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A few of 'em (424s) found their way ta Vancouver (Canada) to be repainted in PGE colors, or just lettered for the British Columbia outfit, which became BCol, British Columbia Railway a few years later.

el2460alb.jpgel2461alb.jpgel2462alb.jpgel-c425.jpg

 



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The last four (Crossing the bridge over the lake) at Sand Point, ID are the 425s. They're en route on GN/BN to PGE to Vancouver.

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Shared Assholes repainted one of their SD45's back into it's original EL colors. Saw it last week at 91 Bay.

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Great work there Uke in coming up with those pictures to match my story.
Need to take a look at the PGE/BCOL locomotive roster and see how many
of these ex-EL repainted I got pictures of...which could be several.

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EL..2458.................BCOL 800

.....2451......................... 801

.....2452......................... 802, DL 2452

.....2453......................... 803, MHWA 2453

.....2454......................... 804, MHWA 2454

.....2455......................... 805, MHWA 805

.....2456......................... 806, MHWA 806

.....2457......................... 807

.....2458......................... 808, WRECKED, REBUILT AS THE 800

.....2459......................... 809

.....2460......................... 810

.....2461......................... 811, DL 2461

.....2462......................... 812

BCOL 800 was nicknamed THE FISH, because it was wrecked into Seton Lake twice and rebuilt twice. 

 


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So Calvin found some of the roster info...thank you Calvin. The ex-EL C425's show
on the BCOL roster April 1976 and most lasted until 1991-93. A couple got sold to
Delaware Lackawana Railroad and 4 to Mowhawk Adirondack & Northern some ex-NYC
trackage in NY. The MHWA units still running today.

http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?railroad=Mohawk,%20Adirondack%20%26%20Northern%20Railroad



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Those Alcos were built to last, and with GE motors, generators, electrical controls... They'll continue pulling long after EMDs die on line! They've also got the GREAT 251-C, or G series engines spinning the main generator to power the wheels. (The ONLY engine the Coast Guard orders installed in its fast cutters!) Word!

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I saw the ALCO tract motors being built at GE, Erie.

This was back in the 1950s.  The motors were entirely different from GE, built by GE. 



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I looked through all my PGE/BCOL pictures taken and none of the 800 series. Only
had one chance at seeing them and that was June 1980. They all must have been in
service north of Prince George.

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The BN Merger couldn't have come at a better time in 1970 for me as I was a teenage
railfan/photographer with my first 35mm camera and enough freedom. Bellingham WA
had enough BN trains a day but it was all "Interbay Pool" power...the same power back
and forth because it was "OK to run in Canada". All locomotives had to have a snowplow
which surprisingly enough does eliminate some locomotives. So right at BN start-up
the "Ferndale Turn" was created to depart Interbay and run to Ferndale WA, turn there
and return to Interbay. So since the train wasn't going into Canada... Interbay put just
about every weird lash-up of merger power on this train every day. Day after day the
train had something I never seen before in Bham like SPS and CBQ power and NP F-units.
Think I saw pretty much the whole SPS roster of ALCO's pass through Bham except for
the C636's. And what I dint see in Bham I saw at Interbay as it had a lot of SPS power
on hand sometimes. Then I was lucky enough to be in the Portland OR area in 1981
when BN sent the whole ALCO fleet remaining awaiting dispo. Thankfully when BN re-numbered
the SPS fleet of ALCO's you can tell the difference between a C-424 and C-425.



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