Soo Line 2719 sold back to Duluth museum

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Re: Soo Line 2719 sold back to Duluth museum

Postby SOO2719 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:27 pm

You beat me to it, Robert. :D So glad to know the fine lady whose name and number inspired my username is staying put in the Zenith City.
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Re: Soo Line 2719 sold back to Duluth museum

Postby Mark D » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:39 am

What's the condition of the engine? Will it be used on the north shore line? I hope they don't just park it outside and use it for parts.
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Re: Soo Line 2719 sold back to Duluth museum

Postby Robert T » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:46 pm

Mark,

Here's an article from the Duluth News Tribune about the engine. It sounds like its still in good condition and that it will have a renewed boiler license as soon as engine #332's license expires in 12 years.

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4735351-Soo-Line-engine-will-remain-with-the-Lake-Superior-Railroad-Museum

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Re: Soo Line 2719 sold back to Duluth museum

Postby Mark D » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:02 am

In my mind that museum has a great collection of historic equipment, but don't take very good care of the operating equipment. Maybe they've changed, but my observations, although dated now - things might have changed - they have now qualms about robbing parts from a perfectly good running engine for whatever reason, instead of repairing what parts need refurbishing.
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