ALCO RS-2 and RS-3

Unit Type Date Color Scheme Steam
generator
Brake
piping
Long
Hood
Piping
Headlight(s)
(Note 1)
Horn(s) Other
210:1 RS2 10/71 Tuscan No No Yes Single    
210:2 RS3 2/76 Red No No Yes Vertical    
211:1 RS3                
211:2 RS3 3/75 Red No No No Vertical   “Hammerhead” – high short hood
212:1 RS2 1950 Cornell Red No No No Single    
212:2 RS3 11/73 Red No No Yes Horizontal    
213                  
214                  
215                  
216                  
217                  
218                  
219                  

1. Former LV employees have stated that shop crews were not always careful about replacing the dual headlights in the same orientation as when they were removed for service. Dual headlight orientation might have varied from time to time on a particular unit, and may have been different on each end. This may have happened occasionally, but the photographs I have seen suggest that it didn’t happen often.

RS-2 number 212 is a Weaver plastic RS-3 kit bashed by Lee Turner into an RS-2 with new air reservoirs and battery boxes, it has a Kiel Line white metal cab interior and figures.

One thought on “ALCO RS-2 and RS-3

  1. Lou Nigro

    I would like to have a Hammer Head RS-3 for my LV railroad. Is the old Stewart RS-3 with the Detail Associates conversion the best starting point since this was a Phase 1 unit? If so, what else might have to be changed to be most accurate?

    Thanks,
    Lou

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