As a result, we ended up with about 135 different statuses, some of which were meaningless, and others redundant. Over the years these got consolidated, and pruned down to a total of 86 different statuses. The list below represents these statuses:
Abandoned, Awaiting Overhaul, Boiler explosion victim, Boiler only, Buried, Condemned, Cosmetic Restoration
Damaged, Derelict, Destroyed, Dieselized, Dismantled, Display, Dumped, Exported, Fireless conversion, For Sale
Frame and boiler only, Frame Only, Frames and wheels only, Frontal section only, Gone, Gone? Not recently reported
Historical Monument, Missing Boiler, Motorized, National Monument, Not recently reported, On loan, Operational
Operational Replica, Out of Service, Overhaul, Partial, Parts donor, Parts Source, Playground loco, Preserved, Private
Rebuild, Repaint, Repair Shop, Repaired, Repairs, Replica, Restoration, Restoration (cosmetic), Restored, Retired
Rolling chassis only, Sectioned, Sectioned display, Shed, Sold, Spares loco, Stationary, Stationary Boiler, Stored
Stored (For sale), Stored awaiting overhaul, Stored Awaiting Scrapping, Stored in Shed, Stored Outside, Stored Servicable
Stored Serviceable, Stored Unserviceable, Stored, awaiting restoration, Stored, awaiting scrap, Stored, part dismantled
Stored; not reported in 2000, Sunk, tender missing, Tender Only, Under Construction, Undergoing Restoration, Unfinished
Unknown, Unknown (Likely Scrapped), Unknown (Possibly Scrapped), Unrestored, Unserviceable, without tender, Without wheels
Clearly, some of these are redundant (Parts donor, parts source), some are peculiar. Shed? The locomotive is a shed? I think the original list meant to say that the locomotive was in a shed. I would appreciate suggestions as to how these statuses should be modified, to fit reality. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
I will continue to work on this project as time permits.