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« Reply #340 on: Jan 23rd, 2008, 1:37pm »
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I'm afraid BRWRuckus has a point.  I saw some pretty lean times (in terms of ridership #s) when 60 was at the head of the train.  I wish it wasn't true.  60 pulling the train is a tremendous source of pride for us volunteers.  And from that standpoint, it is more than worth the work getting it running.  I'm afraid the only thing we can do is have (more) patience.  Note that other railroads like Strasburg and probably the NH&I benefit from running steam because that is what they've built a reputation doing.  Even the mere thought of the Strasburg RR running without steam is unimaginable!  

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« Reply #341 on: Jan 26th, 2008, 1:31pm »
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One thing that bears repeating is hopefully the BR&W will invest in track work, especially if & when 60 returns to service.  Sending her over track in that condition should be ruled unconstitutional under the 8th Amendment (cruel and unusual punishment)!  It would beat the h*ll out the locomotive every time.

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« Reply #342 on: Jan 27th, 2008, 8:21pm »
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on Jan 26th, 2008, 1:31pm, GP9_engineer wrote:       (Click here for original message)
One thing that bears repeating is hopefully the BR&W will invest in track work.

 
The BR&W can be very interesting in this way. From what I hear there are a few spots between Flemington and Ringoes that are rated 60 mph and a few new crossings in that area. At the same time there is a section of track in Three-Bridges that is so bad passenger trains are not allowed over it anymore, it may have been fixed already though. The area that needs work the most is the yard and that should be and is top priority.


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« Reply #343 on: Jan 28th, 2008, 9:17am »
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60mph LMAO   YOUR KIDDING RIGHT

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« Reply #344 on: Jan 28th, 2008, 9:57am »
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The section of track near Three Bridges that passenger trains are currently prohibited from is called "Goat Curve". It's the curve leading into the straight-away parallel to NS Lehigh Line. This section of track is, to say it lightly, SCARY. It currently consists of ancient stick rail that has seen much better days. That's why it will be receiving new rail and ties this Spring with funds from the BR&W and the NJ DOT. Some more details on the project are available from NJ DOT at http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/freight/rail/pdf/2008staterailplan.pdf .
 
There are plans in action to rebuild the worst of the turnouts in Ringoes yard prior to opening day in May. As far as track project priorities go, the Ringoes yard and Goat Curve are currently the top priorities.
 
It is true that there are a few short sections of mainline that could be rated at higher speed between Ringoes and Flemington. These are generally located on the approaches to recently rebuilt bridges and grade crossings.


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« Reply #345 on: Jan 28th, 2008, 9:30pm »
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The section of track near Three Bridges that passenger trains are currently prohibited from is called "Goat Curve". It's the curve leading into the straight-away parallel to NS Lehigh Line. This section of track is, to say it lightly, SCARY. It currently consists of ancient stick rail that has seen much better days. That's why it will be receiving new rail and ties this Spring with funds from the BR&W and the NJ DOT. Some more details on the project are available from NJ DOT at http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/freight/rail/pdf/2008staterailplan.pdf .

Will the railroad be able to run passenger trains on the Central branch once "Goat Curve" is repaired?  Glad the Ringoes yard will be receiving much needed attention......


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« Reply #346 on: Jan 29th, 2008, 7:42am »
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Yes, we will. There are no specific plans right now. Railroad Days is always a possibility for "special" excursions like that but the schedule for that event has not been completed yet.

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« Reply #347 on: Jan 29th, 2008, 10:16am »
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Ok.  Will Railroad Days be held in June like it has been in previous years?


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« Reply #348 on: Jan 29th, 2008, 10:48am »
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Since 60 is so close to being steamable again it would be nice to hold railroad days when she is completed and if not at least some sort of celebration weekend for her return.

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« Reply #349 on: Jan 29th, 2008, 12:34pm »
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I second that.  

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« Reply #350 on: Jan 29th, 2008, 3:49pm »
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I plan on making my next trip to the BRW when 60 is running so that would be nice
 
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« Reply #351 on: Jan 29th, 2008, 4:02pm »
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I'd be glad to either film or edit (or do both) the tape of the event once you have idea of when it whould be held !
 
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« Reply #352 on: Jan 30th, 2008, 8:14am »
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I had a dream last night that I was at the BR&W and 60 was running again, and she looked better than ever.  So for me, 60 returning to service will literally be a dream come true!  
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« Reply #353 on: Jan 30th, 2008, 3:21pm »
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You know...I had a similar dream about the BR&W last night. Basically 60 was running and the BRW had sold most of their scrap equiptment like the GP-9 amtrak 782 along with the NJ transit F unit, to restore the line to lambertville. Also the tracks from ringoes to three bridges was all rated at 40 mph and the BRW was beginning to look great.  
 
I too dream that 60 will be rolling some day.


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« Reply #354 on: Jan 30th, 2008, 10:24pm »
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From what I have heard, as soon as the weather permits, 60 will have her hydro test.

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« Reply #355 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 6:21am »
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Now after the hydro test is complete, what is left for 60?

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« Reply #356 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 11:34am »
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Now after the hydro test is complete, what is left for 60?

 
If she has any leaks found during hydro repair 'em and if she passes the test with out any leaks then...
 
Finish installing the superheater elements which may or may not be done already. Build and install a brick arch, throw on insulation and the boiler jacketing (could wait until after first steam up).    Re-install the dynamo, set the safeties, check over everything before a test run, such as the springs, bearings and so forth.  Load tender with coal and water, hopefully the tank won't leak.  I'm not sure if they are going to do anything with the tricocks or not I know I had heard they might be replacing them but it isn't a must.  I'm late for next class here at school and that is all I can think of right now.  Smarter people chime in and fill in everything I missed!
 
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« Reply #357 on: Jan 31st, 2008, 3:54pm »
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on Jan 31st, 2008, 11:34am, Baldwin_feeder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Smarter people chime in and fill in everything I missed!

Smarter people than you??  I don't think that's possible!  
Just messin' w/ you a little......    


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« Reply #358 on: Feb 1st, 2008, 9:03am »
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Now after the hydro test is complete, what is left for 60?
Finish it up and put it up for sale I am sure New Hope could put her to good use.
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« Reply #359 on: Feb 1st, 2008, 10:57am »
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Sure......then it can foam all the time when it runs while the engine crew battles the clinkers!  

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