Posts Tagged ‘Alco FA-2’

On the L&N in Kentucky

September 5, 2021

We found Louisville & Nashville Alco FA-2 Nos. 316 and L&N 315 in DeCoursey Yard in DeCoursey, Kentucky, in August 1970. Both units were built in June 1956.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Ex-NYC Alcos in Painesville

April 22, 2020

I was in Painesville in early 1968 after Penn Central came into being. Here is the all-Alco power consist for one of the freights. Shown are former New York Central Alco RS3 No. 5223 and ex-NYC FA-2 No. 1052.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Catching a New York Central Alco Cab Unit

March 12, 2020

It is late February1968 along the ex-New York Central mainline between Cleveland and Painesville, and Penn Central 1052, an Alco FA-2 that is a former NYC unit is is the last locomotive in its lash up.

Penn Central is less than a month old and largely looking like its predecessor railroads.

Photograph by Robert Farkas