History of ACL 1804

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Over on the SERails list on Yahoo Groups there has been some discussion this week on the movement of three vintage locomotives. ACL GP7-1804, CB&Q E9-9913 and FEC E8-1564. Apparently they are all heading for the Gold Coast Museum down in Miami. I'm curious about the history of ACL #1804. Where has she been all this time and what did she do and where did she do it, before she was obviously retired.

-- John Buckley (dragondog@juno.com), November 21, 2002


Well why in the world would someone commission to paint it ACL colors if the ACL never had a GP7 #1804??? You're right Joe. Thats like IHC doing a locomotive model and assigning a railroad name to it that never ran that type engine. Sure does take some of the fun out of the chase though. But I'd still like to get some shots as they roll through Jax.

-- John Buckley (dragondog@juno.com), November 21, 2002.

I have mentioned on SERAILS and other lists.This ugly locomotive has a chopped nose and dymamic brakes,things the ACL did not have.It is only painted ACL,like some HO model ACL dome cars.

-- Joseph Oates (jlosal@mindspring.com), November 21, 2002.

John, according to a couple of posts I have seen either on the SERails or CSXrailfans lists, "ACL 1804" is ex-Alaska RR, ex-US Army, same number, and thus was never a real ACL geep. But since they have done it in ACL paint, I do hope they got the paint and lettering correct and gave it a new number in the authentic ACL geep number series (100s-200s). (Oh, and Mars signal lights too..........)

-- Larry Goolsby (LGoolsby@aphsa.org), November 21, 2002.

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