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Oct 08, 2011 20:42 |  #1

I'm finally getting a chance to process some pics I've taken over the past couple weeks. I found this interesting locomotive in the Town of Todd, (its listed as the old Elkland Station in Todd, NC which, as a town, is no bigger than a minute!). The weather was brutal as a cold, misty rain was falling... the beginning of fall in the mountains of North Carolina. :)

I have no idea what type of locomotive it is or how old its lineage might be, I thought someone who is much more educated in those facts might enlighten us!

As always C&C is welcome and appreciated! Thanks for looking!


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Oct 08, 2011 20:53 |  #2

looks european, is that someones house? I once saw a house that had a caboose (later it went away, for unknown reasons)


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Oct 08, 2011 21:18 as a reply to  @ RadAL's post |  #3

Al, that is the old depot that is now a white-water, kayak rental place. Its supposedly in the exact spot that the old railway depot (Elkland, NC) was in depending on which local yokel you talk to.

I believe it was moved at one time away from its original location and became a business that now has these old rail cars as a tourist attraction for peeps to spend their money here. :)


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Oct 08, 2011 21:20 |  #4

ah, interesting, they should clean it up and make it look good!


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Oct 08, 2011 21:36 |  #5

Looks like it might be fromthe Vulcan Iron Works...they made center cab switching locomotives like this one...

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Oct 09, 2011 13:32 as a reply to  @ RYGDWW's post |  #6

Pete, it looks like it could be one of theirs for sure! Same size and boxy shape. The next time I run through there, I'll try to make a manufacturer's plate to verify. Thanks for the research!:)


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Oct 09, 2011 23:44 |  #7

According to some research....this is a gutted GE 80 Tonner.


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Oct 10, 2011 05:16 |  #8

Looks good


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Oct 10, 2011 18:39 as a reply to  @ winam's post |  #9

Woolburr wrote in post #13227720 (external link)
According to some research....this is a gutted GE 80 Tonner.

I would say that's what it is. It looks a lot like ours:

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Oct 10, 2011 18:47 |  #10

GE 80 T was my immediate guess too. More well known for the 44 Tonner of similar style, but shorter. Would love to see more pics!


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Oct 10, 2011 20:29 |  #11

That's a much closer match!


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