pablo wrote:John, elsewhere on the boards here someone stated that between the going rate for scrap, and the fact that drilling and other marine work is sky high, the prime movers are commanding a heavy premium, and people are begging for them.
I know I've given you a hard time in the past for your dedication to all things ALCO, anmd saving everything that is out there, but from these posts and actual events (all of these prime movers going to the water someplace) it seems like now is the time to batten down the hatches on anything with a 251 that could be saved.
This could be the reason FM/ALCO took back the selling agreement that they had with NRE. I am always glad to hear about the demand for 251 diesels, but given a choice(not mine of course), I would rather see a Alco locomotive stay that way if all possible. I thinks with the supply of Alcos shrinking, its getting harder for a shortline to acquire inexpensive power.
I still have not heard who bought the Maine Coast RS-11. I hope that did not end up the same way the M&E and K&K Alco did.