One of Alco's rarest locomotives was the 800 hp S-5 switcher. Only seven were built, and the Boston & Maine had six of them. Sharp-looking B&M 863 pushed cars over the Boston freight yard hump at ... (more)
Looks like some restoration has started on this old Alco as evidenced by the gray primer on the frame?
The unit is former Boston & Maine 864.
A 1981 trip to the Midwest included a few absolutely miserable weather days in the Ohio River Valley. One of the biggest prizes on those days was a chance to photograph one of seven Alco S5’s ever... (more)
Bi Centennial painted SLGW unit switching Garfield
Tennessee Copper Rwy ore train heading toward the smelter at Copperhill, TN // Oct 1974
48129_PL2_PL7 work a empty coal train through Hexham while on route.