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Author:  o484 [ Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

Looks like fan-favorite (at least as far as the people I know) ex-TP&W C-424 Morristown & Erie 19 has been preserved.

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/l ... 100094596/

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

Saved an ALCO! How great is that? Thanks, Chuck Jensen.

Author:  via6309 [ Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

Excellent news.

Nice to see something different saved - especially from a long standing shortline.

Be interested to see what happens with #18 now.

IRM interested in it (as a TP&W unit)?

Len

Author:  daylight4449 [ Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

via6309 wrote:
Excellent news.

Nice to see something different saved - especially from a long standing shortline.

Be interested to see what happens with #18 now.

IRM interested in it (as a TP&W unit)?

Len

They may be waiting for a while... A quick search of pictures shows that 18 was in service as recent as April 2nd.

Author:  Nova55 [ Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

Tri-State Railway Historical Society
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Great news coming out of Illinois Railway Museum: Following our acquisition of M&E 19, IRM is looking to do the same for its counterpart, M&E 18. It will be right at home, as both engines spent their first 19 years running on the TP&W in Illinois. We wish them good luck, and hope to see both of them saved!
Here's the announcement by Harold Krewer: "This just in: Tonight the Illinois Railway Museum board gave permission to officially start fundraising to buy and bring Alco C424 Morristown & Erie 18 (formerly TP&W 800) home to Illinois!
It will be a tall task, as we'll need to collect about $65,000 by this fall to buy her, transport her back to IRM and pay for her track space at the Museum, but we already have some good ideas for encouraging donations.
There will be more specifics in the next week or so, but I'm warning you now, get those checkbooks ready!!!
Here is what we hope she'll eventually look like at IRM. A George Hockaday photo, circa 1964, location unknown."

Author:  Ddatrainman [ Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

From what i've heard lots of interested parties in the #18. Good both Alcos will be enjoying retirement

Author:  rock island lines [ Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:21 pm ]
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Ddatrainman wrote:
From what i've heard lots of interested parties in the #18. Good both Alcos will be enjoying retirement

Yeah but do those "lots of interested parties" have the money to buy it and move it?

I have been watching the fundraising for #18 (TP&W 800) on the IRM website. It indicates that a metal recycler already has a bid in on the locomotive:
Quote:
M&E 18/TP&W 800 is scheduled to be retired in favor of newer power no later than THIS October (2017) and a metal recycler has already placed a bid on her with the intent to scrap her.

I hope IRM can somehow pull this off. Their diesel restorations are among the best out there. I can look at their CB&Q 504 every day and I just never get tired of it.

Author:  PMC [ Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

Is a $50k bid by a scrapper plausible? My understanding is that $14k or so is more typical for a unit (but I have no firsthand knowledge).

Author:  cnj1524 [ Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

Its who pays the most,a scrap dealer doesn't mean scrap

Author:  junior [ Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:03 pm ]
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cnj1524 wrote:
Its who pays the most,a scrap dealer doesn't mean scrap


According to IRMs site, the scrap dealer intends to scrap it...and by the looks of their Total Raise amount, dated July 2017, they have less than $11,000 raised. Unless they can redirect some operating income to pay for this puppy, I don't think they're going to get all the $$$ by October.

Author:  Ddatrainman [ Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

rock island lines wrote:
Ddatrainman wrote:
From what i've heard lots of interested parties in the #18. Good both Alcos will be enjoying retirement

Yeah but do those "lots of interested parties" have the money to buy it and move it?



One for sure I know has a grant, I don't know what the status of that is however.

Author:  rock island lines [ Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tri State Railway Historical Society Acquires M&E 19

I noticed IRM's fundraising page for M&E 18 was updated today. Total is $13,000 now.

Yep, I check this page obsessively. :-)

http://www.irm.org/savethe800/

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