Please help Identify this locomotive and possible location

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Scott100

New Member
I have the attached photo of what I believe is an ALCO RDS-1. It is supposed to be at a military base (Navy ordnance depot) near Ogden, Utah during WWII. However the USAF marking seems to bring the date into question. Any thoughts are appreciated.
 

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bnsf971

Roadmaster
The United States Air Force was not created until 1947, so that photo can’t have been taken during WWII, which ended in 1945. These engines were all transferred to USN ownership around 1970, no matter where they were originally intended to be used.
Also, the engines weren’t even built until around 1952, even after the Korean war had wound down.
 
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bcp

Member
Looks like 8012 was built in 1942 as Atlanta & St Andrews Bay Railroad 903, then requisitioned by the Army and trucks converted, sent to Iran, then sent back to US after the war for service on a military base somewhere.



Bruce
 

Itsed65

Well-Known Member
Hill AFB in Ogden is an Air Force logistics center, so it very well could have been in use there post WW2.
 




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