RailPictures.Net Photo: ME 15 Morristown & Erie Railway Alco RS-1 at Morristown, New Jersey by Charles Freericks
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» Morristown & Erie Railway (more..)
» Alco RS-1 (more..)
» Morristown & Erie Engine House (more..)
» Morristown, New Jersey, USA (more..)
» April 09, 1978
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» ME 15 (more..)
» Unknown
» Charles Freericks (more..)
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In the late 1970s the M&E became home to National Locomotive Company, a rebuilder of used ALCOs (possibly for Suriname). The M&E's RS1 and S4 shared their engine house with hulks of Norfolk & Western RS11s and RS36s (via PC). Of the nine units, four were rebuilt (#1800 on the side, an ex Nickel Plate RS36 was the first). The rebuilds did not work out (1800 suffered a major prime mover failure under load test). Within a year, all the hulks and rebuilds, were cut up by Naporano. NALCO was gone and #1800 National Locomotive 1800 became one of Naporano's shop switchers. M&E went on however, rebuilding many an ALCO here themselves over the decades since.
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