I took a look at the ex-WT Alco in Newington this afternoon. It's pretty well ragged out from vandalism and is missing the headlights at both ends. The stack is uncapped, an opening on the roof of the cab has been letting rainwater into the cab for years, and the air brake hose is missing from the south end. Also, the frog has been removed from the switch at the south end of the siding, but the one at the north end is still intact. An employee on site said his company has been there for four years, having taken over the plant from American Aggregates, and that the locomotive was never used in all that time. Exactly how long it has truly been out of service (clearly much more than two years) is unknown. Having been left in the open, exposed to nature and vandals, this would not be a good buy for anyone even if it were free. A dirt road at the far end of the plant leads down to the track, but it is so poor that even a scrapper would have a hard time getting in and out of there with locomotive chunks.
If someone really wants an ex-WT RS1, he would be better off making an offer to the Mirant power plants at Morgantown and Chalk Point, MD, both of which use RS1s as back-up power in case their EMDs need work. At least those RS1s are operational.