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WH
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« Reply #480 on: Aug 13th, 2009, 8:57am »
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It has been announced that the Smithsonian has donated it's former PEPCO (Potomac Electric Power Company) 0-4-0T fireless locomotive to the museum.
 
The locomotive will be moved next week and will be placed on display sometime this fall. Personally, I think the Steam Days event would be a great time if it is ready.
 
The locomotive last ran around 1978/1979 and has been in storage ever since at the Smithsonian leading me to believe it is in decent shape. Any chance we could see it run again? The fireless and the St. Elizabeth tanker ran just across the river from each other for a number of years. Seeing double header one day would be something.


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« Reply #481 on: Aug 18th, 2009, 12:21pm »
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She is on the move!!!!
Sure looks like the paint job the St. Liz tanker had back in the day. She also looks to be in great shape.
 
Follow the move on Twitter. See below!
 
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« Reply #482 on: Aug 21st, 2009, 9:32pm »
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I didn't even know there WAS a photo policy! Turns out railfans and such were not allowed to post their own photos on the Net. Now here I was thinking that posting photos and videos online was FREE PUBLICITY. But what did I know, wot?  
 
The Museum is pleased to announce it has revised its photography policy. The revision allows images to be used for personal, non-commercial ventures, which includes posting images on personal websites or forms of social networking such as twitter, facebook, flickr, etc. The policy still requires permission from the Museum, or  a licensing agreement with the Museum, for commercial purposes such as publications and intentions to sell or profit from Museum images.
 
Our new policy is:
still photography, filming, and digital imaging of the Museum's structures, rolling stock, and collection are permitted for private, noncommercial use only. Any commercial use of imaging is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of the B&O Museum.
 
Commercial use includes any commercial venture that intends to publish, sell, reproduce, transfer, distribute, or otherwise commercially exploit images of the museum's structures, rolling stock, and collection.
 
Please visit photo policies for further details and guidelines.

 
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« Reply #483 on: Aug 21st, 2009, 9:35pm »
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« Reply #484 on: Aug 21st, 2009, 9:45pm »
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Since some folks were wondering what's happening at the Train Museum, here's from their website at http://www.borail.org/special-events.shtml. This is a rough copy- for an easier read check out their website:
 
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Baltimore Calendar of Events
 
August 2009
 
    * All Aboard Summer Reading Program
 June 1, 2009 - August 28, 2009
 A magical experience that will take you on a trip and teach you new things about people and places! Participate in the �I've Been Readin' on the Railroad� Summer Reading Program at the B & O Railroad Museum and the Ellicott City Station and earn a free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit. It's easy and the trip down the tracks will be fun. Let the magic of reading and the railroad take you on a special journey. Pick up a reading journal at the B & O Railroad Museum or the Ellicott City Station, browse the children's railroad books and begin your journey! Read 8 railroad-related books, complete your journal and return it to either Museum by August 28, 2009 for your free book and a chance to win an engineer's outfit!
 
   
    * The Tell-Tale Tour
 June 15 - September 30, 2009
 Edgar Allan Poe wrote his first horror stories in Baltimore. What was Baltimore
 like back then? Find out by taking The Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Tour of Baltimore,
 June 15 through September 30, 2009. Explore Poe�s Baltimore through many of the fascinating museums, attractions and tours brought to you by the Greater Baltimore History Alliance. Collect a Raven Trail Guide stamp from at least five attractions and you could win one of several great prizes.
 
 The Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Baltimore Tour of Baltimore is brought to you by the Greater Baltimore History Alliance and the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association. Tell-Tale Tour Trail Guides are available in the June issue of Baltimore magazine, at the Inner Harbor Visitor Center, and participating Greater Baltimore History Alliance museums. Collect a Raven Trail Guide stamp at least five participating attractions and you could win one of several great prizes.
 Participating Greater Baltimore History Alliance attractions include the National Museum of Dentistry, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, Mount Clare Museum House, Homewood Museum, the Star-Spangled Trails, the Maryland Historical Society, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Top of the World Observation Level.
 To find out more about events during Baltimore�s citywide Poe festival, visit http://www.nevermore2009.com.
   
