Otto & Luther,
Just a quick note from the perspective of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum:
1) We most certainly have a second generation diesel engine such as an ALCO Century (C420/424/425), an EMD GP (30/38/40) or GE U-boat (U18/U23B/B23-7) on our collection roadmap along with several other types of locomotives and equipment. With that said, however, we are not actively seeking additions to our collection right now since we want to care for what we have. More hands are always welcome! We have lots to do! Plus, we have other priority projects beyond our equipment which leads me to my second point.
2) We most certainly have and will have the facilities to work on such an engine. Already built and once outfitted (hopefully much will be done by the end of 2006 if our capital fundraising continues to be successful), our restoration building (60'x140') will be equipped with all of the tools and the pit needed to work on just about any type and any size railroad equipment sans maybe a six-axle Century, an SD45 or an SD90MAC. While the building could handle it. our demonstration railroad would not. That is simply due as Otto points out to some heavy curvature where such long & heavy six-axle pieces would not work. A second generation B-B road switcher, however, should fit just fine! They are not that much larger/heavier than LV211.
I hope that clears a few things up. If you have an idea you would like to run by us, please feel free to contact me via our website. We are always open to new possibilites, but we just ask that you ask first.
Manager - Railroad Equipment
R&GV Railroad Museum