History of SCL U33B 1719

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SCL U33B 1719 became Rock Island road slug #282. Would any one have any information on what happened to this locomotive and how the Rock Island came to acquire it? Thanks. Jeff

-- Jeff Worones (jworones@sigmagame.com), March 13, 2000


According to Greg McDonnell in his book "U-Boats" SCL 1719, B/N 36467, B/D 12/67, was

"wrecked Biloxi, MS 3/21/74. Unit derailed into Gulf of Mexico after span of L&N Biloxi Bay bridge knocked out by tug boat. To IMS, Hammond, IN, 9/74, then to RI. Rebuilt RI Silvis (IL) shops to road slug RI 282; re#RI 50."

My notes say it was later scrapped but I have no source to support that.

-- Rob Jones (Botein@AOL.COM), March 15, 2000.

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