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i thought it was from a scrapped up e8
Richard; you can contact to a Greg Elems on a face book site of "The Real Western Pacific Railroad". I was up in Portola on the 24th of June and he told me the story of this old Locomotive. He then told me about how they plan to use this locomotive shell as a simulator for the guests of the Railroad Museum in Portola. I can't recall the story about this locomotive and how it was wrecked. Greg is a Union Pacific Railroad Employee and is one of the people that's in charge of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, CA. So bottom line, contact Greg and he will be glad to tell you all about this locomotive...
This is a wonderful story. Can you provide us or know the story of how it was wrecked?
I rode on the Maine Eastern line last year which was pulled be a n FP7 like this one and it too had the hammer marks of being rebuilt. Having a simulator would be a gem if they could also include the interior (engineer's) portion of the FP7.
Some of us know that there is an aging FP sitting on the siding of the yard in Schellville. Hopefully someday like the steamers that have been renovated it too will be put back into service. But if not well it does have an interior........
This is the actual Locomotive that use to run on the WP, FP7 # 804-A. It was wrecked and they saved the very front. It was on display at California Adventure Theme Park. Then Disney changed their display and returned it to The WP Museum in Portola. The Museum wants to use this front shell of a display module. They want to include a simulator of some sort...
That looks real with all of the body bending around the light having done. Is this just a front shell sitting there for looks? Seems pretty dangerous up on blocks like that.
Always wondered if that was a real F, or a Disney magic build. ;)
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