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« Reply #20 on: Jul 16th, 2005, 7:47pm »
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on Jul 10th, 2005, 2:49pm, RN_addict wrote:       (Click here for original message)
A big K4 and a smaller pioneer engine.

 
Actually, that is a G5, not a K4.
 
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The Number plate is missing off of Good ol' Number 20!!

From what I can tell, the restoration shop has it in their possession.


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« Reply #21 on: Jul 16th, 2005, 7:52pm »
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on Jul 16th, 2005, 7:47pm, steamtrain475 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
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The Number plate is missing off of Good ol' Number 20!!

 
From what I can tell, the restoration shop has it in their possession.

 
 
  Okay, Thats what I thought.....


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« Reply #22 on: Jul 16th, 2005, 10:29pm »
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not the best shot, but here's one.

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« Reply #23 on: Jul 17th, 2005, 12:31pm »
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Sorry no close up pics of the Atlantic. It is off to the side in one of the pictures. I would have had a lot of fence in the shot if I took a side picture of it.

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« Reply #24 on: Jul 17th, 2005, 12:51pm »
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6755 and 3750 back in November '04.

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« Reply #25 on: Jul 17th, 2005, 12:59pm »
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Need I say more?

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Any better?

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« Reply #27 on: Jul 17th, 2005, 9:30pm »
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I couldn't see a beautiful engine as this as just a shadow.  Hope you like.

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« Reply #28 on: Aug 10th, 2005, 9:50am »
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A line up at the Railroad Museum of PA's restoration yard back when it used to be open to the public, in the early 1990s. What is 1223 doing out there? Perhaps they had to move her to make room for the extension they were working on at the time?

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« Reply #29 on: Aug 11th, 2005, 5:42am »
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When I was there last month I was pretty bummed because we were not allowed in the yard area . I wantedto get photos of the 757. When I went there, there were 2 engines opened inside, the Pennsylvania GP-9 and it think an H-9 2846 , but overall I enjoyed myself but just wish I could have gone into the yard. the 1223 was one of my favorites there along with the M1B Mountain and K-4. That Tender on the Mountain is Huge. Is that coast to coast tender the only one left in existence?

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Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
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« Reply #30 on: Aug 11th, 2005, 7:55pm »
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Not to be a "smarty pants " but that 2-8-0 you can go in is an H-6  And about the coast to coast tender I'm not sure of, but I know I love it too! The K-4 and the Mountain are probobly the 2 main atractions at the whole museum!
 
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« Reply #31 on: Aug 13th, 2005, 5:19pm »
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Hey WM,
 Thanks for the correction. That M-1 could easily consume that whole tank of water on less than a 100 miles run. Thats 25 or so thousand gallons of water!!! Yikes. Just imagine if you had to get that from your faucet, you would be broke for life lol


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Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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« Reply #32 on: Aug 14th, 2005, 5:52pm »
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What is the museum crazy. Why on earth would they put outside the K4 and the L1.  The L1 mikado has enough problems with rustedout spots as it is already. Does the museum want the mikado to fall apart some more? How could they put the only PRR mikado in danger!!!  And put that K4 back inside, we already have a K4 that`s more then half lost (in pieces and a no show). How about the M1. It really needs some long overdue attention.  Great museum, but how and why would any museum want to overlook or leave aside any modern steam locomotives?

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« Reply #33 on: Aug 14th, 2005, 6:12pm »
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Hi Geep,
 
A question of priorities, no doubt. Last time I saw the L-1s the right hand cylinder was rusted through. Therefore, if the K-4 was in better shape, it would get the nod for going inside to preserve what was left of her. Obviously the answer is more space under cover to protect and preserve the engines against the harsh PA winters. I discussed this once before when we compared Big Boy # 4012 to the Pomona, California Big Boy # 4014. No comparison. Would you rather be exposed to a PA winter, outdoors, or a CA winter, outdoors  And, multiply that by the number of years each has been there. According to the Union Pacific RR, Big Boy # 4014 is the best preserved of all the survivors. Should one find the money to restore a Big Boy to operation, # 4014 would undoubtedly be the best candidate. It would cost the least.


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« Reply #34 on: Aug 14th, 2005, 9:58pm »
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Hi Geep,
 
A question of priorities, no doubt.

 
Come on Alan... What could be more important than a steam engine? Antique Pennsy steam no less... A painted diesel would do much better outside than an olde steam engine I would think...  
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #35 on: Aug 14th, 2005, 10:38pm »
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It all comes down to space and what looks the nicest at that moment. One of these big steam engines takes up as much space as at least 2 diesels, or a number of other pieces of equipment. I'm sure they would love to put it all under a roof, but they just don't have the space. Another thing is that their idea of restoration is that you must use original pieces as much as possible. I bet that is why the L1 is so bad. Like you said there is just that one.

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« Reply #36 on: Aug 15th, 2005, 11:04am »
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But as you can see the musem has made space inside for an E7 (well just moved), a flatcar where the L1 sat and there newly repainted Conrail GP30. None of those can compare to the K4 and the L1. I`m calling it a bad choice and just plain crazy. True all those older steamer need to be undercover, but for god sake, remove all those freightcars and passengercars outside and put all those modern steamers inside.  Rolling stock is important, but not nearly as important as a locomotive. It`s bad enough that there isn`t enough 2-8-2`s preserved. Do we need to loose another one?

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But as you can see the musem has made space inside for an E7 (well just moved), a flatcar where the L1 sat and there newly repainted Conrail GP30. None of those can compare to the K4 and the L1. I`m calling it a bad choice and just plain crazy. True all those older steamer need to be undercover, but for god sake, remove all those freightcars and passengercars outside and put all those modern steamers inside.  Rolling stock is important, but not nearly as important as a locomotive. It`s bad enough that there isn`t enough 2-8-2`s preserved. Do we need to loose another one?

 
I agree! Someone is out to lunch on this one. If something has to be outside then it should be stock and diesels. Freight and passenger cars would hold up better outside compared to a steamer. Even when steam was king only the engines went to the roundhouses, cars stayed outside. It seems like common sense imho...
 
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Does anyone know what this is or what it used to be?  I took back in May of this in the back yard area.  Wasn’t sure if it was some type of a small electric switcher.

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« Reply #39 on: Aug 27th, 2005, 1:05am »
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Directly from the RR Museum of PA's website.
 
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Pennsylvania Railroad No. 3
Baldwin (42 inch gauge). 1912. Gift 3/2000 of Port Authority of Cleveland, OH. Ore dock car switcher used at PRR Whiskey Island, OH ore facility. Unrestored.


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