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From: "Paul R DOT Tupaczewski" paultup AT comcast DOT net
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:35:13 -0500
Subject: RE: (erielack) X-51 and CX-99
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Bruce wrote:

> I do not recall the 1973 wreck at all. I thought the wreck in question
> At 6:47 AM on the morning of August 11, 1958 there was a spectacular head-
> on wreck of two Erie Railroad commuter trains at Sterlington, NY.

Ah, this one (see attached). Two different wrecks at two different
locations, but not too far apart.

> Alco
> PA-1 859 was apparently repaired and returned to service as it is listed
> being retired as a trade-in to EMD in 1969. The fate of EMD GP7 1402 is
not as
> clear as it is listed as wrecked and retired in 1965, 7 years after that
> day in Sterlington.

859 was back in service by 1958 in its black/yellow paint, and was repainted
two-tone green in 1959.

1402 was a total. It was cut up for parts - I believe it was long off the
property before 1965, but that's when they arbitrarily chose a "retirement
date" for it.

- Paul


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