EL 725 SOLD**

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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MQT1223 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:49 pm

Somebody paid up to let that thing roll out of Lansing...
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby BL2-1843 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:14 pm

SousaKerry wrote: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.


No more so than anything else that runs on CSX.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Pixl » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:15 pm

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

Yes.


Glad to hear that. It would seem undignified for a classic locomotive to be rubbered around to it's new home.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby tadman » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:59 am

BL2-1843 wrote:
SousaKerry wrote: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.


No more so than anything else that runs on CSX.


Was about to make that crack myself, as long as she doesn't see Kansas City, it's the short way...
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Brian_F » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:32 pm

Was watching the Deshler railcam (virtual railfan on youtube) and saw it go east about 9:05 pm dst.
Placed right behind a 4 unit leader.
I haven't lost my mind, it's on tape backup here somewhere...

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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:35 pm

The locomotive is at the Midwest Railway Preservation Society in Cleveland for repairs. After the repairs are complete it will go to the Stourbridge Line.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby AARR » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:06 pm

I'm happy for the Stourbridge Line. They used to have a solid freight base but there's little if any left and survive on excursion
NS3322 wrote:The locomotive is at the Midwest Railway Preservation Society in Cleveland for repairs. After the repairs are complete it will go to the Stourbridge Line.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Pixl » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:10 pm

NS3322, thanks for the update. I've been watching the fate of this loco, my family lives in Cleveland. Maybe I can look it up next visit.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MP73point4 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 am

Was at the Stourbridge Line shop in Honesdale last week. One F already in primer in their shop with plans to paint it into the maroon Pennsy 5-stripe scheme to match their passenger cars. Personnel there said COE 725 and an ex-CP B unit will join this one in the PRR 5-stripe scheme to make an A-B-A set. That will be sharp.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby SousaKerry » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:20 am

MP73point4 wrote:Was at the Stourbridge Line shop in Honesdale last week. One F already in primer in their shop with plans to paint it into the maroon Pennsy 5-stripe scheme to match their passenger cars. Personnel there said COE 725 and an ex-CP B unit will join this one in the PRR 5-stripe scheme to make an A-B-A set. That will be sharp.


Gotta wonder what there funding source is? Hauling tourists is a darn hard way to make money. And how long of trains are they pulling to require an A-B-A set??
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby NS3322 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:27 pm

MP73point4 wrote:One F already in primer in their shop with plans to paint it into the maroon Pennsy 5-stripe scheme to match their passenger cars.


Is this unit one of the locomotives that were stored in Worthington/Columbus, Ohio (near the Ohio Railway Museum)?
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MQT1223 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:50 pm

SousaKerry wrote:
MP73point4 wrote:Was at the Stourbridge Line shop in Honesdale last week. One F already in primer in their shop with plans to paint it into the maroon Pennsy 5-stripe scheme to match their passenger cars. Personnel there said COE 725 and an ex-CP B unit will join this one in the PRR 5-stripe scheme to make an A-B-A set. That will be sharp.


Gotta wonder what there funding source is? Hauling tourists is a darn hard way to make money. And how long of trains are they pulling to require an A-B-A set??


Ever since they reopened a few years back following a temporary shutdown someone has been spending a lot of money repainting a good majority of the equipment and bringing a totally new look to the Stourbridge... This ABA set of F units these guys are creating will be a definite attraction and put them on the map for sure. Not many places where you can ride behind a complete set of F7's, regardless of their heritage.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MP73point4 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:36 am

Yes, the two A units are the ex-Montreal commute ones that sat in Columbus for quite a while at Silcott. They only have 4 or 5 passenger cars so, no, they don't need an A-B-A set to pull their train. They currently operate with a single BL-2 pulling everything.
The cars have all been redone recently and look very nice. They're all painted PRR so the whole train will match when they are done.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby AARR » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:35 pm

Is there any freight business left?
MP73point4 wrote:Yes, the two A units are the ex-Montreal commute ones that sat in Columbus for quite a while at Silcott. They only have 4 or 5 passenger cars so, no, they don't need an A-B-A set to pull their train. They currently operate with a single BL-2 pulling everything.
The cars have all been redone recently and look very nice. They're all painted PRR so the whole train will match when they are done.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MQT1223 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:48 pm

MP73point4 wrote:Yes, the two A units are the ex-Montreal commute ones that sat in Columbus for quite a while at Silcott. They only have 4 or 5 passenger cars so, no, they don't need an A-B-A set to pull their train. They currently operate with a single BL-2 pulling everything.
The cars have all been redone recently and look very nice. They're all painted PRR so the whole train will match when they are done.


They don't need an ABA set for 5 cars from a power standpoint, but from an attraction standpoint it will be quite a draw.

To reply to AARR's post, to my knowledge no. Hasn't been a revenue freight on that line since the PC days I would think.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby AARR » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:03 pm

In the early 1980's shortly after the short line took over there was 6-8 freight customers including Moore Business Forms that received 10-12 cars a week, a nylon rope plant, a feed mill or two, fertilizer and some others. The freight operation ran three times a week.
MQT1223 wrote:To reply to AARR's post, to my knowledge no. Hasn't been a revenue freight on that line since the PC days I would think.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby SousaKerry » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:12 am

They don't need an ABA set for 5 cars from a power standpoint, but from an attraction standpoint it will be quite a draw.


5 cars and 3 EMD 567s to pull it, darn I wouldn't want to pay that fuel bill. Surprised if they didn't turn the B unit into a slug and the second A unit into a power car or something.

Our little old 44 tonner pulls 4 cars with ease on the SMRS even up our .9% grade, for a while in the 2000s they did it on one engine and 3 cars, that is all of 165 HP and just 2 traction motors.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby TrainWatcher » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:48 pm

BLE 725 went to Cleveland for her rebuild. Horizon Rail doing the work. Photos of her at American Steam's shops.
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby Pixl » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:33 pm

TrainWatcher wrote: Photos of her at American Steam's shops.


Ummnn.. where?
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Re: EL 725 SOLD**

Unread postby MQT1223 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:47 am

The 725 was delivered to the Stourbridge Line last night per a post on Facebook of it in transit with the Sesquehanna.
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