Posts Tagged ‘Alco locomotives’

EL Monday: An Alco in Hornell

September 27, 2021

Erie Lackawanna Alco RS3 No. 1043 is shown in Hornell, New York, in July 1973. It was built in April 1951 as Delaware, Lackawanna & Western No. 905. It would be conveyed to Conrail where it held roster numbers 5259 and 9949.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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

Look What We Found

August 18, 2021

The late Mike Ondecker and I found this Alco switcher on the Lehigh Valley in Coxton, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 12, 1973.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

At Work in a Steel Mill

August 15, 2021

Weirton Steel Alco S2 No. 210 is working at Weirton Junction, West Virginia, on Nov. 25, 1972. The switcher was purchased by Weirton in 1951.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

For Sale or Lease at the Time

August 12, 2021

Equipment dealer George Silcott in Worthington, Ohio, had this Plymouth critter for sale or lease on Jan. 17, 1973. We don’t know if he found a taker. Note that it is coupled to a Penn Central RS1 that had been built in May 1941 for the New York Central.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: I Just Liked This Scene

July 19, 2021

Sometimes I just like a scene. It’s Sept. 4, 1972, in Akron. The power for a westbound train has cut off and left the train in the Erie Lackawanna’s McCoy Street Yard.

Soon a switcher will add/remove cars, and this power will back on to its train and leave town. EL 2452 is an Alco C425 coupled to what appears to be a former EL passenger unit now working in freight service.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: An RS3 in Marion

June 7, 2021

Erie Lackawanna RS3 No. 1044 is in Marion in the late 1960s passing the Marion Union Station. Behind me is EL’s Marion Yard with its diesel shop.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

It’s Been Around Awhile

June 4, 2021

Western Ohio Alco RS-1 No. 467 is in Latty, Ohio, on Aug. 14, 1978. The unit is ex-Long Island 467. From the Long Island it went to equipment dealer NIMX (Naparano) then to the Western Ohio. It later was on the roster of Indiana Hi Rail.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One Day in Conway

June 3, 2021

Penn Central Alco C425 No. 2429 must feel at home in Conway Yard near Pittsburgh. The unit was built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in March 1965. Conway was, of course, built by the PRR. This image was made in early 1973. No. 2429 would later join the Conrail motive power roster.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Friendly Wave at Alliance

May 30, 2021

It’s July 1972 in Alliance. The fireman of Penn Central Alco C628 No. 6314 is giving a friendly wave as the train enters the Bayard Branch on its way to Conway Yard near Pittsburgh. Also in the motive power consist are PC 6314, 6300, and 6317. The track under the rear trucks of No. 6314 is the Fort Wayne Line to Canton and Chicago.

Photograph by Robert Farkas