The tender for 917

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Sat Jun 26 11:08:03 EDT 2010

Hey 'nuff said" I stand by my comment. That tender is hideous! A
beautiful and historic locomotive such as the 917 should not have been
sullied by such an ugly monstrosity! It would have been preferable to leave
it with no tender at all. I commend the restaurant folks for preserving the
917, but it is a disservice to history to try to pass that thing off as a
tender. You say it is better than nothing. You are wrong! Nothing - no
tender - is preferable to the toy they chose to build for it.

Jerry Kay, Portsmouth, Virginia - HOME OF THE 1134!

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 7:32 AM, NW Mailing List
<nw-mailing-list at>wrote:

> Hideous, the tender is, you say? If you think it ought to be "better",

> then start the "fix the tender fund" and get their blessings to do so,

> being a major financial contributor yourself. The other alternative,

> not counting doing nothing might be "oblivion" and that, hopefully

> isn't an option.


> Many times people complain, they talk the talk but don't want to walk the

> walk.


> It's better than nothing. Remember what has happened when people

> didn't care over the years; Dick Jensen's 5629 somewhere in Illinois I

> think and there are others. Courts ordered its scrapping. Is that what

> we want? I don't think so.


> Look what the Portsmouth folks did with 1134. A great cosmetic pieve

> of work. Finished yet? probably not, but for over 50 years, the thing

> sat languishing in a scrap yard and looked like scrap until they got

> it. With proper leadership things can happen so let's not complain

> about others without looking within ourselves.


> 'nuff said.

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