MACTRAXX wrote: ↑Mon May 30, 2022 11:54 amBack in the late 1970s Amtrak had stored (two?) sets of UA Turbotrains at 30th Street Station for either future service or resale (NOT mentioned in the Wikipedia UA Turbotrain page) that were in bad condition and ended up being scrapped - no UA Turbotrains ended up being preserved for historical purposes in either the US or Canada in the end...MACTRAXXThose 2 Amtrak trains had earlier been very visibly stored along U.S. 50 New York Ave. near Ivy City in the District of Columbia while bids were being solicited from the scrappers. They had to be moved away because too many congresscritters were asking when the new trains were going to be put into service. They had been lengthened with surplus Canadian cars when Via Rail Canada rearranged their sets. They eventually left 30th St. for Naporano Iron & Metals.
They still had roller curtain destination signs over some of the doorways while on display in Washington, but Mr. Naporaono said he didn't receive any of them.