Baldwin Whitcomb RS-4-TC-1A military auction

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clutch
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Baldwin Whitcomb RS-4-TC-1A military auction

Post by clutch » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:15 pm

Two RS-4-TC-1A are coming up for auction. The auction is online 12/09/2005 to 12/13/2005. These two units 4034 and 4020 are in Portsmouth Va. The link is http://www.govliquidation.com/list/c7481/lna/1.html . Both of these were rebuilt in 1991 and look clean.Thanks Clutch.
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Post by Hoosier Joe » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:05 pm

Has anyone ever seen one of these in operation or ran one ? I am curious how they compare to the 35 Ton GE we use at work in terms of hauling capacity. Our GE has been re-engined with a 275 HP Cat and has double reduction gearing. Thanks , Joe

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sale results

Post by clutch » Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:13 pm

The bids have closed on these two units. 4034 sold for $ 70,000.00 and the 4020 went for $ 71,000.00 each.
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Re: RS4-TC #4012 and #4024

Post by Cascade Northern » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:40 pm

Hoosier Joe wrote:Has anyone ever seen one of these in operation or ran one ? I am curious how they compare to the 35 Ton GE we use at work in terms of hauling capacity. Our GE has been re-engined with a 275 HP Cat and has double reduction gearing. Thanks , Joe
Joe, I am a RS4-TC fireman on the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad (http://www.trainmuseum.org)in Snoqualmie, WA. We operate ex-US Army #4012 and #4024. I must say that I absolutly love those locomotives. Not much of what we have can stop these things. If you come to Snoqualmie this Saturday, 20 Dec 08, or on the weekends from April on, we will be running them for normal tourist operations. I have never run a GE 35 tonner, so I cannot say about the hauling comparision. But, we normally operate with one RS4-TC and pull four heavyweaight coaches, and the RS4-TC handles this easily.

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