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Yonkers, NY builders plates

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:39 am

A friend recently showed me a F-M builder's plate off a Mexican locomotive dated 1963. What threw me was the YONKERS, N.Y. on the plate instead of BELOIT, WI. He said it had something to do with the fact that Beloit had already closed its locomotive offices, but the sale was completed through the Yonkers offices, which handled marine sales. The locomotives were built in Beloit, but shipped with Yonkers plates.

Anyone have more details?

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Re: Yonkers, NY builders plates

Postby Otto Vondrak » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:34 pm

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Re: Yonkers, NY builders plates

Postby FCP503 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:08 am

As far as I know the last F-M loco built was Chihuahua al Pacifico number 301 an H12-44, b/n 12L1111 b/d 3/61.
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Re: Yonkers, NY builders plates

Postby ivanlove » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:16 pm

L1203 is the last FM serial plate. The plates are somewhat smaller than the stainless steel plates and those last few engines H-16-44 were shipped to Mexico. I understand that Younkers was the sale office location. If you friend ever wants to sell the plate contact me. $$$$$$$$
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