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Re: N&W #611 2017 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 07/08/17 at 23:23:17 - 'NW_611_at_Petersburg_from_Engine_5_small.jpg' 151 KB
5/6/17 found the J making a run to Petersburg, VA. I was able to get a unique vantage point for my shot down by the station. I was standing on top of a fire truck.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #611 2017 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/14/17 at 18:08:32 - 'The_Texas_and_The_J_small_BW.jpg' 124 KB
This view gives a better size comparison.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #611 2017 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/14/17 at 17:47:13 - 'Texas_and_the_J_small_BW.jpg' 123 KB
4/30/17 found The J back in Spencer to celebrate the restoration of Western & Atlantic Railroad #12  named "Texas" (Danforth, Cooke & Co.1856) Since the N&W #611 Class J was built in 1950, they touted the event as 100 Years of Steam. Don't let the photo deceive you, the steam is from #611, not #12. It was a cosmetic, not an operational restoration to #12. The Texas gained fame a few years ago when it was used to chase down a stolen locomotive named the General. Anyone remember what that was all about?
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #611 2017 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/11/17 at 22:37:17 - 'NW_611_at_Danville_VA_small.jpg' 124 KB
4/22 & 4/23 were back to back trips from Greensboro, NC to Roanoke, Va. using the old Virginian line into Roanoke. They picked up the old line at Hurt, VA. Here is a shot of the train leaving Danville, VA northbound on the 23rd. Also they were leaving no doubt that this is a steam powered train.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #611 2017 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/16/17 at 16:01:41 - 'Train_at_Charlotte_IMF_Terminal_small.jpg' 90 KB
4/9/17 found The J at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Yes, I said AIRPORT! Well, the NS Charlotte IMF Terminal at the airport. I was unable to go, but my wife was more than happy to go without me. She got this shot of a Via Air Embraer ERJ-145 on taxi way going over the tracks. Photo used with permission.
CHESSIEMIKE

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N&W #611 2017 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/15/17 at 23:11:31 - 'NW_611_Whittles_VA_small.jpg' 139 KB
The Queen will be out and running in North Carolina and Virginia again this year. Try to get a ride or at least make it track side to see the action. The first trip was Spencer, NC to Lynchburg, VA on 4/8/17. I caught a shot at Whittles, VA.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By CHESSIEMIKE on 12/21/16 at 22:28:19 - 'NW_611_at_Vickers_small_BW-2.jpg' 113 KB
Time to make your plans for 2017!!
Virginia Museum of Transportation announces the 2017 Schedule of Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Excursions: Fire Up 611
Also note The NCTM has a few excursions planned.

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Re: AT&SF Ry #2926 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/25/16 at 06:45:51 - 'ATSF_2926_Valve_small.jpg' 105 KB
I'm thinking they will get the restoration done. Hey, at least they seem to still have all the parts! I just hope they can work out getting the chance to run her some.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: AT&SF Ry #2926 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/24/16 at 21:23:10 - 'ATSF_2926_Cab_small.jpg' 143 KB
They are outfitting the locomotive with a 26L brake system. I would love to be around to see that speed recorder maxed out.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: AT&SF Ry #2926 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/24/16 at 21:20:32 - 'ATSF_2926_Tandem_Rods_small.jpg' 147 KB
One of the unique features of this locomotive is the tandem rod arrangement.
CHESSIEMIKE

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AT&SF Ry #2926 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/24/16 at 21:18:42 - 'ATSF_2926_small.jpg' 162 KB
This long term restoration looking towards operation of this locomotive continues. The LINK URL took ownership of this locomotive in 1999. I was able to see the locomotive in person on 10/5/16. They are in the process of putting it back together.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Ex-Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. #10, a/k/a B&O 4559 - By WVa_Jon on 08/18/16 at 22:18:25 - 'BO_4559-6.jpg' 189 KB
This final picture shows the view, sort of, from the fireman's windows. Not only was there a reasonably wide window at the cab's side, there was also a small window (who knows why) at the cab's rear wall. Note also the fireman's seatbox and one valve, function unknown.

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Re: Ex-Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. #10, a/k/a B&O 4559 - By WVa_Jon on 08/18/16 at 22:18:25 - 'BO_4559-6.jpg' 189 KB
This final picture shows the view, sort of, from the fireman's windows. Not only was there a reasonably wide window at the cab's side, there was also a small window (who knows why) at the cab's rear wall. Note also the fireman's seatbox and one valve, function unknown.

