Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by The Saggin' Dragon, May 3, 2020.
Imagine finding something like this in the UK!
Would be better if the livery was correct!
Was it placed there originally as a water tank?
I hope that S****t R****r hasn't seen this.
Plenty about it if Googled.
Picture from 1980
It was indeed parked there as a water tank, You would have thought that they would have used a tank car by that date.
Nice to see that someone has reinstated the 'Milwaukee Road' logo in the intervening years.
Could it be the same type as one in attached photo?
It is indeed, from an S-2 4-8-4 loco, a close relative to the currently operational Milwaukee No 261.
This rather reminds me of the YouTube video of the abandoned loco in a "paddock" at Forbes NSW - its no small loco either! I would post the link if I knew how to but I guess I'll have to let you look it up yourselves if you are interested.
On the top of the reply box you'll see a number of icons, there is s smile face, an 'envelope/photo's and what looks like a film reel. Click on the film reel, a box will appear. Copy and paste the url of the youtube video into the box and with any luck you will have a video in your post.
Thanks MM. lets see if this works
6042 GARRATT 4 8 4+4 8 4 Beyer peacock & co ltd built 1956 largest hemisphere done by drone pt2 done - YouTube
It been abandoned there for at least 30 years
Hopefully this will work.
Best photo I can find of an S2 from a quick search. No. 237
That's the one. Thanks.
It tells a sorry story of an historic loco (officially, the last NSWGR steam loco to be withdrawn) but at least sister 6029 is up and running these days.
That video could start a great rescue effort1 The ultimate challenge to the UK Preservation movement?
Ah..."A dreamer of wonderful dreams". Alas, I think the UK preservation movement has enough challenges on its plate at the moment.
The history of this loco and how it got to its current resting place can be found at www.australiansteam.com. I am writing from Canada and never saw one of these magnificent beasts in action anywhere!!
That website lists 6042 as "stored", but looking at the photos of it I would think "left abandoned in a field to rust away" would be more accurate.
Ideal for the Isle of Wight steam railway. Just the right size.
To put this to bed, it wouldn't be allowed out of Australia. They're pretty fussy about their heritage.
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