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Date: 02/02/19 10:38
Switcher Saturday - SW1 at Wilmington
Author: gcm

Ex-NYC 733 (built 1939) is at the roundhouse in Wilmington,Delaware in Sept 1979.
It was scrapped in 1980.

Gary




Date: 02/02/19 11:16
Re: Switcher Saturday - SW1 at Wilmington
Author: krm152

That certainly is a forlorn but interesting scene with the old SW1, the weeds, and dilapidated building.
Thanks for your posting.
ALLEN



Date: 02/02/19 12:01
Re: Switcher Saturday - SW1 at Wilmington
Author: PHall

With all of that oil in the dirt I'm amazed that weeds could actually grow!



Date: 02/02/19 14:17
Re: Switcher Saturday - SW1 at Wilmington
Author: boejoe

Looks like the roundhouse was ready to be scrapped along with the SW-1



Date: 02/02/19 19:31
Re: Switcher Saturday - SW1 at Wilmington
Author: RuleG

gcm Wrote:
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> Ex-NYC 733 (built 1939) is at the roundhouse in
> Wilmington,Delaware in Sept 1979.
> It was scrapped in 1980.
>
> Gary

Amazingly, as of November 2018, Amtrak still had two SW1s on its roster.



Date: 02/03/19 10:02
Re: Switcher Saturday - SW1 at Wilmington
Author: PHall

RuleG Wrote:
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> gcm Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ex-NYC 733 (built 1939) is at the roundhouse in
> > Wilmington,Delaware in Sept 1979.
> > It was scrapped in 1980.
> >
> > Gary
>
> Amazingly, as of November 2018, Amtrak still had
> two SW1s on its roster.

They make good shop switchers. And the ones they have left have had mods like replacing the mechanically driven radiator fan with electrically driven fans and stuff like that.



Date: 02/07/19 21:49
Re: Switcher Saturday - SW1 at Wilmington
Author: bnsfsd70

These are the exact sorts of images I think of whenever I hear people complain about the EPA.

Thanks for sharing this,
- Jeff Carlson



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