Author Topic: Diesel Loco in Garrett  (Read 921 times)

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Diesel Loco in Garrett
« on: October 27, 2007, 10:02:58 PM »
Does anyone know what model the locomotive is in the fenced in enclosure with the colored boxcars is?
I pass by it most every day, and still can't figgure it out. Is it ex B&O? (probably)

Howard Pletcher

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Re: Diesel Loco in Garrett
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 01:25:36 PM »
Alco S-1.  And yes, I believe it was originally a B&O loco.

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Re: Diesel Loco in Garrett
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 09:19:20 PM »
Thanks!

Al Corwin

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Re: Diesel Loco in Garrett
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007, 03:58:21 PM »
The 9031 is a S2 built in 1944 for the Staten Island (controlled by the B&O), was retired in 1977 and served on several industris before going to George Silcott (equipment dealer), was aquired by the Garrett group in 1994.  They used to start it up and blow the horn periodically.
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Howard Pletcher

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Re: Diesel Loco in Garrett
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007, 09:38:42 PM »
OK, the difference between an S-1 and an S-2 is the trucks as I understand it.  I also heard a rumor that it didn't get drained fully and is no longer operable although I don't know that firsthand.

Al Corwin

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Re: Diesel Loco in Garrett
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007, 03:21:04 PM »
The S1 and the S2 had the same trucks, the Blount truck.  The S2 was turbocharged, 1000 hp, as opposed the the S1 660 hp normally aspired 539 prime mover.  The S3 (660 hp) and the S4 (1000 hp) had the so called AAR type A switcher truck, that looked like the ones EMD used.
 Al Corwin