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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cannonball, Jun 10, 2007.
whats the link to the Rock Island Technical Society?
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?
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.
Rock Island Technical Society
another great RI one:
Jeff's Guide to the Rock Island Lines :thumb:
i like this pic of 652. was taken in feb 1952. in la grange IL.
She sure looked a heck of a lot better back then than she does now.
yep, and now we know that 652 was painted like this then blue and back.
Kinda makes you wonder how many layers of paint you'd find if you started scraping....
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
I don't think Aloe Vera is gonna take care of that burn.