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Off to the Scrapper!!!!
Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:51 AM

Norfolk Southern Train pulling various railway equipment to be scrapped.   Sorry to see the ex-Milwaukee E9 go.   The white cables strung along the side of the train, I suspect are air brake bypass hoses for the cars with crappy or non-existent air lines for the brakes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWqRbbwFvaE

 

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Posted by NKP guy on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:43 AM

CMStPnP
CMStPnP wrote the following post 3 hours ago: Norfolk Southern Train pulling various railway equipment to be scrapped.   Sorry to see the ex-Milwaukee E9 go.   The white cables strung along the side of the train, I suspect are air brake bypass hoses for the cars with crappy or non-existent air lines for the brakes.

   The first comment after the video explains that all of the equipment is owned by a museum and may eventually be restored.  So it is NOT a scrap line.  

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Posted by adkrr64 on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:50 AM

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The first comment after the video explains that all of the equipment is owned by a museum and may eventually be restored.  So it is NOT a scrap line.

Some of that equipment looks like it is in reasonable shape for display (like the bigger crane). But unless that museum has a sugar daddy, there is no way some of that stuff (like the E9) is going to be restored anytime soon. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:48 AM

All things considered, the equipment is not in 'that bad' of shape if NS is moving the equipment on its own wheels.  That is a statement that the frames of the equipment are strong enough to withstand the forces that get generated within a train - especially a train that is being handled nominally without working air brakes except for the two gons at the rear of the train.

Restoration is a matter of time and money, nothing more and nothing less.  If you have plenty of both anything that was once made by man can be remade.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 9:42 AM

They did this to get the SDP45 out to move it to Youngstown, I think.

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Posted by NKP guy on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:40 PM

   Balt, your comment about the possibilities of restoration once the Will and the money are there reminds me of this comment about Poland from The Man in Seat61:

"Warsaw is like an old knife that's had its blade and handle replaced, as it was almost totally destroyed in WW2 and has been 85% rebuilt...."

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 6:52 PM

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   Balt, your comment about the possibilities of restoration once the Will and the money are there reminds me of this comment about Poland from The Man in Seat61:

"Warsaw is like an old knife that's had its blade and handle replaced, as it was almost totally destroyed in WW2 and has been 85% rebuilt...."

Of course there is George Washington's original hammer - it has only had the handle replaced 4 times and the head replaced 3 times.

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Posted by D.Carleton on Thursday, November 11, 2021 1:46 AM

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Sorry to see the ex-Milwaukee E9 go.

The E-unit is the RF&P E8 1002.

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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:16 AM

Overmod
They did this to get the SDP45 out to move it to Youngstown, I think.

Last I heard, that group dropped the project.  They did give a vague reply that "something is in the works".  *shrugs* 

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