Taken from loco Notes....
A museum is looking for an Alco frame. Contact the WI&M person via me, I do
NOT rationalize scrapping an Alco as several museums were looking for one.
Tim Vana/Omaha, NE
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> Per Jamie K:
> The Delray Connecting 66, the first Alco S1 in our collection was
> recently sold. It is being parted and scrapped by the company that
> bought it. It was deemed surplus several years ago after acquiring the
> NP 14. Many attempts were made to sell it whole, however with its
> friction bearings, tires, and lack of an air compressor, those efforts
> went no where. The monies from this sale will be used to pay for indoor
> track space for the CNW 411 and CBQ 9255.
> No, this is NOT the start of a big scrapping program, we're merely
> getting rid of an engine we have talked about getting rid of in our
> department for several years and as you can see, we are putting the
> money generated by the sale of this thing to excellent use. Had the 66
> been in better shape, we probably would have kept it.