Very sad abandoned locomotives

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Spartalee, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. Spartalee

    Spartalee Member

    Kiinda sad to see them sit out there and rot in the alaskan tundra.....I found this pic while researching what railroad I want to do.

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Wow... cool shot! Do you have a link or other reference? Any other info?

  3. Spartalee

    Spartalee Member

  4. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    My sister was in Alaska for 2 years, her husband was in the Army, and sent me a book about Alaska and that pic was in it. That was in the early 80's. There was a long write up about that RR in it. I'll have to see if I can find that book now.:D
  5. krokodil

    krokodil Member

    There are another 2 pictures.

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  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I want a real train.
  7. krokodil

    krokodil Member

    There is one!


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  8. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    There's an Alco on a disconnected spur near Dana, Illinois. I'm guessing it's abandoned.
  9. Spartalee

    Spartalee Member

    There is one for sale for about 50k where I live its a small steamer.

    I saw a show on tv where a guy owned a 2-10-4 real big long steamer and he had it on a railroad near his home he drives it all the time. he is crazy rich though.
  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Wow, cool shots! Where is the one in Dana, IL? Well, where is Dana, IL?
  12. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

    Me, too! I've gotten this far: steam locomotives are LOT more expensive to rehab than diesels, so I'd be happy with an RS-3 or a GP-18.

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  13. 65GASSER

    65GASSER Member

    I'd like to own a sd40-2.In my yard... running or not.
  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    My thoughts EXACTLY!:thumb: :D -Deano
  15. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    little surprised you don't already Deano!
  16. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    well...:oops: tooth1 :D
  17. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    I'd like to have a BN GP40-2 for myself
  18. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Great modeling idea though - take an olde junker carp-running steamer from a swap meat of a gew bucks, weather it up, remove the cab and some details, rust it up some more, park it on a side track or the end of a yard track, and instant attention graber. I figure every railroad from 1880-1960 had a derilict steamer sitting somewhere.

  19. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Here's a sad pic, well to me it is:cry:. a pair of D&H Baldwin Sharks, just rotting away on the deadline:(. Sharks were my favorite Baldwin engines they made:thumb:. View attachment 32932

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  20. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Oh - that's where these babies are awaiting their end???

    I still recall the fuss that was made in the '70s when they repainted those D&H sharknoses in a blue adaptation of the Santa Fe warbonnet scheme and ran exkusrion trains with them. For my eyes these were the most attractive of all the sharknoses. It really hurts to see them rusting away...


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