks!
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby RonM » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:39 pm

Need the get the TOC to talk to the CNZR (Central New England) up here in CT. The CNZR was looking for mechanical RS-1 parts. I mentioned to the CNZR a few months about the TOC RS-1s but had assumed the derelict RS-1s were scrapped by then. Would be nice to have 240 back here.
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby thebigham » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:28 pm

John Mech posted this on Facebook:

"Anyone looking for RS-1's, an S-2 or a RS-3u ? The Tioga Central is selling ALL its ALCO's According to my source, they want to sell them as a package....meaning you have to buy all of them together. Serious inquiries only. If you are interested,pm me and I will pass the contact info to you."
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby Alcoman » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:39 pm

Just learned of yet another ALCO for sale...The Dakota Southern # 213 is up for sale. Trying to get more info. Stay tuned...
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby scottychaos » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:43 am

News from people in the know..(I have names, but haven't asked if I can post them, so I wont.)

All five of the Tioga Central Alcos have been purchased by the Livonia Avon & Lakeville.
RS3m No. 506 and S2 No. 14 are planned to operate.
the three RS1's are in bad shape, and were purchased for parts. they will be parted out and scrapped.

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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby Alcoman » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:10 am

Alcoman wrote:Just learned of yet another ALCO for sale...The Dakota Southern # 213 is up for sale. Trying to get more info. Stay tuned...


Reported from a contact I have:

There are issues, both positives and negative. One positive is that the centuries had alignment control in them, although this one needs the draft gears and / or couplers replaced, it is not 100%. Cracked turbo on the diesel, and an oil leak that wiped out one traction motor. It has good wheels / motors as it was re-trucked, but the originals are near by on the property. The loco comes with an assortment of replacement parts including a turbo (no idea if it is good). I was thinking of taking a road trip in the next couple of weeks to see it first hand. This loco needs work but could be made serviceable. I threw a number at them of like "$30K" and they want more, claiming they can scrap it and get more out of it, which might be true if you want to do all of that work. But I think the owner wants to see it saved and preserved. I am thinking $40K might get it, if there was a solid plan around it with some negotiation.
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby thebigham » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:44 pm

http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/det ... otive-9061

Alco S2 Locomotive #9061

$45,000

Built 1948 by ALCO for the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Railroad as #64, ALCO S/N 76164. In operating condition, Blue Carded with out of service time, equipped with an electric throttle, 26-C air brake valves, friction bearings.
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby thebigham » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:09 pm

Thanks Steve Berish to for the heads up:

http://www.sterlingrail.com/classifieds ... p?id=15641

(4) M420 Locomotives
In good serviceable condition

(1) M420 Locomotive
Not Running

(2) ALCO Core Engines
(1) ALCO Locomotive Engine Base
(2) ALCO Lube Oil Cooler
(8) ALCO 251 Cylinder Heads
(2) ALCO Aftercooler Housings
(1) MLW M420 Radiator Core
(1) 26C LUM Rack (Rebuilt)
(1) ALCO 165 Turbo Core
(2) Eddy Current Clutches
(~500) MLW “Blue “ Cards
(1) GY 27 Aux Gen (RTO)
(5) MLW M420 Truck Frames
(2) GTA 17 Main Alternator Cores
(5) Aux Gen Main Drive Gears
Price: $350,000 total
Location: CANADA
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Re: Alcos Currently For Sale

Postby thebigham » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:50 pm

thebigham wrote:http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/detail.asp?id=2103&n=Alco-S2-Locomotive-9061

Alco S2 Locomotive #9061

$45,000

Built 1948 by ALCO for the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Railroad as #64, ALCO S/N 76164. In operating condition, Blue Carded with out of service time, equipped with an electric throttle, 26-C air brake valves, friction bearings.


Reduced to $30,000:

http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/cat ... ocomotives
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