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  by b&m 1566
 
I think they will try that for sure.
I also think Pan Am will be seeking abandonment of this line soon (next 10 years) and will try to pull up the rails as quickly as possible, just in spite. If not they are going to seek absurd money for the rail to stay in place, just so they can have the last laugh.
  by mrj1981
 
Someone posted on the Nerails site today, a few pics of MBRX901 moving the old ST 1423 that's been sitting in Greenfield for some time. Anyone know what they're up to with the unit? I can't imagine it's serviceable!

And while i'm at it - can anyone fill me in on how that unit got to reside there in the first place?

Photos are here:
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... 514795.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... 315063.jpg

Thanks in advance!

MRJ
  by PBMcGinnis
 
Why would you try pulling something without a mechanical inspection? Especially since your host is just chomping at the bit to find an excuse to go back to the FRA and get you evicted?
  by b&m 1566
 
PBMcGinnis wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:32 pm Why would you try pulling something without a mechanical inspection? Especially since your host is just chomping at the bit to find an excuse to go back to the FRA and get you evicted?
The host is the state, not Pan Am. Pan am's ownership ends at Wilton Station.
  by newpylong
 
The M&B doesn't have the capability to do heavy repairs, so it must head East (if being rebuilt).
Last edited by MEC407 on Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:50 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by hillsboyro
 
It headed East to Lyndeborough. It is currently undergoing restoration work to operable condition at the Lyndeborough quarry.
Last edited by MEC407 on Sun May 29, 2022 4:49 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by New Haven 1
 
Any news on the status of the 1423?

Out of curiosity, how many rail miles did the M&B have to travel to get this loco sitting in Greenfield?
  by NHV 669
 
Less than 10.
  by hillsboyro
 
New Haven 1 wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:43 pm Any news on the status of the 1423?
Plan seems to be to restore it to #1228 and paint it like #901. Long term goal is to get it running. Main components are still there but gaskets and electrical systems need to be replaced. They got the engine to turn over last winter. For updates check out @project_1228 on Instagram. It's run by those working on it.
  by New Haven 1
 
Great responses and info sources.

I book marked the website which is a great way to follow progress as well as help out.

Thank you!
  by mrj1981
 
The website references the unit sitting in Greenfield for about 20 years. I am curious if anyone knows where it had been prior to that?
  by b&m 1566
 
It operated for a short period of time on the M&B. Before that, it came from Guilford/B&M.
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