Thanks Scot - I thought that was the most likely outcome. Even in an unsentimental era you would have thought that someone would have recognized what was happening to an iconic part of Americana and stepped in to preserve it. Here in NSW, Australia we have preserved at least one example of each class of locomotive including a few in operating order. Our 38 class pacifics - or at least the first 5 streamline ones - were said to have been influenced by the J3As, however, they more closely resemble the New Haven's I5 Shoreliners. Class leader 3801 (streamlined) has been preserved in working order by a private company for enthusiast specials, while the last of the class, unstreamlined 3830 has recently been restored to working order and is in striking green livery.