Scrapped Alcos

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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby thebigham » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:19 pm

Someone posted recent pics or a video on Facebook.

EDIT

2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnNPAKUaUVg

2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oheIbU99Lg0
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby pablo » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:27 pm

Looks like a big ol' negative.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby tgibson » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:43 am

Hi,

Perhaps they are at Mt. Vernon instead?

The address:
908 Shawnee St
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Looking at Google Earth they might be off the tracks in the southern area (looks like a parts/junk area). If so, in very bad shape.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby renrut44 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:27 pm

tgibson wrote:Hi,

Looking at Google Earth they might be off the tracks in the southern area (looks like a parts/junk area). If so, in very bad shape.


Did you use the "Ruler" in the task bar to check the length?

For those on Trainorders, last drone overflight of NRE Mount Vernon 05 Feb 2017

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/ ... sg-4223861
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby tgibson » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:11 am

The locos I was looking at there have high hoods, so that can't be them. Looks like they may be gone indeed.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby Teutobergerwald » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:57 pm

On the LIRR Forum it says that SEPTA has scrapped former LIRR Alco FA-2 #615, along with former LIRR EMD F-7A #622.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby ConstanceR46 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:01 pm

Former WM 304/LI 608/LI 3100, FA2, is enroute to meet it's maker in Ohio.
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby D40LF » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:54 pm

I saw that the 5 ex CN BBD HR616s were no longer visible at NRE in Silvis, Illinois (based on the drone video below). They had been sitting around for over 15 years and were in rough shape, leading me to believe they met the torch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkNcaaXE3ms
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby thebigham » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:54 pm

From Facebook:

Ohi-Rail scrapped 5 Alco S-2s this week.

All are in this pic from 2014:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/n8myc/136 ... Z1x-pWLVKg
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Re: Scrapped Alcos

Postby ConstanceR46 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:55 pm

Those all look mostly complete - in a much better shape than a lot of Alcos on storage lines by any chance.
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