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Date: 11/21/12 17:14
SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: chuchubob

Wednesday passing through West Trenton on CSX's Trenton Line.
GP38-2S 6248 with a spacer flat and sixpack of Budds
212
219



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Date: 11/21/12 17:18
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: chuchubob

219
259
9006








Date: 11/21/12 17:20
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: chuchubob

last car 9007








Date: 11/21/12 17:54
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: Out_Of_Service

look like all ex pennsy



Date: 11/21/12 17:58
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: JJSmith

As far as I know, the 9000's are Reading.



Date: 11/21/12 18:21
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: chuchubob

JJSmith Wrote:
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> As far as I know, the 9000's are Reading.

Correct. 9006 was Reading. All the rest with number boards were PRR.
Edited to add that the two without number boards were also ex-
Reading.



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Date: 11/21/12 18:51
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: Topfuel

Boy, those still seem like such good, solid cars that it's a shame there are no buyers available to rebuild them for continued service. Of course, bi-levels and multi-level cars are all the rage so that doesn't help the market for single level cars.



Date: 11/21/12 19:04
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: HB90MACH

A couple should go to preservation.

Most likely those were the ones sitting in Woodbourne yd since early last spring. Shame to see them go.



Date: 11/21/12 19:38
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: OCtrainguy

Even though the cars are going to scrap, the move itself is a real nice catch Bob. I like the lead engine.



Date: 11/21/12 21:22
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: RDG_FP7_901

The 9006 and 9007 are definitely ex-Reading. The rest are ex-Pennsy. Rode the 9000's from their introduction until shortly before they were retired and while sturdy they were showing their age and 60's technology. Rebuilding them would probably not have been worth the expense but it pulls a string or two to see Philadelphia area, and fallen giant Budd Co., history headed to scrap.



Date: 11/21/12 21:42
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: highgreengraphics

Now why am I looking at those and envisioning them on a reborn Colorado Front Range Ski Train, with a few modifications, of course. Naaaah, never happen. === === = === JLH



Date: 11/21/12 22:08
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: MH2198

Sad. Meanwhile the Korean built junk subwayliners builds up flatspots on their wheels....



Date: 11/26/12 12:45
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: septacarczar

The order of the cars from north to south were 212-9012-219-259-9006-9007 and were the last batch sent from Wayne Electric Car Yard to CSX-Woodbourne on 10/18/12



Date: 11/28/12 22:29
Re: SEPTA Budd Silverliners II going to scrap
Author: mundo

14 of them are being rebuilt by California, as intercity cars for on the San Joaquin Valley Trains.

New equipment is4 years or more away.



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