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Engine Discussion:  Diesels at Steamtown
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« Reply #40 on: Nov 8th, 2014, 7:52pm »
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664, 664B and 663 are all finished for the 2014 season.  They are sitting, drained of fluids, outside the locomotive shop.  We look forward to their return to service in 2015.  The ARHS is holding their convention in Scranton next summer, and these units will be key to the success of the event.

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« Reply #41 on: Nov 10th, 2014, 3:51am »
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The F3B should be running in 2015, also the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society also has brought its Alco FA2 to Steamtown to get running. Very few of them around, and less able to run.  
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« Reply #42 on: Jan 17th, 2015, 10:55pm »
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This little critter arrived on January 8th.  i finally had a sunny day to takeher photo(s)

This began life as Atlantic Coast Line 1901 in 1939.  She is an SW1, built by EMD. She last operated almost 10 years ago on the Towanda -Monroeton Shippers Lifeline in Towanda, PA.  She is painted to match the heritage of the rails on that line, former Lehigh Valley.

Such a pretty face

On this side, the cab doesn't look so good.  
This unit does run.  However, since she has not run much in several years, she will need some work on keeping up to snuff and regaining her blue card.  She is currently owned by Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, but I understand there will be a transfer of property to the NPS.  She may be part of our 2015 operating fleet.


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« Reply #43 on: Mar 22nd, 2015, 11:44pm »
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Here are a few shots of the Reading FP7s along the parking lot and entrance road from March 9th.  

 

 

 


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« Reply #44 on: May 21st, 2015, 10:00pm »
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Brought outside for some body work, and a bit of sun is the Louisville & Nashville Railroad FA2. The body panels are in the shop from what I understand, but she will get some love and affection from the ALCO wizards at the Delaware-Lackawanna RR to become operational.  A lot of work to do on this unit.
 

 

 
F3 663 has not run since she had some trouble in getting back from an excursion in 2013.  With the replacement generator and compressor on the shop floor, they will be installed shortly.  She should be powered up by July 4 or so.  She will be mated with 664, and we might see the entire ABA set in use this season.  
 

 
A closer view of 663.
 

"Lehigh Valley 26" was recently re-numbered to her original number of 1201.  She is a museum in and of herself.  She has almost all of her original parts, and her original brake stand.  She is perhaps more like a steam locomotive than anything else.
 


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« Reply #45 on: Jan 9th, 2016, 7:18pm »
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SW1 in back shop.
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« Reply #46 on: Jan 19th, 2016, 10:28pm »
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Thanks for the updates on TMSL 26.  I've been keeping track of that little engine for many years!!!

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« Reply #47 on: Feb 4th, 2016, 8:09am »
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Meanwhile, 663 and 664B sit in the roundhouse.

Some work continues on these units over the winter.  When the excursions begin this year, we hope they lead the way.


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« Reply #48 on: Apr 27th, 2016, 9:41am »
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F3A 664 get it top put back on. Inside repairs needing top removed are done.
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 My son's photo.


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« Reply #49 on: Jun 21st, 2017, 8:40am »
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Yet another little gas-guzzler has entered the Steamtown fray.  In January, 2017, the Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society made arrangements to re-locate NYO&W 44-tonner no. 105 from Winslow Junction, NJ to Scranton.  Here she sat in the D-L south side yard.  

 
Later on the day I took this photo, she was brought to Steamtown.  

 
Little by little, members of the O&W society have been cleaning up the graffiti or painting over the unit.  Arrangements are being made to bring her into the shop, possibly in 2018 for restoration of the prime movers, traction motors or anything else that might need work.  Not exactly sure what she needs, since she has not operated in several years.  

 
Here is a photo from earlier in the spring.


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