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« Reply #700 on: Oct 13th, 2008, 3:54pm »
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98 in Hockessin.

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« Reply #701 on: Oct 13th, 2008, 3:57pm »
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915 in Hockessin, looking ready to haul some freight
 
Also took a video of her horns, after hearing 114's for so long a nice change.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=656nCzHyNAQ


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Today (Monday) we had some car moves at NVF in Yorklyn. We took 114 and 8408 up for them. I was able to takes some pics when we were done.

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Looking west

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Other side

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Derail set stop sign up, the girls are ready to head east.

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Heading home. That does it for my busy three days at the RR.

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« Reply #708 on: Oct 13th, 2008, 11:24pm »
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The only sad part about those last several pictures, is that the MP54's were set out to be cut up and scrapped. The troop sleeper still up on the passing siding is also expected to be turned into razor blades also.

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« Reply #709 on: Oct 14th, 2008, 9:05am »
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That is sad.
 
I'm glad I got pictures of them on Saturday.
  I guess no one ever boght them.


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They are getting cut up!  
 
I wish I had known - I would have bought them. Its a shame, they are really neat cars even though they need a lotta TLC. Is that the crew to cut them on the left or are they still awaiting destruction?  
 
We got chased off the property on Sunday by a security guard, and didn't have time to get any pics of them.  
 
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« Reply #711 on: Oct 14th, 2008, 3:59pm »
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The people on the left were from NVF and the Scrapper. They started almost before we unhooked. They have to be done by Saturday as the cars are on the main.
 
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They are getting cut up!  
 
I wish I had known - I would have bought them. Its a shame, they are really neat cars even though they need a lotta TLC. Is that the crew to cut them on the left or are they still awaiting destruction?  
 
We got chased off the property on Sunday by a security guard, and didn't have time to get any pics of them.  
 
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« Reply #712 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 1:41pm »
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Where were these coaches previously? Who owned them? Why couldn't W&W have restored them for extra coaches? Once they're cut up, they're lost forever. Those are irreplaceable antiques. I'm surprised at the number of old coaches like those that survived on tourist RR's.

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« Reply #713 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 2:11pm »
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Those coaches came with the 58 from Avondale, PA. They were part of previous HRCV  President Brian Woodcock's collection. Pennsy BO cabeese could probably tell you a bit more than I could about them. If you remember seeing those two that were in the photo thread up in Philly, those were sisters that were also part of the 58 deal. They were scrapped early this year after a draw bar had been broken on one of them.  
 
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« Reply #714 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 4:53pm »
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Why were they being scrapped? Were they beyond repair or restoration? Does W&W have enough coaches for their needs that they don't need any more?

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Why were they being scrapped? Were they beyond repair or restoration? Does W&W have enough coaches for their needs that they don't need any more?

 
 
They would cost far more to restore than scrap value and theW&W currently has enough passenger equipment for their ridership.  They do not have any additional space to store restored equipment indoors, and if stored outdoor, one look at the 442 and 450 will give you an answer as to what the local youth do to stored equipment outside. 442 and 450 were in very good shape and used frequently up till about 10-12 years ago when "youth" broke into them, set fires inside, spraypainted the outsides of them...its sad, but reality.  
 
The RR has plenty of restored , rare equipment which is some of the best preserved USED equipment out there.... enjoy it.  


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« Reply #716 on: Oct 16th, 2008, 2:54am »
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Yeah, some of today's youth have absolutely no respect for historical items because they have too much time on their hands. Vandals.  

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Yeah, some of today's youth have absolutely no respect for historical items because they have too much time on their hands. Vandals.  

I am still in school (9th grade) and there are kids here that claim they love graffiti art. I hate it because all it does is ruin others property. Sadly, the W&W is a victim to this. My father comes down during the week to work and finds box cars, tank cars all ruined with graffiti.  
 
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« Reply #718 on: Oct 16th, 2008, 11:06am »
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Yeah, I've seen a lot of our older pieces of equiptment getting vandalized lately. I wish we could just leave an attack dog our lurking, that would do the job. It's a shame they keep hitting everything. At least they haven't aimed for the station too much yet.  
 
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« Reply #719 on: Nov 12th, 2008, 11:57am »
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I'm new here and from Long Island years ago, so I have a "soft spot" for MP-54s.
I hope to visit the W&W in the near future (now in SE PA), it sounds like a great trip!
 
 It is sad to see them cut up, but I hear URHS is looking to get rid of all but one of theirs. And because of rust damage, 2 on LI and the one at RRMofPA had to be scrapped recently.  At least there is the open car, and does thw W&W have another one or two elsewhere?


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"As veteran B&LE engineer 'Tex' McCann observed, if Pennsylvania had a drawbar on it, a Bessemer 400 (DRS6-6-1500) would surely try to 'shake and wiggle' it."
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