GP40MC1118 wrote:The 6152 was sold in 1990 to Classic Rail Cars, Inc. and languished in various locations
as far south as Brunswick, Md. until it ended up back in New England in April 1993.
I don't have documentation, but its looks like the MCER acquired it in 4/93. Title passed
to the state of Massachusetts and the RDC was going to be part of its Operation Lifesaver
Program. This project was abandoned in 1999.
Rumor was the 6152 was then donated to the CT Eastern RR Museum in Willimantic, but
this apparently was not true. The car has been shifted around the Palmer area ever
since. Ownership is unclear.
Well, after some time, there has been a development! Our favorite RDC (I think destroyed for an RDC equals rough around the edges for any other passenger car) is going to be restored cosmetically by the new Seven Railroads chapter of the NRHS. I guess the previous owner was Operation Lifesaver, but Seven Railroads may have made a deal wit Lifesaver to clean her up a bit. I'm not sure. On the facebook page that is being used until they establish a stand-alone site, Seven Railroads has pictures of the interior. Passenger compartment is empty, but all the operational controls are still in place. Put in new seats and do some paint work, and the interior is good for display. As for operational, I guess the engines were disabled (or at least one was disabled in MBTA service)