• 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:



  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")