Anybody here from East Moline,IL or the surrunding Quad City Area

Jack Doran Jan 28, 2002

  1. Jack Doran

    Jack Doran TrainBoard Member

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    Just wondering what the big shop or building is with Houndreds of locomotives is around it up there. I am wondering if it is a scrap yard for old locomotives or if it rebiuld center up there. In case you don't were it is it is off of route 92 and you can see it clearly if your heading east toward the Quad City downs horse track. I think it is if your on john deer road headed east to I 88. Thanks ahead of time for any info.
     
  2. John Nutt

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    Jack- Thses are the former Rock Island locomotive shops in Silvis, IL. several years ago I drove over there but not enter the grounds because of the warnings. At that time a rebuilder had their sign up but I dont know if they folded or are still in business.
     
  3. The Rocket

    The Rocket Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good question... I will check into it and see what I can find out since it is in my backyard almost!

    [ 28 January 2002, 18:22: Message edited by: The Rocket ]
     
  4. Jack Doran

    Jack Doran TrainBoard Member

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    I was wondering if it was a Rebuilding plant I see well over a houndred locomotives in there from all the class 1 railroads and last time i was up thier there was some loco's in primer out a long side the shops. I did not have time to get over thier to see who is rebiulding over thier or if it is just storage.

    [ 29 January 2002, 16:27: Message edited by: Jack Doran ]
     

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