• GB&W 2407 at IllinoisRailway Museum

  • Discussion of products from the American Locomotive Company. A web site with current Alco 251 information can be found here: Fairbanks-Morse/Alco 251.
Discussion of products from the American Locomotive Company. A web site with current Alco 251 information can be found here: Fairbanks-Morse/Alco 251.

Moderator: Alcoman

  by jjsatorm
 
Sounds familiar. We brought RS3 #2 back to life after sitting in a field for years. I actually wrote up the #2 story for the August 2010 NRHS News. While there is much fun & games in bringing dead Alcos back to life, the time spent is worth it. More Alco fans need to step up and twist a wrench. You get bragging rights, get to hang with people of similar interests, get to get dirty while doing something good. My 9 yo son has been out to help-he did most of the bearing packing when the fuel control rods seized up......

I posted restoration pictures (including mechanical) at the site below, should anyone be interested:

http://jjs_fnw.rrpicturearchives.net/archivethumbs.aspx?id=55373
  by Alcoman
 
jjsatorm wrote:Sounds familiar. We brought RS3 #2 back to life after sitting in a field for years. I actually wrote up the #2 story for the August 2010 NRHS News. While there is much fun & games in bringing dead Alcos back to life, the time spent is worth it. More Alco fans need to step up and twist a wrench. You get bragging rights, get to hang with people of similar interests, get to get dirty while doing something good. My 9 yo son has been out to help-he did most of the bearing packing when the fuel control rods seized up......

I posted restoration pictures (including mechanical) at the site below, should anyone be interested:

http://jjs_fnw.rrpicturearchives.net/archivethumbs.aspx?id=55373
This thread is about RSD-15 # 2407. If you want to start a new thread on the RS-3, please do.Thanks
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