NREX 4256         
On it's way to be rebuilt for Kenya.
Date: 11/12/2013 Location: Silvis, IL   Map Show Silvis on a rail map Views: 893 Collection Of:   KJ Larson
Locomotives: NREX 4256(B23-7)    Author:  KJ Larson
NREX 4256
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  NRE Silvis
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Mike Maskel General NICE SHOT 11/19/2013 11:49:56 PM
Olaf Junges General Great catch, very nice shot! 11/22/2013 11:10:16 AM
Bradley Reim General Once again I feel very bad for abandoned trains I Hate Scrap yards. ='(((((((((((((((((((((((( they take the scrap of the trains to make their own trains these scrap yards should be illegal 12/21/2017 7:02:36 PM
KJ Larson General Bradley, Thank you for your comments on the NRE pictures. I have been a railfan my entire life and a railroader for 20 and an NRE employee for 3. I also hated to see these locomotives lingering and rusting away. But NRE is much more than a scrap yard. All these locomotives are FOR SALE. The only time they are scrapped is if they have run their full career out and they are just too expensive to bring back. I have been inside and out of all of the locomotives pictured and under many of them. I see what the outside observer does not see, like blown turbochargers, shot traction motors, ceased up prime movers, AR10 generators melted and a varied amount of old and tired locomotives. No one wants to put the money needed into an old fuel guzzling SD50 or SD40T-2. NRE has saved a lot of older locomotives like the Kent locomotive and the Savage GP9 I was standing on top of. These locomotives are out and running revenue trains. Many of the B23-7's pictured have been converted into met 12/21/2017 8:17:29 PM
KJ Larson General ...metre gauge locomotives for Kenya. You have to look at the logistics of saving an older locomotive and whether someone is willing to spend the money needed to bring it back to, not only, operating conditions, but environmental and safety also. Again, all of the locomotives at NRE are for sale and have been given all the opportunities to be restored and salvaged prior to meeting its fate with the cutting torch. Just something from the other side of the fence. Thanks for viewing my photos and I hope you enjoyed them. Ken Larson 12/21/2017 8:19:21 PM

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