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Re: [FJGRailroad] FJ&G S-2....Not!

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  • Paul Charland
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 5, 2000
      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.

      Paul

      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.
      >
      > -Aaron
      >
      >
      >
      > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
      > http://www.capital.net/~dicarlos/
      >
      > 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
      > http://ny.existingstations.com/
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