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The_Bessemer_Man
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Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« on: Jan 23rd, 2010, 8:43am »
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what Steam Locomotives would you like to see run again?
for me
 
1. BLE 643 - like that'll ever happen (to big)
2. PRR Mountain type at strasburg
3. PRR 1361
4. NKP 759
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #1 on: Jan 23rd, 2010, 10:36am »
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I'll go with the Berkshire, # 759.

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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #2 on: Jan 23rd, 2010, 3:45pm »
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C&O 614  
N&W 1218  
PRR 1361, 7002, & 1223
SOU 4501
NKP 763 (which will be operable in a few years)
Buffalo Creek & Gauley #13
RDG 2100


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #3 on: Jan 23rd, 2010, 4:43pm »
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Ohio Central 1551
Grand Trunk Western 6325
Southern 4501
Texas and Pacific 610
Norfolk and Western 611


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #4 on: Jan 23rd, 2010, 6:56pm »
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One of the surviving AT&SF Hudsons.  
N&W A-class
Too many others to list comfortably.
 
And - don't expect to see any of them, sadly.


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #5 on: Jan 23rd, 2010, 7:21pm »
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on Jan 23rd, 2010, 4:43pm, Brian Tusin wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Ohio Central 1551
Grand Trunk Western 6325
Southern 4501
Texas and Pacific 610
Norfolk and Western 611

 
 
The 6325 will likely be back on the road in the near future. I've been told the plan is once the NKP 763 is on the road, the 6325 will get the attention she needs.  
 
 
 
I've never seen the engine in person so forget about it running but I would love to see the Reading 2102 run again. Maybe someday Andy will get her on the road.


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #6 on: Jan 23rd, 2010, 7:46pm »
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I'd love to see N&W 611 run again. Of course. I would also like to see the Graham County Railroad Co. Shay #1925 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum return to steam again. That would be great.
 
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 24th, 2010, 10:07am »
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1. UP 3985 (it should be finished sometime this year )
2. N&W 611
3. C&O 614
4. Frisco 1522
5. PRR 1361


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #8 on: Jan 24th, 2010, 5:41pm »
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1. Reading T1 4-8-4 2102  
2. Reading T1 4-8-4 2124
3. Reading A-4 0-4-0 1187
4. C&O J-3-A 614
5. N&W J 4-8-4 611


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #9 on: Jan 26th, 2010, 7:38pm »
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Besides the big engines, it occurs to me I'd sort of like to see the Dallas Terminal 7 Spot, (0-6-0) now in the Fair Park rail museum (supposed to be moving to Frisco, to more spacious surroundings sometime this year) running again. It is a samll, pretty simple engine and would make a good demonstration engine to show people what steam is about, to haul two or three coaches around the new multi-acre site fairly economically.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 26th, 2010, 9:41pm »
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For me it comes down to one steam locomotive: Bath & Hammondsport #11. This 2-6-0 was purchased used by the B&H in 1938 and was the final steam locomotive on the line. She was sold in 1955 to Rail City and ran there until the excursion operation went bust in the 1970s. Number 11 spent the '80s and '90s sitting in a warehouse... but she was recently purchased by the Everett RR and is undergoing restoration at the Western Maryland Scenic.  
 
I grew up in Hammondsport, so several local history books featured #11 quite prominently. Since she is the sole steam locomotive for the B&H still in existence, I look forward to riding behind her someday.


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #11 on: Feb 26th, 2010, 10:11pm »
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NKP #759
MLW #261
UP #4012 (Never happen)
N&W #611
DL&W #565
DL&W #952 (In Scranton, where it belongs)
NKP #44


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #12 on: Feb 26th, 2010, 10:48pm »
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P&R The Rocket  

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« Reply #13 on: Feb 27th, 2010, 10:28am »
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Try hanging your hat on UP 4014, at the Fairplex, Pomona, CA. That is the one that could be restored for the least money, it is in that good a shape. However, realistically, that will never happen either. Good thoughts though.

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« Reply #14 on: Sep 24th, 2010, 3:36pm »
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Would loveto see the B&LE 643 come to life

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« Reply #15 on: Oct 8th, 2010, 11:15am »
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Either of the 2 remaining mainline NYC steamers (the L3 in Elkhart or the L2 at the M of T in MO.  
another interisting one would be the SP 4-10-2, in CA "just to see and hear a three barrel engine


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« Reply #16 on: Oct 8th, 2010, 2:07pm »
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According to the Docents at that exhibit, a three cylinder steamer has a rather unusual cadence as it puffs along. They gave me an imitation of how it sounds and it certainly was weird, but I could get used to that cadence. In any event, those engines are kept immaculate and are beautiful to see and photograph. When you are there, ask them to explain to you how the engines got to be where they now are.

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« Reply #17 on: Oct 8th, 2010, 5:45pm »
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I have heard a recording of a three-cyinder single expansion locomotive in action - it does indeed have an odd, sort of syncopated exhaust rythym.

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« Reply #18 on: Oct 9th, 2010, 2:03am »
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on Oct 8th, 2010, 11:15am, L4b wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Either of the 2 remaining mainline NYC steamers (the L3 in Elkhart or the L2 at the M of T in MO.  
another interisting one would be the SP 4-10-2, in CA "just to see and hear a three barrel engine

Find your local Shay and enjoy. As my wife said one time, "they sound bigger with your eyes closed".
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« Reply #19 on: Oct 9th, 2010, 9:45am »
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on Oct 8th, 2010, 5:45pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I have heard a recording of a three-cyinder single expansion locomotive in action - it does indeed have an odd, sort of syncopated exhaust rythym.

Clyde - All -  
 
Any of the "threes" were somewhat amusing in the accompanying sounds that came with them. While we had some superb  
mid century products, the three cylinder thinking apparently predated the "Great War" of 1914. Such being the case, it is not  
historically accurate to say the "threes" ran with a "boogie woogie beat"!
 
As long as we are running a wishful thinking thread, where the PRR T-1 in all this? I rather suspect when the Penn guys  
were designing it, they had thought through the entire business of "three cylinder" and "4-8-4" "Super Power". With the T-1,  
they were on to some good engineering, IMHO. Too bad it came so late on the timeline...
 
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