Originally C&O, later LS&I, I have seen no proof that these units were actually used on NERR. The Alco truck was notoriously hard on curves which may have been a reason.
Originally LS & I . Note the odd MU setup. Air? Have yet to see a picture of these actually doing any work on this railroad or WTNN where they went later. Photo by Jim Satterwhite, from my col... (more)
I always wanted to watch these working but most I've were dead. Originally B&O, ex C&O. Photo by Dave Petke, from my collection.
Switching the Yard FCP Alco RSD 12 516 complete with a steam generator works the yard on a warm spring day. Almost anything the road had could be used in passenger service when needed including... (more)
Penn Central RSD12 6863 works the hump at the Penn Central's Morrisville Yard in Morrisville, PA in early 1976. R. T. Steinbrenner Photo.
Three PRR Alco RSD-12 8670, 8664 & 8666 were assigned to the pusher role in August 1964. Every freight departing Altoona for Gallitzin and the West was assigned a pusher on the rear to assist th... (more)
Positioned at the engine servicing area at Lamberts Point, Virginia a Norfolk & Western RSD12 stands between a GP9 and an SD45.
RSD-12 and RS-11 team-up to sort coal.
A Alco RSD 12 Utah Railway 600 rests at the Roads Martin yard in Helper UT in the summer of 1980, This is a Former B&O unit still in the roads colors. It would be part of the helper set for the ... (more)
N de M Alco RSD12 7467 works the yard in the late afternoon in the large yard At Nuevo Laredo Mexico. At the Time this place was filled with Alcos
Nickel Plate 329 was built in June, 1957, and is one of 9 RSD-12s produced by Alco for the Nickel Plate Road. It would later become Norfolk & Western Railway 254, and today resides in Bellevue, OH... (more)
A trio of ex-PRR exotics make up Penn Central's hump job at Selkirk Yard as a pair of Alco RSD-12s sandwich a GP9B.
LS&I 1853 brings a loaded ore train thru Palmer Line Jct. in June of 1987.
All Dressed Up……
When I last photographed Norfolk & Western RSD12 258, I did not expect to see it again, ... (more)
Last and First
The highest- and lowest-numbered of Norfolk & Western’s, as well as Nickel Plate’s, nine RSD12’s work out their final years at N&W’s coal docks at Lambert’... (more)