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« Reply #220 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 12:04am »
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The John Bull and 1223. I think it'd be own to own something like the John Bull... it's like the speeder of steam engines.

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« Reply #221 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 12:05am »
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The 5741... she looks so powerful in this photo.

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« Reply #222 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 12:07am »
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Finally, the GP30. I'll admit, this is one of my favorite things here. It just looks so dang sharp!
 
Take care, and be sure to visit the musuem! The new lobby is pretty cool.
- Adam


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« Reply #223 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 8:39am »
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Cool pictures, but when could you go into 2233's cab? I didn't notice that when I was there this Summer.

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« Reply #224 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 1:46pm »
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When I was at the museum last month they had the E44 open for cab tours.  Before that in 2006 when I visited, the GP 30 & the GP 9 were open for tours.
 
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« Reply #225 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 3:29pm »
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I never knew they did that. Thanks. Next I go up, I'll have to check if they have a cab open.

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« Reply #226 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 11:53pm »
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This Is the reason not all of their equipment is accessable:
 
Often, our visitors want to know whether or not they can walk through or see the inside of much of our equipment and rolling stock. Not all of our rolling stock pieces are open for public inspection,  for many reasons. For example, heavy traffic and human contact can damage artifacts. We want to be able to preserve our collection for future generations, so preservation is important. Safety is essential as well; many of our pieces  could not allow large numbers of people to safely gain access.  
 
Typically, visitors can get up close to observe closed pieces from ground level. Several key pieces of our collection are accessible to the public on a regular basis, including a steam locomotive cab, a caboose, and a passenger car.   And, in many cases, if we cannot allow visitors to actually walk through these pieces, stairways and special platforms allow visitors to get a close-up glimpse at the interiors through the windows of the equipment.  
 
Some additional pieces of equipment not usually accessible to the public are opened to the public for special occasions or frequently when volunteer staffing permits.
 
Thats is why friends.
 
 


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« Reply #227 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 11:56pm »
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The Conrail Diesel doesn' t have a lot of cab room, at the most It can fit 4-5 people safely inside.

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« Reply #228 on: Feb 19th, 2008, 11:58pm »
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I was there when the E44 was open too  

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« Reply #229 on: Feb 20th, 2008, 12:01am »
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I wish they would open up 4935's cab up, I would love to be inside it.
 
 
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« Reply #230 on: Feb 20th, 2008, 8:50am »
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Thanks, Matt. I to would love to take a browse inside 4935's cab. Maybe someday .

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« Reply #231 on: Mar 5th, 2008, 9:20pm »
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Taken from RRMPA site
 
 CHARTER DAY
Sunday, March 9, 2008 • Regular Museum hours
Observe the 327th birthday of the Commonwealth, amid Pennsylvania made and operated historic rolling stock, here at the Keystone State’s official railroad museum. Open to the public free of charge.
 
 
I wounder how many people will take full advantage for this.  I need to try and talk the wife into it.


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« Reply #232 on: Mar 5th, 2008, 10:14pm »
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Cool, I can't make this one sadly. Free of charge eh? Hope there will be a big turnout. But here is another event I'm looking forward to...
 
Reading Railroad Days  2007
July 5 through July 8.
 
The Museum will again host Reading Railroad Days this weekend. Special activities for the entire family will focus on the Reading Railroad, one of the most important historical transportation systems in eastern Pennsylvania.
 
Will the Reading F's be out and about on the rails? Well just have to find out.
 
Here is a little picture too (Not of Reading F's):


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on Mar 5th, 2008, 10:14pm, Espee9180 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Cool, I can't make this one sadly. Free of charge eh? Hope there will be a big turnout. But here is another event I'm looking forward to...
 
Reading Railroad Days  2007
July 5 through July 8.
 
Will the Reading F's be out and about on the rails? Well just have to find out.
 
[IMG]http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s81/SPADE366/Trains/DSC00094-1.jpg[/I MG]

 
 
Im woundering that myself.  I dont see why not.


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« Reply #234 on: Jun 1st, 2008, 3:18pm »
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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has a new display object. A fueling station(?) just like the SRC.
 
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« Reply #235 on: Jun 1st, 2008, 3:48pm »
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Pretty cool. But I believe it's a water spout.  
 
Also is there any news about what the museum will do with the plot of land they bought across Bishop Road?


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Pretty cool. But I believe it's a water spout.  
 
Also is there any news about what the museum will do with the plot of land they bought across Bishop Road?

They bought what? I didn't know they bought new land. Where's Bishop Road?


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« Reply #237 on: Jun 1st, 2008, 6:22pm »
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They bought what? I didn't know they bought new land. Where's Bishop Road?

 
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http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/whatsnew/index.shtml


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« Reply #238 on: Jun 1st, 2008, 6:48pm »
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Oh, so it was donated, not bought. Cool! Thanks

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« Reply #239 on: Sep 28th, 2008, 4:41pm »
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This weekend at the RRMPA there were a few F units on display.
 
Here are a pair of the NS F's at the museum
 

 

 

 
Also on hand were Ex-RDG F units 902 and 903
 

 


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