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Date: 05/14/19 12:08
A Conrail quad of 6 axle Alco's
Author: EL833

A set of Alco's, two C630's and two C628's, depart Collinwwod (Cleveland) lite for Whiskey Island. It's September 1978 and these big six axle units didn't have a lot of time left on Conrail due to new power arrivals and a slowing economy that shuttered many of the steel mills in the late 70s and early 80s. Only two former Conrail 6 axle Alco's would surive, a C630 and a C636. All others would be scrapped.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/19 04:05 by EL833.




Date: 05/14/19 12:15
Re: A Conrail quad of 6 axle Alco's
Author: NYSWSD70M

EL833 Wrote:
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> A set of Alco's, two C630's and two C628's, depart
> Collinwwod (Cleveland) lite for Whiskey Island.
> It's September 1978 and these big six axle units
> didn't have a lot of time left on Conrail due to
> new power arrivals and a slowing economy that
> shuttered many of the steel mills in the late 70s
> and early 80s. Only one former Conrail 6 axle Alco
> would surive, a C636. All others would be
> scrapped.

Plus Reading 5308 - a 1967 built C630.

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Date: 05/14/19 15:23
Re: A Conrail quad of 6 axle Alco's
Author: EL833

I keep forgetting about that one- and I've even ran it !

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 05/14/19 16:14
Re: A Conrail quad of 6 axle Alco's
Author: refarkas

Thanks for sharing this tribute to big ALCO's.
Of all you could have chosen, this one gives me a big smile. We may not have CR 6777 to photograph, but we have CVSR 6777 (MLW FPA-4) still pulling passenger trains on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
Bob



Date: 05/14/19 17:42
Re: A Conrail quad of 6 axle Alco's
Author: perklocal

Nice ! What a great set of power for an ore train.



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