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When was the last Brooks Locomotive made in Dunkirk NY?

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When was the last Brooks Locomotive made in Dunkirk NY?
Posted by ATU4070 on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:48 PM

and the plant was bought out by ALCO and I am sure that they used it to make parts untill the 1970s? I just got out of Brooks Hospital here on a excursion diversion.

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:44 PM

Brooks was one of the 'senior' plants in the merged Alco operation, and built locomotives up to 1934 (when the plant was renamed 'Alco Thermal Products' and I believe retasked to making heat-exchange equipment, something that became an increasing priority at Alco after the '40s.  I believe the ex-Brooks Works Plant in Dunkirk was closed in 1962.

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