• Alcos Currently For Sale

  • Discussion of products from the American Locomotive Company. A web site with current Alco 251 information can be found here: Fairbanks-Morse/Alco 251.
Discussion of products from the American Locomotive Company. A web site with current Alco 251 information can be found here: Fairbanks-Morse/Alco 251.

Moderator: Alcoman

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  by MEC407
 
Sterling Rail wrote:(3) Alco DL 535 Locomotives
6 axle
1200 horsepower
Narrow gauge 36”
Built in the mid 1960’s
Blue carded & currently in operation
Call for pricing
Location: Canada
Price: $1,900,000 each
$1.9 million each?! Are they insane?
  by Alcoman
 
MEC407 wrote:
Sterling Rail wrote:(3) Alco DL 535 Locomotives
6 axle
1200 horsepower
Narrow gauge 36”
Built in the mid 1960’s
Blue carded & currently in operation
Call for pricing
Location: Canada
Price: $1,900,000 each
$1.9 million each?! Are they insane?
YES! They would have been better off keeping them and rebuilding them with new ALCO engines. No one in their right mind will pay that price. Even diehard ALCO users!
  by MEC407
 
Thank you! I was hoping that was just a major typo, but I guess it's not. Very bizarre. You could buy brand new locomotives for that price. Why are they asking such an outrageously high price? Are these units gold leafed or something?
  by thebigham
 
http://railswap.org/cb/cl/classifieds.c ... =retrieval

Former SP Locomotive, 1,200 HP, ALCO 251 Turbocharged engine, Heavy weight for branch line service, MU capable, 752 Traction Motors, Friction Bearing, Located in central California, great condition.

Would make a great unit for industrial switching or tourist Railroad.

**We have a heavy duty flat car available (at cost) for moving purposes. Have extra brass and other parts available as well.

See web site for pictures:

http://www.withmy2hands.org/graybeards/ ... /page1.htm

Price: $75,000.00
  by MEC407
 
Here's your chance to own a rare M420-TR:

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=97665
  by thebigham
 
^John, what railroad are these units on?
  by Alcoman
 
I am guessing that all 4 are from the Mississippi Railroad. I am going look into this further.
  by thebigham
 
^Thanks, guys!

If the Lake State Alcos couldn't sell priced at $75k-$90k each, these will not sell.
  by MEC407
 
Just in case anyone has trouble navigating the Ozark site, here are individual links to the four locomotives:

RS18U #1865: http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/det ... U-1865-NEW
$130K (this seems, on paper at least, like it's the best of the four)

RS18U #1828: http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/det ... U-1828-NEW
$130K

M420W #3536: http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/det ... 0-3536-NEW
$165K

M420W #3518: http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/det ... 0-3518-NEW
$165K


For what it's worth, I suspect the prices are probably negotiable, especially if someone wanted all four units. The biggest problem isn't so much the price; it's that Alcos just aren't hot sellers these days. The few Alco-friendly railroads still operating in the U.S. probably don't have enough traffic to warrant additional power. These units might be ideal for a new shortline, but let's face it, they'd be taking a calculated risk by going Alco instead of taking the easy route and just getting GP-whatevers.
  by Alcoman
 
thebigham wrote:^Thanks, guys!

If the Lake State Alcos couldn't sell priced at $75k-$90k each, these will not sell.
Keep in mind however that these 4 locomotives being sold above are in much better shape than the Lake State ALCO's. The 4 C425m's needs major overhauls whereas these are ready to run.
  by thebigham
 
MEC407 wrote:Just in case anyone has trouble navigating the Ozark site, here are individual links to the four locomotives:

RS18U #1865: http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/det ... U-1865-NEW
$130K (this seems, on paper at least, like it's the best of the four)

RS18U #1828: http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/det ... U-1828-NEW
$130K

M420W #3536: http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/det ... 0-3536-NEW
$165K

M420W #3518: http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/det ... 0-3518-NEW
$165K


For what it's worth, I suspect the prices are probably negotiable, especially if someone wanted all four units. The biggest problem isn't so much the price; it's that Alcos just aren't hot sellers these days. The few Alco-friendly railroads still operating in the U.S. probably don't have enough traffic to warrant additional power. These units might be ideal for a new shortline, but let's face it, they'd be taking a calculated risk by going Alco instead of taking the easy route and just getting GP-whatevers.
From LocoNotes at Yahoo Groups:

> Grenada Railway (GRYR) ALCo RS18 #1828 is now lettered for the DGVR (Durbin
> and Greenbrier Valley Railroad).
>
> Andy Tucker - Hattiesburg, MS
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