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Date: 12/01/19 06:00
Smokin' Utah Alcos ... kept you coming back
Author: valmont

Utah RSD4's # 304 & 305 in the yard @ Martin, UT on June 12, 1975. Visits there always produced good results, but didn't get back there very much after these units were gone.




Date: 12/01/19 06:30
Re: Smokin' Utah Alcos ... kept you coming back
Author: E25

The running of 4-unit consists of RSD-4s between Martin and Hiawatha in the late 'Seventies / early 'Eighties was, for me, akin to watching a herd of dinosaurs in some remote, far-off valley in modern times.  Marvelous looking and sounding machines.  Thanks for the reminder.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 12/01/19 11:17
Re: Smokin' Utah Alcos ... kept you coming back
Author: Bob3985

Great photo of more of Alco's great oil burners.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 12/01/19 20:30
Re: Smokin' Utah Alcos ... kept you coming back
Author: atsf121

Great photo, wish I could have seen them in person! But I did enjoy the SD40’s and now those are gone.

Nathan

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Date: 12/02/19 04:16
Re: Smokin' Utah Alcos ... kept you coming back
Author: SPDRGWfan

Looks like 305 had been repainted; 304 is pretty ratty looking in comparison and a different color number as well.



Date: 12/02/19 08:13
Re: Smokin' Utah Alcos ... kept you coming back
Author: Arved

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> Looks like 305 had been repainted; 304 is pretty
> ratty looking in comparison and a different color
> number as well.

Probably same color, just faded by the high altitude sun.

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, FL
Arved Grass



Date: 12/02/19 08:27
Re: Smokin' Utah Alcos ... kept you coming back
Author: SPDRGWfan

Arved Wrote:
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> Probably same color, just faded by the high
> altitude sun.

The ratty unit numbers do like like a very faded yellow at closer inspection; quite the contrast to the fresh paint.



Date: 12/02/19 09:14
Re: Smokin' Utah Alcos ... kept you coming back
Author: PHall

305 had been repainted into the "new" paint scheme that eliminated the red and yellow striping.
304 is probably still wearing it's factory paint job.



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