It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:32 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Davenport 44 ton Centercab Free to Non-profit
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:20 am 

Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:46 pm
Posts: 57
Location: Virginia
I'm looking for a home for a 44 ton Davenport. Built 1954 for US Army then "cocooned" until the mid 70s when the current owner purchased it. The company that owns it needs it removed ASAP. They would like to donate it to a non-profit, who would be responsible for moving it. It was rebuilt in the late 80s with new wiring, wheels, bearings, etc plus both diesels were rebuilt. They are CAT D17000s. Please email me for pix and details. Must act quickly or it will need to be scrapped. I have a shipper located who has provided quotes to load and truck within 200 miles. The building it is stored next to is slated for demolition. Location Northern NJ...

_________________
BBH


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Davenport 44 ton Centercab Free to Non-profit
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:11 pm 

Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:04 pm
Posts: 91
Location: PA
Sent

_________________
I am sure it has truly been said that no other product of Man's mind has ever exercised such a compelling hold upon the public's imagination as the steam locomotive...

-R. F. Hanks
Swindon Locomotive Works
March 18, 1960


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Davenport 44 ton Centercab Free to Non-profit
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:07 pm 

Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:07 pm
Posts: 150
"both diesels were rebuilt. They are CAT D17000s"

Aren't these the engines used in GE 44-tonners, reputedly scarce as hen's teeth? If you scrap the unit, maybe you should pull the engines out, if you have a place to store them.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Davenport 44 ton Centercab Free to Non-profit
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:18 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:29 am
Posts: 212
What kind of shape is it in now? How long since it ran last?....pm sent.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Davenport 44 ton Centercab Free to Non-profit
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:34 pm 

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:45 pm
Posts: 190
Location: Boyertown, PA
Well, its been 3 weeks. Purely from a preservation standpoint, any updates?

_________________
"My train of thought derailed. There were no surviviors."


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Davenport 44 ton Centercab Free to Non-profit
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:41 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:14 pm
Posts: 99
Please contact the Danbury Rail museum. They could use another small, working unit.

http://www.danbury.org/drm/


C.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: