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The Alco experiment by classictrains The Alco experiment by classictrains
This is 1 of 10 Alco C630's bought by the UP in 1966. They were off the property in late 1973. There is some interesting history of these engines at Utah Rails. These were the last Alcos purchased by UP and the loss of UP's business probably accelerated Alco's decline.

That's a Centennial predecessor, DD35 #83, behind.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
I take it their 6-axle experiments weren't the most promising to the Class 1's?
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classictrains Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
yes... follow the link in the "Artist's Comments" it was very interesting given the EMD/GE competition today.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
I should've known it would've been on UtahRails. Interesting story.
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JDAWG9806 Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
railfans: alco's rule!
class 1's: alco's suck!
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
I always thought the Centennials had 6900 series numbers and had wider cabs.
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
whoops... shoulda checked... that's a Centennial predecessors... a DD36... you are right again. one of these days i'll learn! :-(
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
jeez... wish I could type :-) DD35
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