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Date: 10/17/20 18:32
Switcher Saturday - green Alco's on the Southern in 1953.
Author: LV95032

Pretty green RS3's and  S2 #2222. Don't know the location - does anyone recognize?




Date: 10/17/20 20:22
Re: Switcher Saturday - green Alco's on the Southern in 1953.
Author: srman

WOW!!!



Date: 10/17/20 21:30
Re: Switcher Saturday - green Alco's on the Southern in 1953.
Author: 3rdswitch

Fantastic.
JB



Date: 10/18/20 06:20
Re: Switcher Saturday - green Alco's on the Southern in 1953.
Author: LV95032

Monroe, VA



Date: 10/18/20 07:01
Re: Switcher Saturday - green Alco's on the Southern in 1953.
Author: gcm

Stunning !
Gary



Date: 10/18/20 08:00
Re: Switcher Saturday - green Alco's on the Southern in 1953.
Author: retcsxcfm

Earlinger,Ky?
Uncle Joe
Seffner,Fl.



Date: 10/18/20 09:43
Re: Switcher Saturday - green Alco's on the Southern in 1953.
Author: ironmtn

I don't think I've seen so much green-and-gold diesel power in one place in an image before, much less on so many switchers, and with so many Alcos. Just a very special image -- thank you.

As to location, Erlanger, Ky. has been suggested. If in northern Kentucky near Cincinnati, I think Ludlow, Ky., at the end of the CNO&TP bridge over the Ohio River and at the foot of Erlanger Hill seems more likely from the general orientation and the hills in the background than Erlanger at the top of the grade. I have visited those locations several times in the past.

The Ogle steel coaling tower present in this image is another gem, along with all of that green-and-gold. I am searching for historical photos of the Ludlow engine terminal online, and that coaling tower could be a verification clue. So far, no luck.

Thanks again for a really special image.

MC



Date: 10/18/20 12:11
Re: Switcher Saturday - green Alco's on the Southern in 1953.
Author: PasadenaSub

Beautfiul picture, you can almost smell the green paint on the two Alco RS units closest to the camera.

Rich



Date: 10/18/20 13:53
Re: Switcher Saturday - green Alco's on the Southern in 1953.
Author: LV95032

It's been confirmed elswhere as Monroe, Va.

ironmtn Wrote:
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> I don't think I've seen so much green-and-gold
> diesel power in one place in an image before, much
> less on so many switchers, and with so many Alcos.
> Just a very special image -- thank you.
>
> As to location, Erlanger, Ky. has been suggested.
> If in northern Kentucky near Cincinnati, I think
> Ludlow, Ky., at the end of the CNO&TP bridge over
> the Ohio River and at the foot of Erlanger Hill
> seems more likely from the general orientation and
> the hills in the background than Erlanger at the
> top of the grade. I have visited those locations
> several times in the past.
>
> The Ogle steel coaling tower present in this image
> is another gem, along with all of that
> green-and-gold. I am searching for historical
> photos of the Ludlow engine terminal online, and
> that coaling tower could be a verification clue.
> So far, no luck.
>
> Thanks again for a really special image.
>
> MC



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