ALCos and MLWs of the Apache RR

apache 83 C-420 no. 83 leads a Holbrook-bound train in the long downhill section short of Holbrook. This great shot was made on the evening of April 8th, 1990.

Eugene Vicknair photo
Where else can you see such an impressive lash-up??? Three C-420 and three C-424 make a team to move a bunch of empty boxcars for online storage. West of Snowflake community, April 23rd, 2002.

Rolf Stumpf photo
Apache RR

With the arrival of the ex Canadian Pacific C-424 in 1998 (numbers are: 4211, 4227, 4233) the RS-36's were retired, the C-420 are to rumble on. Despite several inquiries about selling off the three retired RS-32 units, the Apache Railroad decided to keep them as spare parts sources. Before the CP units came on the property there were thoughts about going EMD (GP40ish) but the ALCos are considered being good pullers and may have still some years to come.
Usually one unit serves as a plant switcher at the paper mill which is a couple of miles west of Snowflake. The three RS-32 are kept behind the shops that are near the mill and still look quite good. Still on the property is the hulk of RS-11.

apache 97 Apache 97, 98 and 84 at the shops, April 23rd, 2002.

Rolf Stumpf photo

Apache Railway's Roster

supplied by Andy Inserra (June 98, updated since)
# MODEL HP NOTES
81 C420 2000 ex-L&N #1305
82 C420 2000 ex-Tennessee Central #400, L&N #1315
83 C420 2000 ex-Monon #516, L&N #1333
84 C420 2000 Ex-Norfolk & Western #415
97 C424 2400 ex-CP Rail #4211
98 C424 2400 ex-CP Rail #4227
99 C424 2400 ex-CP Rail #4233
700 RS36 1800 bought new, retired, to be cannibalized
800 RS36 1800 bought new, retired, to be cannibalized
900 RS36 1800 bought new, retired, to be cannibalized
Apache RR C-420 82 and C-424 97 await new duties on a sunny morning, April 23rd, 2002.

Rolf Stumpf photo
apache 82 apache 97

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