The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

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The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

Postby SOO2719 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:25 pm

The Indiana Transportation Museum sure has had a cursed year (article not behind paywall):

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/12/14-monons-first-diesel-decapitated-in-trucking-accident

This SW1 was the first diesel the Monon bought. Hurts to see her in such shape if you ask me. Hope they repair this baby.
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Re: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

Postby Mark D » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:36 am

I've been reading about ITM on other boards. It is a totally incompetent management that causes them to not get a 'break'.
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Re: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

Postby John Bohon » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:47 am

This is also a classic case of own your own property. If you are on property owned by others sooner or later a dispute will get you relocated. Think how differently this would have turned out had the museum owned the property their equipment was sitting on.

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Re: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

Postby Mark D » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:58 pm

They would have had a better chance, but they weren't very well financed so they very well could have lost their property had they 'owned' it. 'owned' means probably a mortgage on the property.
On the other hand, I don't have any insight on their finances, only what shows in their day to day operations.

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Re: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

Postby SOO2719 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:13 pm

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Re: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

Postby Mark D » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:12 pm

I wonder what's going to happen to that locomotive now. Will it be repaired to as it was by the movers insurance? Or ?
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Re: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

Postby John Bohon » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:57 pm

I read a shop in Chicago was going to do the repair for $75,000.00 That included trucking the engine to and from the shop. Unless the control stand was damaged in the accident it should be a straight forward job of changing the cab out, replacing the stack, and whatever other metal work is needed. I would think there is an abundance of parts available to replace the damaged ones. While it will not quite be the same locomotive that left the Monon it will be an SW 1. Who knows if any of the body parts, or for that matter the running parts, other than the frame are still the ones that came from EMD when the engine was new? Many railroad shops routinely changed out parts as needed to keep locomotives in service.

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Re: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

Postby Mark D » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:49 am

Good point John. Hopefully all will be well in the end.
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