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J. M. Fusco
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« on: May 18th, 2004, 9:22pm »
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#60- former Great Western Railway- built by the American Locomotive Company with a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement. 60 currently (as of May 18 2004) is undergoing boiler inspection. Post pics, info, or anything about BR&W #60.
 
A little info on #60:
"ALCO 2-8-0 Steam Locomotive #60 was purchased by the Black River & Western Railroad in 1964. #60 was built in 1937 and is formerly from the Great Western Railway. It is currently out-of-service at Ringoes undergoing class repairs and federal inspections. #60 has been out of service since late 2000 for its form 4 boiler inspection required by the FRA. While no timeline has been established for it's return to service, a number of large scale repairs have been done thus far and the volunteers are confident that #60 will be in much better shape when she is returned to service. "


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« Reply #1 on: May 18th, 2004, 11:51pm »
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Funny you should mention #60.  I recently came across an old roll of my mom's Super-8 film in a box labeled "Black River & Western"  I took it to my local lab and had it converted to VHS.  Only a few minutes of the tape were devoted to the BR&W (the rest was of a Circle Liner boat trip around Manhattan) but mom did manage to get a nice clip of #60.  
 
-Charlie
 
Will post one of my surviving stills from that day back in 1977...ignore the "© 1976" on the photo, it's wrong.


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« Reply #2 on: May 19th, 2004, 1:37pm »
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on May 18th, 2004, 11:51pm, Charlie_O wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Funny you should mention #60.  I recently came across an old roll of my mom's Super-8 film in a box labeled "Black River & Western"  I took it to my local lab and had it converted to VHS.  Only a few minutes of the tape were devoted to the BR&W (the rest was of a Circle Liner boat trip around Manhattan) but mom did manage to get a nice clip of #60.  
 
-Charlie
 
Will post one of my surviving stills from that day back in 1977...ignore the "© 1976" on the photo, it's wrong.

 
WOW! Is that a 2-8-0? Please post this in "Crazy Eights"...
 
Thanks!
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #3 on: Jun 30th, 2004, 2:19pm »
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  Ive been off  the forum for 3 wks  and im really happy to see this BR&W board come up , since im riding the line along with 5 others in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2 wks!

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« Reply #4 on: Jul 5th, 2004, 7:55pm »
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Thought I'd posted this pic here but guess not...well, here tis again...#60 under steam.

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 5th, 2004, 9:35pm »
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   Nice pic.  
 
   Charlie,  
        Where is that picture taken at? Hopefully in the next couple years everybody here who didnt get a chance to see # 60 under steam ( including me   )
 will get that chance.
              Cy


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« Reply #6 on: Jul 5th, 2004, 11:26pm »
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on Jul 5th, 2004, 9:35pm, Teen_NS_fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
   Nice pic.  
 
        Charlie,  
                            Where is that picture taken at?

 
 
Cy -
My original notes said Ringoes, but after a re-visit this winter (and a chat with some BR&W workers) I now believe it was taken at Flemington.  
-Charlie


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« Reply #7 on: Jul 6th, 2004, 5:05pm »
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that is indeed Flemington.  The road in the background is Mine Street.  The building to the right of the locomotive is the old PRR Flemington Station.  The track has since been torn up, and the station stop moved a quarter of a mile south.
 
-Dan


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« Reply #8 on: Jul 19th, 2004, 4:48pm »
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Here's a pic I took in 2001 (I think), could have been fall 2000.  It had just been cut off the train and was about to run around for the return to Flemington.

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« Reply #9 on: Sep 9th, 2004, 7:31pm »
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Are you sure about that? 60 cutting loose at the water plug for the runaround?
 
 
on Jul 19th, 2004, 4:48pm, raced1111 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here's a pic I took in 2001 (I think), could have been fall 2000.  It had just been cut off the train and was about to run around for the return to Flemington.



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« Reply #10 on: Sep 9th, 2004, 8:43pm »
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60 doesnt run around the train....It takes to a wye or a loop at the end of the Yard.

