‘Shark’ Was Moved to Create Work Space

Additional information about the movement of a rare Baldwin Sharknose locomotive in Michigan has surfaced and it’s not what many railfans were hoping it would be.

The president of the Escanaba & Lake Superior told Trains magazine that the RF16 was moved to free space in a shop building that will be used to clean covered hopper cars.

Former Delaware & Hudson No. 1216 was moved from a car shop in Escanaba to another shop in Wells earlier this week.

E&LS President John Larkin said he would like to restore the 1216 someday but said it would be a tough project to do.

The 1216 last operated in 1982 when it suffered a broken crankshaft. It and fellow Shark No. 1205 have been stored indoors since then.

The article can be read on the Trains website at: https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/baldwin-sharknose-moved-in-michigan/

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2 Responses to “‘Shark’ Was Moved to Create Work Space”

  1. David Sharp Says:

    It would have been nice to see a picture, a simple photo would suffice.

  2. David Says:

    I actually found a video on Youtube of the move.


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