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VaPennsyFan
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« Reply #20 on: Oct 9th, 2010, 7:54pm »
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If you want to see and hear a real three-cylinder engine - meaning one with side rods and not gears   - go to England!
 
As far as the Pennsy T-1 goes, I'd love to see one run, but the problem is finding a place to run it, as it was pretty much limited to the Crestline-Chicago main due to the long fixed wheelbase.  What are the chances you can use that now for steam?  To be honest, if someone really wants to build big Pennsy steam, I'd go for the S2 - rumor has it that it could run 150 mph.  On the other hand, speaking as someone who grew up visiting Strasburg in the 80s, I'd love to see 1223 back in action.  None of that's gonna happen though . . .
 
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #21 on: Oct 9th, 2010, 8:59pm »
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Jon, I think you meant the 6-4-4-6 S1, the S2 was the 6-8-6 turbine. A lot of the Pennsy guys thought the S1 would do 150 if anyone tried.
 
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« Reply #22 on: Oct 10th, 2010, 8:07am »
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on Oct 9th, 2010, 7:54pm, VaPennsyFan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
If you want to see and hear a real three-cylinder engine - meaning one with side rods and not gears   - go to England!
 
As far as the Pennsy T-1 goes, I'd love to see one run, but the problem is finding a place to run it, as it was pretty much limited to the Crestline-Chicago main due to the long fixed wheelbase.  What are the chances you can use that now for steam?  To be honest, if someone really wants to build big Pennsy steam, I'd go for the S2 - rumor has it that it could run 150 mph.  On the other hand, speaking as someone who grew up visiting Strasburg in the 80s, I'd love to see 1223 back in action.  None of that's gonna happen though . . .
 
Jon

 
The other problem is finding one to run....


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #23 on: Oct 10th, 2010, 3:36pm »
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Sady, no T-1s, Qs nor either the S-1 nor S-2 survived.  Have to be  from-scratch, new-build. And you'd have to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffet to sponsor that...

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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #24 on: Oct 13th, 2010, 12:25pm »
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I don't know, didn't they just build a brand new steam engine from scratch over in England?

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« Reply #25 on: Oct 13th, 2010, 7:10pm »
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I've always heard that the turbine could move too.  I rather get the impression that, of the various attempts at producing a steam turbine locomotive, that the S2 was probably the most successful.
 
They did indeed just build a new steam engine in England.  The Tornado cost a mere 3 million quid ($4.75 million at current exchange rates) to build over the course of 15 years.  Something to consider for those of us who'd like to see an engine run that doesn't exist in preservation.  
 
http://www.a1steam.com/
 
Of course, someone just built a new steam engine here in the US too:
 
http://www.leviathan63.com/
 
When I win the lottery, much as I might like to see a PRR T-1 or S1 or S2 built, I think I'll do the more cost effective thing and pay a visit to the nice folks out in Roanoke and see about getting the 611 back in steam.  
 
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #26 on: Oct 14th, 2010, 8:32pm »
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I nominate B&O 5300. It was considered for the Chessie steam special in Ross Rowland's report. If you would like a copy of it email me and I will send it to you.
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #27 on: Oct 15th, 2010, 6:28pm »
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Bessemer & Lake Erie 643

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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #28 on: Oct 22nd, 2010, 12:27am »
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  Anything steam on C.S.X would be excellent,but i don't see that happening anytime soon.  

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« Reply #29 on: Jan 6th, 2011, 3:33pm »
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I'm hearing rumors about NYC L3a 3001...  

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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #30 on: Apr 30th, 2011, 2:47pm »
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id like to see UP 1243 run. it could be good for a tourist railroad.

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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #31 on: May 4th, 2011, 8:11pm »
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Well, the TVRM successfully restored Southern 630 and they have started working on 4501.  
 
My pick would be the ex T&P 610.


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« Reply #32 on: May 4th, 2011, 11:18pm »
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Word at Palestine, the last time i wsa there, is there s essentially zero chance the T&P 610 will ever steam again.
 
I'd sort of like to see Frisco 4501 (At Age of Steam in Dallas, to move to Frisco) put in steam again.


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« Reply #33 on: May 14th, 2011, 12:17pm »
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I'll vote for two steamers, if no one minds.
 
Vote #1 is for the C&O streamlined 4-6-4(?) at the B&O Museum.  Not sure of the wheel arrangement-just remember that they have one.
 
Vote #2 is for a CB&Q Hudson.  There's a couple of them around-one at Galesburg.
 
My thought is that the Hudsons would not face weight or clearance restrictions and could pull a long enough consist to be financially worth it.
 
If money was no object, I might consider going with a new Leigh Valley Wyoming, without the tender booster.  Otherwise, there are so many possibilities in the "what if" column!


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« Reply #34 on: May 14th, 2011, 2:59pm »
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Alan -  
 
Odds favor a C & O 4-6-4? See this link. I can't recall what is sitting at B & O Museum, and its current site a bit coy in explaining just what is in its inventory.  
 
Note delivery of 4-6-4 types, 1946 - 1948. The 4-8-4 types were "big power". http://www.cohs.org/history/equipment/locomotives/steamroster.shtml
 
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« Reply #35 on: May 14th, 2011, 3:31pm »
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There was (whether still - dunno) a streamlined C&O Hudson at Baltimore. Of course, the last time i was there was  1973...
 
i was told (by someone else who was there, a retired C&O engine-service guy who was showing his grandson "what I used to work on") that while it looked pretty good, the mechanical condition when it was retired to the museum was poor. He said it was the last steamer he'd worked on and was not a fun ride there toward the end of service.
 
Those western road Hudsons (like the CB&Qs or the ones the Santa Fe put to display) would have clearance problems in the east.


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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #36 on: May 14th, 2011, 4:00pm »
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frisco 1522 deserves return to service. i bet any steam program coud take the locomotive.

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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #37 on: May 14th, 2011, 7:01pm »
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on May 14th, 2011, 12:17pm, photoman475 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Vote #1 is for the C&O streamlined 4-6-4(?) at the B&O Museum.  Not sure of the wheel arrangement-just remember that they have one.
C&O #490 is the one in Baltimore. Indeed it is a 4-6-4. Here is a link:
http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=599
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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #38 on: Sep 3rd, 2011, 1:03pm »
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Any of the 4 surviving Reading T-1 4-8-4's.

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Re: Steam you'd like to see run again
 
« Reply #39 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 6:41pm »
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Reading Lines, T-1 numbers 2124 and 2102 or 2100. I know that they would need an inspection or possible rebuild, but there were assembled in the Reading shops on north 6th street in Reading PA. The other remaining T-1 got severely damaged in a roundhouse fire, but I think it could be made to run again if enough money was invested in it.
 
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