• LIRR C420 Preservation: Dakota Southern Railroad Engine 213

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by Jeff Smith
 
eolesen wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:54 pm I expect everyone who posted how urgent it was to save the 213 to be donating $50 per post...
I split out the 213 posts to this, bookmarked topic. The original preservation topic is here: long-island-preservation-news-t24417.html

As for donations:

https://www.twinforksnrhs.org/

https://www.obrm.org/

https://rmli.org/
  by Dogbert666
 
eolesen wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:21 am
Dogbert666 wrote:If he's only taking queries via a third party, it makes me wonder if he's even got email. This IS South Dakota we're talking about. Phone calls and in person conversations are far more common than emails in that part of the world.
Wow. Just wow... Maybe those interested in the 213 should drive out there or write a letter?....

Then again, it was just over a week ago that VPOTUS claimed rural people couldn't make photocopies, so I guess there really are people who think we still rely on 1900's technologies like telegrams and outhouse in "that part of the world" too?.....
You can read as far into that one line as you want. I can think of dozens of companies that have email addresses that someone set up for them that they literally never check. This thread is littered with people who tried to contact them and got nowhere. If you're selling something, it's kinda on you to actually answer an email or the phone every now and then.

As with everyone else I'm curious to hear what sort of deal was worked out.
  by frankie
 
Here's a better quality image of DS Engine 213. (Photo credit "The Diesel Shop")
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  by midwest-fred
 
I recently asked for an update. There were a lot of issues with the draft gear and coupler on the end of the engine that took a hit years ago. Aside from those repairs it was basically good to go.

Fred
  by Teutobergerwald
 
Apparently the 213 has been sold to the Arkansas & Missouri, and renumbered as their #69. Don't know if it has been interchanged yet.
  by Pensyfan19
 
Teutobergerwald wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:38 pm Apparently the 213 has been sold to the Arkansas & Missouri, and renumbered as their #69. Don't know if it has been interchanged yet.
So is the 213 not coming to Long Island? Was there a higher bid?
  by eolesen
 
To be fair, the word was that there was a deal to avoid scrapping. Nobody ever said it was a deal for a museum...

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  by ConstanceR46
 
I don't think Long Island was ever on the cards after the first few days.

But how can i argue with 213 operating for a few more years; and hopefully being put into a position where if the time comes her owners are far more amenable to not cutting her up?
  by RGlueck
 
Arkansas and Missouri would be one of the few places capable of bringing her back in whole, and appreciate her design. Time is the one thing you can never get back.
  by midwest-fred
 
Right on target. Hence the deal. Live to fight a other day. FWIW if anyone on Long Island was going to compete to buy it and move it you were looking at well over 100K to get that done. No need to argue about it I know the actual numbers.

Fred.