Railjunkie wrote:Was told last night she was going for scrap. Got this directly from the yard master who likely got the info from a road foreman or the General Foreman at the shop. The car had not moved off track 8 for close to 3 months. Ill check tonight with someone who has far better connections within the company than myself.Anyone have a ‘53 Corvette that needs new drums? How about one of the first 707s that needs landing gear repairs? I know a good scrapper.
I get the car was popular but she had LOTS of issues, brakes being the biggest. It was nothing but a money pit. Hate to see it go but good riddance.
Out of any possible outcome, I don’t see why Amtrak said, yup, fire up the torches. It could be stuffed and mounted and welded to the rails, and it would be a far better outcome. I know a few people who know a few people at GNRHS who should know about this before it’s too late.
Anderson et al, “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to,” isn’t a mantra you should fully live by.