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Erie 5012
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Author:  eldiner [ Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:13 am ]
Post subject:  Erie 5012

According to the Ozark Mountain Railcar site the Erie doodlebug 5012 at the Ohio Railway Museum has been sold. Anyone know where it is going?

Author:  dinwitty [ Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Erie 5012

some web digs seem to fingerpoint at the URHS


but don't hold me on that till its more concrete data.

Author:  Tavor [ Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Erie 5012

Apparently the job must have been harder than anticipated. Erie 5012 has been donated back to ORM and is up for sale on Ozark again. Anyone have any idea what happened? Is the Erie 5012 *that* rotten?

Author:  Gary Gray [ Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Erie 5012

If other equipment at ORM is any indication, it may be in very rough shape. One of our guys looked at the N&W combine about a year ago, as we were interested in it. Based on his inspection and the photos, we reached the conclusion that there wasn't enough left to weld to

Author:  Alexander D. Mitchell IV [ Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Erie 5012

2013 photos:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3338435

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3789779

May 1963 photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

Other thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35023

Author:  eze240 [ Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Erie 5012

I wouldn't say that it is an impossible deal......5012 is pretty bad.....ok, maybe really bad. But, anything is restoreable....its simply a matter of how much you are willing to spend on it.
I've seen worse. I was involved with restoring a car that, when we got it, was little more than some running gear and the rusty sides of the body.... We fabricated the ends of the body and the entire interior, floor, etc... The final price tag on that one was a bit over $300K and it was a small car.....
People justify spending that kind of money on steam locos all the time.....so, whats the problem?
At a guess, $300K would probably make it run....hmm, some sand blasting, a little paint, some new windows, new carpet......maybe repower it (oh no!)...lol...

Author:  wesp [ Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Erie 5012

Older thread.



Author:  robertmacdowell [ Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Erie 5012

That boxy stuff above the roofline in the engine area...
.. Is that original to the car or was it added on? Mufflers?

Author:  artschwartz [ Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Erie 5012

The "boxy stuff" is original. Those are the engine radiators.

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