The Steel Company of Wales / Margam Steelworks at Port Talbot employed
five ALCo S1 which were bought new. The switchers were retired many years
|805 (?) is currently (Nov, 8th, 2004) located at a business park
and restaurant in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (about 60 miles from
Birmingham) and used to advertise "Loco Bar & Restaurant.
Neil Bennett (mobile phone) photo
|The picture of 801 was taken on the 22nd June 1982 at Margam Yard -
a British Rail yard that the locos tripped traffic to from the steel
Colin Baker photo
|b/n||works order||road no.||delivery (completion)|
data provided by John W. Nelsen
At least three units exist until today: 801 is up for sale, one is
stuffed and mounted at Steamworld, Peterborough (no. ?) where also the
trucks of another S1 are to be found (no sign of the body though). Another
unit (no. ?) is in the care of an industrial loco group in Shropshire.
The 803 was brought in July 1996 from Wales to Thame, Oxfordshire, where a preservation group awaited it. Meanwhile (as of June 2003) the 803 is at Wallingford, Oxfordshire on the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway. One unit was definetely scrapped.
|801 was waiting for a buyer in early 2000. Lets hope there will be
a future for this unit as there was at least one bid from
Mark Bowman photo
Richard Matthews kindly submitted two pics of the Steamworld S1:
The UP coat is fictional as the switchers came direct from Schenectady!
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