Scrapped Alcos

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Scrapped Alcos

Postby thebigham » Thu May 15, 2008 4:03 pm

I think we should start keeping track of Alocs that are scrapped.

I'll start:

Grafton & Upton S4 #1001

Scrapped today by the G&U's new owners.

Some pics before scrapping here:

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... &start=180

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Postby Alcoman » Thu May 15, 2008 7:53 pm

A&M 4224 and 4242- both of which are being parted out.
x-BRC 604 may also be a parts unit on the A&M.
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Postby traingeek8223 » Fri May 16, 2008 4:32 pm

New Castle Industrial RR's S2, ex D&H 3003, Was recently cut up. Don't know if they finished yet, but here is some photos I found.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1150692

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1150277
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Postby thebigham » Mon May 19, 2008 11:11 am

From the Alco Yahoo group:

Just received word tonight that the Chestnut Ridge Rwy. has scrapped their ALCO S-2 # 21. Built for New Jersey Zinc (Palmerton, PA). Scrap date is 4-21-2008.

Kermit Geary, JR(u)

I think this is the loco:

http://yardlimit.railfan.net/gallery/co/s-nj-zinc.jpg
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Postby thebigham » Mon May 26, 2008 8:09 pm

Alcoman wrote:A&M 4224 and 4242- both of which are being parted out.
x-BRC 604 may also be a parts unit on the A&M.


These 3 engines are Alco C424s.
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Postby thebigham » Mon May 26, 2008 8:42 pm

From clutch at this forum:

I was just able to confirm:

Ex Western Pacific Alco's S1's, # 505 and 507.

S2's #557 and 560.

S4 #564.

All scrapped by the ST&E.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby Lehighton_Man » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:07 am

Im guessing that a few of the M636s in Cohocton on the LA&L will be scrapped and parted out. When i was there last time, a few units had "JUNK" spraypainted in the carbody, ethier forward of the radiator or on the radiator housing on the sides, so im presuming these units will be parted out and the remains scrapped to keep the other running units on the LA&L & WNY&P running. Only time will say.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby Alcoman » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:28 am

I wonder if the railroad put that on them or did some "anti-Alco " person?
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby scottychaos » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:48 am

I believe the "junk" spraypaint labels came from their Susquehanna days..
and are merely someone's opinion of the units! ;)

"junk" spraypainted on them doesnt necessarily, and probably does not, have any offical meaning as to the fate or plans for these units..

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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby RS-3 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:38 pm

I think its a bit premature to list them as "scrapped".

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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby Alcoman » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:43 pm

RS-3 wrote:I think its a bit premature to list them as "scrapped".

RS


I agree. These messages belongs elsewhere. Not under this thread.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby thebigham » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:06 am

Yes, let's keep this thread to scrapped Alcos only.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby Lehighton_Man » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:29 pm

i was only referencing them as to-be possibly, since the word i understand is that some of them have cracked blocks and freeze damage. Sorry for the quick assumption.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby Alcoman » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:18 pm

There are 2 C636's that have freeze damage and I understand they will be repaired at some point.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos-Northhampton Development?

Postby Alcoman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:18 am

I read in Rumorpace recently that the Northhampton Development Group has scrapped both of their S-6 locomotives. Can anyone confirm ? Pictures ?
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