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Hi folks, Here is a new dilemma, two pieces of historical value are up for 'grabs'. The first is SP 10 now in Texas; waterlogged from a hurricane and facing the scrapper. This was on the NWP for quite a while as the lone passenger service vehicle before AMTRAK started up. The second is a Whitcomb switcher currently at the Port of Sacramento. It too will soon see the scrappers torch if someone does not step forward to take her to a new home, SOON.
see: portof sac loco.jpg for a picture of the switcher.
The NWPRRHS is being streched very thin in its preservation efforts. We have one car done, one in the works (about 3/4 done) and at least two on-line and ready to go. It would be nice to save everything out there, but what can we do?
Any ideas?
Gus

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Comment by Steve Atnip on September 1, 2009 at 10:41am
Also there are pictures of SP 10 on Pg 8 and pg 20 of the photos section, taken in happier times.
Comment by Mark Drury on August 31, 2009 at 5:48pm
P&SRkid, the Whitcomb switcher may be seen here, while the link to the SP 10 page at the Galveston RR Museum's site is here. Hope that helps,

Mark D.
Comment by Chad Gustafson on August 31, 2009 at 4:18pm
can we see pictures?
Comment by Cory W Swank on August 6, 2009 at 7:20pm
If the price is right the 10 would be a nice addition in my opinion. However all the talk out there about the extent of salt water damage and the cost of transporting it to CA may prohibit the move. Have they expressed an interest in transferring it to an appropriate museum or is it to the highest bidder period?
Comment by Steve Atnip on August 6, 2009 at 10:43am
Couldn't help but notice Galveston RR Museum gets $$ from a hotel tax. But they have/had lots of nice stuff and programs.
Comment by Mark Drury on August 5, 2009 at 9:50pm
There's been a little traffic on the Espee Yahoo Group about SP 10 (here's Galveston Railroad Museum's link for the car: http://www.galvestonrrmuseum.com/grrmsh3_048.htm). Gus and Steve, any idea how much the museum would ask for the car? Looks like they (somewhat recklessly) paid $175,000 for it -- I imagine they'd get a mere fraction of that if they sold the car for scrap. But assuming the NWPRRHS could move the car and store it in, say, Petaluma, it seems that restoring it to operating condition might not be possible, financially. Any guess as to how much all this might cost? What a great addition to the NWPRRHS roster, if we could somehow make it happen....

Mark
Comment by Steve Atnip on August 5, 2009 at 6:26pm
I found this site which has a nice summation although some of the links don't work.
Comment by Gus Campagna on August 5, 2009 at 1:47pm
SP 10 is the Bud car that was used for passenger service from Willits to Eureka near the end.
The switcher has no ties to NWP as far as I know.
Gus
Comment by Steve Atnip on August 4, 2009 at 11:45pm
I don't know anything about SP 10, but does the switcher have any ties to NWP? If there were no other projects AND we didn't have the potential use of Loren's "Quarter pounder" then maybe. I hope they can find a home for it. What kind of engine is SP 10?

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