Y6A 2156

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Fri Oct 30 16:51:00 EDT 2009


The folks in St Louis did not TRUST N&W to return the engine - as the
proposed agreement indicted would happen/ We did fly to St Louis twice to
meet with them - no luck.

PLAN B - restore the Class J #611 instead. The rest is history

David Helmer

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Subject: Re: Y6A 2156

> On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 10:53 AM, Jeff Morfit wrote:

>> I heard that Robert Claytor was trying to negotiate with the National

>> Museum

>> about leasing, and restorting Y6A 2156 for railfan service during his

>> tenure, but was refused for some reason.


> Word going around at the time was that the St. Louis folks wanted

> Norfolk Southern to post a ridiculously high performance bond to cover

> movement of the engine from St. Louis to Alabama. NS, being in the

> rail transportation business and having recently completed the

> successful movement of both the 611 and the 1218 from Roanoke to

> Alabama, balked at the absurd request. That pretty much put the

> project at a stalemate.


> Bruce in Blacksburg

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