Nickel Plate Road 190

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Nickel Plate Road #190
Nickel Plate Road 190 at Oregon Rail Heritage Ctr, Sep 2012.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder American Locomotive Company
Model Alco PA-1
Build date March 1948
Rebuilder Morrison-Knudsen Co.
Rebuild date 1975
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AAR A1A-A1A
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Trucks General Steel Castings
Prime mover Originally: ALCO 244
Rebuilt: ALCO 251
Engine type Four stroke diesel
Cylinders 12
Performance figures
Power output 2,000 hp (1.49 MW)
Career
Operators Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Delaware and Hudson Railway, Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México, Ferrocarril del Pacífico
Numbers ATSF 62L, D&H 18
Nicknames George W. Hockaday
Current owner Doyle McCormack
Disposition Under restoration; located at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, in Portland, Oregon

Nickel Plate Road #190 is a Morrison-Knudsen PA4 diesel locomotive rebuilt from an ALCO PA in 1975. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway #62L was a PA1, sold to the Delaware and Hudson Railway (D&H) in December 1967. It is one of only two ALCO PA locomotives remaining in the United States.[1]

History[edit]

Delaware & Hudson ALCO PA 18 in 1975 with an Amtrak EMD F-unit. The PA still had the D&H paint scheme, albeit faded, when brought back to the U.S.

The D&H renumbered it 18 and sent it to Morrison-Knudsen for rebuilding in 1975.

In 1978, this locomotive was sold to the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México. Doyle McCormack obtained the wreck-damaged unit and brought it back the United States in 2000. Restoration began in 2002. McCormack has chosen to restore the locomotive as a Nickel Plate Road PA.

In 2012, the locomotive was moved to the new Oregon Rail Heritage Center, in Portland, Oregon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wrinn, Jim (May 10, 2012). "In Portland, the Daylight & Co. are packing their bags". Trains magazine website. Retrieved September 29, 2012.