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Re: Ex-Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. #10, a/k/a B&O 4559 - By WVa_Jon on 08/18/16 at 22:16:09 - 'BO_4559-5.jpg' 247 KB
Here's another look at a mystery piece of hardware. Notice that it's close to the reverse gear (and I don't know if it's power reverse or not) but I can't tell if it's connected to the reverse gear or not. Could this be a brake stand?

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Re: Ex-Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. #10, a/k/a B&O 4559 - By WVa_Jon on 08/18/16 at 22:13:32 - 'BO_4559-4.jpg' 239 KB
This photo shows the engineer's seatbox along with the throttle and reverse gear. That sure looks like some complicated piping.
 
What's the function or purpose of the cylinder with a valve on it, near the center of the photo (look straight left from the throttle)?

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Re: Ex-Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. #10, a/k/a B&O 4559 - By WVa_Jon on 08/18/16 at 22:10:46 - 'BO_4559-3.jpg' 253 KB
The engineer would see a view like this, looking out the front cab window and down the running board. Anybody know the function of that valve with four handles or corners on it (it's about the left center of the photo)?

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Re: Ex-Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. #10, a/k/a B&O 4559 - By WVa_Jon on 08/18/16 at 22:06:12 - 'BO_4559-2.jpg' 338 KB
This photo shows the backhead or rear of the boiler. Not seeing anything resembling a stoker, I get the feeling this engine was hand-fired. Imagine trying to shovel a ton or so of coal, or more, every time you worked this engine!
 
The throttle and reverse gear are both on the right side. I also see a few valves of some kind but I don't know what they might have been used for.

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Ex-Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. #10, a/k/a B&O 4559 - By WVa_Jon on 08/18/16 at 22:00:58 - 'BO_4559-1.jpg' 198 KB
Huntington, WV is home to two steam engines on display. One of these is former C&O 1308, on the west side near Ritter Park. The other is on the north side of town, near the downtown section, and former B&O trackage. Former Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. #10 was painted to represent B&O Mike 4559 and was placed on display around 1977.  
 
This photo, the only one I could get, dates from a very rainy day in June 1992. After the rain stopped, I was able to enter the cab and get some photos of the inside: the backhead, throttle, reverse gear, etc. No gauges, of course, but the gist of what made a locomotive "work" was all there.
 
Here's the first photo, the fireman's side of the engine, lettered as B&O 4559:
 
There are a couple of discrepancies, to say the least: one, I think this engine was an Alco product, while B&O's Mikes were mostly Baldwins; the ampersand or "&" was seldom if ever applied to actual B&O steam power; and the font is close but not quite the so-called "extended Roman" type of lettering. Compare this with a genuine B&O steamer's photo and you'll see the difference.
 
At any rate, it's good to see another surviving steam engine, especially one that's been basically left outdoors for nearly 40 years.

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Re: C&O 2-6-6-2 - By WVa_Jon on 08/18/16 at 21:18:51 - 'CO_1308-2.jpg' 352 KB
This view shows the angled cab, tender, and stairway for tours. I think the Collis P. Huntington society gave tours, but I've never been able to take one. Gotta check that off the bucket list someday. Photo is from June 1992 but I don't recall the exact date.

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Re: C&O 2-6-6-2 - By WVa_Jon on 08/18/16 at 21:14:05 - 'CO_1308-1.jpg' 245 KB
This photo shows 1308 as it was in June 1992. It was raining so I just stopped, got out of Dad's car, grabbed this photo and another one, then drove off. I needed two cups of coffee to even get warm that day!
 
This view shows the engineer's side, looking basically east. That's a former B&O CPL (color-position light) signal, seldom if ever used on C&O.

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Re: N&W #611 2016 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/13/16 at 21:49:31 - 'NW_611_at_Vickers_small_BW.jpg' 113 KB
on May 12th, 2016, 7:18pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)
611 is a very handsome engine. Besides being very fast and powerful.

