• Little Rock & Western C420 #101 sold?

  • 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 Alcoman
I understand that Little Rock & Western C420 # 101 was sold. Anyone know more ?
This is a former Long Island Railroad C420 # 207

  by thebigham
They also have #102. Is this in operating condition?

  by Alcoman
I just learned from a reliable source that these Alcos are safe and sound on the LRW.
End of story.

Not so sure that is "great" news. The GWI prefers to run 645/710 powered EMD's, to consolidate their parts inventory. Sure, they have a few 567's around, but they have a corporate rebuilding program, that rebuilds them with 645 parts, under a low HP switch engine rebuilding program. Not much future for Alcos, on a GWI property......... :(

  by Luther Brefo
What else is on the LRW property? As per the statement that GWI is not Alco friendly, I guess we'll just have to be vigilant about keeping tabs on these engines such that when the time comes for GWI to replace them with fuel thirsty EMDs we can get a head start finding them new homes on "friendlier to Alco" territories.
  by Alcoman
They were supposed to go up for Bid. Has anyone heard or seen anything regarding that?
  by Alcoman
Just Received 9/16/08

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and the Little Rock & Western Railroad are accepting Best Offer bids for two (2) each used Alco C420 locomotives. The locomotives are described on the attached informational sheets and are offered on an as-is, where-is basis.

Bids will be accepted for one or both locomotives until Friday, November 7th, 2008, at 12:00 NOON.

If you wish to make a bid on this equipment, please email your bid to the contact information below.

Terms of the sale are attached and are offered only “as-is, where-is” condition. Purchaser is responsible for all costs associated with the movement of the locomotives including; prepping, lifting, loading, etc. Other terms and conditions apply surrounding this sale and are enclosed as the attachment.
For more information or to arrange an inspection of the locomotives, please call or email the contact person below listed on the offer.

Send all Bids to [email protected] .
David L. Powell

Vice President - Motive Power

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

4337 Pablo Oaks Court, Ste. 101

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Direct: 904-596-7781

Photos were included. 101 needs 1 TM and Generator. 102 is running.
  by SSW9389
Little Rock & Western #102 was sold to Ed Bowers and is on its way or may already be at the Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff.
thebigham wrote:http://thundertrain.org/022109NLRYlrw102-544pm-2R.jpg

#102 has been cold to Ed Bowers.

What happened to #101?
  by SSW9389
I saw a C420 at the Arkansas Railroad Museum while visiting on August 5th. I did not get a close look at the unit because I was too busy visiting with Museum staff. The unit is out on the whisker tracks across from the Museum that are connected by the transfer table.

  by alcoAL
Does anyone know how the LIRR 207 was modified into the 101? It looks like the end steps were changed and of course the fuel tank. For the short hood, it looks like the former high hood was cut down, and the very top of it used as the top of the new short hood with the roof hatch. Just curious about how they went about it.