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cnj1524
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PRR Doodlebug 4666
 
« on: Sep 17th, 2008, 11:07am »
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Any word on what is going on with the doodlebug,
I know it is privatly owned(also owns RS-1 57)but
it has been some time since anything has been done
to it and may he want to sell it?


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Re: PRR Doodlebug 4665
 
« Reply #1 on: Sep 17th, 2008, 2:48pm »
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Isn't it 4666?
 


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« Reply #2 on: Sep 17th, 2008, 9:11pm »
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If you wanna see a running ex-PRR Doodlebug, go to W&W.

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 11th, 2008, 12:15am »
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This is another under-appreciated piece of railroad history. I remember riding it back and forth to Flemington when I was a kid- with one coach in tow. I also remember it providing service to Lambertville while #60 was pulling the Flemington trains. It just seems like the perfect piece of shortline equipment, and I'd love to see it in service again.
 
Perhaps it would make a good donation to the Railroad Museum of PA? It represents another facet of railroad history, particularly of the PRR, that deserves preservation.


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« Reply #4 on: Oct 13th, 2008, 2:02pm »
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Instead of donating it to the Railroad Museum of PA, why not donate it to the Black River Railroad Historical Trust. They could restore it and run it over the railroad.
 
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 13th, 2008, 5:54pm »
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Good call- I agree with that statement...!

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« Reply #6 on: Oct 13th, 2008, 8:07pm »
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from what I understand in order to get the doodlebug under the trust's possesion, we must also purchase Alco RS-1 57 as part of the deal. I personally would love to see another alco on the BRW, especially one that has been there before.


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Re: PRR Doodlebug 4666
 
« Reply #7 on: Oct 17th, 2008, 10:39pm »
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on Oct 11th, 2008, 12:15am, EastonRailGuy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This is another under-appreciated piece of railroad history. I remember riding it back and forth to Flemington when I was a kid- with one coach in tow. I also remember it providing service to Lambertville while #60 was pulling the Flemington trains. It just seems like the perfect piece of shortline equipment, and I'd love to see it in service again.
 
Perhaps it would make a good donation to the Railroad Museum of PA? It represents another facet of railroad history, particularly of the PRR, that deserves preservation.

 
I think it would be cool to see the BRW operate it, I think it would make a nice addition to the PRR Museum, but I think she would be just perfect running on the WK+S!  


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« Reply #8 on: Oct 20th, 2008, 3:08pm »
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I think the word we are using here is donate. I do not think the Trust pockets are that deep to buy equipment. Do you think the owner would donate?? Even the Alco
 
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« Reply #9 on: Oct 21st, 2008, 7:49am »
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The owner of the 4666 will not donate.
 
The BoD has been having some "official unofficial" discussions with him on and off for some time now, as we're very interested in possible uses for this piece of equipment. While he will not donate the car to us, he is indeed interested in working with us and establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with the BRRHT.
 
I can't say for sure where that all will lead...it's just too early to know. What IS certain is that we very much want to make sure the Bug has a bright future at the BR&W, and not just as a static display.


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« Reply #10 on: Oct 21st, 2008, 4:10pm »
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Well if the owner does not want to donate? What does the Black River Trust have to do to secure it.
 
Can you buy it with out the Alco in the deal?? Can the Trust afford it? What would it be used for? If it's used for the Flemington Trains, what happends to 60 and the coaches?
 
Can you Lease the Doodlebug?? But still the same questions as above.
 
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« Reply #11 on: Oct 22nd, 2008, 8:13am »
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The Trust could not afford to buy the Bug and/or the Alco outright.
 
As far as what the Bug would be used for, well there are a wide range of possibilities. It's an ideal vehicle for typically slow summer days. Whenever we (gasp) go back to Lambertville it would be very useful there. If and when the Bug operates, it will not replace #60 and the regular coaches. It would just be an added "attraction". Think of how the WK&S alternates steam/diesel weekends through much of the year...same kind of idea.


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« Reply #12 on: Oct 24th, 2008, 11:57am »
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Then what is the Black River Trust doing about running the car?
 
Will to owner let you run it? Or is he asking that you buy it first?
 
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 2:10pm »
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Here she is back in December of 2008. Sorry for the late post!


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« Reply #14 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 2:11pm »
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