I concur!
Quote:
Pity we can't set up a factory (BLW or Lima or ALCo return....) and build some for AMTRAK. Just imagine all the AMTRAK schedules covered by new-build Js. Or Santa Fe 3460s (Blue Goose comes again).
Works for me!!
Eastbound move at Vicker on 5/7/16 at 1600Hrs.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #611 2016 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/11/16 at 06:51:48 - 'NW_611_at_Yateman_Lane_small.jpg' 163 KB
My wife took this one as the J climbed Christiansburg Grade on 5/7/16. There were no diesels on the runs out of Roanoke. Posted with permission.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #611 2016 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/25/16 at 06:58:13 - 'NS_8099_Southern_Southern_6133_small.jpg' 105 KB
Yes, NS #8099k, a ES-44AC, the Southern heritage unit and Southern #6133, a FP-7 from the NCTM were both on line for both runs.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #611 2016 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/24/16 at 16:00:38 - 'NW_611_Loops_MP121_small.jpg' 161 KB
Here she is on 4/10/16 at MP 121 after coming out of Lick Log Tunnel (589 feet) west of The Loops. She is about to go into McElroy Tunnel (77 feet). Most won't have the view a few others and I had. It was a bit of a hike and then a climb to get here.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #611 2016 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/14/16 at 09:24:21 - 'NW_611_leaving_Danville_VA_small.jpg' 108 KB
Starting across the Dan River bridge leaving Danville, VA after making the station stop northbound. I bet the water tower lasts longer then those Southern signals.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #611 2016 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/12/16 at 23:32:03 - 'NW_611_Rt_29_Lynchburg_VA_small.jpg' 178 KB
Here she is on the northbound leg of the Spencer, NC - Lynchburg, VA round trip. Coming into Lynchburg, VA passing under Wards Rd. AKA RT 29.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Beyer-Garret - By Les_Shepherd on 03/20/16 at 00:56:36 - '500_3016.jpg' 338 KB
On the way home in the afternoon at suburban Campbelltown, about 34 miles from Central. It is of course running bunker first.


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Re: Beyer-Garret - By Les_Shepherd on 03/20/16 at 00:50:12 - '500_3009.jpg' 247 KB
Happy to oblige.
 
LINK URL
 
This link is to some footage of other first days action and includes other locomotives besides the Garret
 
This image is of the train passing through suburban East Hills, about 15 miles from Central.

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N&W #611 2016 Tour - By CHESSIEMIKE on 03/19/16 at 16:01:31 - 'NW_611_Crossing_SSRt_611_small.jpg' 130 KB
Thought I would start a N&W #611 thread to remind everybody she will be out and about this spring and summer. Plan a trip to ride and/or see the Queen of Steam.
 
Fire Up 611


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C&O #2756 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 01/24/16 at 12:26:18 - 'CO_2756_Snow_small.jpg' 100 KB
All that looks white is not snow! C&O #2756, long displayed in Huntington Park in Newport News, VA is getting some much needed cosmetic repairs in preparation for the move to Lee Hall, VA where it will be placed next to the recently moved and restored C&O Lee Hall Station. Photo taken on 1/22/16, before the Big One hit.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Climax - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/07/15 at 21:08:07 - 'M-K_Co_3_Along_the_River_small.jpg' 195 KB
Here it is working south along the Greenbrier River.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Climax - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/07/15 at 20:52:50 - 'Moore_Keppel_Co._Inc._No._3_small.jpg' 174 KB
I have not seen too much about this builder lately. There are only a few still in operation and I caught one in West Virginia recently. Moore, Keppel & Co., Inc. No. 3 came out of the plant at Corey, PA in 1910. It currently works for the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad in Durbin, WV.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Southern 4501 pics - By Lfire83 on 09/27/15 at 20:00:01 - 'alb97_780x369.jpg' 104 KB
Macon GA yesterday

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Re: C&O #490 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 09/26/15 at 15:27:36 - 'CO_490_Franklin_Valve_Chest_small.jpg' 100 KB
As you can see, the steam chest looks just a little different from a piston valve chest. I'm sure the red wire is something the museum has put on.
CHESSIEMIKE

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C&O #490 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 09/26/15 at 15:26:02 - 'CO_490_Yellowbelly_small.jpg' 109 KB
Stored at the B&O RR Museum, this is one of the few steam locomotives that remain with the Franklin Steam Distribution System.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By Doc5252 on 08/24/15 at 10:48:56 - 'Clip_of_611_F.gif' 125 KB
611

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By Doc5252 on 08/24/15 at 10:47:53 - 'Clip_of_611_D.gif' 128 KB
611

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By Doc5252 on 08/24/15 at 10:46:50 - 'Clip_of_611_C.gif' 134 KB
611

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By Doc5252 on 08/24/15 at 10:46:06 - 'Clip_of_611_B.gif' 81 KB
Pic of #611

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Re: Southern 4501 pics - By CHESSIEMIKE on 08/24/15 at 06:18:54 - '4501_Northbound_Charlottesville_VA_S1564.jpg' 131 KB
Glad you stuck with it. I have as yet to see #4501 since the last rebuild.
Here is one from back in the day. Charlottesville VA northbound on 8/19/85
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Southern 4501 pics - By Doc5252 on 08/23/15 at 15:59:19 - 'Clip_of_4501_E.gif' 293 KB
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Re: Southern 4501 pics - By Doc5252 on 08/23/15 at 15:56:46 - 'Clip_of_4501_C.gif' 115 KB
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Re: Southern 4501 pics - By Doc5252 on 08/23/15 at 15:56:46 - 'Clip_of_4501_C.gif' 116 KB
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Re: Southern 4501 pics - By Doc5252 on 08/23/15 at 15:56:46 - 'Clip_of_4501_C.gif' 116 KB
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Re: Southern 4501 pics - By Doc5252 on 08/23/15 at 15:51:59 - 'Clip_of_4501_B.gif' 231 KB
Sorry, it's my first time uploading a pic on a post.

