em 1's

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em 1's

Post by irishtruckmen » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:49 pm

I was looking for info on a rumor i heard about a em1 being lost in transit ? Any and all info is welcome please.
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Re: em 1's

Post by hutton_switch » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:20 am

There are many folklore stories about the EM-1's, but this is the first time I've heard this one. Sorry, don't mean to be sarcastic, but for as much attention/publicity as these locomotives got and continue to get, I can definitely say that all 30 EM-1's are now lost to the ages.
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Re: em 1's

Post by mmi16 » Fri May 25, 2012 7:49 pm

If I recollect correctly, the EM-1's were built by Baldwin with Baldwin being located at Eddystone, PA and having trackage directly connected to the B&O. Can't see any way a locomotive could be lost in transit.
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Re: em 1's

Post by R,N, Nelson » Sat May 26, 2012 10:41 am

As Wade posted, it is pure folklore. The siding to the B&O main enabled delivery, as the locomotives were completed, directly to the B&O under steam, using B&O personnel.


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