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Full steam ahead for ALCO history (with photo gallery)

New museum attracts 3,000 visitors on opening day

Rui-Chiao Wang, 4, of Slingerlands, gets a closer look at the ALCO model trains at the ALCO Heritage Museum grand opening on Sunday. Holding Rui-Chiao is his father Rex Wang.
Rui-Chiao Wang, 4, of Slingerlands, gets a closer look at the ALCO model trains at the ALCO Heritage Museum grand opening on Sunday. Holding Rui-Chiao is his father Rex Wang.
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Volunteers directed lines of traffic through packed parking lots and sweated under the hot sun outside the ALCO Heritage Museum during Sunday’s grand opening. Inside, people cooled in the shade of huge industrial vaulted ceilings and mused over such relics as an M47 Patton Tank and genuine Reading Railroad engine cab. In all, more than 3,000 people visited the museum in the first hours of its opening. “We didn’t officially open until 1, but people ...


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