The Arkansas and Missouri Railroad is widely known among enthusiasts as one of the last big ALCo haulers in the US.
Springfield sightings by Fred Giarette, March 27, 2003:
A&M 70 (that ex-CP Alco C-630), Seen this unit in Springfield, MO in A&M colors, but lettered for Western New York & Pennsylvania #630. This was on the 27th of March 2003. I have since read on the St Louis Rail Fans (yahoo.com) site that it is now sitting in the TRRA yard awaiting movement. Also saw Springfield Railway Service Co (SRSC) S-2 #209 getting scrapped out this summer at a salvage yard in Springfield.
Breaking news on July 1st 02: A&M bought HBRY C424s 600-1,4 (ex Belt Railway of Chicago) for parts. The three units are at Springdale. Mike Sypult has photos.
|A&M 60 (C-420, 1964), Fort Smith, AR, May 11th,
David R. Busse photo
Ken Douglas reports from his May 02 trip:
The RS-32 (A&M 30) operates better in MU with a T-6 than with the C-420s. It was observed working a Springdale switching job in MU with the 12. Both the mainline turns from Springdale were worked with six C-420s. It was mostly the same set to Monett at night and to Van Buren during the day. The day job is called the Ft. Smith turn but operates only to Van Buren. In Ft. Smith and Van Buren, there were three switching jobs. The first had a pair of T-6s (nose to nose). The second had a single T-6. The third had a pair of C-420s.
New on the property is ex BC Rail 631, new A&M 31, which joins some of her former Lehigh & Hudson river mates in Arkansas. Also at the shop in Springdale was the former IBCX 332, another C-420. It had been sand blasted to remove the exterior paint.
Thanks to John Schumann I can present an A&M roster (March 1998, updated since):
|12||T6||Oct-59||83388||M&D 12/NW 46||i/s|
|14||T6||Oct-59||83385||M&D 14/NW 43||i/s|
|15||T6||Mar-58||82862||Avtex 415/M&D 15/NC 100/CR/PC 9849/PRR 8424||i/s, leased to industry|
|16||T6||Jan 59||83376||M&D 16/NW 34||i/s|
|17||T6||Mar-58||82857||DCL 17/ES 17/M&D 17/CR/PC 9844/PRR 9844||lease unit, Fort Chaffee Development Authority|
|18||T6||Mar-59||82320||M&D 18/NW 19||i/s|
|20||RS1||Oct-51||79349||PUCSC 4/SOU 4/TN 4/RUT 400||i/s|
|22||RS1||Apr 43||70811||M&D 22/PUCSC 1/SOU 1/TN 1/ASAB 905||i/s|
|30||RS32||Jun 61||83992||A&M 42/M&D 42/CR 2031/PC 2031/NYC 2031||i/s|
|31||C420||Jan 66||3431-03||BCR 631, L&HR 25||under overhaul (May 02)|
|44||C420||May-65||3418-03||L&N 1353/SCL 1214/SAL 112||i/s|
|46||C420||May-65||3418-04||L&N 1354/SCL 1215/SAL 113||i/s|
|48||C420||Aug 65||3417-17||L&N 1366/SCL 1227/SAL 125||i/s|
|50||C420||Jun 63||84721||ET 106/L&HR 22||i/s|
|52||C420||Dec-65||3431-01||M&D 52/CR 2073/L&HR 23||i/s|
|54||C420||Dec-65||3431-02||M&D 54/CR 2074/L&HR 24||i/s|
|58||C420||Jul 66||3463-03||D&H 420/D&H 401/CR 2066/L&HR 29||i/s|
|60||C420||Oct-64||3385-10||D&H 413/LV 413||i/s|
|62||C420||Oct-64||3385-03||D&H 416/D&H 406/LV 406||i/s|
|64||C420||Oct-64||3385-04||D&H 417/D&H 407/LV 407||i/s|
|66||C420||Oct-64||3385-09||D&H 412/LV 412||i/s|
|68||C420||Oct-64||3385-08||IHRC 311/A&M 411/D&H 411/LV 411||i/s|
|70||C630M||Jul 68||M6002-01||CP 4500||i/s|
|2310||M636||Aug 67||M6037-11||CN 2310||scrapped for parts|
|2319||M636||Aug 67||M6037-20||CN 2319||scrapped for parts|
|2320||M636||1970||M6052-01||CN 2320||scrapped for parts|
|2325||M636||1971||M6052-06||CN 2325||scrapped for parts|
|2327||M636||1971||M6052-08||CN 2327||scrapped for parts|
|2332||M636||1971||M6052-13||CN 2332||scrapped for parts|
|IBCX 332||C420||under overhaul (May 02)|
|ASAB||Atlanta & St Andrews Bay|
|D&H||Delaware & Hudson|
|DCL||Delaware Coast Line|
|L&HR||Leigh & Hudson River|
|M&D||Maryland & Delaware|
|NYC||New York Central|
|SAL||Seaboard Air Line|
|SCL||Seaboard Coast Line|
|A&M switcher 12 (ALCo T6, 1959) poses at Fort
Smith, AR, May 11th, 1989.
David R. Busse photo
|A&M 44 (C-420) leads two other mates over the steel trestle
near Winslow on rainy Oct. 24th, 1987.
Alan Miller photo/Rolf Stumpf Collection
|A&M 22 (RS-1, 4/43, bn 70811), Springdale, AR,
June 9th, 1996.
Jürgen Radtke photo
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