Luther Brefo wrote:I don't think that anyone who is trying to preserve an Alco would butcher the locomotive in that way. So it had to be a thief who wanted the coupler for its scrap value or his own locomotive.Alcoman wrote: It appears that they were after just the couplers..nothing else.Who are "they"? Vandals? Thieves? The Historical society?
BTW-There is an ad in Rail Swap regarding someone who has 2 couplers for sale. Look under Diesel Parts-last page of ads.
You can draw your own conclusion there.