The US Army originally owned this 1942 Alco RSD-1 as number 8024.
The ARR acquired it in 1951 (#1032) and returned it to the Army in 1956.
They in turn sold it to the Tennessee Valley Authority (#39) later that
year. I contacted the TVA folks to see if it was still around and
found they are not railroad literate. The above photo was taken at
the Fairbanks Yard in 1951.
Photo courtesy of James Sava
Retired Alaska Railroad Trainmaster