Trouble at Wyandanch, 3-30

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Re: Trouble at Wyandanch, 3-30

Postby jayrmli » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:01 pm

Freightguy is correct. It is more economical to buy the car and scrap it than for LIRR to use a crane to re-rail it, and then make repairs to the car to make it good as new.

The fact that overhead power wires are also in the mix above the car also made the crane move impractical.
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Re: Trouble at Wyandanch, 3-30

Postby Teutobergerwald » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:45 pm

Will Gershow out in Medford get the carcass for scrapping?
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Re: Trouble at Wyandanch, 3-30

Postby DaveBarraza » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:40 pm

It wouldn't be the first time Gershow got a "donation" from NY&A... didn't that blue geep wind up there?
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Re: Trouble at Wyandanch, 3-30

Postby tahawus84 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:40 pm

Yes they got the gp10 and I believe it is still there
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Re: Trouble at Wyandanch, 3-30

Postby freightguy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:45 pm

Ah yes the GP10 2.0, I think one came also in the beginning of NYA in 1997. The second GP10 went to Gershow around 2003/04 after the axles locked up on it during a Prima stone train run. It was their bumping block for years until they finally cut it up or sold the trucks. We didn't think it was possible to get "new" power from the 1950's to supplement the 1970's power acquired originally from the LIRR, but leave it to the New York and Atlantic.
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Re: Trouble at Wyandanch, 3-30

Postby DaveBarraza » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:19 am

Aha! Sometimes oldies are goodies, and sometimes not...
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