Eight Alcos!!  Contributor's Pick!       
The Monett Turn ran at night during the late 90s, getting out of Springdale in the late evening, and sometimes returning after daylight in the longer days of summer. I was a driver for JB Hunt then, and would occasionally come through our Lowell Ark terminal, which was bisected by the line. Id always park on the track side of the building. It was a thrill to watch the turn gaining speed as it headed north around midnight, usually behind 3 to 5 Alcos. This day in June 1999, it returned around 0800 with EIGHT!! What a sound!!
Date: 6/9/1998 Location: Lowell, AR   Map Show Lowell on a rail map Views: 668 Collection Of:   Tom Beckett
Locomotives: AM 60(C420) AM 68(C420) AM 58(C420) AM 44(C420) AM 66(C420) AM 50(C420) AM 42(RS32) AM 54(C420)    Author:  Tom Beckett
Eight Alcos!!
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Barry Kincy General VERY nice shot Tom! Even today they still occasionally run up to 8 C420's on a Fort Smith turn. The Fort Smith turn ran in daylight for most of 2011, but they are back to nights. But one night not too long ago I caught the northbound with 8 C420' sand 82 cars! What a sight on a 2% grade! 1/10/2012 8:02:03 PM

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