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By CHESSIEMIKE on 07/12/15 at 15:01:59 - 'NS_32_Research_behind_J_611_small.jpg' 184 KB
Norfolk Southern took the opportunity to tack their car #32 "Research" in the train behind the canteen. Anybody know the results of the testing they did?
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By CHESSIEMIKE on 07/08/15 at 06:50:01 - 'NW_611_at_Montvale_VA_small.jpg' 102 KB
The J made a few runs around the Roanoke, VA area over the 4th of July weekend and I was able to catch it at a few places. Here it is eastbound at Montvale, VA on 7/5/15 at 0850Hrs.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By CHESSIEMIKE on 06/28/15 at 16:29:16 - 'NW_611_at_Spencer_NC_with_Sherry_small.jpg' 133 KB
This weekend The J was at NCTM and they put an N&W caboose behind it.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By CHESSIEMIKE on 06/19/15 at 20:52:27 - 'NW_611_Backing_Through_NCTM_small.jpg' 116 KB
Don't miss your chance to run #611!
 
Queen of Steam
 
I know it is a little pricy, but the money goes to a good cause. And besides, where else are you going to get the chance to put your hands on a queen?
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By CHESSIEMIKE on 06/16/15 at 20:50:38 - 'NW_611_East_at_Blackstone_small.jpg' 106 KB
#611 is out and running. Sure looks good to me. Here she is eastbound just east of Blackstone, VA on 6/13/15. Anyone else out there catching any shots?
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #2156 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 06/05/15 at 20:37:00 - 'NW_2156_Engineer_Side_of_Cab_small.jpg' 106 KB
Looks like a roomy cab too. Never thought it would have 100MPH on the speedometer.
CHESSIEMIKE

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N&W's Big Three - By CHESSIEMIKE on 06/04/15 at 21:34:35 - 'Steam_Trio_small.jpg' 108 KB
At least the 3 we have left. They all got together at the old home place for the first time in I don't know how many years. Left to Right:
N&W #2156 Class Y6a 2-8-8-2 (Roanoke, 1942)
N&W #611 Class J 4-8-4 (Roanoke, 1950)
N&W #1218 Class A 2-6-6-4 (Roanoke, 1943
Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, VA on 5/31/15.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: N&W #2156 - By CHESSIEMIKE on 06/02/15 at 23:59:54 - 'NW_2156_small.jpg' 149 KB
Almost home.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/28/15 at 21:14:27 - 'NW_611_at_Tanks_small.jpg' 107 KB
One of the shots at the NCTM. Enjoy!
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Fire Up #611! - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/28/15 at 21:11:32 - 'VMTX_250001_Aux_Tender_small.jpg' 105 KB
on Mar 26th, 2015, 10:45am, Doc5252 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Does anyone know where the 611 is getting it's aux. tender from? Is it getting a new one or is it getting it's old one back?
Sorry for the delay in answering this. VMTX #250001 was what they had at Spencer, NC. #220166 was the number on the one I saw in 1985. I don't know if it is a different tender, or just a different number.
CHESSIEMIKE


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Re: Soo Line 2719 - By Strasburg_89_90 on 08/29/07 at 16:39:40 - '2719-PaulLeisner-1-.jpg' 36 KB
Soo Line 2719 was in fact steamed on August 24th for the first time since 2003. I'm going to ride her on September 29th.   (I may even get a cab ride!  )
 
Dan

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Re: Desperately need reference pics for "Eureka" (Baldwin 8- - By waldomac on 08/27/07 at 22:25:32 - 'airbrake11.jpg' 55 KB
Here's the Westinghouse air brake. It's about 75 percent finished. Because it is one of the more detailed parts that can make or break the realism of the model, I've given it quite a bit of attention. I think it's pretty much on target to be finished later this week.
 
I will have to re-do the stack and the sand domes, because I got some fabulous photos to work with, and I can see the error of my ways. I hope to have some more to show soon.  
 
Heap big charity golf tournament coming up this weekend, which has invaded my schedule. I just hate it when real life intrudes.
 
