Horn stolen from GMRC RS-1 #405

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Horn stolen from GMRC RS-1 #405

Postby MEC407 » Wed May 15, 2013 10:23 am

Folks, please be on the lookout for this horn, which was stolen from the Green Mountain Railroad's Alco RS-1 in Vermont. It was one of the last S3J horns still in revenue service. It is an important and functional safety device, but also a piece of the Green Mountain Railroad's history. They need it back. If you have information about the whereabouts of this horn, please contact me and I'll pass it along to the appropriate people. Thank you.


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Scott J. Whitney wrote:From: "Scott J. Whitney"
Date: May 15, 2013 6:59:52 AM EDT
Subject: Green Mountain Horn Theft

Sometime in the very recent past, quite possibly this past weekend, the horns off Green Mountain (former Rutland) locomotive 405 were stolen.

This was not a spur of the moment theft as the manner in which they were attached tells that whoever did this had to have a plan and the proper tools to do the job.

These horns are an extraordinarily rare set of Leslie S3J and quite possibly the last set in operation outside a private collection. They are very easy to identify and CANNOT be sold on the open market without attracting attention.

Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Green Mountain at Bellows Falls immediately. If the horns simply show back up, no questions will be asked.

S. J. Whitney
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Re: Horn stolen from GMRC RS-1 #405

Postby MEC407 » Wed May 15, 2013 1:17 pm

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