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15280Re: [FJGRailroad] Scrapping No. 20 & 21

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  • Mark Wilber
    Feb 15, 2012
      When I heard about the request about the 116 will be removed from the CACV,and the next time I came in contact with Walt and Joe Shynezcen (?),I asked about it. I was told by Joe that the 116 was a loaner until the CACV group find another locomotive.It was also agreed that the NYSW could take back the 116 was needed,but would give them amp time to replace it.I dont know if actually Walt own that,a guy name Del Button ,which was on the Board of Directors,was the owner when it first came on our property.If Walt loaned it from him,or given to Walt,or bought by Walt; no idea. I did thought the same thing about being used then put aside. Our union was putting great pressure on the company on not using. No hand railings,horn too loud,excessive exhaust,no toliets,not equipped with required arm rests.Engine was so loud,couldn't hear the radio.Just an unsafe unit to use for frieght service.

      From: "jsesonske@..." <jsesonske@...>
      To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:17 PM
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Scrapping No. 20 & 21

      Go to the roster tab, RDG 492, original number.

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      From: Gino's Railpage <fjgrailroad@...>
      To: FJGRailroad <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 2:04 pm
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Scrapping No. 20 & 21

      The 103 is my favorite engine!  When I saw that get restored I was very happy.  I don't know why they're not taking care of it!  Who can I contact to inquire about the situation?


      On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM, <jsesonske@...> wrote:
      Good point. My opinion is he might have been a Rail Historian but not much of a preservationist which is a real shame as over the years a lot of really good pieces of equipment passed thru the DO-NYSW. Of course you need a willing recipient able to take and care for the item. Even though its not pure FJG, I still have an attachment to the 103, and now thats rotting away under the ownership of an historical society. I sure hope the 103 does not get cut up.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Gino's Railpage <fjgrailroad@...>
      To: FJGRailroad <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 12:45 pm
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Scrapping No. 20 & 21

      The thing that gets me is that Walter took the 116 from the CACV and told them to find their own engine.  He puts it in service for a short time then it gets donated to Arkville.  I didn't get that...

      On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Dean Splittgerber <deano12056@...> wrote:
      The thing that get's me is Walter was not only a Railfan but a Rail Historian. His passion especially for the O&W was legendary. Just think on his behest the NW2 #116 was shipped to Arkville at a cost exceeding two hundred thousand dollars.

      But I still scratch my head to why he scrapped both of these units. Look at all the Junk that they never ended up scrapping that survived out in Utica until recently but he had these units on the fast track to destruction. Absolute shame and travesty! IMOP....


      On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM, Aaron Keller <akeller_1979@...> wrote:
      I just found these shots, which appear to have been posted at the very end of last year:

      The photos are dated 7/3/1987 and the caption states, "[t]his was the Friday before they were cut up."

      That is the most precise date I have ever seen for the scrapping.


      Dean J. Splittgerber, Duanesburg, NY



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