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ALCO museum grand opening to include open house Sunday (with photo gallery)

Ray Legere works from a ladder on an ALCO FA1 1500hp V12, on display at the American Locomotive Heritage Museum on Tuesday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Ray Legere works from a ladder on an ALCO FA1 1500hp V12, on display at the American Locomotive Heritage Museum on Tuesday afternoon.
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In their push to collect all the artifacts they can and prepare the ALCO Heritage Museum for Sunday’s grand opening, museum director Jim Cesare and historian Dave Gould, both volunteers, have uttered more than their share of oohs and aahs. Nothing, however, not even the M-47 Patton Tank, elicits the response that comes with a first look at Charles Lester’s 1930s-era model of the Hudson, a steam locomotive built at the American Locomotive Company for ...


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Starman
June 7, 2012
8:52 a.m.

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It would have been nice if this group gave credit to the guy who started the effort and got the group off the ground (yea, I know there were 3 founders, but one guy did the lions share of the work to make it happen) The guy was the groups first President and I think he did a great job getting the group up and running.

Also; the formal dinner was attended by 60 people and was first class which was also put together by the first President.
I went to that dinner and felt it was better than anything the group has done since.

The group has very little to show for it efforts and very short on cash to do much else. They should have waited to have this Grand opening until next year which would have have given them more time to get equipment such as a complete locomotive and more displays.
I think people will be expecting more than they get when they see this museum.

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