Alco Shunter for sale in England

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UKrailwayman

Alco Shunter for sale in England

Post by UKrailwayman »

Hi guys !

Found this and thought it might be of interest !

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... mot_widget

Allen Hazen
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Post by Allen Hazen »

Here's hoping it goes to a good home!
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It's described as weighing 88.5 tons. That's either metric tons (2200 lbs) or long tons (2240 lbs): either way, a tad under 100 U.S. tons (=short tons, 2000 lbs). Is it a bit lighter than domestic S3?

jr
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That's about right

Post by jr »

198,000 lbs is just about spot-on for an S-1 for American service.

JR

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Post by Alcoman »

I like the line that says-"No postage needed"
I wonder if it still has its 539 in it?

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