KCS Ghost #682

Hytec Nov 7, 2008

  1. Hytec

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    Just ambling towards home down in Gulfport. Sure happy my skipper has to hold me to 10 mph...TGIF!

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Well, that paint job certainly is an antique. Would take some serious prep work to get another coat.

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  3. Hytec

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    Hey, give her a break, Ken. She's 91 years old in loco years. You should look so good by then.... :tb-tongue:
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    Uh-oh. I can't find my human to engine years conversion chart. :tb-smile:

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  5. Hytec

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    According to the KCS Historical Society roster (http://www.kcshs.org/schedule/subs/images/rosters/kcsroster.xls), she was delivered new in March, 1978. So I thought that 3:1 sounded reasonable. Though considering there are locos still operating in revenue service, i.e. non-tourist and non-restoration, that were delivered ~60 years ago, maybe 1.5:1 would be more accurate. So I should apologize for casting aspersions on your age and physique. :tb-embarrassed:

    Anyhoo, I think it's neat to catch an old gal like her still operating, and possibly in her original paint scheme. :tb-cool:
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    Well, I sometimes wonder about those older units. First generation stuff. Perhaps we should view them in feline terms? Seeming to have nine lives? :tb-smile:

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