Pere Marquette 1223 vandalized

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Pere Marquette 1223 vandalized

Unread postby Garry K » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:40 pm

It appears that some cretins have vandalized the Pere Marquette 1223. Read about it at https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/02/28/locomotive-display-western-michigan-target-vandals/111378618/.

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Re: Pere Marquette 1223 vandalized

Unread postby Steve B » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:02 pm

A beefier fence would help.
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Re: Pere Marquette 1223 vandalized

Unread postby J T » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:40 am

Steve B wrote:A beefier fence would help.

Nothing short of razor wire will stop vandals on a mission. And even then...
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Re: Pere Marquette 1223 vandalized

Unread postby justalurker66 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:46 pm

True. The South Shore car at the NYC Museum in downtown Elkhart was tagged a few years ago. Cretins have also stripped some of the equipment off of the car for scrap. It is the last car inside the fence at the far end of the museum property, but the fence isn't decorative.
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Re: Pere Marquette 1223 vandalized

Unread postby MQT1223 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:22 pm

justalurker66 wrote:True. The South Shore car at the NYC Museum in downtown Elkhart was tagged a few years ago. Cretins have also stripped some of the equipment off of the car for scrap. It is the last car inside the fence at the far end of the museum property, but the fence isn't decorative.


That car also had most of the windows knocked out of it, only to be replaced and had more knocked out. Vandals don't care unless they succeed at destroying whatever they can get their hands on.
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