    * Mile One Express Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
 Saturdays (excludes special events)
 11:30 a.m.
 With paid admission to the B&O Railroad Museum, you may purchase a train ride ticket to visit Mount Clare Museum House. Learn the story that connects these two great sites. Tickets for this trip are $4.00 for B&O adult & senior members, $3.00 for B&O children, $7.00 for adults & seniors, and $6.00 for children (2-12). Please note the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather or equipment malfunction.
   
 
September 2009
 
    * The Tell-Tale Tour
 June 15 - September 30, 2009
 Edgar Allan Poe wrote his first horror stories in Baltimore. What was Baltimore
 like back then? Find out by taking The Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Tour of Baltimore,
 June 15 through September 30, 2009. Explore Poe�s Baltimore through many of  the fascinating museums, attractions and tours brought to you by the Greater Baltimore History Alliance. Collect a Raven Trail Guide stamp from at least five attractions and you could win one of several great prizes.
 
 The Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Baltimore Tour of Baltimore is brought to you by the Greater Baltimore History Alliance and the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association. Tell-Tale Tour Trail Guides are available in the June issue of Baltimore magazine, at the Inner Harbor Visitor Center, and participating Greater Baltimore History Alliance museums. Collect a Raven Trail Guide stamp at least five participating attractions and you could win one of several great prizes.
 Participating Greater Baltimore History Alliance attractions include the National Museum of Dentistry, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, Mount Clare Museum House, Homewood Museum, the Star-Spangled Trails, the Maryland Historical Society, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Top of the World Observation Level.
 To find out more about events during Baltimore�s citywide Poe festival, visit http://www.nevermore2009.com.
 
   
    * Mile One Express Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
 Saturdays (excludes special events)
 11:30 a.m.
 With paid admission to the B&O Railroad Museum, you may purchase a train ride ticket to visit Mount Clare Museum House. Learn the story that connects these two great sites. Tickets for this trip are $4.00 for B&O adult & senior members, $3.00 for B&O children, $7.00 for adults & seniors, and $6.00 for children (2-12). Please note the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather or equipment malfunction.
 
 
   
    * Thrifty Tuesday
 Tuesday, September 1, 2009
 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 All Aboard! The B&O offers half-price admission for all visitors the first Tuesday of every month! Visitors can tour many of the Museum's facilities including the 1884 Roundhouse where you can climb aboard a real locomotive and see the most comprehensive collection of American railroad artifacts in the world.
 
   
    * Boy & Girl Scout Railroading Month at the B&O September 2009
 During the month of September, boy or girl scouts who wear their scout uniforms to the B&O will receive $1.00 off regular admission. Take advantage of additional savings and reserve your scout group by contacting group sales at 410-752-2462 ext. 205.
 
   
    * NO TRAIN RIDES from September 30 - October 6.
 Due to the extensive set up and break down of Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour, the Museum will not offer train rides from September 30 through October 6.
 
   
    * Toddler Time
 Wednesday, September 2, 2009
 10:30 a.m.
 Visit the Museum and enjoy story time as you listen to classic railroad children's books. Kiddie train rides are included in the price of admission.
 Recommended for children between the ages of 2-5.
 
   
    * Kids Fest
 Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13, 2009
 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Fun celebration of American railroading for the whole family! Special activities, train rides and children's entertainment throughout the weekend, featuring performances by the kids band, MILKSHAKE! It's a train load of fun you don't want to miss!
 
   
    * Restoration Facility Tour: the New, the Old, & the Restored!
 Sunday, September 20, 2009
 1:00 p.m.
 Take the train ride for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum�s state-of-the-art restoration facility constructed in 2005 to restore and maintain the museum�s locomotive and rolling stock collection. This guided tour is an up-close and personal look at the shop including the machinery used in the restoration process and a peek at some of the �Iron Horses� currently being maintained and restored. Duration of the tour is 1 hour with an additional 15 minutes for train ride to and from the restoration shop. Space is limited to a maximum 25 people for ages 13 and up. Tickets are $10.00 per person with paid admission.
 
