Any good Alcos for Sale out there?

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2spot

If leases count....

Post by 2spot » Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:38 pm

If leases count for anything then Amsterdam Leasing has available an Alco RS-1 and a C-420. See Railswap ad#5541. http://www.railswap.org

BrianM

Post by BrianM » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:35 am

Both of the units are stored on the SRNJ. Pics of the RS1 and C420 can be found at www.srnjrr.com as well as this forum site. The RS1 is the exWT unit.


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K&K

Post by thebigham » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:02 pm

Knox & Kane RS36 is for sale.

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2spot

Post by 2spot » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:13 pm

A former Maine Coast, ex-N&W ALCo RS-11 being stored on the Louisville, New Albany & Corydon is for sale on Railswap. Also two ex- GTW CS9s, ALCo S-4s repowered with Cat D398 PMs. The RS-11 is listed at $35,000. The CS-9s are$30,000 each or $50,000 for the pair. http://www.railswap.org BTW, the same page still has 2 ALCo S-2s in NM .

Legio X

Post by Legio X » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:27 am

I think that the RS-11 has dual-controls for operation in either direction, and a high-short hood. Someone should let the A&M, SRNJ, DL or LA&L know about this unit.

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Post by MEC407 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:53 am

Maine Coast labeled it an RS11M. Not sure what kind of modifications/changes the M represents, but it does have a high nose and was a good runner when Maine Coast owned it. $35K doesn't seem too unreasonable, assuming it still runs well and doesn't need anything major.
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Post by Alcoman » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:14 am

Looks like Amsterdam Leasing wants to sell thier Alcos outright.
See Railswap:
http://www.railswap.org/cgi-bin/classif ... =retrieval

BrianM

Post by BrianM » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:59 am

Legio X wrote:I think that the RS-11 has dual-controls for operation in either direction, and a high-short hood. Someone should let the A&M, SRNJ, DL or LA&L know about this unit.

The SRNJ is not interested in a RS11 unit. RS18 on up would be of interest for them.


Brian

2spot

Post by 2spot » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:19 pm

This is the first time I've seen anyone with operating authority (Not a modeler) choose an RS-18 over an RS-11. I thought an RS-18 was effectively a Canadian version of the Alco RS-11. I'm wrong, obviously. Can anyone tell me how, besides minor bodywork differences, they differ?

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Post by Alcoman » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:28 pm

Legio X wrote:I think that the RS-11 has dual-controls for operation in either direction, and a high-short hood. Someone should let the A&M, SRNJ, DL or LA&L know about this unit.
I know that DL is presently not interested as they have plently of work to do on their other motive power. I think one of their next projects may include restoring RS-11 # 324 back into service.

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Post by tgibson » Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:01 pm

Hi,

I believe the RS-11 had an early (complicated) electrical control system, while RS-36's and later (including RS-18's?) had a simplified system. There might be other differences too??

Hope this helps,
Tom Gibson

Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/

BrianM

Post by BrianM » Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:21 pm

Trainlawyer wrote:
BrianM wrote: The SRNJ is not interested in a RS11 unit. RS18 on up would be of interest for them.Brian
My curiosity is getting aroused here. Mr. Mott, are you speaking as an officer / employee of the SRNJ or is that merely your personal understanding?


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Alco excitation

Post by EDM5970 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:20 pm

Generally speaking, the switchers and the RS-1 had split pole excitation. RS-2s and RS-3s had amplidyne, the RS-11 and RS-18 had static, the RS-36 had an early electronic excitation (red card) and the Centuries had the plug-in blue card electronic (Type E) excitation. One exception was the C-415, with three field and a Woodward governor. Shades of another builder-

2spot is not mistaken, however. The RS-18 is based on the RS-11, differing only in body details and (sometimes) the Canadian trucks i.e. sans leaf springs. I've been around a few of each-

2spot

VIA LRCs

Post by 2spot » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:31 am

Just an update on the VIA LRCs. VIA has sold two of the six LRCs to Diesel Electric Services. There is a rumour that they might replace the RDCs at White River. Here they are awaiting pickup by CP: http://tinyurl.com/zahut http://tinyurl.com/kxkfh Four remain in storage.

2spot

Post by 2spot » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:51 pm

Firstly, BrianM, I didnt mean to cause anything by implying that you had any authority on the SRNJ. I'm reasonably sure you're not the one in authority, but know people who are well enough to answer in their place for the purposes of this forum. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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