Is this unit actually under power? I took a good look at the 1600 some time ago and found the motor missing not only both blowers, but most of the gear train on the governor end as well as the muffler. The exhaust ports were wide open to the weather, which surely didn't speak well for the rest of the block. Getting this unit running again would have required starting from scratch with a bare bed plate.
The info i was told was that it was sold to Relco for scrap.
Seems a bit strange to me that they would pay to ship it all the way from Tacoma to Albia IA just to scrap it! The shipping charges would likely be more than the scrap value.
By the way, I have been informed that the ruling grade on the SP&S line is 0.8%, NOT 1.5% as I indicated in my story. I was able to correct the story in post #8 above
Cost for BNSF to move their own locomotive, nothing besides fuel on regularly schedule train.
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