For Sale: 2 Rock Island E Units 1:1 Scale- $100,000 Firm

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cannonball, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    whats the link to the Rock Island Technical Society?
  2. Go Big1

    Go Big1 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wonder if the Illinois Railway Museum in Union would have any interest in these locos?

    Illinois Railway Museum

    Per their website, they are the largest railway museum, which might indicate their capacity to attain these old RI diesels.

    On a side note, I went to this railway museum 2 years ago with the wife and kids for a "day out with Thomas". It was pretty chaotic - there were kids everywhere, and I told my wife that I would like to go back on a "non-Thomas" day to explore the place. Haven't gotten back yet. Have any other Gaugers ever been there?
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    2,226
    Likes Received:
    0
    That would be cool as well.
    It would be nice to see them stay at Midland but getting them operational would be first priority regardless of who does the restoration.
  4. IAIS 604

    IAIS 604 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
  5. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    i like this pic of 652. was taken in feb 1952. in la grange IL.

    Attached Files:

  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    2,226
    Likes Received:
    0
    She sure looked a heck of a lot better back then than she does now.
  7. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    yep, and now we know that 652 was painted like this then blue and back.
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    2,226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kinda makes you wonder how many layers of paint you'd find if you started scraping....
  9. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    0
    Found this shot while randomly surfing this cool site. It's the closest I can find for a photo match for ya Cannonball. 2 layers of paint on this Amtrak engine got burned off, revealing Phase 3 paint, after the train hit a truck. The comments and notes tell more.
    RailPictures.Net Photo » Amtrak AMTK NPCU
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    2,226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Woah.....
    I don't think Aloe Vera is gonna take care of that burn.
    :D