scottychaos wrote:hmmm..did I miss the memo?
I'll have my secretary re-send the memo!
When was Nessman made supreme ruler of the universe?
you can "give it up" if you like...and I admit you are FAR more likely to be right...but why give up all hope if the slightest hope remains?
Try telling that to the families of those coal miners in Utah. Point being there may be a teenie microscopic chance... but reality is - ain't gonna happen. At $20k a pop (probably more) to get a crane, flatbed, transportation, etc... who's gonna pony up the dough to move junk somewhere else where it will sit for another 20 yrs and deteriorate even further. Most NRHS outfits and other preservation groups barely have the $$$ to maintain the stuff they have today.
they arent scrapped yet.
Yet is the operative word here.
I agree with you 99%..
I just refuse to give up that last 1%!
The Alco FA is getting out.
the Ford WAG unit got out.
And im sure there are plenty of examples of "land locked" units being saved.
all im saying is that no one can use the word "impossible"..
Check out this story:
(click on "Locomotive Const" then "Mud Rogers, History")
This loco was used for FILL, as part of a retaining wall, in a river!
it was dragged out of the river mud, and fully restored to operating condition!