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 Post subject: Chicago and Illinois Midland #30 (EMD RS1325) donated to IRM
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:58 am 

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https://www.facebook.com/IRMDieselShop/ ... j8e9D2cFZl

"The Genesee and Wyoming's donation of the former Chicago and Illinois Midland 30 (EMD RS1325) has been finalized. Diesel Shop members made the trip to the Atlantic and Western Railway in Sanford, NC on Monday to prepare the locomotive for the move back to Illinois and IRM.
In this image, the now, IRMX 30 has been readied for its inspection by CSX for acceptance / interchange and to start the trip to the museum.
Sanford, North Carolina
January 9, 2023"


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 Post subject: Re: Chicago and Illinois Midland #30 (EMD RS1325) donated to
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:42 pm 

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That makes 100% of the produced examples preserved... How many other oddballs can make that claim?

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 Post subject: Re: Chicago and Illinois Midland #30 (EMD RS1325) donated to
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That makes 100% of the produced examples preserved... How many other oddballs can make that claim?

Canadian Pacific's only two Northerns, 3100 and 3101 come to mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Chicago and Illinois Midland #30 (EMD RS1325) donated to
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Glad to see them saved. I’ve always kind liked these oddballs. SW on one end, GP on the other. And Flexicoil trucks. What’s not to love?

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 Post subject: Re: Chicago and Illinois Midland #30 (EMD RS1325) donated to
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:51 pm 
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SD70dude wrote:
daylight4449 wrote:
That makes 100% of the produced examples preserved... How many other oddballs can make that claim?

Canadian Pacific's only two Northerns, 3100 and 3101 come to mind.


Diesel-Steam

Electric class Electroliner 801–802 and 803–804 preserved
the first at IRM and the second at Rockhill Trolley Museum

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 Post subject: Re: Chicago and Illinois Midland #30 (EMD RS1325) donated to
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:21 am 

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daylight4449 wrote:
That makes 100% of the produced examples preserved... How many other oddballs can make that claim?


GMD GMDH-3 (1/1 preserved at SMRS in Michigan)
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5518209


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 Post subject: Re: Chicago and Illinois Midland #30 (EMD RS1325) donated to
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:27 pm 

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https://railfan.com/what-gets-preserved-and-why/

The two C&IM units were iconic in the Peoria area, and were usually together, so a single redundancy seems appropriate. An example of a small batch unit that may have been relatively over-preserved in my opinion is the DDA40X, with 13 units (out of 47) still around, some in poor shape, if we could go back I would trade some of those for various GE models, or even four-axle EMDs, of the same era. But the decision to preserve units in the first place is rather haphazard.


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 Post subject: Re: Chicago and Illinois Midland #30 (EMD RS1325) donated to
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:44 pm 

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Ahhh but THAT railroad was once proud of its heritage and of its having the biggest engines. Both steam and diesel. Oh! and gas turbine electric, of course.

All that seems missing is straight electric but those two motors are interurban-sized and are both preserved.

Phil Mulligan


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 Post subject: Re: Chicago and Illinois Midland #30 (EMD RS1325) donated to
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I would like to see a couple of more steam locomotives go to IRM instead of more Diesels.

They are only two locos away from reaching 29; which is the largest number of steam locomotives held at the Museum of Transport at St Louis.

Ted Miles, IRM Member


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