It is currently Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:08 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: RELCO HIGH HOODS-- DL&W 409 sold
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:42 pm 

Looks like RELCO continues to cut loose is old Alco High Hoods. Does anybody know what Joseph Behr and Sons, Inc. purchaset of the former DL&W 409 will do with the engine (hoping no torches will be involved)


http://yardlimit.railfan.net/gallery/mk/index.html
superheater@rrmail.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: RELCO HIGH HOODS-- DL&W 409 sold
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:11 am 

Hmmm...their website is rather ominous.

Joseph Behr & Sons
johni@warwick.net


  
 
 Post subject: Re: RELCO HIGH HOODS-- DL&W 409 sold
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:30 am 

I don't know the overall condition of this engine but it seems like it would have been a good candidate for Delaware-Lackawanna Railway in Scranton, with their obvious emphasis on and love for ALCO's. It would make a good companion to their ancient EMC SW1.

markloff@telus.net


  
 
 Post subject: Re: RELCO HIGH HOODS-- DL&W 409 sold
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:12 am 

> I don't know the overall condition of this
> engine but it seems like it would have been
> a good candidate for Delaware-Lackawanna
> Railway in Scranton, with their obvious
> emphasis on and love for ALCO's. It would
> make a good companion to their ancient EMC
> SW1.

Yes it might have except fot the fact that the 426 generally does not operate very much. 600 HP doesn't pull many loaded 110 ton grain hoppers which is the D-L's bread and butter these days.



superheater@rrmail.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: RELCO HIGH HOODS-- others?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:13 pm 

> Yes it might have except fot the fact that
> the 426 generally does not operate very
> much. 600 HP doesn't pull many loaded 110
> ton grain hoppers which is the D-L's bread
> and butter these days.

How many of these ALCO High Hoods does Relco have left? And didn't they donate one to a museum a while ago?

Les Beckman (HVRM)

midlandblb@cs.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: RELCO HIGH HOODS-- others?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:41 pm 

> How many of these ALCO High Hoods does Relco
> have left? And didn't they donate one to a
> museum a while ago?

AT one time "tard limit" showed about 10 of these. It appears from the link I embedded in the first message on this that they have 2 left, with only one destined for preservation.

http://yardlimit.railfan.net/gallery/mk/index.html
superheater@rrmail.com


  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bigjim4life, Bing [Bot], conopt_rail, daylight4449, Google [Bot], JayZee, jrevans, Ken, msrlha_archivist, Nova55, o484, Yahoo [Bot] and 79 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
 
cron