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AC&Y Switcher Mod
Posted by RicZ on Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:55 PM

Can anyone tell me what the cube-sized box is on the hood of some AC&Y Alco S2 switchers?  It is mounted in the center of the cab forward windows.  I am trying to detail an S2 for a friend.

Thanks in advance,

RicZ

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Posted by tstage on Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:56 PM

Ric,

Is there any way to post a photo of it?  Wait!  I think I may have found one on the Fallen Flags website: (Click photo to enlarge)

Is that what you are talking about?

Tom

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:49 PM

Details are sure hard to find and my one connection to the AC&Y passed away a few years ago.

My only "stab-in-the-dark" guess is that there could be some relationship to radio equipment in there? Seems like the photos I've found of the S2s that have the box also have a Sinclair antenna as well.

Just a guess Confused

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Posted by RicZ on Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:26 PM
Yes. I just don’t know what it is.
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Posted by NHTX on Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:39 PM

     The New Haven also had at least one Alco S type switcher with a box in the same position as the AC&Y unit pictured.  It was for radio equipment which is most likely the case here.

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Posted by MiltonVines on Friday, September 25, 2020 2:38 AM

Maybe this ??

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