John

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Re: Favorite Restored Steam Loco - By waldomac on 08/27/07 at 22:21:16 - 'eureka.jpg' 129 KB
Well, my favorite, obviously, is the "Eureka" -- a Baldwin 4-4-0. It's the oldest wood-burner still working, I think. I have attached a photo. I have more, and they are fabulous, but they are not mine. They are for reference for my project, which is modeling in 3D this wonderful old loco.
 
It runs currently on the Silverton & Durango run and also on the Cumbres and Toltec from time to time. Its home is Las Vegas, actually, and was lovingly restored by Dan Markoff.
 
John

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Re: Favorite Restored Steam Loco - By Grinch on 08/23/07 at 04:48:53 - '2007_0819aug19pics0020_854x641.jpg' 94 KB
CP 2816 inside cab, fireman's side.

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Re: Favorite Restored Steam Loco - By Grinch on 08/23/07 at 04:47:15 - '2007_0819aug19pics0022_854x641.jpg' 80 KB
CP 2816 inside cab, engineer's side.

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Re: Favorite Restored Steam Loco - By Grinch on 08/23/07 at 04:39:37 - '2007_0819aug19pics0017_854x641.jpg' 85 KB
CP 2816 at Broadview, SK.

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Trivia pic - By VaPennsyFan on 08/16/07 at 00:14:59 - 'knuckle.jpg' 156 KB
Is anyone good enough to identify a steamer just by this pic?
 
Jon

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Re: Another summer...and no mainline steam - By Steam Town Fan on 06/27/07 at 21:08:31 - '07Triptosteamtown_013_704x528.jpg' 79 KB
on Jun 23rd, 2007, 5:49pm, penn_senseless wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Just looking at my screen saver of the 614 going through Versailles, pa. making me long for a summer steam trip again. Aint life today just grand

 
 
I would say it is great, I mean grand as you put it. Main line steam is great, I should know. I consider my self one of the luckiest (railfan) kids, to have seen the mighty 614 thunder out of Port Jervis NY. Would I like to see 614 run again, of course I would. But I will tell you when I saw #60 in R&R with a consist of modern freight cars I was not overly shocked, no I was quit happy that such photos existed. If i had much more steam then I got when I was a child, with Pine Creek RR, NH&I, Steamtown, and the BR&W, I would have thought that diesels never took over. When it all comes down to it the amount of time it takes for you to see main line steam might just be the amount of time it takes to see that 2317 running all the way from Scranton Pa to the Delaware Water gap is main line steam.

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Re: Constant Torque Locomotive - By CHESSIEMIKE on 06/01/07 at 20:44:42 - 'Besler_Steam_Motor.jpg' 103 KB
As I understand it, #5800 would have had a 4 cylinder Besler steam motor geared to each drive axle with a 55:19 ratio.  There were to be no side rods to connect the drivers.  Each motor would provide approximately 23 power strokes per revolution and since they were free to rotate independently you would get 92 power strokes from the 4 sets of drivers.  If one motor developed a problem the design would allow a relatively easy swap to be made on a drop pit.  This would definitely cut down on down time.
The Emerson boiler would have had 5800 sq.ft. of heating surface. Tractive Effort was calculated at 72,500lbs. with a boiler pressure of 350psi.
This info came from The Sentinel, Vol 28, #3; 3rd Qtr 2006 pg. 3 article by B. Porter, available from the B&O Historical Society, Trains, , Aug. 1949 pg. 28 article by D. Morgan and B&O Power by Sagle & Staufer pg. 291
hope this helps.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: what ever happened to GTW 4070? - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 04/22/07 at 09:35:33 - 'GTW3734-4070.jpg' 126 KB
Here's a photo I took of 4070 at Bellevue, Michigan in autumn, 1952. Her original number was 3734. She was renumbered to 4070 in June, 1956 (I presume to make way for new diesels). -- Dr. Richard Leonard  


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Class 1 railroads that allow steam - By Pyronova on 04/20/07 at 12:02:51 - 'RoyalHudson_DeltaBC.jpg' 192 KB
on Apr 17th, 2007, 11:02am, pictues wrote:       (Click here for original message)
CN and BNSF just recently allowed the 2860 Royal Hudson to use their rails between Vancouver and White Rock on Aril 15th only stipulation was from BNSF to have one of their diesels on the train. Also CN made them rmove the CP markings o the vintage Deisel 4069 but irony of the BNSF being there for insurance and incase the other engines broke down was the BNSF was more vintage then the CP 4069 diesel.

 
This engines were on CN track from Squamish BC to Still Creek BC; then on BNSF from there to White Rock BC.
The BNSF Unit is an SD-9.  
The F7A CP 4069's "Canadian Pacific" has been cover for 3 years now.  As well as the beaver logo from the front.  This is from when the loco was running a tourist train from Prince Rupert BC with passengers from Alaska cruise ships on the CN Mainline.   The 4069 is still used on the "Whistler Mountaineer" on ex BCRail now CN trackage from North Vancouver BC to Whistler BC.
The BNSF Unit is an SD-9.

