lvrr325 wrote:- C630 DemosGuess I got it wrong. I thought it was LA&L Railroad Company, not LA&L Railroad Historical Society. Apparently their job is not hauling freight and making money, it's preserving locomotives.
- C424 Demo/first built
- this unit
So they gave one away.
Look, a few years ago there was an LV caboose in imminent danger of being cut up. A group of people, including some members of this site, reached into their pockets and came up with the cash which ultimately saved the car.
An S-1 weighs what... about 110 tons? Last I heard a few weeks ago short steel was bringing ballpark 9 cents a pound. So one of those locos would bring roughly $19,800 in scrap assuming no heavy parts had been removed for railroad use. Subtract the cost of acetylene and labor and you might possibly buy the other one for let's say $16,000. How much should we put you down for?
Money talks. BS walks.