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Thread: The old BN C30-7s at Alliance, Nebraska... are they still there?

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    Default The old BN C30-7s at Alliance, Nebraska... are they still there?

    Hey everyone. Next month I am going to be going on a trip out east to South Dakota and western Nebraska. There is a possibility that on the way back from South Dakota, I will be passing through Alliance, Nebraska. As of last September, according to photos on Railpictures, there was still a pair of BN C30-7s sitting derelict there and if they are still there I plan to go see them if possible. The latest satellite imagery of Alliance is from 2013 so it is no help. Does anyone know if the C30-7s are still there? If they are still there, I have heard they are being used as backup generators if the locomotive shops lose power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwray View Post
    Hey everyone. Next month I am going to be going on a trip out east to South Dakota and western Nebraska. There is a possibility that on the way back from South Dakota, I will be passing through Alliance, Nebraska. As of last September, according to photos on Railpictures, there was still a pair of BN C30-7s sitting derelict there and if they are still there I plan to go see them if possible. The latest satellite imagery of Alliance is from 2013 so it is no help. Does anyone know if the C30-7s are still there? If they are still there, I have heard they are being used as backup generators if the locomotive shops lose power.
    The last I heard which was a source from May of this year says yes they are. Next to a grain elevator is where they are located at. I can't speak if they made it through the last round of wicked weather that tore through the area a few days ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo1 View Post
    The last I heard which was a source from May of this year says yes they are. Next to a grain elevator is where they are located at. I can't speak if they made it through the last round of wicked weather that tore through the area a few days ago.
    I saw them last year when I was out that way.

    The wicked weather passed by Alliance, though it did a lot of damage in the surrounding area with huge hailstones up to 4-inches across and heave rains.
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