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Joshua Niederkohr wrote:What company will be using it?

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MQT1223 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:55 am

"Stourbridge Line in Pennsylvania has purchased the ex. Michigan Star Clipper F7 that sits in Lansing."
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So I heard from a little birdie the other day that this loco will not move any time soon as the FRA inspector has issues with it. Mainly the wheels are square, although this same birdie said they looked fine to him.
What smells like lube oil and diesel.... Oh wait it's just my "Locomotive Breath"

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SousaKerry wrote:So I heard from a little birdie the other day that this loco will not move any time soon as the FRA inspector has issues with it. Mainly the wheels are square, although this same birdie said they looked fine to him.
This was the same reason why CSX stuck it where it is after they found out about the wheels and have refused to move it since.
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SousaKerry wrote:So I heard from a little birdie the other day that this loco will not move any time soon as the FRA inspector has issues with it. Mainly the wheels are square, although this same birdie said they looked fine to him.
What is wrong with the wheels, they are square?? Is that railroad talk or a joke?

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What is wrong with the wheels, they are square?? Is that railroad talk or a joke?

It's a joke/slang term for flat spots and or out of round(ovality.) Or if you watch South Park Canadian.
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Sounds like narrow flanges too.
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OK, I read from a friend who lives in Lansing that old COE/Mal F7A #725 has been gone for a while!!!! How come we didn't see any "Updates" upon its departure? :?:
Man, I wanted to photograph it leaving MI for the last time!!!! I guess there was no problem moving it!
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Probably because its still there.

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It's still there. The FRA and CSX mechanical have been looking it the past few weeks. Sounds like the easiest way for it to leave will be on a flatcar.
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SD80MAC wrote:It's still there. The FRA and CSX mechanical have been looking it the past few weeks. Sounds like the easiest way for it to leave will be on a flatcar.

I was thinking it would still be there until we have "Updates" when it departs! I'll tell that guy from Lansing that COE/Mal F7A #725 is still parked in Lansing!
Why would he think it was gone? My guess when it travels "East"─it will go through CSX Rougemere Yard!!!! I do not want to miss it leaving MI!!!!
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Robertrains wrote: Why would he think it was gone?
Why don't you ask him and report back here?

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J T wrote:
Robertrains wrote: Why would he think it was gone?

Why don't you ask him and report back here?

Here's what he said Friday 2-9: "The 725 isn't at Lansing anymore It's been moved for a while" After I told him it still is there─he just said the next day:
"Huh, I thought it left" Now, I am guessing he just didn't see it because the "Tank Cars" have been "Blocking" it!!!! :roll:
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Its because Foamers are the only ones that loose their mind over a regular F unit.
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So apparently it's still around. A friend took a picture of it today.
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Looks better than I expected to given how long it's been out there. Thanks for the pic.

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Unit should leave Lansing today or tomorrow, enroute to Grand Rapids and beyond.

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Saturnalia wrote:Unit should leave Lansing today or tomorrow, enroute to Grand Rapids and beyond.
Correction. It is already in GRR. Due to head for Chicago now.

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Is it rolling on it's own wheels?

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The word last year it was headed for Columbus, Oh for rebuild. If that is still true it sure is taking the long way around.

I will let you all speculate on who was to do the rebuild..
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Pixl wrote:Is it rolling on it's own wheels?
Yes.

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