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Brian's Ride
« on: March 28, 2010, 07:55:35 AM »
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Yesterday I was up in Kent County to see a customer, so I stopped by the engine house at Massey to see what was about.  RS-3m 1202 was on the track sunning itself on a beautiful day.



When I went up there a couple years ago for my ride-along, 1202 was laid up with engine troubles, and we used 1201, which I assume was stowed in the engine house across the street.  Not sure of 1202's status this day, but I noticed the stacks were covered with 5 gallon buckets.

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Re: Brian's Ride
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 08:06:51 AM »
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It's so nice to see an Alco sunning itself in this era . . . .
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Re: Brian's Ride
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 08:36:14 AM »
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Well, it has the soul of an Alco, but inside beats the heart of an SW1200 (or something... it's an EMD rebuild from the Penn Central era.)

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Re: Brian's Ride
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 07:45:39 PM »
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Actaully, this was the loco you ran on that day, Lee. Easiest way to tell is the direction of the long hood. This beast has been taken out of service for the better part of two years. It was receivng TLC last year when it was learned that 3 out of 4 traction motors were in need of repair. So it sat until this past week. Your timing was great, Lee, because it had been coupled up to the boxcars on the other side of the road. A crane is (or has) to pull the carbody off to remove the traction motors in the very near future.

Can't wait to get this one back in service. 1201 is a POS that can't get out of her own way. Plus, 1202's horn is sweet.

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Re: Brian's Ride
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 11:12:50 PM »
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You are correct sir!  After reviewing my pictures, it was indeed 1202 that was our steed that day.  She must have shat the bed right after our trip!

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