Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

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Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by nydepot » Thu May 09, 2019 8:06 am

Saw on another forum which referenced Facebook. It was said one was sold to the D-L already. Curious. Thanks.

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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by BR&P » Thu May 09, 2019 8:55 am

I have no answer for you, but will say that this forum is not always the most up-to-date. There's stuff from 3 months ago than has not been commented on here yet. I guess you've got to be on Myface if you want to be in the know!

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Post by nydepot » Thu May 09, 2019 10:42 am

I agree. I was hoping someone like Scot takes pity on us and answers!
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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by scottychaos » Fri May 10, 2019 7:06 am

There was one post on facebook, a week or two ago..
basically someone said "they heard" the 6-axle MLW's were leaving (or being retired) by WNYP, does anyone know anything more about it?
The answer was: no, no one else has heard anything.
the end.

I havent seen anything else..
But the DL connection, in this thread, is new..maybe there is a new discussion in a DL facebook group?
(Scot goes to check..)
Im not a member of the DL facebook group, but I just asked to join it..
I'll report back later if there is anything there..

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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by thebigham » Fri May 10, 2019 12:15 pm

It's just a rumor.

Who is going to buy 6 axle MLWS?

The WNY&P has 9 of them.

Scot Lawrence's WNY&P roster:

https://scotlawrence.github.io/NYalcos/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by BR&P » Fri May 10, 2019 1:59 pm

So that means they will stay there forever because nobody else wants to buy them?

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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by nydepot » Fri May 10, 2019 2:48 pm

If it were true, AND IT APPEARS NOT, my assumption is one or two would go to other Alco roads but the rest would be scrapped. They scrapped the ones at Cohocton.

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Post by BR&P » Fri May 10, 2019 3:34 pm

I was once told "Only 3 things are inevitable - death, taxes, and EMD's"! :wink:

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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by scottychaos » Mon May 13, 2019 7:31 am

I joined the DL facebook group, (im already a member of all the relevant NY state groups)
I can find zero discussion anywhere about the locomotives going to the DL.
All I know of is that one random facebook post from a few weeks ago, that I mentioned in my last post.

I agree..just a rumor.

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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by nydepot » Mon May 13, 2019 8:05 am

Thank you, Scot.

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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by BR&P » Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 am

Regardless of whether this is accurate or a rumor, let it be a reminder to NOT put off getting the pics you want NOW, not sometime down the road. At SOME point those locos will be done, and people may or may not know it ahead of time. Anybody who has been around any length of time has seen a given loco model, a given company, or a given rail line go from a common every-day thing to a memory.

THE FIDDLE THEORY - The longer you fiddle around with something, the greater the odds of a negative outcome. Robert Ringer

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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by thebigham » Mon May 13, 2019 11:23 am

Now they are saying in the LA&L Facebook group that it is true.

I caught #643 in front of the Olean enginehouse on Saturday, May 18.
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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by BR&P » Mon May 13, 2019 2:53 pm

thebigham wrote:Now they are saying in the LA&L Facebook group that it is true.
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Post by nydepot » Mon May 13, 2019 4:54 pm

Don, you're failing us by not getting on the horn with Vince and verifying all this. :-D
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thebigham wrote:Now they are saying in the LA&L Facebook group that it is true.
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Re: Any truth to WNY&P 6-axle Alcos leaving?

Post by BR&P » Mon May 13, 2019 7:08 pm

nydepot wrote:Don, you're failing us by not getting on the horn with Vince and verifying all this. :-D
Between restoring old cars and playing country music, I just have durn little time for railroading any more! :-D But I go by these 3 rules:

1. ANYTHING is possible
2. Believe NOTHING until it happens
3. Today's rumor will be in effect for today only. It will be replaced by tomorrow's rumor tomorrow.
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