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City Steel Claymont DE.

Postby amtrakhogger » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:18 pm

City Steel in Claymont DE, has two S type (S-1,2?) switchers
stored on the old #5 track on the north end of the property. I remember
seeing one of them in service several years ago. Does anybody know
the units heritage? Disposition?
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Postby alcodoc » Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:04 pm

Yes, I know the units very well. I was working at CitiSteel as the mechanic on them. They are as follows:


1067 Alco S2 purchased from Relco ex N,C and St. Louis???

102 Alco S2 South Buffalo, D&H 3009

104 Alco S2 South Buffalo, LV 164

9392 Alco S1 PC9392, NYC852 or 853 I fogot!

9085 Alco S4 B&O 9085, Solvay 2B

They were great units. I have many fond memories about those locomotives!


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Postby trainspot » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:32 am

Is the blue & green #89 still there too? It and the 1067 worked at A.E. Staley in Morrisville, PA for a few years. Here's the 1067:

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Postby Alcoman » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:44 am

The Blue/Green S-2 # 89 was scrapped years ago.
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Postby N. Todd » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:55 pm

if 1067 has a vertical sealed-beam headlight then it's pretty likely to be from NC&StL
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Postby railroadcarmover » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:32 am

The #89 was stored at Staley for many years before being sold to Tube City. I photographed it at Staley and again at Tube City. I was told that wound up at City Steel. I was surprised to hear this, assuming it was scrapped at Tube City.
The Relco 1067 wound up there as well. Is the 1067 still there on lease?
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Postby alcodoc » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:36 am

The 89 was not at CitiSteel.

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Postby trainspot » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:12 am

Thanks all, must have been given bad info. a while back.
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Postby PRRGuy » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:31 pm

Wait..is that PC alco still there? If so it needs to be added to the list!
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Postby alcodoc » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:41 pm

PC 9392 was the first to go. I got called in late one night account of noise coming from the air compressor. No, it was a broken crankshaft. Yes, it still ran. And yes, that was the end of her. I think it was the winter of 1993 if my memory is correct. I loved that little S1!



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Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:52 pm

What, then, became of the 104? Any final disposition about her?
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Postby scottychaos » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:05 am

GOLDEN-ARM wrote:What, then, became of the 104? Any final disposition about her?


Has someone implied 104 isnt there anymore?
as far as I know, she is still there..
(if she *has* moved..where?)

looks like the link died on the LV survivors page, I just re-uploaded the pic.

Here is Citisteel 104, ex South Buffalo 104, nee LV 164.

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Postby Alcoman » Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:01 am

I am not sure that the Alcos are in service there anymore.
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Re: City Steel Claymont DE.

Postby RailVet » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:03 pm

Reactivating an old topic, it was announced about a month ago that the plant is closing in December. See:

http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/ ... n-december
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