Railfan & Railroad October 2018


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Canadian Alcos Today • by Stephen Host — While the main Alco plant in Schenectady closed in 1969, Canadian affiliate Montreal Locomotive Works continued manufacturing new products until 1985. We track down the active units across the Great White North.

EMD Guts for Alco Glory • by R. Craig Rutherford — Many railroads replaced troublesome Alco 244 prime movers with engines from EMD to extend the life of their road-switchers.

A Rutland Survivor • by Steve Barry — The sole survivor of Rutland Railway’s Alco fleet soldiers on pulling Vermont Railway excursions around the Green Mountain State.

Conrail Alcos of Conway • by Gregory E. Dziomba — Just a few months after the Conrail takeover, Conway Yard was a haven for big Alco road power.

When Alcos Came From GE: Part 1 • by Jim Rowland — For a brief time, General Electric took over the old Erie Railroad shops at Hornell to rebuild retired Alcos for new owners.

Remembering Jim Shaughnessy • by Otto M. Vondrak — A master of composition and historian of the Northeastern railroad scene, we remember photographer Jim Shaughnessy.

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