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Re: What 2-8-4 Berkshire is your Favorite? - By PRR6743 on 04/13/07 at 16:10:30 - 'Trains_019.jpg' 41 KB
I like the NKP and PM Berks, but the low headlight of the C&O just ads a finishing touch to a real beauty. I have a soft spot for this old girl since the first time I climbed in her cab and started day dreaming.........

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Re: New Engines - By 765 fan on 04/11/07 at 00:47:54 - 'UP_HUDSON.GIF' 31 KB
A UP Hudson waiting for lettering.

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Re: What 2-8-4 Berkshire is your Favorite? - By Pennsyduplex on 04/08/07 at 01:13:25 - 'nkp.jpg' 50 KB
My favorite berk has to be NKP 759...
A photo takenby my grandfather, on the Lackawanna main in Bloomfield, NJ..
 


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Re: Locomotive 261: queen of mainline steam? - By Transcon on 02/18/07 at 13:42:30 - 'Tripple_Power_over_the_bridge.jpg' 45 KB
Hello guys!
Im also a fan of the 261. SP 4449 always used to be my favorite one, but in the last time Im more and more into the MILW 261. Its a very beautiful engine, and also very elegant and powerful. I also like to see it that this engine is still so active and is doing so much excurisons.
Still, my dream would be a 6 or 7 day excursion from Chicago to Tacoma, covering the old MILW transcontinental line (as far as it is possible!). Man, this would really kick it!
 
Here is a picture of the excursion with the 2 QJs.  
By the way, can someone tell me when these 2 QJs came to the USA and where their homebase is?

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Re: Steamtowns Steam Engines - By steamfan92 on 01/18/07 at 19:29:15 - 'HPIM1213.jpg' 351 KB
Nice pics
 
Here is a list of locos I would like to see run again.
 
NKP #759
 
GTW #6039
 
RV #15
 
MEC #519
 
NKP #44
 


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Re: Streamlined steam locomotive list - By silver_champion on 01/13/07 at 13:58:58 - '2.jpg' 107 KB
I never knew that the NH had streamlined steam  
locomotives until this subject came up. Where there a  
good number of them.

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Re: The Decapod story - By moocow on 12/20/06 at 14:53:06 - 'bee_622x313.jpg' 34 KB
this is how the Bee looked after rebuilding in 1883 into a 2-8-2 double ender

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Re: Steam pump question - By moocow on 12/18/06 at 01:12:18 - 'elesco_fw_2.jpg' 109 KB
Elesco pump only
 
the previous 3 views Locomotive Feedwater Heating equipments 1944

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Re: Steam pump question - By moocow on 12/18/06 at 01:05:41 - 'bl_2_2.jpg' 161 KB
Worthington BL 2nd of 2

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Re: Steam pump question - By moocow on 12/18/06 at 01:01:49 - 'bl-1_2.jpg' 98 KB
Worthington BL feedwater heater 1st of 2

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Re: Steam pump question - By moocow on 12/17/06 at 23:33:27 - 'comp.jpg' 176 KB
New York Air Brake compound air pump
 
all 4 views from Kilburn's standard handbook (189

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Re: Steam pump question - By moocow on 12/17/06 at 23:29:56 - '9b.jpg' 120 KB
Westinghouse improved 9 1/2 (2nd of 2 views)

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Re: Steam pump question - By moocow on 12/17/06 at 23:27:43 - '9a.jpg' 158 KB
Westinghouse improved 9 1/2 inch (1st of 2 views)

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Re: Steam pump question - By moocow on 12/17/06 at 23:25:24 - '8_in.jpg' 161 KB
Westinghouse 8 inch air pump

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Steam Kart - By JMFusco on 12/15/06 at 21:33:33 - 'SteamKart.jpg' 16 KB
It looks like somebody's fused a steam locomotive and a go-kart into one being! Whatever shall we do!?  
 
Take a look at this interesting creation, the steam kart... I found this while browsing LINK URL , and it's really quite interesting.  
 
