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J. M. Fusco
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« Reply #120 on: Mar 24th, 2007, 6:32pm »
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A little update on #60...

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« Reply #121 on: Mar 24th, 2007, 6:33pm »
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....The running gear is assembled!!!  

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« Reply #122 on: Mar 24th, 2007, 7:11pm »
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It makes me happy to see that so much work is being done on #60.  Hopefully they will follow through and get her up and running sometime soon.  Hopefully this year, but I'll bet any amount of money she'll be out by the beginning of '08...

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« Reply #123 on: Mar 24th, 2007, 7:22pm »
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on Mar 19th, 2007, 6:04pm, anthonyd_SRR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Maybe someone from Mark1 or someone would make a video calledThe Long Awaited Return Of BRW 60 but I would defently be there takeing pics and video
 
Anthony

 
Sorry to inform you but the person who filmed and produced Mark1 videos died a month or two back. The Mark1 movie of the NH&I was the last he produced. Glade to see the old girl is coming back together. I used to live in Flemington and you could hear the 60 coming into town from my house. It was awsome.  
 
-Eric


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« Reply #124 on: Mar 24th, 2007, 7:54pm »
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Great pics Joe. and thanks for the update.
 
Eric, thanks for thr info, I was not aware of this
 
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« Reply #125 on: Mar 24th, 2007, 9:35pm »
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hey joe, in the picture, i didnt know that the cord was for 60 they must be charging her up

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« Reply #126 on: Mar 25th, 2007, 7:53pm »
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on Mar 24th, 2007, 9:35pm, brw_60_752 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
hey joe, in the picture, i didnt know that the cord was for 60 they must be charging her up

 
The one is for the engine block heater. Helps get 'er started on those cold mornings. The other, of course, is for the electric starter. In case the battery goes dead, they just plug it right in and turn the key.


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« Reply #127 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 4:14am »
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Glo Plugs!

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« Reply #128 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 3:06pm »
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they must be close to finishing because on the piston, theres a repair tag

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« Reply #129 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 4:43pm »
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on Mar 26th, 2007, 3:06pm, brw_60_752 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
they must be close to finishing because on the piston, theres a repair tag

 


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« Reply #130 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 5:28pm »
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on Mar 25th, 2007, 7:53pm, limejuice wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
The one is for the engine block heater. Helps get 'er started on those cold mornings. The other, of course, is for the electric starter. In case the battery goes dead, they just plug it right in and turn the key.

 
1. How does #60's electric starter work ?
2. Why does #60 need a battey and what kind of battery is it ?


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« Reply #131 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 5:44pm »
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They were joking.....

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« Reply #132 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 6:22pm »
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But (this could be a wrong statement) they might use a battery for the headlight and marker etc.
 
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« Reply #133 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 7:32pm »
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Well, of course that's how it's done. After five to seven years of recharging, 60 will have enough electricty power to keep going for another few years. After all, that's how the diesels do it.
 
Being serious, everybody working on 60, keep up the good work! Is there any actual estimate as to when she'll be done?
 
Oh yeah, one more thing. Is 60 refered to as "BR&W 60" or "GWR 60"?


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« Reply #134 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 8:12pm »
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Ya know, it's been 30 years since I've seen #60... I do hope they get her rail-worthy this year...I'm not gettin any younger.
-Charlie


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« Reply #135 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 8:32pm »
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Lets all get serious!
on Mar 26th, 2007, 7:32pm, Strasburg_Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Oh yeah, one more thing. Is 60 refered to as "BR&W 60" or "GWR 60"?

 
You know I never gave that much thought, I would say she is more comonly called BR&W #60, although she still looks GW, even more GW than #90 looked 3 or 4 years ago. But don't for get she has been with the BRW since 1963!( http://www.steamlocomotive.info/vownership.cfm?display=857)  And of course BRW crew and Volenters(my self included) just call her 60.


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« Reply #136 on: Mar 27th, 2007, 12:39pm »
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We do plan to hold some sort of event for #60 when it goes back into service, whenever that may be. Exactly what this event will entail remains to be determined, and will depend on many factors including what time of year it is.
 
There is NO official schedule for the restoration of #60 or when it will return to service. It is, however, true that the restoration is progressing very smoothly right now. IF (and that is a HUGE IF) things continue the way they have over the past couple of months it is very likely that we will see #60 under steam this summer or fall.
 
It is unfortunately true that #60 tends to run a few years then go OS for a few years. This been because of a combination of regulations related to boiler inspections and lack of manpower & funding. As for this particular rebuild, #60 was origanally taken out of service in November of 2000 for some minor repairs that could have been addressed by the following spring. It was during that time that the FRA regulations for steam locomotives were changed, and bringing the locomotive into compliance with the new regs required this more extensive rebuild. The project ended up sitting idle for a couple of years because money ran out, and then began in earnest thanks to a few very dedicated and ambitous volunteers.
 
Since the rebuild got going again, many more volunteers have joined the "steam crew" and are working very hard to get #60 back in service. Some of these guys have never even seen her run!


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« Reply #137 on: Mar 27th, 2007, 3:55pm »
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That's great news Mike.  We appreciate the updates and we hope to have more when you have the chance.
 
Do you think #60 will go OOS in another 5 years after she gets back into service?  Is it posible that since there is more interest in the locomotive by volunteers that this may not happen again?  Thanks in advance!
 
-Colin
 
 
PS- Maybe with 60 running again the soot and oil will kill all those dang weeds growing under the tracks on the BR&W...combine that with a few fellas spraying weed killer off the back of the train and you've got a great combo!! Hahaha....
 


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« Reply #138 on: Mar 27th, 2007, 4:40pm »
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on Mar 27th, 2007, 3:55pm, WM734 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
That's great news Mike.  We appreciate the updates and we hope to have more when you have the chance.
 
Do you think #60 will go OOS in another 5 years after she gets back into service?  Is it posible that since there is more interest in the locomotive by volunteers that this may not happen again?  Thanks in advance!
 
-Colin
 
 
PS- Maybe with 60 running again the soot and oil will kill all those dang weeds growing under the tracks on the BR&W...combine that with a few fellas spraying weed killer off the back of the train and you've got a great combo!! Hahaha....
 

 
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« Reply #139 on: Mar 27th, 2007, 4:47pm »
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Doe anyone here actually work for the BR&W ? Just Asking ?

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