there is going to be a restoration, of the Santa Fe Chief, Alco PA 59. Built in 1948, repaired in 1975 and sold to Mexico, repatriated by the Smithsonian in 2000


here's what she looked like fresh and clean



not too clean, nor fresh.


an assembly photo when they were installing the engine


Here is what it looks like now... and they are ready to get to work on a restoration. It's sister was restored by expert Doyle McKormack


and that proves it can be done, http://www.nkp190.com/  and Doyle is ready and willing to help out a lot... and the Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums is on the case and the locomotive is at the Frisco Texas new Museum of the American Railroad just North of Dallas. They are building a new restoration facility and museum, and have some really cool trains


they have a Big Boy,

and 10 Pullman cars, Frisco 4-8-4 No. 4501, Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 No. 4903, Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4018, UP Centennial diesel No. 6913, and Santa Fe doodlebug No. M160.

http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/Visit/InformationandDirections.aspx

http://cs.trains.com/trn/b/staff/archive/2014/11/24/about-that-other-alco-pa-santa-fe-59l-in-texas.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/AlcoPARestoration
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there is going to be a restoration, of the Santa Fe Chief, Alco PA 59. Built in 1948, repaired in 1975 and sold to Mexico, repatriated by the Smithsonian in 2000
there is going to be a restoration, of the Santa Fe Chief, Alco PA 59. Built in 1948, repaired in 1975 and sold to Mexico, repatriated by the Smithsonian in 2000
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