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Save the Old locomotives in Eureka

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Save the Old locomotives in Eureka

These locomotives have been sitting here for a long time, and they have gotten worse as the years have progressed. They are on the corner of Commerical and Waterfront Dr. 

Location: Eureka, CA
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Sep 29

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A group for talking about the current location of these trains, and what the future may bring for these locomotives.

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NWP Locomotives in Eureka, CA 1 Reply

  These locomotives were parked here in 1997, after the northern part of the line shut down due to no money, and a lot of issues with the environment.  Ever since early 1997, these trains have been…Continue

Started by Emilio Galo Nov 5, 2013.

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Comment by Ian B. on September 29, 2017 at 12:23pm

My mistake; there were 4, numbered 3004-3007 after the 1965 SP renumber.

3007 became 3190.

Comment by Emilio Galo on September 28, 2017 at 8:52am

I would like to see 3190 and 2872 restored or sent to a museum, those units in my opinion are my favorite ones out of the 4 that are currently sitting there. I did not know that SP had 3 torpedo tube GP9's, thanks for the info on that. 

Comment by Ian B. on September 28, 2017 at 8:43am

3190 and 2872 seem to be the most desirable. 3190 is incredibly rare; its one of three torpedo tube passenger GP9's that SP bought(along with 5623, at Niles); the 3190 block was the SP's passenger locomotive block. 2872 is in close proximity to 2873, at the WPRM, and, amazingly, it still has its light package on both ends! This isnt saying that the others are worthless; its just that these two are rarer than the others.

Comment by Emilio Galo on June 8, 2016 at 11:21am

Wow, reading this 3 years later, I'm still into saving these old locomotives.

Comment by Sean Mitchell on November 10, 2013 at 7:50am

The 3190 earlier this year. 

Comment by Emilio Galo on November 9, 2013 at 4:41pm

Do you have any current pictures of these trains?

Comment by Emilio Galo on November 9, 2013 at 4:41pm

These locomotives have a lot of potential in them, Eureka just needs to pull their act together.

Comment by Mike Cook on November 9, 2013 at 4:30pm

If they can be rebuilt, I think they should, it seems a waste to just send them out for scrap.  When I was up there last summer, they did have all the stacks and openings covered up and sealed, I am hoping they drained the fuel and oil as well. Somebody did tell me some of the wire has been vandalized, but how much I don't know. They also cleared a lot of the track in the enclosed and secured area where the engines are sitting.

Comment by Emilio Galo on November 7, 2013 at 5:04pm

Adios

Comment by Emilio Galo on November 7, 2013 at 5:01pm

That's cool. Got to go. Nice talking to you. 

 

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