News Wire: First streamlined EMD passenger unit is under restoration at B&O Railroad Museum

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:28 AM

BALTIMORE, Md — An under-the-radar restoration project to cosmetically restore the first streamlined EMD diesel passenger locomotive is well under way at the B&O Railroad Museum. Built in 1937, B&O EA No. 51 was the first unit with a ra...

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Posted by tdmidget on Friday, January 25, 2019 7:09 PM

It seems that some don't learn from the mistakes of others. Why put aluminum back on?

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Sunday, January 27, 2019 1:46 PM

They took the necessary precautions.  It's easier to work with than steel plate.

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Posted by tdmidget on Monday, January 28, 2019 9:46 PM

It's FLAT! All that is required is to put holes in the proper place. Aluminum costs 2.25 times more and has its problems, including lack of authenticity.

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