NS repaints Wabash E8

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NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by Tadman » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:05 pm

I saw this today on Canadian Railway Observations' fb page - evidently NS has donated time and paint to refurb a Wabash E8. I'm unclear if they're just painting it or if she's going to be operable again. I'd love to see it operate, the E's are one of my favorites. The sounds of a twin-engine non-turbo'ed EMD is pretty darn cool. According to the comments, the trucks went out for rebuild at some point - I'd guess that means she's going to run again. There's not much sense in spending big money on trucks if its' going to sit.

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Re: NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by Tadman » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:12 pm

Update: scuttlebut has it that this unit is being prepared to attend "Streamliners at Spencer", an event for next year featuring plenty of E/F-units. So far, they've got commitment for the NS tuxedo units, the museum's SOU E and F, the museum's ACL 501, and Bennet Levin's Pennsy engines. The million dollar question - since Doyle McCormick's PA is now in NKP livery, will it attend? That would be amazing.
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Re: NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by TSTOM » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:19 am

Tad -

Just read about this upcoming event at Spencer Shops....is May 14, 2014 correct ?

TSRHS and ARHS will reportedly be sending their twin restored/recreated LACKAWANNA F3's that now reside and run periodic excursions at Steamtown in Scranton.

Kudos to NS for once again hosting a terrific railfan event !

( Maybe you could adjust/expand this thread title to alert folks to this upcoming event ? )

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Re: NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by Tadman » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:44 am

She's done!

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Re: NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by TSTOM » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:59 pm

I'll tell ya, the NS paint crew is really superb....what a beauty !

BTW Tad, does she run now or was this just a cosmetic restoration ?

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Re: NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by TSTOM » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:10 pm

Just found this Wabash F-unit for comparison to the restored E above....

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Re: NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by TSTOM » Wed May 07, 2014 12:56 pm

CONFIRMED - Wabash E8 going to Spencer Festival....

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Re: NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by glennk419 » Thu May 08, 2014 12:41 pm

Tadman wrote:Update: scuttlebut has it that this unit is being prepared to attend "Streamliners at Spencer", an event for next year featuring plenty of E/F-units. So far, they've got commitment for the NS tuxedo units, the museum's SOU E and F, the museum's ACL 501, and Bennet Levin's Pennsy engines. The million dollar question - since Doyle McCormick's PA is now in NKP livery, will it attend? That would be amazing.
Yes, Nickel Plate PA-1 190 will be in attendance, along with Erie E-8 833.
Glenn

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Re: NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by Missyg24 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:19 pm

NS repainted & fixed it up. Rumor or word of my fiances step dad who talked to a guy who works in Juniata Locomotive Shop.... Wick gave the owner of the Wabash engine free of charge for some parts (parts they found elsewhere for it) new springs, trucks, fresh paint, id say whole nine yards almost lol. Seen it at Spencer before, when it arrived in Altoona and while it was at the shops. But didnt see it leave. Thats ok.
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Re: NS repaints Wabash E8

Post by Tadman » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:04 pm

I know this is an old thread but I thought I'd share my story from Streamliners at Spencer. First, I didn't go. You might wonder what the heck I saw, then. Turns out I was eating lunch trackside in Downers Grove, IL, along the BNSF racetrack just west of Chicago. After innumerable scoots, freights, and a few Amtrak trains, another pumpkin orange BNSF freight charges east into town with some odd blue/white engine in tow behind the power. Turns out it was NKP 109. Wow! Seeing an Alco PA in this day and age is an event I had written off. Even given Doyle's resto project in PDX, I didn't count on ever seeing it. What a treat!
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