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Owner: Arkansas & Missouri
Model:Alco C420Built As:LHR 25 (C420)
Serial Number:3431-03Order No:21245
Frame Number:3431-03Built:1/1966
Notes:Ex-LHR 25, ex-BCOL 631
Other locos with this serial:  BCOL 631(C420) AM 56(C420) LHR 25(C420)
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AM 57
Title:  AM 57
Description:  A&M C420's #57 & #56 flat switch their home yard in Fort Smith, AR on 2/28/12 building up cars for the Northbound Fort Smith Turn.. all the while under a tornado watch!
Photo Date:  2/28/2012  Upload Date: 6/23/2012 8:16:29 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Barry Kincy
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 57(C420) AM 56(C420)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
AM 57
Title:  AM 57
Description:  On 03/02/12 A&M C420's #57 & #56 is dragging back 39 cars from the UP in Van Buren, AR to the Fort Smith Railroad yard in Fort Smith, AR.
Photo Date:  3/2/2012  Upload Date: 6/23/2012 8:23:30 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Barry Kincy
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 57(C420) AM 56(C420)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
AM 52
Title:  AM 52
Description:  A&M C420 #52 & #56 pull into Van Buren with 49 cars of freight from the FSR (Fort Smith Railroad) to interchange with the Union Pacific in Van Buren.
Photo Date:  4/10/2012  Upload Date: 6/23/2012 9:30:46 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Barry Kincy
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 52(C420) AM 56(C420)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/4/2012  Upload Date: 7/4/2012 10:11:06 PM
Location:  Fayette Junction, AR
Author:  John Matrow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/4/2012  Upload Date: 7/4/2012 10:10:33 PM
Location:  Fayette Junction, AR
Author:  John Matrow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 34(C424)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description:  This is as far back as they would let me go.
Photo Date:  7/4/2012  Upload Date: 7/4/2012 10:43:36 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  John Matrow
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Pulling down with the turn
Title:  Pulling down with the turn
Description:  A&M 34 and 56 pull the cars left by the Monett Turn down to yard the train. Lead unit is the recently returned 34.
Photo Date:  7/5/2012  Upload Date: 7/5/2012 11:38:23 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  AM 34(C424) AM 56(C420)
Views:  351   Comments: 1
A&M yard job
Title:  A&M yard job
Description:  The A&M yard job works at Springdale as seen from Randall Wobbe Rd
Photo Date:  7/5/2012  Upload Date: 7/5/2012 11:36:42 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  AM 34(C424) AM 56(C420)
Views:  357   Comments: 1
J A Hannold
Title:  J A Hannold
Description:  A&M 56 was the trailing unit on the yard set today. It is named for J A Hannold.
Photo Date:  7/5/2012  Upload Date: 7/5/2012 11:41:16 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Track
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
Road power meets yard power
Title:  Road power meets yard power
Description:  The road power from the Monett Turn has dropped its train on the main and heads past the yard engines on its way to the engine house.
Photo Date:  7/5/2012  Upload Date: 7/5/2012 11:43:35 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  AM 66(C420) AM 60(C420) AM 46(C420) AM 58(C420) AM 56(C420) AM 34(C424)
Views:  281   Comments: 2
AM 32
Title:  AM 32
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:07:12 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 32(C424) AM 56(C420)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:07:08 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  37   Comments: 0
AM 32
Title:  AM 32
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:11:18 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 32(C424) AM 56(C420)
Views:  124   Comments: 0
AM 32
Title:  AM 32
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:11:21 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 32(C424) AM 56(C420)
Views:  97   Comments: 1
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:11:29 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  52   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:11:34 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  38   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:11:41 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:11:46 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  31   Comments: 0
AM 32
Title:  AM 32
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:11:49 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 32(C424) AM 56(C420)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:11:55 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:12:01 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
AM 32
Title:  AM 32
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 9:11:13 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Allan Williams Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 32(C424) AM 56(C420)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/4/2013 8:28:47 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Charles Burgess
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/26/2013  Upload Date: 9/4/2013 8:28:46 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Charles Burgess
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
A&M Alco Power
Title:  A&M Alco Power
Description:  Moving power in the afternoon after a trip from Ft. Smith.
Photo Date:  9/10/2013  Upload Date: 9/26/2013 10:45:07 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Matthew Kantola
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420) AM 68(C420) AM 48(C420) AM 54(C420) AM 56(C420) AM 42(C420) AM 44(C420)
Views:  277   Comments: 0
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/30/2014  Upload Date: 10/11/2014 7:59:51 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  G Gerard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 42(C420)
Views:  174   Comments: 1
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/30/2014  Upload Date: 10/11/2014 7:59:56 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  G Gerard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
AM yard job
Title:  AM yard job
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/30/2014  Upload Date: 10/11/2014 8:00:10 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  G Gerard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 42(C420)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
72 lives
Title:  72 lives
Description:  The three SD 70s were involved in a derailment near Schberg Ark on Oct 10. Year old 72 was damaged, but not as badly as the other two units, and is back in service. Here it is at Spingdale in the company of its predecessors.
Photo Date:  12/6/2014  Upload Date: 12/9/2014 1:18:38 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  AM 72(SD70ACe) AM 56(C420) AM 44(C420)
Views:  376   Comments: 1
Framed
Title:  Framed
Description:  Crossing signs for the Ball Metals siding frame the northbound Ft Smith Turn as it makes its way through Springdale around 1100 on Dec 13. Georges feed mill is in the background.
