• White Pass & Yukon DL-535 #114 - WRECKED!

  • Discussion of products from the American Locomotive Company. A web site with current Alco 251 information can be found here: Fairbanks-Morse/Alco 251.
Discussion of products from the American Locomotive Company. A web site with current Alco 251 information can be found here: Fairbanks-Morse/Alco 251.

Moderator: Alcoman

  by Alcoman
I was reading on the Railway preservation website that WP&Y # 114 was involved in a runaway/derailment and was heavily damaged. The MLW is in the State of Washington now-near Tacoma going somewhere for repair.
Does anyone know a firm in that area that does wreck repairs?

The is the only Wide Nose MLW on the railroads roster.

  by wess
That might be CEECO in the Fife area. They are the only ones I know of in the area that can do a frame up reconstruction.

  by Alcoman
Just found a picture of it:


Click on INTERCHANGE and scroll down to: WP&Y in Seattle, open this topic and scroll down for picture.

OUCH !!!

  by wess
Has anyone been able to get a frontal and broadside shot of the 114 yet? It should already be at the shop, and if its at CEECO, they usually store engines accross the road from the shop in the intermodal yard. Right alongside a public road. I no longer live in the area, but would like to see it

  by 2spot
Some pictures. Sorry if they're not what you're looking for. http://www.ngdiscussion.net/cgi-bin/NGD ... read=85981 (scroll down to another marked *PIC* for a more recent pic from the Seattle area)
Another of the wreck: http://www.yukon-news.com/images_news/2 ... t-page.jpg
Apparently the "safety cab" worked pretty well. It took rescuers five hours to get crewmen out of the cab. Rescue tools designed to work on automobiles dont work on quarter to half inch steel.
This is what it used to look like: http://drgw.free.fr/WP&YR/Engines/Diese ... 284_en.htm

  by wess
I work for a railroad. And besides being interested in Alcos, I also used to be an MP in the service, so yes, accidents intrigue me.
  by wess
Komachi wrote:Wess,

I take it you're big into horror flicks?

(In best Col. Kurtz voice) The horror, the horror...
Was wondering if there has been any follow up shots of the 114 during its rebuild. Also, If you want horror. A few days ago one of our conductors showed a healthy dose of cranial rectal inversion and cut loose a wrecked hopper car as it was being moved, not thinking wether the damn thing had brakes or not. It rolled right into our engine house and rammed into a parked engine that my foreman and I happened to be working on. So far, we have not let this forget the error of his judgement. All I know is with two bum knees, it is a bitch to run when seconds count

  by Nova55
A few photos have been posted over on railroadforums.com of th rebuild.

  by 2spot
By far, the weirdest trucks I've ever seen under a MLW / Bombardier.
  by locomotive112
Nice looking repair-done without the benefit of the OEM shop drawings:
Who said CEECO didn't have any of the Original Builders Drawings? I think they got their hands on a great deal of materials from various locations and the Builders drawings were probably part of that info.

There is a discussion about these specific DOFASCO trucks on "railroad forums" at; http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/sho ... hp?t=18412

There is a discussion about the accident at; http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/sho ... hp?t=16501

There is a discussion about the locomotive at; http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/sho ... hp?t=18170

There is also a discussion about the difference between the 3-cylender truck brakes and the 2-cylender truck brakes used on these DOFASCO 5650 trucks from the #114. Join in at; http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/sho ... hp?t=18412