BAR F3 #502

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Re: B&A F-3 #502

Postby p42thedowneaster » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:41 pm

Anyone know if the #502 is equipped with low-speed dynamics?
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Re: B&A F-3 #502

Postby snowskier » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:13 am

A year ago the 502 was sitting in Derby. Does anyone know the current status and/or location?
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Re: B&A F-3 #502

Postby Guilford Guy9887 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:07 pm

Any updates on the 502? 9 months without anything!
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Re: B&A F-3 #502

Postby employee4 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:26 am

I'll see if it is still in Derby and let you know.
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Re: B&A F-3 #502

Postby employee4 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:14 am

I looked and questioned but to no avail. Still not sure where she is or what the plans are for her. She is a relic for sure as the is one of the first diesel locos the B&A bought. We always refered to them as "covered wagons" but this nickname seems to have gone to the wayside.
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Re: B&A F-3 #502

Postby Guilford Guy9887 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:48 pm

So the 502 is missing in action..... That's disappointing
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Re: B&A F-3 #502

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:44 am

Guilford Guy9887 wrote:So the 502 is missing in action..... That's disappointing


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Re: B&A F-3 #502

Postby employee4 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:21 am

she's still in Derby
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Re: B&A F-3 #502

Postby MEC407 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:28 pm

Sorry to dredge up an old topic, but does anyone know for sure what the current status of 502 is?
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Re: BAR F3 #502

Postby Tom Tancula » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:51 pm

Stored in Derby's paint shop.
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Re: BAR F3 #502

Postby Tim Mullins » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:00 am

Do they have a dead/stored line of engines and if so, are there any photos?
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Re: BAR F3 #502

Postby snowskier » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:16 am

It's been a year this week since there was any update on the 502. Anyone know anything? Any recent photos?
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Re: BAR F3 #502

Postby gpp111 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:30 pm

Most likely sitting in the Derby Shop where it has been for a decade or more. The unit is in good shape appearance wise but I think it would need extensive work to get
it back on the road. I know that it needs extensive wiring work at a minimum.
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Re: BAR F3 #502

Postby RGlueck » Wed May 29, 2013 8:22 am

Safely stored indoors, traction motors on pallets, prime mover intact. Minor surface rust, a little interior cab roof water damage, but overall in good shape. No plans for her, but the's the CEO's and COB's "baby".
Don't try to get in to see her, the place is secured. I happened to be there on business and was invited to look at her.

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Re: BAR F3 #502

Postby MEC407 » Wed May 29, 2013 11:54 am

Thanks for the update and photos, Richard!
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