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« Reply #60 on: Mar 13th, 2011, 9:20pm »
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It looks like they have disassembled #4039 with hopes/plans to return it to operation. They also now have an exSouthern Railway Steamer, #385. This is a Baldwin 2-8-0 that was built in 1907. It went to the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway as their #6 before it worked for the Morris County Central Railroad back under its Southern number. This one almost got scrapped for the second time before it was bought and donated to the museum.
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« Reply #61 on: Mar 13th, 2011, 9:26pm »
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Another recent addition is Texaco #7240. This is a H. K. Porter product from 1937. Being a 0-4-0F I think it is safe to say it is unlikely she will ever see operation at the museum.
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« Reply #62 on: Mar 25th, 2011, 12:47pm »
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on Mar 13th, 2011, 9:20pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
It looks like they have disassembled #4039 with hopes/plans to return it to operation. They also now have an exSouthern Railway Steamer, #385. This is a Baldwin 2-8-0 that was built in 1907. It went to the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway as their #6 before it worked for the Morris County Central Railroad back under its Southern number. This one almost got scrapped for the second time before it was bought and donated to the museum.
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Whippany Railway Musuem's No. 4039 is currently undergoing rehab by Transportation Innovation Specialists.  Scheduled date for a return to service is late 2012.
 
Go to www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net/buyabolt.html   and  www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net/restore4039.html  to lend your support.


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Whippany Railway Musuem's No. 4039 is currently undergoing rehab by Transportation Innovation Specialists.  Scheduled date for a return to service is late 2012.
 
Go to www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net/buyabolt.html   and  www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net/restore4039.html  to lend your support.

 
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« Reply #64 on: Mar 25th, 2011, 12:52pm »
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A photo of No. 4039's driving wheels being readied for shippment for rehab...

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« Reply #65 on: Mar 25th, 2011, 1:03pm »
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It looks like they have disassembled #4039 with hopes/plans to return it to operation. They also now have an exSouthern Railway Steamer, #385. This is a Baldwin 2-8-0 that was built in 1907. It went to the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway as their #6 before it worked for the Morris County Central Railroad back under its Southern number. This one almost got scrapped for the second time before it was bought and donated to the museum.
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A shot of former Morris County Central (ex-SRy) 385 upon arrival at Whippany, March 5, 2008.  A couple more photos to follow.


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« Reply #66 on: Mar 25th, 2011, 1:06pm »
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A photo from Januaruy 3, 2009 of Southern Railway 2-8-0 No. 385 at the Whippany Railway Museum.
 
For a history of 385, go to: www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net/eq_3851.html


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« Reply #67 on: Mar 25th, 2011, 1:10pm »
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A shot of No. 385 along with the Museum's Comet I coaches at Whippany on June 29, 2010.

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« Reply #68 on: Mar 25th, 2011, 1:45pm »
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A photo of Southern Railway (Morris County Central) No. 385 working at Camp Croft, SC.  October 5, 1948.

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An image of Virginia Blue Ridge Railway 2-8-0 No. 6 (ex-SRy 385; MCC 385) switching cars at Piney River, VA in 1953.


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« Reply #70 on: Mar 25th, 2011, 1:55pm »
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Tryin' that VBR No. 6 shot one more time...

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« Reply #71 on: Mar 25th, 2011, 7:37pm »
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Thanks for the updates and the historic photos Whippany. Also, welcome to The Forums.
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« Reply #72 on: Apr 3rd, 2011, 5:59pm »
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Found an old postcard that I must have bought as a kid visiting the MCC when it used to run in Whippany NJ.  
 
The back says: "This bright yellow railbus, handsomely restored from the original Morristown and Erie railbus that was last operated in 1928, can now be enjoyed on excursions leaving Whippany NJ."
 
notice the turntable under the railbus.


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« Reply #73 on: Apr 3rd, 2011, 6:04pm »
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My ticket. $1 - what a bargain.


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« Reply #74 on: Apr 15th, 2011, 7:50pm »
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Isn't 385 one of the original Morris County Central locomotives along with the 4039, so when it was bought from the Supor guys it essentially returned home where it once ran before? It looks great now. Another Southern 2-8-0 preserved! Glad that 4039 is returning to service, could 385 ever run again?

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« Reply #75 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 7:45am »
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if Southern 401 did then yes 385 could very well possibly return

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« Reply #76 on: Apr 18th, 2011, 2:48am »
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Just curious where 385 got the compressor from on the fireman's side?  I heard that her orginal compressor went to CNJ #113.  If 385 got hers back, which one does 113 have now?  Not that 385 needs it in the immediate future, but 113 may...

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« Reply #77 on: May 22nd, 2011, 12:34pm »
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Beautiful work on that locomotive. I find it so refreshing to know we have such dedicated and industrious people doing the work.

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« Reply #78 on: Jul 6th, 2013, 2:50pm »
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Any updates on the return of steam at the museum?
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On July 5th I walked around Whippany Museum.  
A few photos.
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