Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or accident

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Re: Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or acci

Postby diburning » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:47 pm

Yikes. It seems that every time you make a model of a VIA engine it gets wrecked. Maybe it's time to stop?

Just kidding.
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Re: Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or acci

Postby jwhite07 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:19 am

Tim makes HO scale voodoo dolls, apparently. ;-)
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Re: Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or acci

Postby Montrealrail » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:36 pm

i et the 6400 done with a Walthers VIA 6444
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLm2xVzIRNU

opportunatly both of the engines are wrecked,6400 in 2010 and 6444 in 2012

see VIA 6400 and 6444 in this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqPi5pc9UFY
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Re: Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or acci

Postby Tom6921 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:34 pm

It appears that Athearn made a ready to run model which may have been written off: P42 #66 the Phase 2 heritage unit. I have a model of #66 which I got for Christmas of 2011.
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Re: Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or acci

Postby glennk419 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:20 pm

I have a relatively rare Proto 1000 model of Reading RDC-1 9164 which was destroyed in a collision with a gasoline tank truck in Southampton, PA on January 2, 1982. More tragically, the engineer succumbed to his injuries a few days after the crash.
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Re: Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or acci

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:24 am

I would not call Amtrak 66 a"write off",more likely stuck in "Legal limbo" as evidence by Amtrak's legal Dept,
if there're pending lawsuits from the grade crossing accident 66 was in. :(
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Re: Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or acci

Postby Tom6921 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:44 pm

Amtrak has painted P42 #130 into the Phase 2 livery so I wonder if this means 66 is done.
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Re: Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or acci

Postby ApproachMedium » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:21 am

Tom6921 wrote:Amtrak has painted P42 #130 into the Phase 2 livery so I wonder if this means 66 is done.


Uh yea, if it wasnt obvious that the twisted body being clear evidence.
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Re: Has your prototype ever been involved in a wreck or acci

Postby glennk419 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:03 pm

I have an Athearn P42 #124 which was involved in an unfortunately fatal wreck in Florida back in 2015. I have seen this unit within the last week or two coming through Ashland, VA so it is alive and well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn6gZXIumlY
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