B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

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B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

Postby bumthum » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:37 pm

I know that B&M owned two of these locomotives but cannot find much info about them. Does anyone have any knowledge to share? It woudl be much appreciated.
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Re: B&M Alco HH660

Postby BR4 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:44 pm

B&M owned one HH660 and two HH600's. HH600 1101 & 1102, renumbered eventually to 1160 & 1161.
HH660 #1162. All since sold or scrapped.
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Re: B&M Alco HH660

Postby bumthum » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:30 am

B&M owned one HH660 and two HH600's. HH600 1101 & 1102, renumbered eventually to 1160 & 1161.
HH660 #1162. All since sold or scrapped.


Hmmmm... Are there any photos of these things floating around? I can only find pics of the Atlas HO model on the internet. Are there any major external physical differences between the two models? Again, I couldnt find much info about them online, just the same stuff cut-and-pasted from one site to the next.
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Re: B&M Alco HH660

Postby MEC407 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:55 am

I did some quick Googling and couldn't find any non-model photos either. I wonder if our Mr. Hutchinson has any. :-D
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Re: B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

Postby Eliphaz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:49 pm

Here's one Dave's pictures, not quite on target but close -
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20060 ... 611157.jpg
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Re: B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

Postby BR4 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:51 pm

Here is some interesting info.

http://www.thedieselshop.us/DataHH600.HTML
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Re: B&M Alco HH660

Postby bmcdr » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:25 pm

MEC407 wrote:I did some quick Googling and couldn't find any non-model photos either. I wonder if our Mr. Hutchinson has any. :-D

Mr.Hutchinson does indeed have photos. B&M owned two HH-600's and one HH-660, the 600's were numbered 1101 and 1102, 1101 was re-numbered 1161 and 1102 was re-numbered 1160. The 660 was numbered 1162. The 1101 was shot in Lowell in 1938 at what is now CPF-WA and the 1102 was taken in 1946 at Concord,N.H.
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Re: B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

Postby bmcdr » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:28 pm

Here are two more photos, the 1161 at Billerica Shops in 1950 and the 1162 in back of the old East Cambridge roundhouse in 1950.
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Re: B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

Postby Eliphaz » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:35 pm

1101 and 1102 are quite different looking.
was that flat front end and steam-engine style head light on 1102 as original, or a wreck repair perhaps?
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Re: B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

Postby MEC407 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:51 pm

Thanks for the photos, Mr. Hutchinson! I knew you'd help us out. :-D
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Re: B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

Postby bumthum » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:20 pm

1101 and 1102 are quite different looking.
was that flat front end and steam-engine style head light on 1102 as original, or a wreck repair perhaps?


IIRC the HH600 series was originally designed with the flat end, then ALCO had an industrial designer smooth out the rough edges and the more rounded hood and some other details were the end result.

Mr Hutchinson, thank you again for saving the day. I will be spending quite a lot of time reviewing these photos for details.
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Re: B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

Postby b&m 1566 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:37 pm

Were they originally delivered in all black like the 1101 is in the picture?
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Re: B&M Alco HH600 & HH660 - photos?

Postby bmcdr » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:22 pm

Yes, all 3 were delivered in black with square herald.
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