Re: [FJGRailroad] FJ&G S-2....Not!
- Hi Aaron,
Although you are correct in most cases, there is one example that comes to mind.
Providence and Worchester purchased two ex-CR GP-9s out of EMD's scrap line, believe they
may have traded two or three RS-3s for them. Was the first time this happened, back about
'81 or ';82 as I remember.
Aaron Keller wrote:
> When a unit is listed as "scrapped," that almost always means it has been
> cut up and hauled away as junk metal. It will not be re-used in any way,
> shape, or form. Units are scrapped when just about every major part is too
> worn-out to be reused in any way. The most notorious scrapper is Naparano
> Iron & Metal in Newark, NJ. Although I can't find a specific record of
> this, I'd bet Naparano is the place that scrapped the FJ&G engines. They
> have scrapped for NYS&W in the past. They also scrap for NJT, Conrail, and
> a lot of other railroads.
> Other designations of unused locomotives do exist, such as "retired,"
> "stored," "stored for scrap," and "parts unit."
> There are a few EXTREMELY rare cases where locomotives come back from scrap.
> This is when a historical group amazingly comes up with the needed money (at
> the last minute) to purchase a locomotive back from a scrapper.
> Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
> Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation At http://www.trainweb.com/gcdra/
> Visit The Site For Existing Railroad Stations
> in New York State at