   
 
October 2009
 
    * The Tell-Tale Tour
 June 15 - September 30, 2009
 Edgar Allan Poe wrote his first horror stories in Baltimore. What was Baltimore
 like back then? Find out by taking The Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Tour of Baltimore,
 June 15 through September 30, 2009. Explore Poe�s Baltimore through many of the fascinating museums, attractions and tours brought to you by the Greater Baltimore History Alliance. Collect a Raven Trail Guide stamp from at least five attractions and you could win one of several great prizes.
 
 The Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Baltimore Tour of Baltimore is brought to you by the Greater Baltimore History Alliance and the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association. Tell-Tale Tour Trail Guides are available in the June issue of Baltimore magazine, at the Inner Harbor Visitor Center, and participating Greater Baltimore History Alliance museums. Collect a Raven Trail Guide stamp at least five participating attractions and you could win one of several great prizes.
 Participating Greater Baltimore History Alliance attractions include the National Museum of Dentistry, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, Mount Clare Museum House, Homewood Museum, the Star-Spangled Trails, the Maryland Historical Society, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Top of the World Observation Level.
 To find out more about events during Baltimore�s citywide Poe festival, visit http://www.nevermore2009.com.
 
   
    * Mile One Express Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
 Saturdays (excludes special events)
 11:30 a.m.
 With paid admission to the B&O Railroad Museum, you may purchase a train ride ticket to visit Mount Clare Museum House. Learn the story that connects these two great sites. Tickets for this trip are $4.00 for B&O adult & senior members, $3.00 for B&O children, $7.00 for adults & seniors, and $6.00 for children (2-12). Please note the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather or equipment malfunction.
 
 
   
    * NO TRAIN RIDES from September 30 - October 6.
 Due to the extensive set up and break down of Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour, the Museum will not offer train rides from September 30 through October 6.
 
   
    * Museum Closed to Public
 Thursday, October 1, 2009
 The Museum is closed to the public in preparation of Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour from Friday, October 2 - Sunday, October 4
 
   
    * Disney�s A Christmas Carol Train Tour
 Friday - Sunday, October 2-4, 2009
 Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Walt Disney Studios and the B&O Railroad Museum announce that Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour will stop for a one day appearance at the B&O Railroad Museum on September 30, 2009. The Museum will be open for FREE during this one-day event. For further information on this exciting train tour across America visit http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/christmascaroltraintour/
 
   
    * Museum Closed to Public
 Monday, October 5, 2009
 The Museum is closed to the public for break down of the past weekend Disney Train Tour event. The Museum reopens to the public on Tuesday, October 6.
 
   
    * Thrifty Tuesday
 Tuesday, October 6, 2009
 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 All Aboard! The B&O offers half-price admission for all visitors the first Tuesday of every month! Visitors can tour many of the Museum's facilities including the 1884 Roundhouse where you can climb aboard a real locomotive and see the most comprehensive collection of American railroad artifacts in the world.
 
   
    * Museum Closed
 Monday, October 5, 2009
 The Museum is closed to the public for the post event breakdown of the Disney Train Tour
 
   
    * Toddler Time
 Wednesday, October 7, 2009
 10:30 a.m.
 Visit the Museum and enjoy story time as you listen to classic railroad children's books. Kiddie train rides are included in the price of admission.
 Recommended for children between the ages of 2-5.
 
   
    * FREE FALL BALTIMORE at the B&O
 Tuesday, October 13, 2009
 10:00 a.m. � 4:00 p.m.
 All Aboard! The B&O offers FREE admission for all visitors during this FREE FALL BALTIMORE event. Visitors can tour many of the Museum's facilities including the 1884 Roundhouse where you can climb aboard a real locomotive and see the most comprehensive collection of American railroad artifacts in the world. Programming will focus on the many facets of model railroading.
 
