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Pic of Ironton #751 re-numbered by CONRAIL!!!!
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Pic of Ironton #751 re-numbered by CONRAIL!!!!
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« on: Sep 25th, 2010, 2:51am »
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I found this pic a while ago but unfortunately i lost the web address.. It shows 751 with a rather hastily applied CR and a number of 8354...Most info i found tells me she served out her years in full IRONTON paint but this pic seems  to show otherwise.....

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Re: Pic of Ironton #751 re-numbered by CONRAIL!!!!
 
« Reply #1 on: Sep 27th, 2010, 8:10pm »
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Boy I thought the same thing. I would have bet it never received a CR number. Was happy to pull the builders plate before it went for scrap.The guys I worked with asked, "what do you want with that hunk of iron". Sorry I did not take the number boards as well.    Thanks for the photo.  Take err easy  Keith

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 28th, 2010, 1:56am »
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†Keith would you happen to know where #751 was scrapped at? I heard mention she ended up in the Altoona deadlines... Maybe that's when and where the CR ing was done (Though i can't imagine why Conrail would renumber a loco just to cut it up soon afterwards)...Also Could ya post a pic of the builder's plate please? I'd love to see it!!

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 1st, 2010, 10:29am »
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That photo almost looks like it woud be at VN in Allentown yard. I have no idea if everything went to Altoona before each engine was retired. Here is a shot of the builders plate.  Enjoy.  Keith

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 1st, 2010, 5:34pm »
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Awesome pic Keith..Great to see something of 751 survives!   ....Though i did hear that the 750 was converted into a slug after being sold to the Patapsco and Back Rivers railroad....Gotta do some research that  

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« Reply #5 on: Oct 1st, 2010, 10:30pm »
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so this was renumbered and they forgot to paint out the lower radidator 751 number? not to mention the number board?

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Re: Pic of Ironton #751 re-numbered by CONRAIL!!!!
 
« Reply #6 on: Oct 1st, 2010, 11:04pm »
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The 751 was never offically renumbered.  An Allentown area railfan made up his own Conrail numbers for the the 751 and taped them to the side of the engine at Allentown and took the above shot.  Then removed the numbers. Thats why you still see the  751 on the nose and under the Conrail number

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« Reply #7 on: Oct 2nd, 2010, 8:40am »
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Kinda what I thought or it was photo shopped,thanks Danny. I shot her with a fresh CR RS-11 in  Bethlehem many years ago.

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« Reply #8 on: Oct 2nd, 2010, 11:12am »
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Sweet Pic RRG2!I love the contrast of the Reading Green with the Conrail Blue RS...LOVE EARLY CONRAIL PICS!!!That makes perfect sense...thanks for the correction irn750...It now makes more sense to me because I can't imagine Conrail would've wasted paint on an engine that was going to be scrapped anyways.....Funny how a railfan would make up CR numbers for a loco in the early Conrail era...I've seen photos from that era where the black CR over-painting was removed from Locos to reveal their original heralds....... I only Wish the site that posted that pic would've mentioned a railfan renumbered the 751... I feel like a GRADE "A" idiot now!!!LOL!!! †Man i LOVE/HATE the internet!!!

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Could Ironton 750 still survive?
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..And also on the topic of IRR Baldwins... In the NRHS book "Railroads In The Lehigh River Valley" it mentions that Ironton #750 was sold to the Patapsco and Back Rivers Railroad and became their 348..Well a quick trip to Railroad Picture Archives found this..With the "v-shaped" rain gutters it would appear to be of Reading heritage...Could this be the ONLY surviving Ironton Baldwin..You be the judge..(Photo was taken in 2006) †Here's the photo and the link † † † † † http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=299074 † †

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Re: Pic of Ironton #751 re-numbered by CONRAIL!!!!
 
« Reply #10 on: Nov 14th, 2010, 1:38pm »
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For those interested, I've just posted a few shots of the 751 in service on the West End branch in Allentown under Fallen Flags, Lehigh Valley, Allentown branchlines.  They were taken by local rail photographer, Bob Wilt in December, 1976.  Enjoy!

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Re: Could Ironton 750 still survive?
 
« Reply #11 on: Dec 5th, 2010, 10:58pm »
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on Oct 2nd, 2010, 11:24am, IRR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
..And also on the topic of IRR Baldwins... In the NRHS book "Railroads In The Lehigh River Valley" it mentions that Ironton #750 was sold to the Patapsco and Back Rivers Railroad and became their 348..Well a quick trip to Railroad Picture Archives found this..With the "v-shaped" rain gutters it would appear to be of Reading heritage...Could this be the ONLY surviving Ironton Baldwin..You be the judge..(Photo was taken in 2006) †Here's the photo and the link † † † † † http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=299074 † †

 
The 750 was sold in the late 1980ís to Ed Striegel of Striegel Equipment & Supply fame. †I have a photo of it somewhere in that timeframe missing trucks. †I donít believe it ever left Sparrows Point though and was just scrapped on site. †The P&BR was pretty much only using EMDís or the EMD re-engined Baldwinís in the early 1990ís. †Ed Striegel had purchased whatever remaining P&BR Baldwins were there. †It was from this group that Mr. Striegel †donated †ex-RDG #702 to the RCT&HS.


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« Reply #12 on: Jan 4th, 2011, 3:35pm »
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Thanx for the information  rdg_5308 ... I Would LOVE to see your photo of the 750 even in that condition.... Unfortunately it  would seem the only piece of an Ironton Baldwin left is Keith's builders plate ( and I'm Glad he saved it!!!!!  ) from the 751....What i learned from this thread is the dangers of believing everything ya find on the NET!!!!!!!... †(grins sheepishly..... )

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