BQ23-7 : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

Are any of the BQ23-7's left, and where are they? I know it isn't SAL/ACL stuff, but you guys seem to know whats going on. thanks!

-- matt dudek (, May 31, 1999


The South Carolina RR Museum attempted in late 98/eatrly 99 to contact CSX about a BQ but got no answer. I personally have slides of at least five in Lugoff, SC over the years. We would dearly like to save one, but have hit walls so far. Can any one help???!!?

-- Ruppert "Rupe" Baird (, March 05, 2000.

Some time ago Bob Westin contacted the ACL & SAL HS sayng he is interested in preserving a BQ. NOW IS THE TIME for anyone who is interested to get going on this. Bob can be contacted at 2204 Sixth St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, (330) 945-9475, e mail Good luck and please post any developments here. Larry Goolsby

-- Larry Goolsby (, June 03, 1999.

On the subject of the BQ23-7, does anyone know of any efforts to preserve one of these engines.Although ten were only built, I feel they are signifigant in railroad history as they were the forerunners of todays "safety cab" locomotives. It would be a shame to see them all gone to the torch as so many of our locomotives have.

-- John Potter (, June 01, 1999.

The few that are left are in Huntington WVA

-- Joseph Oates (, May 31, 1999.

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