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  1. Flamboyant

    Flamboyant

    The world's most flashy MRS-1 departs Montague with a freight train. Sadly, the locomotive was cut up a few years later.
  2. 0P4A1399

    0P4A1399

    An WDS6ADT, with an ALCo 251 straight 6 prime mover, smoking out Nim Ka Thana, Rajasthan, India.
  3. Glendale evening

    Glendale evening

    EsPee PA-3 6045 pauses with tr. 60 at Glendale, CA. on an evening of October, 1960. Second car in the train is a former Cotton Belt Osgood-Bradley "American Flyer" coach. Unknown photog.
  4. RS-11

    RS-11

    This former SP engine now belongs to the Indian Creek Railroad. It sits at the site of it's one and only customer Rydman and Fox, a grain elevator. Photo was taken on private property with permission
  5. Rock Island In The Sun

    Rock Island In The Sun

    This beautiful Rock Island RS1 Alco Class S-62 is seen at the Oklahoma Railway Museum. This motor has spent some time down here in my state of Alabama. In 1968 it was sold to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. It was then sold to the Chattahoochee Valley Railway in the same year. The CHV was a...
  6. MRAX 1501 RS-2

    MRAX 1501 RS-2

    A weathered RS-2 at the WSOR Horicon facility.
  7. T

    Western New York & Pennsylvania, Livonia Avon & Lakeville, Bath & Hammondsport

    Here are three drawings of Alcos I did for Western New York & Pennsylvania, Livonia Avon & Lakeville and Bath & Hammondsport.
  8. BCR Alco MLW Power

    BCR Alco MLW Power

    Railfanning some of my old stuff. M-630 BCR #722 SB at Lillooet, BC. 35mm slide scan, remastered.
  9. The LAL Road train kicks up snow in Rush ny.

    The LAL Road train kicks up snow in Rush ny.

    Three alcos pull 20+ cars pull the NB job at track speed at Golah Road. December 28th
  10. In the weeds

    In the weeds

    ET&WNC RS'3s sitting at Elizabethton, TN in the mid 1980s. These were the former C of G engines that the Southern traded for what became 630 and 722 for the steam program in the 60s. One was scrapped, the other is at TVRM now...
  11. A Pretty Pair

    A Pretty Pair

    San Francisco Belt's Alco S2's gleam in the sunlight of a fine October day.
  12. Flying the Green Flags

    Flying the Green Flags

    A snapshot of the old CN S3 that roosts at the P&H elevator in Moose Jaw. It's flying green flags, but not heading a section of anything. I think thoes are Saskatchewan Roughrider flags, actually.
  13. MLW's at Squamish

    MLW's at Squamish

    CPR #6503 type S-3 and PGE #561 type RSC-3m built in 1951 and 1948 are in working condition at the West Coast Heritage Park in Squamish, BC. Both are now sued for switching around the heritage park adn 561 sometimes lends a hand at Day Out With Thomas Events.
  14. Western MD in Eastern PA

    Western MD in Eastern PA

    Former Western Maryland Alco S6 151, now owned by the Middletown & Hummelstown (M&H) Railroad, walks down Brown Street in downtown Middletown, PA on its way to the interchange. The Alco, recently restored to its Western Maryland glory by M&H crews, will be picking up a lone tank car...
  15. San Francisco Belt Railroad #23

    San Francisco Belt Railroad #23

    Unbeknown to most people, San Francisco has a small terminal switching operation out of one of its piers. The San Francisco Belt used to switch piers all up and down the Embarcadero waterfront district, but today its primary operation is switching the "dirty dirt" waste transloading...
  16. FCA 2706

    FCA 2706

    FCA 2706 scrapped at Sete Lagoas shops.
  17. SP&S 71 at Eugene, Oregon

    SP&S 71 at Eugene, Oregon

    SP&S ALCO RS3 #71 rests at Eugene, Oregon on the Oregon Electric in July 1961.Photo by James Estes, Brian R. Sopke Collection.
  18. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    Looking into the crankcase inspection ports, the "bottom end" of the prime mover is visible. At the extreme left, one of the crankshaft main bearing caps can be seen. The bottom end of two connecting rods and their caps are visible in all the ports. For you car enthusiasts, with a bore...
  19. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    Looking upward from the ground at a two cylinder section of the 529's 244 prime mover. Cylinder heads are at top with individual fuel injectors for each cylinder. Tubes on either side of the injectors have pushrods in them from the camshaft to the rocker arms in the head under the rocker covers...
  20. Under the hood

    Under the hood

    G.E. GT581 main generator with Amplidyne exciter attached at the top left and just barely visible below, one of the two Auxiliary generators. Generator gear box lube oil fill is the larger tube with the square nut cap and below that is the gear box dipstick.



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