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J. M. Fusco
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Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« on: May 10th, 2004, 7:41am »
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I've noticed 2317 has taken over steam power, it's almost like 3254 has been forgoten. Anyway, post pics and info about 3254 here.

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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #1 on: May 12th, 2004, 2:12pm »
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on May 10th, 2004, 7:41am, nhirr40 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I've noticed 2317 has taken over steam power, it's almost like 3254 has been forgoten. Anyway, post pics and info about 3254 here.

 
I love Mikes! Where's the pix? Maybe someone has some they can post...
 
Please...
 
Jim...  


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J. M. Fusco
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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13th, 2004, 7:15am »
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I love mikes too! It's a shame I only have pics of 2317.
But here;s one off the steamtown website!


http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/Steamtown/cn3254fall_edited.jpg
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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #3 on: Jul 3rd, 2004, 10:07am »
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actually,2317 only took over steam power when 3254 was being overhauled and next time 2317 gets overhauled and if boston and maine 3713 isnt ready yet.3254 will be main power.
 
 
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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #4 on: Feb 19th, 2005, 9:02am »
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IN a way, 2005 will be the year of the 3254, since the 2317 is confined to yard service until it's next 1472 day inspection which will include new tires, and a few other items. Maybe it will get a fresh coat of paint again !!!!!!

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #5 on: Feb 19th, 2005, 5:17pm »
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Maybe! It'd be cool if Steamtown Double-headed them and ran down to the Gap, instead of using diesels.

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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #6 on: Feb 19th, 2005, 6:19pm »
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That would be great, but for liability concerns we have to have a diesel, but maybe that will change in the future (highly doubt it)

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
J. M. Fusco
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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #7 on: Feb 19th, 2005, 6:28pm »
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Yeah...that'd be awesome....Just a question...has Steamtown ever done Photo Frieghts Before? Will they? Just wondering...

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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #8 on: Feb 19th, 2005, 7:03pm »
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Steamtown did a photo freight in 1995 with the Milwaukee Road 261. Thats about the only time that I recall. The 2317 would not look good pulling a freight although in her last years of service she pulled freight trains. But the 3254 would look good pulling the freight consist. I'll see if I can find out anything about a photo freight runby at my next volunteer meeting.

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
J. M. Fusco
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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #9 on: Feb 19th, 2005, 9:01pm »
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Wow! Would you! Thanks!

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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #10 on: Feb 20th, 2005, 9:30am »
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No problem, thats what I'm here for.

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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Re: Canadian mikado 3254.
 
« Reply #11 on: Feb 20th, 2005, 12:46pm »
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There were also small photo freights in the yards at Steamtown with the Baldwin 26 when we had annual Armed Forces weekends. There were also night photo sessions. There's a possibility of an armed forces weekend this year too.

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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #12 on: Feb 20th, 2005, 4:37pm »
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Thats right nhirr40, the 26 was part of the Armed Forces weekend, if forgot what year that happened, but it teamed up with the 3254 and it was pretty neat. I hope they do it again this year!!!

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #13 on: Feb 20th, 2005, 6:01pm »
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Actually, I typed in that post!

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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #14 on: Feb 20th, 2005, 8:52pm »
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Actually, I was repeating what you said. Cool down 3254fan, your safety valves are popping. And anyway anybody could read what you said and what I said and the person would think that I'm just confirming what you said. SO cool down

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #15 on: Feb 22nd, 2005, 8:14am »
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Please both NKP 759 and 3254 fan cool down!!!!

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Some technical facts about GWR 2-10-0 #90
Built: June 1924
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Builders #: 57812
Class: 2-10-0 Light Decapod
Driver Diameter: 56 inches
Weight w/tender: 186 tons
Fuel: Coal 15 tons
Water: 9,000 Gallons
Sold to the SRR for over $35,000.00 in 1967
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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #16 on: Feb 22nd, 2005, 8:16am »
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During the 1993 Photographer's weekend Steamtown operated a Short freight train part way up the main line. The train was also paceing the 2317 and the regular excusion train.  

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Some technical facts about GWR 2-10-0 #90
Built: June 1924
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Builders #: 57812
Class: 2-10-0 Light Decapod
Driver Diameter: 56 inches
Weight w/tender: 186 tons
Fuel: Coal 15 tons
Water: 9,000 Gallons
Sold to the SRR for over $35,000.00 in 1967
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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #17 on: Feb 22nd, 2005, 5:52pm »
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Don't worry 2317fan, 3254fan and I are cooled down already. This stuff happens between railfans once and a while.

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #18 on: Feb 24th, 2005, 11:05am »
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My favorite features of the 3254 are, it's wwhistle, bell, and new and improved paint scheme. Also if you look at the engine from a distance it resembles a U.S.R.A. light mikado.

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Some technical facts about GWR 2-10-0 #90
Built: June 1924
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Builders #: 57812
Class: 2-10-0 Light Decapod
Driver Diameter: 56 inches
Weight w/tender: 186 tons
Fuel: Coal 15 tons
Water: 9,000 Gallons
Sold to the SRR for over $35,000.00 in 1967
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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #19 on: Feb 24th, 2005, 3:52pm »
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I still remember the first time I saw the 3254. It was in 2004 and I was on a shop tour, the 3254 was in the shop and was just about done. Then I saw the NKP514 pull it out of the shop and put it in the roundhouse. Then when I became a volunteer at Steamtown I went on an excursion to Tobyhanna and I have to say, the 3254 picked up speed just like nothing was behind it. First it had a little wheel slip and then it gripped the rails up the pounding grade to Tobyhanna. It's such a powerful locomotive but it burns very dirty, but it's a freight engine so I don't mind. The "54" was also the engine that gave me my first cinder in my eye, which was irritating . But I would love to see the 3254 pulling a freight photo runby on the old Lackawanna Mainline!!

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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