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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:36 pm

Joshua Niederkohr wrote:What company will be using it?

Read the first post of this "Thread!"

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"Stourbridge Line in Pennsylvania has purchased the ex. Michigan Star Clipper F7 that sits in Lansing."
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby SousaKerry » Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:13 pm

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.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:37 am

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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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Pixl » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:16 pm

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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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby SousaKerry » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:46 pm

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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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MQT1223 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:11 am

Sounds like narrow flanges too.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:54 pm

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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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Waddy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:07 pm

Probably because its still there.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:14 am

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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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:45 pm

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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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby J T » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Robertrains wrote:Why would he think it was gone?

Why don't you ask him and report back here?
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:08 pm

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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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MQT1223 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:06 pm

Its because Foamers are the only ones that loose their mind over a regular F unit.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby mikerm19 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:09 pm

So apparently it's still around. A friend took a picture of it today.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MiddleMI » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:49 pm

Looks better than I expected to given how long it's been out there. Thanks for the pic.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:19 am

Unit should leave Lansing today or tomorrow, enroute to Grand Rapids and beyond.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:38 am

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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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Pixl » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:45 am

Is it rolling on it's own wheels?
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby SousaKerry » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:21 am

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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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:33 pm

Pixl wrote:Is it rolling on it's own wheels?

Yes.
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