Any good Alcos for Sale out there?

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Any good Alcos for Sale out there?

Post by RS-3 » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:44 am

So what's available out there? I know a couple of railroads that are looking for Alcos. What have they got to pick from? DB are a plus but not a must. 26 air is also a plus. Ready-to-run or fixer upper?

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Post by MEC407 » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:28 pm

Here is an ex-Army unit with only 200 miles on it:

http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/Omr ... LocoDiesel
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Post by Alcoman » Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:44 pm

The Windsor & Hantsport has 7-8 MLW RS-23's for sale plus a parts units.

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Post by MEC407 » Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:30 pm

This company has an S2 (with lots of new parts) for sale or lease:

http://www.nilwirailway.com/
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Post by AmtrakFan » Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:32 pm

There were a few BCR Alco's up for sale until recently.

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colorful loco for sale

Post by Matt Langworthy » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:58 am

MEC407 wrote:Here is an ex-Army unit with only 200 miles on it:

http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/Omr ... LocoDiesel
Great pic in that link! It looks like the unit has an EL- inspired paint job!
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Post by NRECer » Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:40 pm

$ 65K for that piece of unsupportable junk !!! Those guys must be smoking some unknown variety of high grade Ozark Mt. crack !!!!

Seriously-the best use of those things is as parts fodder so that 'purebred' RS-3's can operate for another couple of decades.

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Post by Paul » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:11 am

Not exactly sure what you determine is an "unsupportable" locomotive.
I am currently bringing back to life an RSX4 and have not had any trouble getting injector pumps and nozzles remanufactired as well as a new water pump (with warrenty), along with gaskets, seals etc. Just need to know where to look. With only 800 hours showing on the meter, this one is a good runner and will be better when I am finished. Ugly as sin? Yes they are, how ever if I had an RS3 or FA2 that I needed a gen set for, I would certainly consider purchasing an ex-military low hour 244 locomotive, and have all contactors and relays needed to make everything work, and spare parts to boot.
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Post by MEC407 » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:21 pm

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Post by Alcoman » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:29 pm

That Bay Colony S4 has been up for sale for years. They are asking way too much for it. Thats why it has not been sold yet.

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Post by MEC407 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:19 pm

What would be a fair price for it?
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Post by Alcoman » Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:05 pm

Given the present market for Alco switchers of this type and without knowing its condition, I would say about $10-15,000.
Keep in mind that a Alco S-6 would get more in the $15-20,000 range because of the 251 engine which is fully supportable.
Just for a point of reference, the Windsor & Hantsport is asking $ 65,000 USD each for a MLW RS-23. This price is also way out of line. They should be no more than $ 25,000 each in running condition.

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Post by MEC407 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:19 pm

I, too, was surprised at the price of the W&H RS23s, but others who claim to be more "in the loop" than I thought that the price was reasonable.

A few years ago when Guilford was selling their last two U18Bs, the price was $60K each. Non-negotiable. I thought that was too high at the time, but in retrospect, and with all due respect to those of you who hate GEs, it was more reasonable than $65K for an RS-23.
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Post by sallenparks » Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:49 pm

I put this on another subject on this forum the LR&W C420's will be for sale soon now that GWI owns the railroad I dont think they will stay to much longer.

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Post by 2spot » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:36 am

How about six LRCs built by Bombardier between 1980 and 1982. Theyre wierd but (16V251F) 3750HP on self levelling B-B trucks with HEP and 125 MPH. Theyre locomotive-like. http://www.viarail.ca/doing_business/en ... _asse.html

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