Re: Nacodoches loco

John Salvini

That kind of puts my theory to rest, looks like they made the pick right where it was at. Thanks for the loading picture. 

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:04 PM, Everett Lueck <elueck@...> wrote:

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:31:45 PM CDT, John Salvini via <salvini.john@...> wrote:

Think that they cut the shaft to move it for loading. It looks as if the trees are obstructing a clean lift of the locomotive. I would think that they wanted to pick up the front end and walk it out of the tree line, then load it. Anyone know how they got it on the truck…?

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 7:12 PM, Everett Lueck <elueck@...> wrote:

You can move anything if you are willing to pay the price!  

If you work on a limited budget, you do things the most cost effective way.

There is another locomotive move coming down next week and I have seen the original bids for both of these moves, and my guess is that this procedure saved a substantial amount of money that could be put toward the restoration, rather than the move.

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 07:37:16 PM CDT, D. Howard Bingham <ke5apj@...> wrote:

Why did the rear truck need removing, the entire length of that SMALL locomotive would have easily fit on any Low Boy Float trailer with ROOM TO SPARE.

I've see Caterpiller Earth Moving Equipment longer & wider than this locomotive being moved & only problem was "WIDTH"

D. Howard Bingham


On 10/12/2021 2:37 PM, Everett Lueck wrote:
Not a cutting torch.  A metal cutting disc, to get a smooth cut.  As I explained earlier,  the u joints were frozen and the rear truck had to be removed to transport the loco.  

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12:28:57 PM CDT, Mike Murray <mikemurray6044@...> wrote:

This shows them using a cutting torch on the drive shaft.

On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 10:10 AM Tom Roise via <> wrote:
Amazing !!!!

Tom Roise

> On Oct 12, 2021, at 9:58 AM, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:
> There is a new video posted on YouTube by Neil Dahl that shows workers slicing through its drive shafts with cutting blades as they prepare to move the shay from Stephen F. Austin University to Michigan.
> Talking about adding insult to injury!!!
> TZ

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