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Re: PC: RE: Books of Interest-Republic Steel
- Subject: Re: PC: RE: Books of Interest-Republic Steel
- From: Harold Scott <hgs@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2008 22:08:46 -0600
Regarding 0-6-0 Steam at republic steel, The Monticello Railway
Museum at Monticello, Ill. has an 0-6-0 number 191 built by Alco that
they purchased in the very early 1970's. The museum was told that it
was from Republic Steel at Youngstown, Ohio.
The museum purchased it from J. David Conrad (then of Chicago,
Il.) who had purchased it from "Duffy and Sons" a company located at
Columbus, Ohio. - a re-builder and re-seller of used diesel-electric
locomotives. Mr. Duffy had purchased three or four of these
locomotives; and scrapped one on the spot to pay for moving the others
to his facility in Columbus.
Mr Duffy had an idea to start an excursion / tourist line with
them, but later changed his mind and sold #191 to Mr. Conrad, which Mr.
Conrad then resold to the Monticello Railway Museum. ( At that time the
museum was known as the Monticello and Sangamon Valley Railway Museum.)
Mr. Conrad said at that time that this sale to the museum was to pay for
purchasing a sister locomotive.
When the Monticello Ry Museum was at Columbus to prepare the
locomotive for being moved, there was also a sister locomotive there
which had had many parts already removed from it and we were told that
Mr. Conrad had purchased those parts as spares, and that the museum
could do the same for other items that they may want; and the museum
proceeded to do so. To the best that I can remember, the locomotives at
Columbus were numbered; 190; 191; and 192.
Do you think that this book on Republic Steel would be a good one
to have th reference the history of these locomotives as well as the
company?, and if so where does one get a copy and what is the cost?
Gary Mittner wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> Thanks for looking. The loco I was asking about was built by ALCo in
> Jan 1947 (the last steam switcher built by ALCo for domestic use in the
> US) It was the last of a small order of 0-6-0's built for the Aliquippa
> & Southern RR here in the Pgh area. It was sold to Republic Steel and
> transfered to the Youngstown/Warren area. It was scrapped in 1960. I
> have the number plate from it.
> I have seen a photo of it while in service on the A&S but was thinking
> there may have been a photo of it in the book you spoke of. Thanks
> again, Gary
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