Watch the video clip here:
LINK URL

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Re: Trivia - By moocow on 12/12/06 at 01:42:07 - '82_2.jpg' 149 KB
text explanation for previous illustration
 
from forney's cathecism of the locomotive 1873

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Re: Trivia - By moocow on 12/12/06 at 01:39:15 - '42_2.jpg' 55 KB
Drumming occuors only when the steam is shut off because the exhaust stops, therefore the draft stops pulling oxygen through the fire to mix with the hydrogen, that allows the pockets of hydrogen to build up.  wet coal doesn't doesn't drum for some reason
 
i'm posting an early illustration of crown bars from Forney's cathechism of the locomotive 1873.  In the earliest useage crown sheets were riveted to the bars with a 1/4 inch thick flat washer as a spacer.  later on the arch was made higher and a longer staybolt was used which allowed somewhat easier time washing the scale off the crown sheet

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Re: Streamlined steam locomotive list - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 12/11/06 at 23:25:33 - 'gtw6408-3.jpg' 46 KB
Sorry, I missed seeing the 19 1001 on the list.
 
The GTW streamlined 4-8-4s were 6405-6410. Here is my photo of 6408, taken at Durand, Michigan in the summer of 1953.
 
The NYC had two stramlined K5b Pacifics, 4915 and 4917.
 
I remembered the IC semi-streamlined Pacific but didn't bother to look it up.

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Re: Picture of the inside of a steam loco boiler - By TrainMan404 on 12/11/06 at 22:35:53 - 'DSC_6082e.jpg' 188 KB
Just an FYI, we are replacing flues in Locomotive 261, and I am selling 8" pieces to benefit the restoration and upkeep of the locomotive on Ebay.  These are the real deal, and they are really neat looking.  I have ground the ends, they are square, and they show an incredible pattern of corrosion!!  I think this is a really neat opportunity for railfans.  If you want to check it out, here is the link.  
 
LINK URL
 
I have a few more, so when this one is purchased, I will post the others.  261 would love to have your financial support!  Thanks,
 
TrainMan404
 
P.S. Here is the inside of 261!  A little bigger!!

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Re: Streamlined steam locomotive list - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 12/05/06 at 01:38:49 - 'NYC2873_Rexall.jpg' 42 KB
Here's the Rexall Train photo - L2 No. 2873.  I don't own the photo, it came from somewhere on the Internet. Usually I record my source but in this case I failed to do so, so my apologies to whomever owns this image. (I checked several of my major sources but it wasn't there.)

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Need help identifying pictures - By antisoshal on 11/30/06 at 16:08:33 - 'New_York_Central_5429_4-6-6_Empire_Express-small.jpg' 70 KB
I inherrited a collection of about 1400 B/W 8x10 steam locomotive prints. The prints date mostly from the late 40's, however the subject matter of the prints spans from the mid 1800's to the late 50s. For more info on the origin and what IM doing with them see my thread in the rail photography forum here. I wont bother duplicating everything thats there.
 
What I need is any information on the images than anyone here might have. I have 36 posted so far at LINK URL , and under the large view of each is a place where you can enter comments. You dont need to register or give me your email or anything. anyone can comment. If possible, Id like to know if folks could share what they might be able to discern from the images. In most cases I have some basic info that was written on the back, but on a few I have no idea what or where they were taken beyond the obvios "its a great big ole steam engine". Many are production photos, and I have decent basic factual info on those, but if you have more youd like to add, please do.  
 
Feel free to right click and save them. Please dont post them anywhere else unless you at least mention where you got them from  
 
I attatched a New York Central example.

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Re: What was better the NYC Hudson or the PRR K-4? - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 11/30/06 at 14:04:18 - 'ic2554-2603_leonard.jpg' 91 KB
I photographed IC 4-8-2s 2554 and 2603 at Clinton, Illinois in the fall of 1954. -- Dr. Richard Leonard

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Picture of the inside of a steam loco boiler - By silver_champion on 11/30/06 at 09:12:35 - 'steam_loco_boiler.jpg' 341 KB
I would like to thank RailPicture.Net for posting this picture of the inside of a  
steam loco's boiler

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Re: What was better the NYC Hudson or the PRR K-4? - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 11/15/06 at 00:16:21 - 'prr_hudson.jpg' 35 KB
Let's just end the K4-Hudson Rivalry now.

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Re: American steam locomotive in China - By CHESSIEMIKE on 11/07/06 at 23:36:25 - 'NW_606_exUS_Army_S.jpg' 89 KB
on Nov 6th, 2006, 4:23pm, Alcophile wrote:       (Click here for original message)
A KD7 is the same thing as a S-160.
Yes it is.


