Y6B 2174

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Sat Oct 31 12:40:27 EDT 2009

Maybe someone else will supply more details, but the story has always been the scrap yard was sold to a group from England in 1975 or early 1976 who scrapped the engines shortly after the purchase.

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Sent: Sat, October 31, 2009 12:31:10 AM
Subject: Y6B 2174

Do any of you guys know if any private individuals tried to purchase 2174 or 2143 before they were cut up at the scrapyard? Its just unbelievable how they sat there that long, and one of them wasn't saved! Jimmy Lisle touched on this in an earlier post, but the scenario is really strange. In my Grandfather's scrapyard he would occasionally "sit" on certain stockpiles of a specific metal waiting for a bump in the market price. I don't think I ever recall a time that something was purchased for scrap like these engines and just left sitting for years. To benefit from an increase in the market price it would seem you'd want it already dismantled and ready to ship. Did the handling of these engines result from a change in ownership at the scrapyard? Thanks in advance for the history lessons.

Chris Dalton,
Bluefield, WV
Windows 7: I wanted more reliable, now it's more reliable. Wow!
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