Saving some big Alcos?

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ANDY117 wrote:Don't write off the 3662 quite yet. They may restore it to service once the EMDs are all rebuilt.
Whats wrong with the 3662?

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Post by N. Todd »

And what about those 7 hefty ones in Australia? Scrapped yet?

The 3662 wasn't drained properly, resulting in freeze damage.

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So let's get to work instead of sitting here talking about it! Those Colonie units aren't getting any better.

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One more saved big Century - N&W C630 1135 at the VMT in Roanoke VA.
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N. Todd wrote:And what about those 7 hefty ones in Australia? Scrapped yet?
Ex Mount Newman 636 units 5497, static in Port Hedland. 5499 static in Perth, ARHS museum. 5502 (operational, though not used) Pilbara Railway Historical Society museum at Dampier.

Robe River 636 units 9412, 9413, 9415, 9416, 9427 all stored at Seven Mile Yard, Dampier. 9426 was used on construction traffic untill recently.

Hamersley Iron 'Pilbara Cab' 636 unit 3017 was in use untill recently. On loan from the museum.
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Post by SSW9389 »

UP C630 #2907 is in Pine Bluff, Arkansas at the Arkansas Railroad Museum thanks to Ed Bowers. :wink:
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Post by tgibson »

Hi,

UP 2907 is listed as Cartier 34 (ex UP) on my Museums list. The last picture I've seen of it was in Cartier paint.

Take care,
Tom Gibson

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Post by SSW9389 »

The unit was supposed to get a coat of UP paint at North Little Rock before shipment to Pine Bluff. I will give her a look see next month and report back.
tgibson wrote:Hi,

UP 2907 is listed as Cartier 34 (ex UP) on my Museums list. The last picture I've seen of it was in Cartier paint.

Take care,
COTTON BELT: Runs like a Blue Streak!

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Post by N. Todd »

Why UP? I'd think they would like to charge Ed for using their proprietary paint scheme. There's enough yellow around. I'd like to see it in the Cartier green & yellow :-D

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How about PC black & rust colored? :P

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Post by tgibson »

Hi,

Here's an old pic of it as Cartier 34 at the museum:

http://www.tamr.org/Andy_Inserra/arkans ... museum.htm

I'd like to see it in UP colors - I still remember them at SLC.

Hope this helps,
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Post by 2spot »

Leave it in Cartier colours. That way half of the people at the museum can ask "Where is Carter railway at?"

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Yeah, and besides, exactly WHERE is that Carter Railway at anyways, since you mentioned it? :P

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Oh, no, Mr Bill!!!!

Post by H.F.Malone »

GOLDEN-ARM wrote:How about PC black & rust colored? :P
ARRGGHH......a 70s flashback!!!! Next thing, when it's on display in that nice shop building, you'll want piped-in disco music through a speaker concealed in the hood!!!! Maybe there will be an engineer "mannikin" seated in the cab, wearing long sideburns and a madras-fabric porkpie hat!
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You forgot the silk, Paisley Ascot, and the thick, black rimmed "serial-killer" style glasses.............. :P How debonaire, and stylish................. :P

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