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Author:  nathansixchime [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fort Wayne Historical Society to get NKP Mike

filmteknik wrote:
Perhaps they are finally getting the rest. I would have thought crane expense would have had them load it all on a number of trucks but in fact that initial move was only the boiler. On Oct. 2 they posted on Facebook "The rest of the move happens this week" but it did not happen. It was all still there on Friday Oct. 13. I was starting to get worried about illegal scrappers.


Since we decided to take the frame and drivers together - they were an acceptable weight still paired - we applied for a new permit which meant waiting for the state to issue it. The rest of the engine, tender and reefer depart this week.

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:50 pm ]
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Kelly: This is exactly how we moved Maine Central 470. I do hope you'll share a photo-essay on the move. Please contact us off the Board if you care to.
Congratulations on giving 624 a decent home, and placement in the hands of those whole give her survival the best possible shot.

Richard

Author:  nathansixchime [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:51 pm ]
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Thanks, Richard. We will - just wanted to get the rest of the pieces moved successfully before we beat our chest on it!

Author:  Steve A W [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:56 pm ]
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So were those trucks from the 624?
Or is there something else going through the region?

Steve A W


Author:  nathansixchime [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:58 pm ]
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They were.

Author:  Steve A W [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:41 pm ]
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That's cool,Thanks.
My daughters were hoping they were.
They're #765 fans.

Steve A W


Author:  filmteknik [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:41 pm ]
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A couple of snaps from this morning. Reefer is now about where the engine had been. I stayed well back from where they were working so did not have the opportunity to ask anything. Gonna miss the old girl.

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Author:  bob4717 [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:23 am ]
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Thanks for the photos and update. Glad 624 is out of there, hope to see it again!!

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:27 am ]
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This is exciting and positive. However she's restored, she is in protective custody, and appreciated for what she is.

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