Home Open Account Help 273 users online

Nostalgia & History > Big Alco in Bluefield, WV


Date: 11/23/22 16:06
Big Alco in Bluefield, WV
Author: Guitartrain

IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN TODAY. Check out the three crew members riding on slug 9904. One person is walking on SD40-6124. And how about that high-nose C630-1139. Stewie, can I use your time machine? 1:35PM on 12-19-79 in Bluefield, WV.




Date: 11/23/22 16:22
Re: Big Alco in Bluefield, WV
Author: M-420

The FM trucks looked just right under the NW units...



Date: 11/23/22 16:35
Re: Big Alco in Bluefield, WV
Author: ns2557

Looks more like 4 if ya look close enough. Ben



Date: 11/23/22 18:05
Re: Big Alco in Bluefield, WV
Author: refarkas

Wonderful catch from a long gone past.
Bob



Date: 11/23/22 20:23
Re: Big Alco in Bluefield, WV
Author: boejoe

I'm guessing the FM slug came from the Virginian Rwy.  Did N&W convert any of the Wabash Train Masters to slugs?
jb



Date: 11/24/22 01:05
Re: Big Alco in Bluefield, WV
Author: Evan_Werkema

boejoe Wrote:

> I'm guessing the FM slug came from the Virginian Rwy.  Did N&W convert any of the Wabash Train Masters to slugs?

The 9904 was built as VGN 59, but yes, some of the Alco-repowered ex-Wabash H24-66's were dealt one more indignity by being cut down into slugs.  NS RP-F6Y #9905 preserved at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum is former Wabash 552.

https://goo.gl/maps/xeBs5NxGG1LoWbek9



[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.0281 seconds