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« Reply #11 on: Sep 10th, 2004, 8:29am »
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Sorry to say nhirr40, but I have to agree with maps53 on this one.  
 
For as long as I can remember (going on 20 years now) 60 has always faced south and they have ALWAYS performed runaround moves on the BR&W.  
 
When the train arrives at Ringoes, from Flemington, they disembark all passengers then proceed about 1,000 feet or so south to the yard area. There is a section of the main line with a siding on both sides. One siding is used for car storage (the DL&W "booton Cars" are there now) and the other is used for runaround moves. There are farms on boths sides of the RR in Ringoes and therefore there is no room for a wye or a loop.
 
Once they had performed the runaround move they bring the train back into the station for boarding. The main line right at the Ringoes station is elevated and all sidings within the station area are well below that of the main which is why no runaround moves are performed right within the station proper.
 
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 10th, 2004, 3:20pm »
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Ok...Yeah I thought it was completely turned around. But I thought maps53 was saying it was at the station area....so I'm half right. I must have been thinking of 3 bridges when they did the loop. There's a loop at 3 ridges, or is there? Sorry that I'm not such a helpful mod.

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« Reply #13 on: Sep 11th, 2004, 8:29am »
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nah.....no wye at Flem. You'll be ok nhirr40 as a moderator, just research and ask before you make certain "definite" statements.  

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« Reply #14 on: Sep 17th, 2004, 9:35pm »
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Maps,
 
  There is a rather intricate story behind the screen name I chose for this site. Suffice to say it has to do with some improvisation and a particular Coka Cola sign. Anyway, at one time, before the BRW even moved to Ringoes, there were 3 turntables in Flemington, only one survives today (if you could call it survival) as a patio with a gazebo atop it and is the al fresco seating area for a nearby restaurant. There hasn't been a live connection to it for at least 90 years (Does anyone else have a more accurate time frame?).
 
  A wye on the BRW? No, I don't even think there ever was one when most of our main line was laid down in 1854 under the Flemington Navigation & Transportation Co. I would know about it if there ever was. The BRW has always been a shortline in the true essense of the tradition, the main and runarounds are all that we have ever needed to be happy. I think our friend from across the river has been tapping into Marion Barry's personal stash. Where the heck else could he have come up with such bogus rubbish?
 
  Hey, and don't forget tomorrow starts our second train robbery for the season, so COME ON DOWN AND SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE SHORTLINE!!!
 
  Mike
 
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About 60?  Isn't it on the engine house track---the water plug is behind it.
 
Conductor Cornhole, eh,  oh boy, I could have some fun with this!



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« Reply #15 on: Jan 11th, 2005, 4:08pm »
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Ok, as of Jan '05, this is what she looks like.

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« Reply #16 on: Jan 11th, 2005, 4:10pm »
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And this is what she used to look like  !

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« Reply #17 on: Jan 13th, 2005, 6:55pm »
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Getting quiet some progress!! How many deisels do they have?? In almost every pic i have seen in this board there is a different deisel.

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« Reply #18 on: Jan 13th, 2005, 8:03pm »
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i guess 7 or 8,can anyone confirm this?

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on Jul 5th, 2004, 9:35pm, Teen_NS_fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
   Nice pic.  
 
        Charlie,  
                            Where is that picture taken at? Hopefully in the next couple years everybody here who didnt get a chance to see # 60 under steam ( including me   )
 will get that chance.
                                                           Cy

 
Cy, It's looking good. She's shapin' up, she's ready for the ultrasound, her engneer side cylinder is done, now they are doing the fireman's side. Let's see. All it needs is it's boiler jacket (some external piping), sand dome, rods reconected, and tubes. Yes it still needs tubes. Sheesh. I don't think they can put 'em in until the ultrasound is done with. Tubes is the major thing. Hopefully we will see steam on the BRW this year. I got an idea that it may just be July '05. But that's not a supported fact. It's just a gut feeling.
 
Hopin' for BRW steam....
 
-Joe  


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