I was wondering if anyone knows the month and year when B&M GP9 1739 was wrecked. I think it was in the early to mid 1980's but am not sure. Any help will be much appreciated!
161pw165 wrote:Are you sure about the 1739? This suggests you are mistaken:In my research I have run across many published references, including X2200 South and others, that indicate when 1739 was scrapped in 1987, it was the first B&M GP9 to be scrapped without wreck damage. Contrary to all those reports, one very reliable source has told me that 1739 received wreck damage in the early 1980's, possibly 1983, and never ran again. This undated photograph seems to back that up:
Only fifth B&M GP9 to be scrapped of the original fifty and the first to be scrapped that didn't have any major wreck or fire damage to it.
MEC407 wrote:Perhaps the key word here is "major"You're probably right. It does appear that only the pilot was damaged in the initial incident. After it had been further cannibalized at N Billerica it likely appeared to have no wreck damage at all.