Wish I'd been born a few years earlier so I could've seen these in action!
Yep, pretty sad, isn't it? Same for the New York Central. Many a railfan would give their, umm... favorite lunchbox, just to see a New York Central Streamlined Hudson or a Niagara. They would have been wonderful for excursion service, but even if not, some should have been preserved. The iconic bullet nose is a symbol of the streamliner error, and it's tragic none were saved.Wish I'd been born a few years earlier so I could've seen these in action!
Not a single one of these units were preserved. I read an article in the Sentinel where some Mount Clare shop workers tried to hide a mothballed unit among some stored freight cars in the yard, waiting until enough money could be raised to keep it for the B&O museum. Unfortunately, somebody at the shop office who wasn't "in-the-know" answered the phone one day and unwittingly spilled the beans. The B&O top brass found out, and immediately had her towed out to the scrappers before anyone could save it!
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