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Black_River_Joe
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« Reply #460 on: Oct 21st, 2008, 6:30am »
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As far as I know, I have heard things such as the hydro has passed, and that they still have to put everything together....I dont know about a second hydro.


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« Reply #461 on: Oct 21st, 2008, 7:44am »
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moresteam is correct.
 
#60 did not pass the test, which sounds bad until you hear the rest of the story.
 
As moresteam correctly commented, the inspector gave the crew the go-ahead with most of their re-assembly work, including buttoning up the front end which is now done. There were some VERY minor leaks found in the firebox which the crew is dealing with. Nothing serious, this is just the nature of the beast. Once the crew is ready, the inspector will be called back to take another look.
 
Also, a pallet arrived last week with insulation for the boiler!


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« Reply #462 on: Oct 21st, 2008, 4:28pm »
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Sounds like there is still a slim glimmer of hope that she will run by the end of the the year. That would be great, Steam when it's cold!!!
 
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« Reply #463 on: Nov 4th, 2008, 7:51am »
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Installation of boiler insulation and jacketing continues.
 
Some more recent photos compliments of Dick Hague have been added to my gallery at  
 
http://gallery.me.com/michaelcshea#100010&bgcolor=black&view=grid


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« Reply #464 on: Nov 4th, 2008, 8:38am »
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Are you looking at a possible firebox rebuild/replacement in the near future, or is it still in decent enough shape to give the BR&W 5+ years of service?
 
It's one of the down falls of running weekend only steam, it tears the crap outta it in less time than keeping it hot daily.
 
I think thats why RR's such as SRR and NH&I have had steam available for so long, they use their engines daily and or keep their engines hot, albeit limited, until needed for service.
 
I'm cautiously optimistic


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« Reply #465 on: Nov 16th, 2008, 7:25pm »
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« Reply #466 on: Nov 16th, 2008, 7:44pm »
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i will be there next saturday....i will try to check...

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« Reply #467 on: Nov 22nd, 2008, 11:46pm »
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I was there today.  
 
90% of the boiler jacketing is on. The cab apparatus is 95% installed, including the boiler jacketing on the backhead. It's looking VERY good for a Spring 2009 steamup.


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« Reply #468 on: Nov 23rd, 2008, 2:05pm »
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« Reply #469 on: Dec 8th, 2008, 7:28am »
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On Saturday the guys finished installing the dynamo and tested the electrical system with shop air.
 
Pictures (as always, from Dick Hague!) have been added to my gallery.
 
 
http://gallery.me.com/michaelcshea#100010&bgcolor=black&view=grid


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« Reply #470 on: Dec 9th, 2008, 10:28pm »
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Wow... it's so hard to believe. But the pictures prove it, and she's almost back. I can't wait to get over there and get some footage!

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« Reply #471 on: Dec 10th, 2008, 10:13am »
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Penn Rail videos,  I sent you a PM.

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« Reply #472 on: Dec 10th, 2008, 10:59am »
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Progress on #60 over the past few weeks has been very exciting, to say the least.
 
The laundry list of remaining tasks to accomplish on #60 is getting shorter by the day. I won't go through EVERYthing here, but the highlights include:
 
-Install sand dome
-Replace the rear driver spring
-Install 2 fusible plugs in firebox
-Touch-up paint
-Install new screens on water intake on tender
-Replace a couple of brake valves
-Treat boiler with corrosion inhibitor
-Final FRA inspection
 
We are currently finalizing our 2009 train schedule; I'm optimistic that I'll have some very exciting news to post here soon!
 
 
on Dec 9th, 2008, 10:28pm, Penn Rail Videos wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Wow... it's so hard to believe. But the pictures prove it, and she's almost back. I can't wait to get over there and get some footage!



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« Reply #473 on: Dec 14th, 2008, 11:58pm »
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First time poster here - Been lurking for a little bit.  Was at the BR&W with a couple of friends this past weekend for the Santa trains, and we were able to get a peek in the shop at #60 (thanks to her friend who is an engineer there), and I was able to snap a few photos (with their permission) of #60 - enjoy!

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« Reply #474 on: Dec 14th, 2008, 11:59pm »
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another photo...

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« Reply #475 on: Dec 14th, 2008, 11:59pm »
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another photo - original info?

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yet another...

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one last photo - enjoy!

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« Reply #478 on: Dec 15th, 2008, 2:02am »
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When this returns to service, will it be the second steam locomotive to operate in NJ? The other is the 142 at Phillipsburg. Whippany has both steam locomotives back, the 0-6-0 4039, and the 2-8-0 385. Both ran there for the Morris County Central in the 60's, and now 385 is back home. Both look nice freshly painted, and they might want to restore 4039 to running condition. 385 would take a lot more work to run again, if it could be restored at all. Are those 4 the only standard gauge steam locomotives in NJ? 60, 142, 4039, and 385?

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« Reply #479 on: Dec 15th, 2008, 5:41pm »
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Ooh! A dark graphite smokebox! That autta look nice; more GWR-heritage perhaps. Just as long as the marker lights stay away... the engine looks silly with them on (really does look like a face). Otherwise, I am quite excited.

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