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 Post subject: WANTED: ALCO 6-251 ENGINE for Preservation project
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:03 pm 

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I am working with a Non-For-Profit Group to restore an ALCO switcher. This locomotive is in need of a "new" RTO ALCO 6-251 engine due to a scored crankshaft in the current one.

While a donation is preferred, we will be interested in purchasing one at a reasonable price.. We will undertake the expense of shipping.

If you have one or know of one that is RTO, please let me know.

Thank you
Alcoman


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: ALCO 6-251 ENGINE for Preservation project
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:01 am 

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I have no affiliation with this company and know nothing of the status but The Locomotive Company in Jackson, Mi had 2 of them sitting in their driveway for a number of years. I have not been by in a couple of years and do not know if they are still there.

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: ALCO 6-251 ENGINE for Preservation project
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:08 pm 

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The group does not have a lot of money to spend on one. I found one but priced too high for this group. We will keep looking. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: ALCO 6-251 ENGINE for Preservation project
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:16 am 

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I take it resurfacing or replacing the crank is out of the question or beyond their capabilities?

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: ALCO 6-251 ENGINE for Preservation project
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:24 am 

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More to the point, I take it fund raising is beyond their capabilities. If they start with this skill, they will have the resources to get whatever else they might need.

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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: ALCO 6-251 ENGINE for Preservation project
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:13 pm 

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The Museum in question is a small operation funded by one person so its not so much the Fund Raising as it lack of deep pockets.

While I don't disagree that fundraising would be useful, I did find a prime mover for $15,000 which I thought was very reasonable given the demand for these 6-251's.
Since this gentleman is funding this restoration himself, its his call.


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