   
    * Railfest Steam Days
 Saturday, October17 & Sunday, October 18, 2009
 Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Steam engine train rides behind the historic St. Elizabeth! Programs and demonstrations highlight steam power and celebrate the Museum's historic steam engine collection, which includes icons such as the oldest operating steam locomotive, the William Mason, Tom Thumb, and Lafayette. There�s even a steam model train layout and blacksmith demonstrations too!
 
   
    * FREE FALL BALTIMORE at the B&O
 Tuesday, October 20, 2009
 10:00 a.m. � 4:00 p.m.
 All Aboard! The B&O offers FREE admission for all visitors during this FREE FALL BALTIMORE event. Visitors can tour many of the Museum's facilities including the 1884 Roundhouse where you can climb aboard a real locomotive and see the most comprehensive collection of American railroad artifacts in the world. Programming will focus on the many facets of model railroading.
 
   
    * Toddler Time Halloween Celebration & Costume Parade
 Wednesday, October 28, 2009
 10:30 a.m.
 Join us for this year's last Toddler Time, featuring a classic railroad story and a Halloween celebration. Children will parade around the Museum campus gathering special treats. There's a kiddie train ride too! All included in the price of admission.
 Recommended for children between the ages of 2-5.
 
   
    * Halloween Bash at the B&O!
 Saturday, October 31, 2009
 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Come celebrate Halloween for costume party beneath the pavilion. Join us for a spooktacular afternoon of fun that includes Halloween games, crafts, music, and refreshments. Party cost is $5.00 per child (ages 2-12) with paid admission. No reservations required. All Aboard for a monster of a good time! Recommended for ages 4-12.
 
   
 
November 2009
 
    * Mile One Express Train Ride to Mount Clare Museum House
 Saturdays (excludes special events)
 11:30 a.m.
 With paid admission to the B&O Railroad Museum, you may purchase a train ride ticket to visit Mount Clare Museum House. Learn the story that connects these two great sites. Tickets for this trip are $4.00 for B&O adult & senior members, $3.00 for B&O children, $7.00 for adults & seniors, and $6.00 for children (2-12). Please note the Museum reserves the right to cancel or change train rides in the event of inclement weather or equipment malfunction.
 
 
   
    * Thrifty Tuesday
 Tuesday, November 3, 2009
 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 All Aboard! The B&O offers half-price admission for all visitors the first Tuesday of every month! Visitors can tour many of the Museum's facilities including the 1884 Roundhouse where you can climb aboard a real locomotive and see the most comprehensive collection of American railroad artifacts in the world.
 
   
    * Veteran�s Day Swing Dance
 Saturday, November 7, 2009
 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
 Dress in your 1940�s period dress, grab a partner, and swing dance the night away in the B&O Railroad Museum�s 1884 Roundhouse to the live swing band music of Dale Corn & Orchestra. Don�t know how to dance? There will even be an half hour dance instruction beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale after Memorial Day by contacting Kathy Hargest at kathy.hargest@borail.org or by calling 410-752-2462 x 207. Tickets are $50. per person and include the dance instruction, beer, wine, soda, and heavy hors d�oeuvres.
 
   
    * Veterans Day Weekend at the B&O
 Saturday, November 7 & Sunday, November 8, 2009
 Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Salute the military and veterans at the B&O! Join us for special living history presentations by members of the 4th Infantry Division Military Police Unit on our WWII Troop Sleeper. Vintage military vehicles will also be on display.
 
   
    * Restoration Facility Tour: the New, the Old, & the Restored!
 Sunday, November 15, 2009
 1:00 p.m.
 Take the train ride for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum�s state-of-the-art restoration facility constructed in 2005 to restore and maintain the museum�s locomotive and rolling stock collection. This guided tour is an up-close and personal look at the shop including the machinery used in the restoration process and a peek at some of the �Iron Horses� currently being maintained and restored. Duration of the tour is 1 hour with an additional 15 minutes for train ride to and from the restoration shop. Space is limited to 25 people for ages 13+. Tickets are $10.00 per person with paid admission.
 
