CPR 3512 In Slocan lake

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aaron6167

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Some of you may have heard the story of CPR 3512, an M4g 2-8-0 that was lost off a barge into the lake in 1947, and still rests at the bottom at over 700 feet deep with her train to keep her company. Now what i was wondering, is what kind of damage can we expect to see on an engine that fell 700 feet through water, before hitting a muddy lake bed? i also wonder what kind of deterioration it may have after ove r70 years in deep, cold and dark freshwater, and how damaged she is. Reports seem to vary, the most common is that she is upright, buried up to her runningboards in mud, in a crater she made from hitting bottom, and i remember hearing the headlight was still in place, but don't quote me. From what i understand, the boiler did not explode and the fire was banked, she had lost enough pressure to be unable to move at the time of the accident. Just wondering if i can start an interesting conversation.
 




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