Help identify this Alco

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Help identify this Alco

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Someone showed me picture on the web of a Alco S-2 # 201 at the Claremont & Concord shops. The Alco was painted in Gray primer.
What is its history? I have no other info to go with. Anybody?

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Post by RS-3 »

It was reportedly a ex-SR S-2 that was rebuilt by a outfit in Wisc or Illinois that does locomotive rebuilding, sales and leasing. It included a complete low voltage rewiring. Apparently CCRR looked at it (or was reported they purchased it) but ended up passing on it. I think I saw where its been donated to a museum in Illinois.

Corrections welcome.

GM

2spot

Post by 2spot »

Kind of sounds like the Northern Illinois & Wisconsin S-2 #201. If you go to http://www.nilwirailway.com/ and click "Locomotives" then "For Sale" you'll find a good picture.

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Post by Alcoman »

Mystery solved! Thanks everyone!

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Post by Alcoman »

I wonder why the Clarmont & Concord did not want this unit?

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Post by mxdata »

I would like to see what that rebuilding cost! New wiring and 26 brake on an elderly ALCO switcher? Looks like they did some structural restoration too.
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Post by 2spot »

I'd be curious how much they were asking for it. Probably not as cheap as the ex-US Army S-1 for sale at Ozark Mountain Railcar though.

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