Red Alco switcher #1268 (s-1, s-2) and #1800 National Locomotive (maybe a RS27 or C420)? I have small 126 pix of these two in the bone yard.
Alcoman wrote:I remember the 1268.an S-2..It was in Naparano's Iron & Metal.They leased it out for awhile to a Sand Company in South Amboy,NJ.Did NIMX eventually scrap it?
Alcoman wrote:Due you member seeing the "Dolly sisters" there? I have slides of that too!SOO Alcos? IIRC in a magazine but not in person.
tgibson wrote:I saw and photographed the Dolly Sisters in operation at Minneapolis.Why are these so called "Dolly Sisters" so popular among railfans? Seems fans crawled out of the woodwork to get down to NIMX before they cut 'em up. Any history can anyone fill me in on these "Dolly Sisters" and why they are classical.
SooLineRob wrote:What operational or mechanical issues did they pose in road service?
Quickly deemed unreliable for road service, spent their entire careers with SOO on Twin Cities area yard/transfer assignments (close to shop)....
SooLineRob wrote:Named after a 1930's era Vaudeville act where two identical twin sisters, the Dollys, mirrored each other's dance moves exactly. The nickname given to the units was in reference to how they were identical twin "orphans" on the roster, always moving/mimicing each other's moves, initially coupled back-to-back, in their "high horsepower" yard assignments.