Very sad abandoned locomotives

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

  1. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

    :cry: This is a painful photo. This rehab project idea is starting to acquire some mental real estate with me. Questions, mostly, at this point. When you come across something like this, "Who owns these locomotives?" "Why weren't they just scrapped?" "How much would the owners pay me :) to get these 'eyesores' off their property?" "Who knows enough about the rehab process to be able to tell me how much rehab would actually cost?" And so forth. Sharknoses are one of my very favorites, too (I own three of them in HO). Hmmmm, I might actually end up with one of these things parked in the shop building on my property. Then I'd need a couple of freight cars and a caboose. Then I'd have to lay some track. Then ... :rolleyes:
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    The saddest photo in my experience is circa 1958/59 in southern Ontario at Allendale (Barrie) where steamers accumulated in "dead lines" to be towed (not even afforded the dignity of going under their own steam) to the scrapper. I think it's a crime mostly because the majority were still serviceable...!

    CNR and CPR together rostered over 6,000 steam locomotives. How many remain...?

  3. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    Wow, this makes for an awesome "virtual" scavenger hunt idea! What sad sad pics huh? I mean seriously, clean em up enough to haul to a local park and lat the kids see em. We have a ocuple of parks around here with old trains and the kids love them!
  4. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    or make them look like Thomas the Tank engine charicters in your son's casesign1 sign1 sign1
  5. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    well fortunately he is fascinated with real trains, he just identifies with the personalities given to the thomas characters and knows the stories so he is able to reenact them. At the live steamer event the really old steamers got his attention the best...

    I just hate to see this as I am sure the cost involved would be well worth it to turn them into something useful.
  6. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    This reminds me of a place I once visited in Mexico, a town just north of San Luis Potosi. It's an engine cementery - there were literally hundreds of engines in various states of desrepair and abandonment. And not only N de M engines, there were several from US roads that were either leased or bought and never repainted. I remember two Hudson & Delaware withe their beautiful logos still pretty much visible.
    I'll have to hunt up the pictures I took (the REAL kind you can actually hold in your hands...).
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Being crazy rich usually helps if you want a real train. Even the ridable models are expensive. I just keep hoping I'll get that winning lottery ticket someday. :D
  8. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Sad indeed, here's an old Geep that was scraped near my place a couple years ago:

    From this

    to this.

    Finally to this......
  9. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    indeed this is sad for all of us,but about that idea of a model rotting train i did one a couple years ago as a diorama,ive got pics just trying to find a way to post em.its a 4-6-4 hudson unnamed and unnumbered but a train it self. also you wanna know the ironic thing about scrapping trains,is that they use the "new kids on the block' to pull them to there graves. yesterday i saw a CSX engine pulling three GP-7's to the scrap yard it was a sad day for all of us at the CRRA.:cry:
  10. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    anyone know how to get a pic from the gallery to here :curse:
    if u want to see my old rusting train diorama in progress check the gallery for my file called old sad train any comments or ideas would also help.hope this is cool enough for yall:)

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