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Former CPR Mikado in Depew, New York
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Author:  Richard Glueck [ Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Former CPR Mikado in Depew, New York

Annual road trip to locomotives I must see, took me to Depew, New York, to see former CPR Mikado 5361. The locomotive, as most know, is located on a truncated spur, with liquid gas tanks at one end. The other is connected to the CSX main by a series of spurs, all of which are in tough condition. What a surprise to see the locomotive has been repainted in a very credible fashion! Finally something good to report!

Okay, so is it movable? Yes...and no. Using panel track, it might be wiggled out. Cranes? Best option, but I don't see how to get them into the site. I should also mention, the location is accessible for photos such as you see here. There is an abandoned railway scale house and scale under the lead in tracks. The pit is full of dirty water. Pay close attention to your footing and NEVER go at night. I would also recommend going in with a buddy, for safety's sake.

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With a coat of paint, I have to say, she looks really good. There are obvious pits in the firebox wrapper sheet. I have no idea of the state in the appliances, but I have been very surprised by the excellent condition of others from MEC 470, so I wouldn't jump to conclusions on this engine.

Owner is quoted as saying he will have her cut her up on his death, if somebody doesn't buy her first. Price $100K. From where do people get these valuations?

"No coal. No water. Sad!"

Author:  Les Beckman [ Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Former CPR Mikado in Depew, New York

Dick -

Thanks for the photo essay on the CP 2-8-2. Sure do like all-weather vestibule cabs! Also thanks for the photos of CN 4-8-4 #6218.

Les

Author:  rlsteam [ Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Former CPR Mikado in Depew, New York

Sad to see this engine in such a state. Here is 5361 in much better days, when I photographed her at Chalk River, Ontario in August 1955.

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Author:  Txhighballer [ Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Former CPR Mikado in Depew, New York

Since I have moved up here, I need to go over and take a look at her, get acquainted....

Author:  Rob Gardner [ Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Former CPR Mikado in Depew, New York

Terry and his team (I only assume there is a "team", lol), have done an excellent job in keeping 5361 not only preserved but in pretty nice cosmetic shape. I visited there in June on one of my trips to and from Ohio, and had every intention of posting a few pics just like Richard has done. Thanks for doing so, Richard. She is looking good and is a very good location for the time being.

Rob Gardner

Author:  Dave Lewandoski [ Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Former CPR Mikado in Depew, New York

thanks for sharing, she looks in pretty good condition for being out in the open.

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Former CPR Mikado in Depew, New York

Anyone know who paid for the paint job? She looks better and the paint will repel some of the water.

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