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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cannonball, Jun 10, 2007.
Who pays the shipping?
Both of them are marked "The Rocket" on the side.
1. Who do we give the $5 to?
2. What are we gonna do with 'em if we get them?
3. How are we gonna MOVE them if the railroad won't let them pass?
Here's another idea:
We all send $5 or more to Cannonball, who then donates ALL of the colected money to the museum they were at, so that way we can help save them yet not worry about extra fares!:mrgreen:
...Just putting alternatives out there
and free admission and a free ride on them to anyone that donates to save and fix them!.....lol
Considering what we would do to help preserve these historic loco's, that doesn't seem to much of a hassle (since most of us can't make it 'cause we don't live close enough)sign1
most of us would need to get in free, we all would be broke after buying the gas to drive there. lol
Actually, I thought about setting up some sort of donation thing for them but I didn't know how many people would actually be trusting enough to send money. I know I'm an honest guy but I don't know how many of you know that yet.
A Save The Rockets Fund or something.
...at a local train show maybe?:mrgreen: Try posting this info on realatively cheap (compared to today's prices) engines on other model railroading forums (maybe one that has nothing but rock island moddelers for members?) and we just maybe able to save these locos.
CRIP 630 is a E6A and CRIP 652 is a E8A.
Although both E's have "The Rocket" logo on them, the RI "Rockets" were specific trains, which could and were pulled by various locos (LWT12a, TAs, DL107s, FP7s, BL2s, E6, 7, and 8s, etc). Some of the Rocket trains were the Texas, Peoria, Rocky Mountain, Des Moines/Corn Belt/Quad Cities (name changed as the route got shorter!), and the Golden State (a Rocket in reality, if not in name).
Nice Idea, but those locos would not fit on our 3'6'' gauge tracks- and then we have to get it on a ship to South Africa, I like the second idea of donating a few bucks then seeing them preserved though- lol.
Dangit.... Now you guys have me seriously conisdering doing this. If I could find some way to raise the $100,000 to acutally buy the locos, then Midland Railroad could put whatever money they bid against actual repairs and restoration.
Do y'all think this would really be doable?
I'm not sure about the $100,000, but if the museum were to set up a website with a PayPal account and sell some sort of certificate with the loco's on it, I bet they could raise some serious capital. I'd contribute $25 or so. I definitely think the loco's need to be preserved in their current livery. I've run into railroad enthusiasts on other websites and would be willing to post a thread with a link on those sites. PM me if I can help.
After studing the pics more...I stand corrected.
The Alco DL's had a small square window in the cab, between the curved windshields.
Man...Do I feel like an idiot......
Anyway..Found a pic of 630. From the good ol days.
And a New Haven DL;
You don't have to stand.
You can sit down if you like.
A horde of dedicated railfans/modelers VS. $100,000
Who do you think will win? (I think we should all knowsign1)
Check out the paint on 652.
That's definately different.
I wonder when it was repainted to it's current colors?
I may look into getting a bank account set up to attach to a PayPal account or something. Even if we couldn't get the $100,000, it might still raise a nice bit of change for the railraod to refurbish some of their current equipment.
A posting from the RITS (Rock Island Technical Society) list:
The listing of the units came as a bit of a surprise, so we did not establish a budget for them. If terms can be worked out with the owners, Iowa Northern has an interest in purchasing these units through our sister company, Hawkeye Express, LLC and working toward restoring them to operating condition.
Daniel R. Sabin, President
Iowa Northern Railway Company
Paramount Theatre Building
305 Second Street, SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
This would be great news for RI fans and Iowans, if it can be done!
lol i was thinking about a way to get them in iowa as well, but my first thought was old thrashers in Mt. P