   
    * Holiday Festival of Trains Opening Weekend at the B&O
 Friday, November 27 through Monday, November 30, 2009
 Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Sunday, November 29, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Monday, November 30, 10am - 4 p.m.
 Holiday celebration of toy trains and model railroading layouts. Please note: The Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
 
   
 
December 2009
 
    * Thrifty Tuesday
 Tuesday, December 1, 2009
 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 All Aboard! The B&O offers half-price admission for all visitors the first Tuesday of every month! Visitors can tour many of the Museum's facilities including the 1884 Roundhouse where you can climb aboard a real locomotive and see the most comprehensive collection of American railroad artifacts in the world.
 
   
    * Holiday Festival of Trains at the B&O
 December 1, 2009 -January 3, 2010
 Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Holiday celebration of toy trains and model railroading layouts.
 Please note: The Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Please note that the Museum will be open on New Year's Eve.
 
   
    * Breakfast with Santa
 Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, 2009
 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 Join the B&O Railroad Museum for our annual Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, have your photo made while visiting with Santa, take a train ride and enjoy the holiday train layouts! Tickets go on-sale November 2, 2009.
 
   
    * Breakfast with Santa
 Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13, 2009
 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 Join the B&O Railroad Museum for our annual Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, have your photo made while visiting with Santa, take a train ride and enjoy the holiday train layouts! Tickets go on sale November 2, 2009.
 
   
    * Breakfast Buffet with Santa!
 Saturday December 19 and Sunday December 20
 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, have your photo taken while visiting with Santa, take a train ride and enjoy holiday train layouts. Tickets go on-sale November 2, 2009.
 
   
 
January 2010
 
    * Holiday Festival of Trains at the B&O
 December 1, 2009 -January 3, 2010
 Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Holiday celebration of toy trains and model railroading layouts.
 Please note: The Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Please note that the Museum will be open on New Year's Eve.


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« Reply #485 on: Aug 24th, 2009, 9:47pm »
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You didn't hear it from me, but look to see the #4 out and about on Wednesday.  Might even wind up on the passenger train at 11:30.

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« Reply #486 on: Aug 26th, 2009, 8:36pm »
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Did steam make an appearance today in Baltimore?
 
I hope to make it down to Steam Days in October.


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« Reply #487 on: Aug 27th, 2009, 8:47am »
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It did indeed, the #4 pulled 4 coaches and the 1200 without a glich for the normal passenger run and a subsequent training run.  The only negative thing we learned is that when she works that hard on a hot day she will burn through fireman faster than coal.   I ran for the first run, and fired the first half of the second, but had to sit down and let someone else take over lest I pass out.

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« Reply #488 on: Aug 27th, 2009, 8:53am »
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Maybe you folks can load up a few more diesels and maybe toss the Allegheny in there for steam days and then we'll really get her to bark!
 
Did you folks turn her around, pull the train bunker first....?


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« Reply #489 on: Aug 27th, 2009, 10:46am »
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She was still facing east, so to save switching we just came down from the restoration shop and coupled to the west end of the train running bunker first.

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« Reply #490 on: Aug 27th, 2009, 3:05pm »
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BOMX,
 
As always, thank you for your helpful, quick replies. It is nice to have an "insider" here to let us in on things. I wish I didn't miss yesterday's fun.
 
Thanks again!


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« Reply #491 on: Sep 26th, 2009, 12:18am »
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I've got a question regarding Reading 2101 (AFT #1). How long has 2101 been sitting in its current spot? And when was the last time it was moved? Just wanted to ask for no particular reason other than simply, I'm just curious.

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« Reply #492 on: Sep 26th, 2009, 6:02pm »
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1218,
 
The 2101 has not been moved (from what I know) since at least the collapse. It may have been moved to provide more room for restoration crews but I don't know. Ross Rowland is/was in contact with the museum recently about him paying for and providing a crew to professionally repaint the engine. The museum's paint booth would be used and it would have to be moved down there. I haven't heard anything from Ross regarding the repaint and whether or not the museum is willing to go forth with the project. Maybe BOMX_1200 knows more.
 