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Re: What was better the NYC Hudson or the PRR K-4? - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 11/06/06 at 21:43:19 - 'NYC_J1_PRR_K4.jpg' 30 KB
The side-by-side running on parallel trackage east of Chicago's Englewood Station was not a "race" between the NYC and PRR. Enginemen would have been called on the carpet for that -- they were just adhering to a fast schedule. As to comparing the PRR K4 with the NYC J1 or J3, as has been pointed out the K4 was an older design. It had a grate area of 70 square feet, an evaporative heating surface of 4040 square feet and a superheater surface of 943 square feet. The J1, in contrast, had 82 square feet of grate area, 4480 square feet of evaporative heating surface and 1950 square feet of superheater surface. (The J3 had lower numbers for the heating surfaces, but a higher boiler pressure.) So the NYC engines had something around 20-25% more power available to move a fast train. You will notice that, in movies from the steam era, PRR K4s are often double-heading the major limiteds (even in flat country) whereas double-heading was rare on the NYC. That's why the PRR designed the T1 duplex, which (though it had other problems) could keep the heavy trains moving unassisted. The K4 was a relatively uncomplicated design compared with the J1 or J3, and this may have increased its reliability and availability. But I am not aware of any great problems with the reliability and availability of the NYC Js.
 
I took the photo at left, below, of J1 5367 at Gaylord, Michigan, in August 1952. The photo of PRR 5477 in my collection is by an unknown photographer.

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Re: Is this an old steam loco ? - By crystalsound on 11/06/06 at 14:02:22 - 'Rivets.jpg' 499 KB
Rivet Rivet

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Re: Is this an old steam loco ? - By crystalsound on 11/06/06 at 14:01:23 - 'EndView.jpg' 338 KB
Another View

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Is this an old steam loco ? - By crystalsound on 11/06/06 at 09:28:12 - 'Boiler.jpg' 381 KB
While visiting the area of Richland Furnace in southeastern Ohio, I came across this item.  At first, I thought it just to be a n old steam boiler, the kind you typically find for heating buildings.
 
However, showing this pic to a friend, he thinks it was from a steam loco.  He states that a typical difference, between the two, lies in the end caps.  In a boiler, the end cap went over the outside of the body.  In a steam loco, the end cap went inside the body.
 
If it helps, this was found very close to both the old Richland Furnace, and the Richland & Byer tunnel areas.
 
Can anyone lend some credibility, or debunk this?  TIA!

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Re: What about 4-8-0 and 4-10-0 types? - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 11/05/06 at 19:40:13 - 'nw444.jpg' 44 KB
This photo of N&W 444 was taken at Cincinnati in September 1954 by an unknown photographer (from the collection of my brother, David Leonard). The 4-8-0 was fairly common between 1880-1900 with around 600 being built in the U.S., according to Drury's "Guide to North American Steam Locomotives" (Kalmbach). But it was eclipsed around 1900 by larger 2-8-0s and the 2-8-2. The N&W had the greatest number, 286. A 4-8-0 was built as late as 1935 for the National Railways of Mexico. Usually the type is called "Twelve-Wheeler" but the name "Mastodon" was also used, perhaps more properly applied to the 4-10-0 of which Drury says there was only one, the SP "El Gobernador." -- Dr. Richard Leonard

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Re: The small tenders of Canadian steam locomotive - By Dr. Richard Leonard on 11/05/06 at 19:15:31 - 'gtw6323_tender.jpg' 58 KB
This is an interesting question and I don't have any real insight to offer. The tenders of GT, GTW and CV engines (parts of the CN system in the US) were no larger that their Canadian counterparts, but these were not far-flung systems. Here's a possibility: perhaps in Canada terminals were spaced closer together and crew runs were shorter per Canadian labor agreements. That's only guesswork on my part. But a tender only has to get the engine to the next source of fuel and water. And take into account that many CN engines had Vanderbilt tenders, and the cylindrical shape of such tenders can hold more water than it appears when compared to a "standard" tender. (I took the shot below of GTW 6323 at Durand, Michigan, in May 1954.) Also, I once read that although the government-owned CN had a shorter route through the Rockies it was prevented by law from competing with the privately-owned CP, so there was no incentive on CN for long runs without refueling. Hopefully some Canadian authority will chime in and enlighten us all. -- Dr. Richard Leonard

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Re: American steam locomotive in China - By Profever on 11/04/06 at 14:15:24 - '100_4440.jpg' 75 KB
bonus: some soft-class sleeping coaches outside the museum. You see these boxes on the roof? they're independence air-conditioners. This kind of coach is used to transport Chinese leaders from a place to another place.

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Re: American steam locomotive in China - By Profever on 11/04/06 at 14:11:42 - '100_4436.jpg' 85 KB
Yeah, it's made in USA in the year 1947.

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American steam locomotive in China - By Profever on 11/04/06 at 14:10:11 - '100_4437.jpg' 138 KB
A KD7-534 steam locomotive in Chinese Railway Museum, Beijing.


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