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Turntable up for Auction
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Author:  Trevor Heath [ Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Turntable up for Auction

http://www.bidspotter.com/en-us/auction ... bc012a03e9

(lots of other stuff too)


Author:  PMC [ Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Turntable up for Auction

Burnham, being closed by UP, once a very good shop for the Rio Grande, it kept the SP from going under by rebuilding all of the under-maintained SP SD40t-2s in the early 1990s, something like four a week for a while. I lived near there for 11 years, and actually worked at a Sears outlet store about 300 feet from it when I was a student. The city wants it out of there. As I recall the turntable was on the north side, near a redi-mix plant.

Author:  Ron Goldfeder [ Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Turntable up for Auction

Does anyone else find it odd that the listing gives no details on the turntable, like its length? If it goes to a museum or tourist line please let me know, otherwise it is not of interest to me.

Author:  patentable [ Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Turntable up for Auction

https://cdn.globalauctionplatform.com/3 ... iginal.jpg

You must have missed the 2nd pic of the turntable. See the link above.
Working on a pc that I can't enlarge the jpg but looks like pretty complete drawings?

Author:  Reading 900 [ Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Turntable up for Auction

I zoomed in to 500% on the dimensions of the bridge but they're not absolutely clear
in that scan. It does have 3 numbers and looks like either 120 or 130 ft, but that's just a guess.


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