Another LV pup survivor found!

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Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby scottychaos » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:51 am

Bob's cool photos from 1978:
http://american-rails-forums.com/viewtopic.php?p=9850

was the catalist for me to do some searching for LV 256..
and I found her! :)

until now, she was only listed as a potential survivor, last seen in 1998.
SW8m 256 - First Miss Steel, Hollsopple, PA ex CR 8670 - was there in 1998
info from the book "Comprehensive Guide to Industrial Locomotives" 1998 edition


I found her working for the Maryland & Delaware Railroad, as their 802.
http://www.dieselshop.us/MDDE.HTML

Leased to a "SPI corp" or "SPI Polyols" in either New Castle or Wilmington, DE (reports vary)

trying to locate a recent photo..no luck yet.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~scottychaos ... tives.html
(not yet updated with this new info)

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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:01 pm

I'm here in Delaware now, Scot. Get me some info, on where you think it's at, and I'll go look, and see if I can find her, and snag some pics. :-D
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby scottychaos » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:22 pm

GOLDEN-ARM wrote:I'm here in Delaware now, Scot. Get me some info, on where you think it's at, and I'll go look, and see if I can find her, and snag some pics. :-D


sounds good GA!
The info I found on-line says "Leased to a "SPI corp" or "SPI Polyols" in either New Castle or Wilmington, DE"

some googling brought up that "SPI Polyols" is now "Corn Products US", which has a division:

Corn Products Specialty Ingredients
321 Cherry Lane
New Castle, DE 19720
877-567-8501

then putting 321 Cherry Lane New Castle, DE 19720 into "windows live local" brings up a fairly large industrial facility with rails all about and into it..thats probably the place!

lets see if this works:
http://maps.live.com/?v=2&sp=Point.qmfsbp8q4c9n_Untitled%20item____&encType=1

click on "birds eye view" then click on the "x" to get rid of the junk on the left side of the page..
that should show you the plant..
then you can click on "road" and zoom out to get a map of the area..

New Castle is near Wilmington..north end of the state.

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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:07 pm

I can see the pup, on the map you provided. it's off of Cherry Street, just inside the fence. It's even painted red! I'll swing by, soon, as it's only a mile from the Wilmington Training Center, and I have to pass this area when I travel there. I tried several times to stick a pushpin in the loco, and save it, but the program isn't working for me....... :( Follow the NS main south, and Cherry Street will be the next large crossing, on your map. Directly east of the crossing, about 400-500 feet, sits the bright red pup. You can't miss it. Regards, Dave


One last try: http://maps.live.com/?v=2&sp=Point.qmfg ... &encType=1 (pushpin numer 1) FWIW, I used the "rotate" directional feature, and viewed the loco from all four sides. It's a pup, and you will clearly see the DB hood section, even though it's blanked. Looking at the area just off the main, at Cherry street, you will see mountains of sand, all over the rail. This indicates a regular parking spot for the loco, easily accesible from public property. Nice find, Scot!

Here's a Conrail Quality Geep, pulling a string of tanks, the same day as the pup picture: http://maps.live.com/?v=2&sp=Point.qmfj ... &encType=1
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby scottychaos » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:05 pm

Wow!
still in Red! :)

although sadly not original LV red..
because this unit did recieve Conrail blue:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/cr/cr8670afm.jpg

it's probably painted in the Maryland & Delaware scheme..which happens to be a nice deep red:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-m/mdde1203bdb.jpg

this is a very elusive unit!
No one seems to have a recent photo on-line..

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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby Lehighton_Man » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:12 pm

Scotty, found another Survivor!
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=33153
Data shows her as LV 259, one of the SW8 Pups.
Currently, she is with ITI(anybody know that ITI is?) as #2.
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby TB Diamond » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:28 pm

Lehighton:

My notes relate that ConRail unit 8673 (ex-LVRR 259) was retired 11 April 1991. The unit was sold to Intermodal Technologies and re# 2 as of E/M 1993.
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby Lehighton_Man » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:54 am

Thanks TB Diamond. Its another to add to the list!
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:33 pm

FWIW, I went to the Harley Shop at the foot of the DelMemBr, and afterwards, I made a side trip to the industrial park. The pup is there, but it wasn't close enough to shoot with an Olymnpus Stylus 1200, that I picked up, for the "mission". The folks at the gate wouldn't let me see it up close, or photograph it, even after pleading with them, to visit a long lost friend....... :( It will take some time, to stake it out, and wait for it to come outside the gate. (possibly getting hired, long enough to shoot some pics, before quitting, also comes to mind) Regards

BTW, I also tried to track down the LV Alco at Wilmington Steel. I remember seeing it many years ago, from trackside, but I never could figure out how to get back there, on foot, to see if it was still there.
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby Lehighton_Man » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:45 am


..trying to locate a recent photo..no luck yet...



Scot


Well, i got one!
Image

Original Credits to Jason Yeatman(an employee to the MDDE{i got the picture from him through another game forum board; anyone know of AURAN's Trainz railroad simulator?})
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby scottychaos » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:49 am

Nice! :)
thanks Sean!

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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby wolfboy8171981 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:10 am

MDDE #802 has been purchased by the Belvidere and Delaware River Railway. The unit will be renumbered BDRV #908.
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby pierrerabbit » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:07 am

Any word on when where bdrv 908 will be in the near future?
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby wolfboy8171981 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:34 am

pierrerabbit wrote:Any word on when where bdrv 908 will be in the near future?


Kinder Morgan in Newport News, Va with BDRV SD9m 9581, and BDRV GP9u 1889.
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Re: Another LV pup survivor found!

Postby RailVet » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:57 pm

Reviving this old thread... With No. 802 having gone to Newport News, has anyone seen the new locomotive at the Corn Products Specialty Ingredients plant in New Castle? An end-cab switcher is visible in Google Earth photos but I have no data on it or pictures.
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