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 Post subject: Sunken locomotive?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:47 pm 
Hi, I recently heard tell of a trio of rare locomotives on the bottom of the sea. A buddy of mine from California, who dives, told me of a sighting of a piece of a locomotive protruding from the silt by the Oakland Bay Bridge. He says that it was a piece of a BL-2 that was being shipped to the Western Pacific, but fell off of a barge in a storm with 2 other units of the same order. Can anyone confirm this?


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 Post subject: Re: Sunken locomotive?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:50 pm 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_BL2

I suggest a google search .

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 Post subject: Re: Sunken locomotive?
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I know there's one in the new york bay area. Real old one. Was on a ship headed to England when it sank. Supposedly there's pics of it somewhere....

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 Post subject: Re: Sunken locomotive?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:29 pm 
Those are 2-2-2 steam locomotives in NJ. They had an episode of Deep Sea Detectives about them, and Trains Magazine had a small article about them a few years ago.


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2-2-2 ? That is a real strange arrangement.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunken locomotive?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00 pm 
I know right? any less drivers and you would have a sled with a boiler and firebox! That arrangement was pretty standard around the late 19th century. There is only one left in America, besides these two. What is amazing is that they are sitting upright on the bottom side by side. I think that they were on a barge that was sunk in a storm, and that the barge has rotted away. I don't believe that they were cargo on a ship, and that they were pushed overboard by the crew in a storm. If that was the case, they wouldn't be right next to each other, and upright. The way that they are sitting is the way that if [i]I[/i] were the supervisor of the docks, I would load them that way. If they were pushed off the deck of a ship, they most likely would have turned over, and would not be next to each other.


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