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Arkansas & Missouri C420 #56 at Springdale, Arkansas

(Alex Maves photo)


Alex Maves contributed an excellent photo of Arkansas & Missouri C420 #56 inside the Diesel Shop at Springdale, Arkansas. The A&M had invited a large group of visitors to tour their facilities, during the National Railroad Historical Society convention on 12 June 2014. The much traveled C420 was built for the Lehigh & Hudson River as #26. It also worked for British Columbia Rail (#631) prior to donning the colors of A&M.

Speaking of Alcos, this month's "Remember When" segment focuses on the Schenectady builder's six-axle, 3000-hp Century 630 freight hauler. It was the first locomotive built in the U.S. that featured an AC/DC transmission. The second half of this two-part profile will appear in February.

Please note two new features have been added to the website. The first is "Celebrity Locomotives" more commonly referred to as heritage, demonstrator, tribute, etc. diesels. The next is called "Interlocking Plants" and centers on those sentinels of past decades that stood guard wherever two or more railroad lines crossed or interchanged.

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