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PENNSY_BOcabeese
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Everett RR #915
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« on: Sep 14th, 2008, 1:19am »
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On Saturday, September 13, 2008, the W&W picked up EV915 at the CSX interchange. This 1956 model SW-900 was just rebuilt in Knoxville, TN, and is now leased to the W&W. With the 915 now running, the engine is now setting up for this evening's hay ride.

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 1:22am »
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With the hay ride train now set up, the crew is now loading on the hay. The 915 is in the Marshallton yard on Sat. 9-13-08

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 1:31am »
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With the 915 now sitting in Greenbank Station loading passengers, she is about to make her first trip up to Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, on 9-13-08. The engine may get a bit more touch up paint, but a full paint job may not happen while the engine is on lease. Now.... Does anyone know of any history on this engine?

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 8:48am »
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Here is some info on the 915:
 
http://www.bbandbrr.com/everett/roster/locomotive/915.aspx
 


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« Reply #4 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 5:41pm »
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Are there plans to purchase this locomotive?   What about turning it?
 
I remember old D-3 faced this direction as well.
 
It obviously is leased...but Ihad been under the impression it was going to be purchased.
 
Paul


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« Reply #5 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 6:03pm »
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Lord I'd hope they decide to throw a coat of blue on that.
 
Totally destroys their image if they run passenger trains with that at the front.
 
I could see leaving it "as is" if it was mainly for freight service, but thats not the case.
 
A coat of Blue would suffice with simlple graphics on the cab.
 
Amazing to see an engine over 100 tons in weight plying the rails. The D3 was re-ballasted to bring it into compliance with the weight restrictions of the old bridges.


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« Reply #6 on: Sep 14th, 2008, 6:43pm »
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The engine is on a "test drive" to see if it meets the needs of the RR, as the other engines need a rest, with the greatly increased business the last few years. If it works out I am sure after the purchase it would be repainted quickly. It would be alot of money to repaint someone elses engine only to have it not work out and send it back. Unless someone wants to donate paint and time I am sure the owner and the RR would not mind.
 
on Sep 14th, 2008, 6:03pm, NHIWW wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Lord I'd hope they decide to throw a coat of blue on that.
 
Totally destroys their image if they run passenger trains with that at the front.
 
I could see leaving it "as is" if it was mainly for freight service, but thats not the case.
 
A coat of Blue would suffice with simlple graphics on the cab.
 
Amazing to see an engine over 100 tons in weight plying the rails. The D3 was re-ballasted to bring it into compliance with the weight restrictions of the old bridges.



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« Reply #7 on: Oct 25th, 2008, 9:56pm »
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on Sep 14th, 2008, 6:43pm, KENTANDQUEENANNERR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Unless someone wants to donate paint and time I am sure the owner and the RR would not mind.

 
In that case... can I bring down some Reading-green paint and put it in a nice Reading livery? Would float my boat.  
 
I know it wouldn't fit... but it's not like the public is gonna notice anyway.


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« Reply #8 on: Dec 16th, 2008, 9:11am »
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That's right! I've got a Rail-Videos.net exclusive featuring W&W #915.
 
The Ugly Duckling

http://www.rail-videos.net/video/view.php?id=4439
 
The W&W has quite a fleet a nicely painted equipment; except for thier new SW-900. She may look ugly, but she sounds good. Get a load of that P3!
 
Enjoy the clip; and the horn! All she needs now is some blue paint.
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 24th, 2008, 11:43am »
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I am glad to hear that 915 is officially in the fold, (per Fall 2008 Lantern).  This thread should be changed to read Wilmington & Western 915.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 9:13pm »
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It would be cool to see them paint this loco into B&O solid blue with the pinstripe that some switchers wore in their early days,  to match the coaches, but lettered for the W&W.

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« Reply #11 on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 9:28pm »
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I agree, that would look good.
 
Whatever they do though, she will look good.


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« Reply #12 on: Jan 4th, 2009, 8:04am »
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SHE WILL BE THE SAME BLUE AS THE COACHES, THE REST OF THE SCHEME HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED YET.

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side view  

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« Reply #14 on: Jun 5th, 2009, 4:26pm »
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hey did you guys hear that the first time 915 tried to make a trip to hockessin by itself it broke down due to a fuel pump failer and the towed the cars back 1 by 1 with 4662 the doodlbug because 114 and 8408 were said to be under repair!!!  

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« Reply #15 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 5:35pm »
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What is the latest on 915?    114 has been used heavily this year.  Has 915 been painted into her new paint yet?   Is she having any mechanical problems?
 
 
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 29th, 2010, 7:31pm »
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on Nov 15th, 2010, 5:35pm, Strasburg31 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
What is the latest on 915?    114 has been used heavily this year.  Has 915 been painted into her new paint yet?   Is she having any mechanical problems?
 
 
Paul

915 is a "standby" engine. It's ready to go if needed. it only has primer on it as of this writing..There are no problems with it electrical or mechanical. Hope this is of help.


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« Reply #17 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 3:09pm »
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Looks like #915 is now in full W&W paint. Looks good too.
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Allow me to make the first post for the Wilmington and Western Railroad, on this site in the last 2 years and 2 days.  Interestingly enough, it is on the same subject of #915.   Apparently, the W&W sold the unit to a very good home of the Black River and Western in NJ.   I saw a photo on facebook last night of the unit painted the same, but lettered Black River.   A visit to the Black River and Western confirms the sale and they have a photo of her on their site.    I assume 915 became surplus when SW-1 114 had some recent work done at the Amtrak facilities.  Also SW-11 8408 should be coming back soon after a complete 3 year rebuild at McHugh Brothers.
 
I admired 915 and will be sorry to see her go.   But she has a great new home.
 
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