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Date: 07/11/19 15:27
Holly Sugar Alco S6 At Hamilton City
Author: locogimp

I took this image on September 15, 1999 as they brought the engine out of the plant to assist in switching out some cars that California Northern had brought into town.

Jan Austin
Chico, CA
J.G. Austin Photography



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/19 15:54 by locogimp.




Date: 07/11/19 15:30
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S2 At Hamilton City
Author: KM-ML4000

That engines needs to be saved, provided it has not been vandalized already.



Date: 07/11/19 15:31
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S2 At Hamilton City
Author: callum_out

It's an S6 and since it's gone be curious as to where it went.

Out



Date: 07/11/19 18:48
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S6 At Hamilton City
Author: refarkas

Thanks for posting this photo of a rare industrial locomotive.
Bob



Date: 07/11/19 22:55
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S6 At Hamilton City
Author: ble692

The S6 at Hamilton City disappeared several years ago. Nobody seems to know what it's disposition was.

There is still an S6 at Foster Farms in Delhi, CA. It works and was used until late last summer when they brought in a trackmobile. Since then the S6 has just sat there intact but unused. Wonder how long it is going to last...



Date: 07/12/19 00:00
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S6 At Hamilton City
Author: coach

Reefers??!  Who used reefers in Hamilton City???!



Date: 07/12/19 02:13
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S6 At Hamilton City
Author: Evan_Werkema

KM-ML4000 Wrote:

> That engines needs to be saved, provided it has
> not been vandalized already.

It would be nice to preserve every old locomotive just because it's an old locomotive, but unfortunately, it's hard enough to get the dollars and hands to properly preserve the stuff we've already saved, let alone care for new acquisitions.  There are already a number of preserved ex-SP S6's (Fillmore & Western, Niles Canyon, even one in Green Bay, WI), so losing this unit wouldn't mean extinction for the type.  Switchers in general tend to be over-preserved in the US - our railroad museums are packed to the gills with them.  If someone wants to put up their own money and labor to save this unit, that's their call, but for history's sake, we ought to think twice before scrambling to save yet another yard goat while various types of road power, particularly 6-axle road power, really, genuinely do run the risk of going extinct.



Date: 07/12/19 10:56
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S6 At Hamilton City
Author: callum_out

To coach, the reefers were used to load cheese out of a dairy in the Orland area, Ham City had a large cold storage
facility which was ideal for the cheese loading. Since those days a similar facility came into use on the South side of
Orland. And to Evan, that's all true but where did the Ham City S6 end up? Cut up? Saved?

Out



Date: 07/13/19 02:26
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S6 At Hamilton City
Author: Evan_Werkema

callum_out Wrote:

> And to Evan, that's all true but where did
> the Ham City S6 end up? Cut up? Saved?

Graybeard1942 reported it scrapped ca.2015 in this old thread:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,3562835



Date: 07/13/19 09:39
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S6 At Hamilton City
Author: callum_out

Thanks Evan, missed that some how.

Out



Date: 07/13/19 17:58
Re: Holly Sugar Alco S6 At Hamilton City
Author: WM303

It had a terminal case of PB. (plain bearings).

A lot of 1st generation locomotives succumb to this.



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