Photo Date:  12/13/2014  Upload Date: 12/15/2014 1:51:44 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 72(SD70ACe) AM 56(C420) AM 54(C420) AM 57(C420) AM 71(SD70ACe)
Views:  292   Comments: 2
Through the park
Title:  Through the park
Description:  The Ft Smith Turn now has its crew on board and is starting up past the open grassy area between the road and tracks adacent to Georges.
Photo Date:  12/13/2014  Upload Date: 12/15/2014 2:01:39 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AM 72(SD70ACe) AM 56(C420) AM 54(C420) AM 57(C420) AM 71(SD70ACe)
Views:  256   Comments: 1
Waiting
Title:  Waiting
Description:  A crew member is walking up after the Ft Smith Turn made a set out at Springdale. Once he's on, the train will cross US 412, continue toward the yard and the end of their long nights journey into day.
Photo Date:  12/13/2014  Upload Date: 12/15/2014 1:59:02 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 72(SD70ACe) AM 56(C420) AM 54(C420) AM 57(C420) AM 71(SD70ACe)
Views:  427   Comments: 1
Pulling back
Title:  Pulling back
Description:  The power pulls back, getting ready for another pass at moving cars around.
Photo Date:  6/22/2016  Upload Date: 7/7/2016 3:23:34 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 18(T6)
Views:  81   Comments: 1
Spotting
Title:  Spotting
Description:  The switch job has some cars from the siding south of Randall Wobbe Rd, leaving them on the main before going back in to spot.
Photo Date:  6/22/2016  Upload Date: 7/7/2016 3:03:30 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 18(T6)
Views:  69   Comments: 1
Giving them a push
Title:  Giving them a push
Description:  The Alcos throw some characteristic smoke as they shove the cars into the siding.
Photo Date:  6/22/2016  Upload Date: 7/7/2016 3:07:13 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 18(T6)
Views:  89   Comments: 1
Last week working, this week shop queens
Title:  Last week working, this week shop queens
Description:  The power that was on last weeks Springdale switcher is spending today outside the shop.
Photo Date:  7/7/2016  Upload Date: 7/21/2016 4:36:29 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 18(T6)
Views:  193   Comments: 1
AM 50 and Others
Title:  AM 50 and Others
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/27/2016  Upload Date: 10/17/2018 2:24:08 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Adam Finger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AM 50(C420) AM 52(C420) AM 56(C420)
Views:  37   Comments: 1
AM 56
Title:  AM 56
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/27/2016  Upload Date: 10/17/2018 2:26:33 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Adam Finger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
AM 70
Title:  AM 70
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/27/2016  Upload Date: 10/17/2018 2:50:41 PM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Adam Finger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AM 70(SD70ACe) AM 18(T6) AM 56(C420)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
By a nose
Title:  By a nose
Description:  The nose of C 420 56, seen close up while it was working at Georges Foods.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/26/2017 5:50:53 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
C 420 and a switchstand
Title:  C 420 and a switchstand
Description:  The switch is lined for the siding, A&M 56 posed right next to it as it works Georges.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/26/2017 6:04:35 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  76   Comments: 2
Waiting on the ground man
Title:  Waiting on the ground man
Description:  I was out Christmas shopping and took a swing through Springdale to see if anything was going on. As I crossed US 412, this local was backing toward Georges. Here he is waiting for his ground man to throw a switch after pulling some empties.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/24/2017 4:15:14 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 57(C420)
Views:  127   Comments: 2
Shoving in
Title:  Shoving in
Description:  The switch is thrown, and the engineer opens up, the power doing what Alcos are best known for.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/24/2017 4:24:10 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 57(C420)
Views:  101   Comments: 2
Leaning into it
Title:  Leaning into it
Description:  The engineer gives the train a little more power, pushing the set out into the customer. The Alco smoke tells the tale.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/24/2017 4:36:22 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 57(C420)
Views:  114   Comments: 2
Down in
Title:  Down in
Description:  The local pushes the inbound cars toward their intended docks. The loads pulled out are on the main.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/24/2017 4:58:45 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 57(C420)
Views:  120   Comments: 2
Starting to pull
Title:  Starting to pull
Description:  With the spotted car now uncoupled, the engineer pulls forward with a puff of smoke.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/24/2017 5:11:56 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 57(C420)
Views:  103   Comments: 2
Pulling up for the next car
Title:  Pulling up for the next car
Description:  The power gives a tug as it pulls the next car to its designated spot.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/24/2017 5:15:47 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 57(C420)
Views:  110   Comments: 2
Holding
Title:  Holding
Description:  The power holds while the ground man uncouples the next car.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/24/2017 5:18:09 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 57(C420)
Views:  100   Comments: 2
Pulling them out
Title:  Pulling them out
Description:  The train pulls forward, starting its move toward the main.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/24/2017 5:23:23 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 57(C420)
Views:  100   Comments: 2
Pulling hard
Title:  Pulling hard
Description:  The power smokes seriously as it pulls uphill to get the remaining cars off the siding.
Photo Date:  12/21/2017  Upload Date: 12/24/2017 5:28:32 AM
Location:  Springdale, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420) AM 57(C420)
Views:  120   Comments: 3


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