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Status Of Equipment at BET

Postby diburning » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:04 am

902 was sitting outside of BET next to 1030 on Saturday. I wonder why?[*]
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Re: 902

Postby AEM7AC920 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:09 am

The 902 has been siting outside of BET for quite some time now it's more than likely going to be scrapped. After it has an electrical fire they moved the prime mover to the 904.
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Re: 902

Postby diburning » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:05 am

Yes, but it wasn't sitting righyt next to 1030 before. When I saw it, it was sitting right next to 1030 on the adjacent track.
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Re: 902

Postby GP40MC 1116 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:03 am

diburning wrote:Yes, but it wasn't sitting righyt next to 1030 before. When I saw it, it was sitting right next to 1030 on the adjacent track.


The BET Yard crew probably moved it around to get access to something else. The 1030 is OOS for undetermined amount of time, so putting them together makes more sense for moves.
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Re: 902

Postby octr202 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:44 am

902 doesn't appear to have moved much, but 1030's gradually been getting further and further away from the shop since it took up residence out there.
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Re: 902

Postby e-m00 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:00 pm

octr202 wrote:902 doesn't appear to have moved much, but 1030's gradually been getting further and further away from the shop since it took up residence out there.


If I may deviate from the topic for just a moment, 1030 had some of it's side doors (by the engine) open when I rode by on the OL today, so it appears the BET crew is at least working on it.

On topic, 902 was next to 1030 when I rode in around noon and was nowhere to be seen when I came back out around 2:30.
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Re: 902

Postby bmcdr » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:59 pm

The 1030 has indeed been moved alongside the 902 so as to keep them out of the way to facilitate easier movement of locomotives on the east end of the diesel house. Both are candidates for the scrapper's torch, but, in the meantime, the 1030 will robbed for parts on an as needed basis.
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Re: 902

Postby diburning » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:58 pm

bmcdr wrote:The 1030 has indeed been moved alongside the 902 so as to keep them out of the way to facilitate easier movement of locomotives on the east end of the diesel house. Both are candidates for the scrapper's torch, but, in the meantime, the 1030 will robbed for parts on an as needed basis.


So it's not going to be repaired? I thought that in a press release they were going to get it repaired.
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Re: 902

Postby Veristek » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:43 am

Dammit, looks like my special loco won't survive after all. I was hoping 1030 would be repaired and put back in service. After all, I was in the train crash the 1030 was involved in.
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Re: 902

Postby bmcdr » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:17 am

The rumors of 1030's demise are, at this point, just speculation, no official decision has been made that I know of. The talk around the diesel house is that ther are issues with the frame and of course the badly damaged nose. Anything that goes out the east end of the diesel house becomes a parts source to keep their sisters running, but nobody around here thinks the 1030 will ever run again.
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Re: 902

Postby travelsoccerkid1 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:18 pm

bmcdr wrote:The rumors of 1030's demise are, at this point, just speculation, no official decision has been made that I know of. The talk around the diesel house is that ther are issues with the frame and of course the badly damaged nose. Anything that goes out the east end of the diesel house becomes a parts source to keep their sisters running, but nobody around here thinks the 1030 will ever run again.

Wow, that is sad. For railroad buffs, that's like losing one of their kids. Hopefully some miracle will occur that will allow her to run again. (Too bad it wasn't one of those blasted Geeps in the crash.)
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Re: Status of 902

Postby Veristek » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:51 pm

I wonder... would it even be possible to save either 902 or 1030 by having Seashore buy them or something like that?
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Re: Status of 902

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:43 pm

Diesel-electric locomotives fall outside the scope of Seashore's mission, which is to preserve transit equipment.
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Re: Status of 902

Postby diburning » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:55 pm

MBTA3247 wrote:Diesel-electric locomotives fall outside the scope of Seashore's mission, which is to preserve transit equipment.


Not true. Seashore has CSX equipment there too. They also have electric locomotives that were never used for transit.

I think that Seashore is more interested in things where they can slap on a trolley pole and make it run.
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Re: Status of 902

Postby Veristek » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:23 am

Wouldn't preserving a F40PH be doing a service to railroad history? The F40's aren't made anymore, I believe. In addition, the F40's have given MBTA 30 years of service... now that's commitment.
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