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Brian Strait

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SR&RL tenders still kicking around?
« on: February 25, 2019, 05:12:53 PM »
I remember reading that one or two of the sandy river’s tenders were still around somewhere. I seem to remember it being up at the Phillips museum, Unfornatult I can’t find that article again. Any one know if this is true?

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Re: SR&RL tenders still kicking around?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 08:41:03 PM »
Not just one or two, but three: the tender tanks from SR&RL engines 16, 18, and 20 survive and are on display in Phillips. The tanks for 16 and 18 were found buried under fill in the Phillips yard and were identified by comparing their dimensions to the Baldwin specs and photos. (These two engines are often assumed to have been identical, but there were actually some small differences between them.) How 20's tank survived I don't know, but it was also somehow missed by the scrappers.
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Re: SR&RL tenders still kicking around?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 09:10:26 PM »
Oh sweet!  I can’t seem to find anything online about them, know of any articles or pictures?

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Re: SR&RL tenders still kicking around?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 09:27:22 PM »
Here is a photo I took of No. 20's tank in 2014.

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Re: SR&RL tenders still kicking around?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 09:30:20 PM »
Here is No. 16:

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Re: SR&RL tenders still kicking around?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 09:31:50 PM »
And here is a close-up of the placard on No. 18:

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Re: SR&RL tenders still kicking around?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 01:40:31 AM »
Is there any effort to save them? or are they beyond saving at this point.

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Re: SR&RL tenders still kicking around?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 03:08:03 AM »
I don't know. Personally, I would love to see them moved under cover and conserved somehow.