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J. M. Fusco
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Re: Canadian National 3254.
 
« Reply #20 on: Feb 24th, 2005, 4:43pm »
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on Feb 20th, 2005, 12:46pm, 3254Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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.

Wow? When would this event take place? I would love to go!


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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #21 on: Feb 24th, 2005, 5:30pm »
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I don't think it's even in the planning stages, but I was just saying that I would love to see a freight runby. But how I wish Steamtown would do 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
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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #22 on: Feb 28th, 2005, 3:08pm »
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I was at Steamtown on Saturday and here's the update on the CN3254. When I was there her rods were all sanded and grinded down and now are very shiny, and also the Engine was cleaned as was the tender and is looking beautiful. The wheels were handpainted black and the coal bunker's wall's have been primed a reddish color. It's looking very good. The "54" might even start up the Scranton Limited on April 17 , which is the Short train rides. Only time will tell. But the 3254 looks brand new and is almost ready for the excursion season.  

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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 National 3254
 
« Reply #23 on: Mar 3rd, 2005, 7:43am »
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Good.  A clean locomotive on the main will be nice! The first Steamtown trip I rode was with 3254, on the "Anolomink" trip. We got stuck for 4 hours because 3254 was slipping on the leaves ( in the fall ) on a grade.  They sent a diesel or two to pick us up. I believe this trip was in '95 or '96? '97?  It would have been a good trip other than teh 4 hour delay on the grade.  I somehow remeber boarding at a lot covered in gravel...is this Analomink?
 
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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #24 on: Mar 3rd, 2005, 4:05pm »
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Wow, the 3254 slipping, thats pretty rare but there must of been a ton of leaves on the track. I don't think I ever heard of the "Anolomink" trip. If somebody does, please respond. nhirr40, do you remember where the trip ended? And yes at least there will be a clean mainline engine this year. Althought the 3254 has always been cleaner than the 2317.

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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 #25 on: Mar 3rd, 2005, 6:08pm »
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Yeah, 2317 has always looked a bit dirty to me.  
 
The "Anolomink" trip ended at Steamtown at night. We should have reached steamtown in daylight. Then 3254, with no diesel, pulled the train back to "Anolomink" with a stop at Tobyhanna for something...
 
The whole trip is sort of fuzzy in my mind...But I only stated what I remember.
 
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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #26 on: Mar 3rd, 2005, 11:30pm »
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To answer the question on Analomink.  This was meant as an inbound train, with passengers boarding in the gravel lot, now a recycling lot.  Stops were made in Tobyhanna for food, and perhaps to water, grease the locomotive.  With the Autumn rains and leaves, 3254 did slip, a lot.  It also ran out of sand, and while getting serviced in the Scranton roundhouse, to prepare for the return to Analomink, the sand dome wasn't re-filled.  This led to a very slippery train.  
This trip ran the second Saturday in November, 1997, if I remember correctly.  Tickets were also sold on this train for Scranton to Analomink, and a late Analomink to Scranton run.  This made for two round trips in one day.  The early departure from Scranton and late departure from Analomink were meant as dead-head moves, but the public, and later, the bosses decided to make all moves revenue runs.


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Re: Canadian National 3254
 
« Reply #27 on: Mar 4th, 2005, 7:30am »
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Ok, thanks for the info! I forget a lot about that trip. All I remeber is boarding in a lot, getting stuck, diesels coming to help, night at Steamtown, and going back in the dark.

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« Reply #28 on: Mar 20th, 2005, 7:49pm »
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Hey everybody,
 The 3254 has been moved to stall 19 where it usually sits for the operating season. If anybody has seen the 3254 recently it has had a cosmetic job on the undercarriage including the wheel, her rods were grinded down and polished and the engine and tender was washed down and polished. The 2317 is going through many repairs right now and most likely the 3254 will start off the season on April 17th, it's not a definite but the way it's looking right now the "54" will be running. Just thought you guys would like to know.
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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 #29 on: Mar 22nd, 2005, 11:18am »
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The solitary steam star of the upcoming year! That can leave the yard that is!

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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 #30 on: Mar 23rd, 2005, 6:39pm »
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The good ol 3254, we can always count on 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
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« Reply #31 on: Apr 24th, 2005, 8:30pm »
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cn 3254 from today  

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Re: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #34 on: Apr 25th, 2005, 10:10pm »
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Wow! Great shots!   Gotta love my favorite engine!

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« Reply #35 on: Apr 26th, 2005, 12:52am »
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thanks   ill be making another trip this weekend to visit cause i know the 2317 is gunna be under steam ill post more phoyos when they are devolped  
any word on when 2317 will get its tires ?


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« Reply #36 on: Apr 26th, 2005, 8:20am »
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The 2317 will probably not receive tire work until the big federal inspection. This is scheduled to begin after the baldwin 26 comes out of the shop. That mens the 2317 will most likely only serve in yard service for the time being.

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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: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #37 on: Apr 26th, 2005, 8:45pm »
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on Apr 24th, 2005, 8:30pm, dh7312 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
cn 3254 from today  

Are those video stills?


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« Reply #38 on: Apr 26th, 2005, 11:05pm »
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yes they are

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« Reply #39 on: May 12th, 2005, 1:32pm »
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i was up there on sunday and took a ton of pictures, here they are.

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