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anthonyd_SRR
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« Reply #180 on: Mar 10th, 2007, 6:59pm »
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Great pics
 
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metman499
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« Reply #181 on: Mar 23rd, 2007, 12:29pm »
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The items at the museum that are cocooned are a Buffalo & Susquehanna coach and a Pennsy caboose (I believe it is an ND bobber). The Reading MU is still in the restoration shop being worked on. Work has slowed with preparations for the new front entrance opening underway. As for the John Bull, I have been told that it is unlikely to run in the near future because of the type of boiler it has and the new steam rules. 4800 has had its abatement for PCBs done and is in primer but is unlikely to be worked on soon.

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« Reply #182 on: Mar 23rd, 2007, 2:20pm »
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Hi All,
 
Really great shots and brought back the memories of a visit to the museum some years ago. At that time some engines stored outdoors were being attacked by the severe weather of Pennsylvania, especially during winter time. The L-1s Mikado was stored outdoors and the right side cylinder had rusted clean through. Was that ever repaired and is the engine still outdoors ?


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« Reply #183 on: Mar 23rd, 2007, 4:30pm »
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on Mar 23rd, 2007, 2:20pm, Pennsy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hi All,
 
Really great shots and brought back the memories of a visit to the museum some years ago. At that time some engines stored outdoors were being attacked by the severe weather of Pennsylvania, especially during winter time. The L-1s Mikado was stored outdoors and the right side cylinder had rusted clean through. Was that ever repaired and is the engine still outdoors ?

Yes, L-1 #520 is, unfortunately, still stored outdoors. Its cylinders, walkways and some other parts badly decomposed. They did give her a coat of paint to  spruce up the looks a bit.


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anthonyd_SRR
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« Reply #184 on: Mar 23rd, 2007, 6:28pm »
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In my opion when they built the museum they should of had in COMPLETLY inside so the engines are away from the elements.....just my 2 cents
 
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« Reply #185 on: May 4th, 2007, 6:46pm »
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I thought his might be of interest to some  http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/whatsnew/front/index.htm
 
The RR museum posted pics of the museum with the new lobby that is really nice
 
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« Reply #186 on: May 12th, 2007, 8:19am »
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on May 12th, 2007, 6:59am, Indian_Valley_R.R. wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 Well I found this neat little clip with SRC 9331 and the museum's shop switcher moving the Fs (I think they are Fs) and E44 around.
#5901 is an E-8
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anthonyd_SRR
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« Reply #187 on: May 12th, 2007, 5:10pm »
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Really neat video. It's nice SRR is helping them move the engines, like a pay back for letting SRR use there turntable(or not) Nice find Matt The only thingI would say is the narrator makes it sound like 9331 is owned by the museum, not the Strasburg Railroad
 
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« Reply #188 on: May 13th, 2007, 8:36am »
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on May 12th, 2007, 8:19am, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)

#5901 is an E-8
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Gentlemen.... #5901 is the last E-7 unit in existence, not the later and more common E-8.


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« Reply #189 on: May 13th, 2007, 12:33pm »
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on May 13th, 2007, 8:36am, PVMRR76 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Gentlemen.... #5901 is the last E-7 unit in existence, not the later and more common E-8.
My bad, just one key off.  
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« Reply #190 on: May 14th, 2007, 10:14am »
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Vary cool video indeed! Wished I lived closer.
 
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« Reply #191 on: Jun 1st, 2007, 10:31pm »
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The Pennsylvania Railroad Night Photo Session  
November 4th 2007  
 
Session Details:  
 
The purpose of this night session is make all of the equipment appear  
operational and we will of course try our best to create that effect.  
 
Locomotives planned for photography:  
G5, E6, E44, GG1, H6, H10, K4, L1, M1  
 
- Fog, mist and smoke machines will be on hand -  
- All headlights will be operational -  
- All lights inside the museum will be turned off leaving only our halogen flood lights for photography -  
- Plenty of props and actors  
 
To see more details, please visit:  
www.LerroProductions.com/photocharters.html  
 
Pete Lerro


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anthonyd_SRR
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« Reply #192 on: Jun 3rd, 2007, 10:20am »
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That sounds AWSOME Pete. If I only lived closer
 
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« Reply #193 on: Jul 9th, 2007, 8:26pm »
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I think most of you are already aware of this, but...
 
The Pennsylvania State Legislature in Harrisburg has failed to come up with a budget by the deadline. Therefore, all state-run functions (driver's license centers, parks, museums, and anything else controlled by the state of Pennsylvania) are closed until a new budget is passed. This includes the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Of course, things like the lottery, slots parlors, and other things that bring in big bucks will remain open.
 
Just one more reason to hate politicians .
 
On a positive note, I was able to go to the museum on Saturday (7/7), before the closings took effect. I will post some photos later (hopefully tomorrow, if I get the chance).


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« Reply #194 on: Jul 9th, 2007, 8:30pm »
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Will they be open for the Pennsylvania Railroad night photo session? I'm thinking yes

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« Reply #195 on: Jul 9th, 2007, 10:14pm »
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It's a shame the RMPA has been affected by the State's budget woes - Hey, here's an idea to help offset the cost of the museum to the State - Restoring 1223 and 7002 to operation - LOL - Won't happen, but one can dream -

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« Reply #196 on: Oct 22nd, 2007, 11:52am »
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OK guys. Here's a quick triva question for everyone. What is the GG-1 inside missing on it's outter body frame? And where is it? I'll give you a hint. There's supossed to be two of them.
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« Reply #197 on: Oct 22nd, 2007, 6:40pm »
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The overhead pantograph catcher. Not sure where they are though
 
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« Reply #198 on: Oct 22nd, 2007, 6:51pm »
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on Oct 22nd, 2007, 6:40pm, Anthony_SRR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The overhead pantograph catcher. Not sure where they are though
 
Anthony

That might be true, but not the thing I was looking for. Try a little smaller.
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« Reply #199 on: Oct 25th, 2007, 10:50am »
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Alright guys, I'll give you another hint: It's supossed to be on the botom right corner pannel. With numbers and letters on it.
 You know what it is now?
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