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    At 5:00 minutes into the video, can anyone identify these locomotives please?
    Are they Alco's of some description?

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    The first unit is a Baldwin DT-6-6-2000, a 2000 hp diesel switcher built for Trona in April 1949. There were only two of them numbered 50-51. The second unit is a Baldwin AS-616, a 1600hp diesel switcher. Trona has three of them, numbered 52-54. 52 was built new for Trona in March 1954. 53 was former SP 2459, built in April 1951, and sold to Trona in 1960. 54 was former Kaiser 1012B, built in June 1952, and was acquired by Trona in 1986.

    The DT's were retired in 1973, while the AS's were retired in 1993.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbita View Post
    The first unit is a Baldwin DT-6-6-2000......etc
    Thank you very much for that information.
    Much obliged to you.
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    As a follow-up, the 50 and 51 went on to work for Peabody Coal in southern Illinois at their Randolph Preparation Plant and River King Mine operations. They were scrapped around 1977.

    I can remember seeing them in service on the line between the Randolph Prep Plant and Illinois Power's Baldwin Power Plant, but I was far too young at the time to be aware of what I was seeing.
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