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Wanna Own some REAL Railroadiana?


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Old 04-14-2015, 04:08:17 PM
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This auction has been discussed on RYPN. Apparently the museum has lost it's rail connection to the outside world due to a bridge issue. Thus, anything purchased has to be trucked. Also due to local bridge weight limitations, there is great concern that the 2-10-0 and possible some other items are "too heavy". There is discussion that the 2-10-0 would come out in three pieces: frame, boiler, tender on three trucks.

Hold your biggest check for the movers folks.
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I have friends that live close by and we always would make it a point to see the site when in the area. The Decapod has been there for many years but the last time there the paint was still there, less rust. It always got my attention. I think their problem is 2 fold, #1 not near enough revenue to maintain the operation and #2 it relies heavily on volunteer help, most of them are getting up in years or worse and not enough new recruits. The same problems with the group at Jackson Mo. They had a nice steam program but some management issues and the FRRA requirements caused a dismantled steam loco and no money to put it back in shape or volunteers to do it. I do hope the museum can continue with their program as it is a beautiful excursion and site. F.J.W.
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FJW,
Thanks for the kind words about the Museum and your estimation is partly right. Many of our volunteers are aging but we have been able to bring in fresh blood and some of that fresh perspective has brought about this auction. We've come to the hard realization that we've "saved" more projects than we can complete and it is time to release some items to folks that can do better with them. From a museum perspective, all of the rolling stock is outside the boundaries of our mission statement and the smaller items are duplicates.

As you can tell from your visits our grounds are stuffed to capacity and this lack of elbow room makes the active restorations that much more difficult. There is also a set of costs that go with every single thing on the property. These are not easy decisions and I think we've managed to tee off pretty much everybody on the property because every item there is very special to someone. But, what sort of service are we doing for the items by letting Mother Nature reclaim them in a slow fashion?

We've had inquiries from all over the US on the big items so we're quite confident these pieces will find good homes. May 2nd will be an interesting day......PD
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Not getting Engineers and Engines, which Porter is for sale by Tom Diehl? Looking at steamlocomotive.com, not seeing anything obvious.
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Not getting Engineers and Engines, which Porter is for sale by Tom Diehl? Looking at steamlocomotive.com, not seeing anything obvious.
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Where is his back yard?
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Narvarre, Ohio about an hour south of Cleveland.
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I was surprised how easily the Decapod rolled when we bumped it one day while switching . With the bridge out, the 1385 was trucked in pieces to SPEC Machine in Middleton. The bad part is, it will have to be trucked back in pieces, too. It's a dirty shame that once restored it won't be able to leave the property and go road tripping until the bridge is repaired / replaced. Hopefully, once steam is back on the property ridership and revenues will increase. Help 'em out with a bit of your tax refund, if you are able to. The auction there, or the auction at Baraboo, or the WHSEA mtg...... All at the same time. I'll probably go to the WHSEA mtg., it will be cheaper! Later, Lee
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That decapod is mighty cool, but on the bottom it says "May contain asbestos" which now days means $$$. Also it will take a lot to get her running if she ever will, and a lot of work for ornament. Any guesses to what she will bring?
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In all reality the only ones to bid on any of these items will be another museum or like operation that has the facilities and capitol to move such a large object and be able to accomplish something use full with it. I only hope that they don't send it to a scrap merchant who will simply cut it up on the spot, I hope they have such restrictions on the bid process, as likely the cash bids won't be all that high with all the restrictions on moving them. F.J.W.
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