You've touched on an interesting subject. Any serious interest in non-Red Arrow or non-PTC electric traction in PA is a true niche subject, and the life of C-15 is a niche within a niche. We have something pretty rare in common!
I've long been an armchair historian of LVT's Liberty Bell Route, and have acquired several photos of C-15 in various stages of its multi-owner career. I attended an LVT historical presentation given several years ago by railfan author Dale Woodland (of Reading Company fame). He mentioned that C-15's carbody was displayed at Magee atop short (approx 3' tall) piles of timber cribbing. A late 1960s postcard view confirms this. Prior to Agnes, the trucks were either stored elsewhere at Magee, or already transferred to Ed Blossom's 801 restoration site in Topton, PA, outside of Kutztown.
Anyhow, according to Mr. Woodland the flash-flooding in Bloomsburg was so rapid & destructive that C-15's carbody was washed away - in his words, "it's probably at the bottom of the Susquehanna River". It's possible that this is hyperbole, and that what he really meant is that it was washed away some distance, recovered, and found so crippled & ravaged by the flood that it was essentially ruined. (That's my guess.)
I hope that this account, while both curious and depressing, helps put a few ghosts to rest. If you've further questions, please ask.
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