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  by thebigham
 
Retsof pics:

Torched diesel from the plant that had a fire in Caledonia, NY on march 19:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222837" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It was still there a few weeks ago.

I was in Retsof on Sept. 24. 2 engines were in front of the enginehouse! I haven't seen that in years.

R&S GP40 #104:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=226399" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=226402" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=226403" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

#104 is now at Brookville for a rebuild.

exKodak #8:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=226400" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=226401" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and...

The former DL&W main in Mt. Morris. Only one bridge is left over River Road. It has a low clearance and the abutments are in rough shape:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=226739" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Benjamin Maggi
 
I have in my files somewhere a Kodak employee newsletter that discussed the painting of their engines. The designs (3) were by an classic automobile fan who worked for Kodak and thought the hot-rod trains would improve morale at Kodak. Management agreed with the designs, and they you are.
  by BR&P
 
lvrr325 wrote:What I mean is they should be on the Caledonia plant switcher.
I got it, and thought it was a good one. Unfortunately with the pathetic choice of emojies offered on this site, there is no "laughing" or "thumbs up" or anything similar to reply with.
  by sd80mac
 
lvrr325 wrote:What I mean is they should be on the Caledonia plant switcher.
LOL!!! good one....
  by charlie6017
 
I uploaded this video I shot way back in the Summer of 2004 of the R&S heading north from Ridgeway Ave.
to McCall Road, and then up to Matthews & Field Lumber. Been meaning to do this for a while, finally got
around to it.

Needless to say, I'm glad I was lucky enough to catch them when I did! :-D

Charlie

https://youtu.be/ULCYGqlsnM4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Last edited by charlie6017 on Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:05 pm, edited 2 times in total.
  by Benjamin Maggi
 
Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately, that is a scene that will likely never be repeated. I don't know when Matthew & Fields last received a lumber shipment by rail but I doubt they will in the future. I wonder how old that black Geep is in the video too.
  by scottychaos
 
Benjamin Maggi wrote: I wonder how old that black Geep is in the video too.
B&P 874, GP9, originally N&W 874, built in 1959.

she's been rebuilt, had her nose chopped, and is still operating with B&P! :)
56 years old:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4046877" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Scot
  by charlie6017
 
scottychaos wrote: B&P 874, GP9, originally N&W 874, built in 1959.

she's been rebuilt, had her nose chopped, and is still operating with B&P! :)
56 years old:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4046877" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Scot
Neat! It goes to show how well those old Geep's hold up with those 567 motors, they apparently age well. A
couple pages back, I saw the 879 at Ridgeway Ave. I think that was also a former N&W unit as well.

Charlie
  by lvrr325
 
All of the 800-series GP9s are ex-N&W. Ex-Chessie units got 200 series numbers.
  by nessman
 
thebigham wrote:Retsof pics:

Torched diesel from the plant that had a fire in Caledonia, NY on march 19:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222837" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It was still there a few weeks ago.
Why are they hanging on to it? I'm guessing it's a total loss at this point...
  by scottychaos
 
nessman wrote:
thebigham wrote:Retsof pics:

Torched diesel from the plant that had a fire in Caledonia, NY on march 19:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222837" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It was still there a few weeks ago.
Why are they hanging on to it? I'm guessing it's a total loss at this point...
just a guess: they are probably using it for parts..which can be a slow process.
eventually all the usable parts will be removed, then the carcass scrapped.

scot
  by nessman
 
scottychaos wrote:just a guess: they are probably using it for parts..which can be a slow process.
eventually all the usable parts will be removed, then the carcass scrapped.

scot
I'm guessing there aren't many usable parts - being in a fire for that long changes the metallurgy of the various components making them unsuitable for anything other than scrap.
  by Benjamin Maggi
 
Perhaps the insurance process is going slow.
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