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 Post subject: "Heading To The Shop" Ex-NY Central No. 6721
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:51 pm 

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Severely damaged in July 2015 by a runaway hopper off the New York, Susquehanna & Western in Utica, NY, ex-NY Central No. 6721, a 0-6-0, was on the move this morning. Its tender will be trucked to Dunkirk, NY for work while the locomotive itself will be worked-on in Utica.

This will be a cosmetic restoration.

The locomotive is owned by the Utica & Mohawk Valley NRHS Chapter. It's been on display at Utica's Union Station approx 20 years.

Here's a short video featuring highlights from this morning's effort:

https://youtu.be/PrAnXzwsnyM

Also, a few photos:


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 Post subject: Re: "Heading To The Shop" Ex-NY Central No. 6721
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:52 am 

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Thank you for updating this story. In my opinion, this was one of the saddest, deliberate destructions of a steam locomotive in recent history. I'm hoping the local repair shop has a clue as how to do this without making something bad even worse.

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 Post subject: Re: "Heading To The Shop" Ex-NY Central No. 6721
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:21 pm 

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Richard Glueck wrote:
Thank you for updating this story. In my opinion, this was one of the saddest, deliberate destructions off a steam locomotive in recent history.


While the railcar was deliberately "set free" by the 13 year old (who was never charged), I do not believe he was deliberately trying to damage the steam locomotive. However, his actions could have injured or killed a lot of people at the station. The steam locomotive potentially saved a lot of lives as it absorbed a lot of the force from the runaway hopper. Had the locomotive been absent, the hopper would have probably gone straight thru the pedestrian bridge support column and caused a lot more damage and injuries.

An article from 2015 for those unfamiliar of what occurred.
https://www.pressconnects.com/story/new ... /30986035/

Surveillance video of the crash (in the beginning).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doEOipH3WfY


As for the runaway hopper car (ELTX 2131), it appears to be back in service.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4691091


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 Post subject: Re: "Heading To The Shop" Ex-NY Central No. 6721
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:52 pm 

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And it still rolls after being bashed like that. Amazing!!!


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 Post subject: Re: "Heading To The Shop" Ex-NY Central No. 6721
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:32 pm 

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This is one of the many reasons why I regularly lecture my teachers and classmates about railroad safety. I'm glad the engine is finally being cosmetically restored. Wasn't there another steam locomotive that was damaged by a similar scenario in Indiana? I may have it confused with this one.

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 Post subject: Re: "Heading To The Shop" Ex-NY Central No. 6721
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:32 pm 

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Trainkid456 wrote:
Wasn't there another steam locomotive that was damaged by a similar scenario...

Nevada Northern #93 suffered a head on with a runaway freight car a number of years ago, while she was pulling NN's excursion train upgrade. As I recall, several passengers were injured. The locomotive was seriously damaged, but not as seriously as this one.

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