|Railway Preservation News
|LIRR 417 near Colonie, NY
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|Author:||Richard Glueck [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:54 am ]|
|Post subject:||LIRR 417 near Colonie, NY|
Abandoned with a cracked block, former LIRR ALCO S1 #417, sits in the vines, deteriorating. The floor is long rotted out, and everything that could be sold for scrap or taken as a souvenir, has been. Surprisingly, the locomotive is amazingly intact as far as the appearance of being a live switcher. The only hope I see for her is to be fished out of the vines, gutted and mechanical cavities welded shut. She might serve as a park of museum "climb on it and take pictures" kind of thing. I recall something similar using an E-L ALCO switcher, painted up as NYC, in New York City.
There was an ex- Albany Ports, nee' D&H RS3 nearby in similar condition. I didn't attempt to look inside her. A number of passenger cars as well. THis place is very scary, which is why a visited with a buddy and both arrived and departed by hot air balloon.
|Author:||MEC_557 [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:26 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: LIRR 417 near Colonie, NY|
I just expect all that stuff to be cut up. Every time I see new pics it's deteriated much more. Even just ten years ago it looked much better and a little more intact.
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