RailPictures.Net Photo: LIRC 9321 New York & Atlantic Railway EMD SW1200 at Brooklyn, New York by Greg Grice
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New York & Atlantic Railway (more..)
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Bay Ridge Branch (Gershow Recycling) (more..)
Brooklyn, New York, USA (more..)
January 28, 2020
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"Best Way to Remove the Engine Block?" The team of 3 Gershow Recycling employees who were tasked with scrapping Louisville & Indiana Railroad SW1200 #9321 discuss the best way to remove the engine block from the frame. The bolts holding the block to the frame were torched and the excavator took care of the rest. Built by EMD in 1957 as EMD 23763, 9321 served the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (#562), the Erie Lackawanna Railway (#457) and Conrail (#9321) before joining the Louisville & Indiana Railroad's roster. The locomotive ran on the L&I for many years before being sent to the New York & Atlantic Railway, a sister railroad to the L&I, to assist with the increase of rail traffic on the island. Unfortunately the engine was not used much because of it's reliability and only ran for a couple of years before being sidelined with several mechanical issues. It was moved to a storage track within Fresh Pond Yard where it sat for 9+ years before being moved to the Heritage Paper track on the Bay Ridge Branch in 2017. On January 28th, 2020, the locomotive was finally scrapped by Gershow Recycling, a longtime customer of the NYA located less than a half a mile away.
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