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Re: When were most of the FEGUA steam locomotives scrapped?

December 07, 2017 08:59AM
Here is what I got from Mr. King:
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Let's see now....

Yes, the civil war(s) resulted in a lot of scrap being sold. In fact, FEGUA #205 was in the scrap line at Escuintla when FEGUA was formed in 1969, then she was pulled out and patched up when they needed her in 1988. No FEGUA steam was scrapped after 1988, the year of my first visit. Other than the engines from the Salvadoran division, #40, #44, & #111, and the 4-4-0 at the Smithsonian, the engines have all gone to the big roundhouse in the sky EXCEPT for the dozen retained by FEGUA. So far as I know, they are all concentrated in the compound at Zacapa (three Baldwin mikes), and the old station museum in Guatemala City (Two Krupps, 2-8-0s #34, #116, #119, and four of the Baldwin mikes).

I was not only the fireman in the Revelation Video, but I videoed a lot of it when I was there in 1989 working for Lindsey Ashby and the Georgetown Loop, including the footage of #200 in question. A bid was submitted for the #119 (rather than #200, and we had inspected ALL FEGUA steam), but I was warned by FEGUA management that I stood a very good chance of being robbed and then "disappeared" if I pursued the deal. We had to drop the matter, but I WAS able to get the original two tenders for the Sumpter Valley #19 and #20 out of the country in 1993 by working alone (no other gringos) and in secret. However, I was also unsuccessful at buying, and bringing to the USA, the little Porter 0-4-2T #1 from Ingenio Pantaleon about the same time. Fortunately the mill management decided against scrapping her after I made so much noise, and they fixed her up and put her on display by the front gate.

Oh yes, stationary boilers. One of the SVR mallet boilers was still being used at the time of my last visit 16 years ago. It was the last such installation in Guatemala, at the sawmill in Puerto Barrios. No doubt it's gone now, because at the time, there was only one experienced boiler maker left in the whole country.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

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