 
 
 
Anyway, steam days is just a few weeks away. I assume the MARC coaches will be pulled by the tank engine and the William Mason will be hot as this has been the arrangement for the past few years. Is there a snowballs chance in hell another engine (in addition to or other than) the WM running? I also see a steam model RR is suppose to be on display. Is this going to be one of the museum's layouts or a club coming in and setting up? Also, I see a blacksmith demo on the list. Is the blacksmith and model RR going to happen? Both would be great additions to the event.
 
 
 
 
Finally,  
Has the PEPCO engine been put on display? If so where and if not, when will she be put on display and where? I am looking forward to seeing it on my next visit (hopefully during the steam weekend).


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« Reply #493 on: Sep 26th, 2009, 6:39pm »
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WH,
 
Thanks. I wish that 2101 would be repainted. Just think how pretty 2101 would look in a fresh coat of black paint. In my own opinion, if it is to be repainted some day, I think 2101 should be returned to her ex. Reading colors. I know that this has been an ealier discussion on this page, so I'll leave it at that.
 
 
I wish I could come to Steam Days this year so I could meet some of you and to see the William Mason at the St. Elizabeth running. I had fun seeing them last year, but I don't have the money to go this year. I hope that this year will be a success.
 
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« Reply #494 on: Oct 5th, 2009, 8:51pm »
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The B&O Train Museum is having their Fall Steam Days October 17 and 18th this year. I just got word from "an inside source" that they will be breaking out the Tom Thumb replica to run for the first time in many years. I don't have any film of that one, so I'm looking forward to it. What am I saying- I always look forward to it. Hopefully they'll soon replace the MARC cars with genuine touristy open cars. All in good time.

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on Oct 5th, 2009, 8:51pm, BnO_Hendo wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The B&O Train Museum is having their Fall Steam Days October 17 and 18th this year. I just got word from "an inside source" that they will be breaking out the Tom Thumb replica to run for the first time in many years. I don't have any film of that one, so I'm looking forward to it. What am I saying- I always look forward to it. Hopefully they'll soon replace the MARC cars with genuine touristy open cars. All in good time.

 
Thanks for the info B&O. I've only seen the Mason out once or twice but seeing the Thumb out will be nice. She did bring Santa into the roundhouse last Christmas under steam so she has run recently. No matter what engine is running, it is a fun event. I hope to break away from (or skip all together even though I should/need to attend!) a convention to attend on Sunday afternoon.


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« Reply #496 on: Oct 5th, 2009, 9:45pm »
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I was hoping actually to see the William Mason out! I will be hopefully be heading down to take some video.
 
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« Reply #497 on: Oct 6th, 2009, 7:53am »
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For the inside sources.... is the 4 still facing East?  Last time I went down to the B&O it was.  Having the engine pull into a viewing area seemed to work out much better than having the engine on the west end of the train where no one could see it.
 
I make a point of getting down each year and touring the museum during steam days.  I have never seen the Tom Thumb run, so I'm looking forward to it!
 
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« Reply #498 on: Oct 6th, 2009, 3:27pm »
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Dave,
 
As of the last report from BOMX, the #4 is still facing east. She did operated this past summer on the west end of the train pulling bunker first and I would be surprised if she was turned again.  
 
I missed last years steam weekend so this will be my first time seeing the new arrangement if I make it down.


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« Reply #499 on: Oct 6th, 2009, 8:40pm »
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I'll let you guys know more when I do.  For now I can say this:
 
#4 with the MARC coaches facing east as last year.
 
It looks like the Lafayette with the Imlay coaches may be appearing in place of the Mason (nothing is wrong with it as far as I know, just some variety)
 
I have not heard anything of the Thumb, but thats not to say that it won't be out.  
 
There will apparently be a beer garden this year for those of you over 21, as well as the blacksmithing demos.


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