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Preservation Projects and Updates

2021 Updates

Locomotive 6976 in service

New starting contactors

Injectors installed on 231

Dynamic brake resistors

2020 Updates

New filters and annual inspection

Repairs to water cooling system

New o-rings for water jumpers

Electrical cabinet work

Fire up 231 for first time in 19 years

2019 Updates

Moving from Ogden, UT to Boulder City, NV

Inspect and repair 6976 prime mover

Reinstall components

Carbody repair and painting

Fire up 6976 for first time in 8 years

Operate on Nevada Southern Railway

John Richard Magnusson

2019 Remembering John

John Richard Magnusson

Organizer and DynaRail founding member

Involved 2002 thru 2019

Ardent supporter and volunteer

JRM memorial train in November 2019

DynaRail

2005 Cruisin' & NRHS

Engine 644/6976 at Cruisin' Sherwood

Engine 231 and 644 at NRHS Convention

Night photo session at Brooklyn Roundhouse

F40 231 on ORHF train

2003 231's Inaugural Trip

Public debut following preservation

Led first ORHF train from Brooklyn to ORHC

Cab tours during opening weekend

Public display and Operation Lifesaver presentation

Ceremony at future site of Oregon Rail Heritage Center, future home for Portland steam locomotives

 

 

 

A rundown of our preservation and restoration projects:

Amtrak 231

Amtrak 231

  • EMD F40PHR Locomotive
  • Built in 1977 for Amtrak passenger service
  • Retired in 2001
  • 1977-2001: Amtrak
  • Preserved in 2002
  • Portland, OR - 2003-2013
  • Ogden, UT - 2014-2018
  • Boulder City, NV - 2019-present

 

Amtrak 644 / BNSF 6976

Amtrak 644

  • EMD SDP40F Locomotive
  • Built in 1974 for Amtrak passenger service
  • Traded to Santa Fe for freight service
  • Numbered ATSF 5266
  • Renumbered BNSF 6976
  • Painted for promotional uses by BNSF
  • Retired in 2002
  • 1974-1984: Amtrak
  • Traded to Santa Fe in 1984
  • Retired from freight in 2001
  • Portland, OR - 2003-2013
  • Ogden, UT - 2014-2018
  • Boulder City, NV - 2019-present
 

Other Preservation Work

Schnabel  

Burlington Northern 6644

Amtrak 231

  • EMD F45 Locomotive
  • Built in April 1971 for freight service
  • Relettered to NYSW 3638 (nee. 6370)
  • Relettered to MRL 390
  • Retired and sold in 2014
  • To BN in 1971
  • To NYSW in 1985
  • To MRL in 1995

 

 

 

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