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Russ Nelson

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Freeville 2' gas engine, two mine dump cars, and track panel
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:13:28 AM »
Anybody ever brought up the 2' gas engine, two mine dump cars, 2' truck, and track panel (looks like Decauville) in Freeville, NY? Track panel looks lightweight. Maybe 25 pound rail? I was driving past it on Friday. Stopped in to the building, got a phone number for the owner. It's probably been sitting there for twenty years. They said they ran it last year and it ran fine. Owner had .... plans .... but time and resources are always limited.

Is this something useful to the museum? Should I make inquires? I have no use for it myself given that I'm selling the 87 acres of land on which I would install the track. I can't afford to buy it and donate it to the museum, either, so it would need a special fund-raising plan.

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Re: Freeville 2' gas engine, two mine dump cars, and track panel
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 01:19:22 PM »
Where abouts in Freeville? What road, close to what, etc.
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Re: Freeville 2' gas engine, two mine dump cars, and track panel
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 07:14:56 PM »
Hmm, I'm not that far away from Freeville....Any details? PM if you'd like.

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Re: Freeville 2' gas engine, two mine dump cars, and track panel
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 05:56:09 AM »
Interesting -- I went to college about 10 miles away from Freeville in the 1990s (i.e. ~20 years ago), and this is the first I've heard of this equipment. Where exactly is it located?

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Re: Freeville 2' gas engine, two mine dump cars, and track panel
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 01:58:28 AM »
Our own Bob Longo lives near this equipment and is familiar with it.  If we have any interest he’d be a logical contact, however I’m not sure we’re interested in it at this time. 

Thanks for pointing it out,
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Jason