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Re: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #60 on: Jun 30th, 2005, 8:53pm »
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I'm really not going to chase it but just take pictures at Moscow Station and maybe take a ride up to Tobyhanna.

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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: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #61 on: Jul 1st, 2005, 6:27am »
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The trip to Toby is cool because its long and you'll hear a lot of stack talk if you sit in the first car.  3254 don't work out like 17 does, but you'll hear a lot with 54 too.  

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Re: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #62 on: Jul 1st, 2005, 9:35am »
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It's going to be pretty hard to hear stack talk with diesels pulling today's excursion, the "54"may be back in operation this weekend.

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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: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #63 on: Jul 1st, 2005, 1:14pm »
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guys will she be on sundays run to toby ?? or will she be out tomarrow ??

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Re: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #64 on: Jul 1st, 2005, 4:50pm »
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The DL has a few RS-3's. The engine that pulled today's excursion was DL 4103, and another engine, 4118, with the same paint scheme is down at the DL shops in South Scranton with a bad crankshaft. It's not rare see an RS-3 in revenue service but it is unusual but thats why the Delaware Lackawanna railway is so great.

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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: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #65 on: Jul 3rd, 2005, 6:18pm »
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what a nice day today even though the 514 led   but hey u cant have it all lol  
so whats the story will the 3254 run unassitaed up the moutain tomarrow
lookin for those awsome ''pocono thunder'' shots the 3254 can produse lol


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Re: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #66 on: Jul 4th, 2005, 8:44pm »
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The 3254 did not run today. It is again out of service due to the #1 left hand side crank pin, also the number three axle bearings were overheating on the return trip. Oh well the engine is almost 88 years old and the mechanical staff are doing their best. Iam confident that the 3254 will be just fine, it just needs some T.L.C. and a good break in run.

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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 #67 on: Jul 4th, 2005, 9:55pm »
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The roundhouse crews were taking a look at the third axle today. They didn't know exactly what the problem was but said that the bearing should be just fine with a good break in run. It was moved from the roundhouse to the shop today at 5:00 just as the park was closing.

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Re: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #68 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 1:49pm »
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so i guess its gunna be awhile before we see ''pocono thunder'' as i call the 3254 on the main ?? too bad shes having bad luck will be nice when the 2317 finally gets new tires cause then they could run one or the other or both to tobyhanna  

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Re: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #69 on: Jul 7th, 2005, 2:59pm »
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3254 should be out by the next Tobyhanna run.

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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 #70 on: Jul 15th, 2005, 10:31am »
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so what the status of the 3254 will she be on the july 17th run to toby with out a u know what in the lead

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Re: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #71 on: Jul 15th, 2005, 6:11pm »
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Well I was at Steamtown today, and the 3254 had a fire in it and I assisted in installing the drive rods. On saturday, the 3254 is scheduled to do short train rides and I'm not sure if the "54" will be able to take the excursion to Tobyhanna on Sunday, I asked the shop guy in charge of getting the 54 back to service and I asked him, is the 54 going to run on Sunday? He said he didn't know, we'll find out tommorow in the yard, but he said you really can't find out until it goes on the main, but he's pretty optimistic that the 54 is all fixed now. Hopefully steam will grace the mainline 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: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #72 on: Jul 16th, 2005, 8:31am »
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ok well i guess thats some good news if ya ind out for sure let us know  

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« Reply #73 on: Jul 16th, 2005, 4:19pm »
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How much longer will 3254 be doing the short train ride runs  I wanna see 2317!!

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Re: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #74 on: Jul 16th, 2005, 9:39pm »
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ok guys whats the verdict ?? will she run to toby tomarrow or wont she ?

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« Reply #75 on: Jul 16th, 2005, 10:12pm »
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Bad news guys, the 3254 will be running tommorow but not on the excursion, short train rides. The reason that the 54 will not be running on the excursion because there was no time to break it in after it's repairs, they were supposed to run to Moscow to break it in, but it just wasn't ready, the shop crews are being pushed to the limits because the engine never has a chance to be broken in and until that happens the 54 will be stuck in yard service. I'm a little disappointed but what can we do. All the 3254 needs is a good break in run and it will be alright. But if there is no chance to break it in, the 3254 may have a much more serious problem and be sidelined for a long time. I rather see the 54 running in the yard then dead in the shop, give the engine time to break in and I'm sure for the fall excursions she will be out 95% of the time.

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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: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #76 on: Jul 29th, 2005, 3:42am »
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I heard about that Moscow excursion. Combining a train trip with a country fair sounds like a good idea. I hope its a sucess so maybe it can be done again next year.

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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 #77 on: Aug 1st, 2005, 12:40am »
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Just so everyone knows the 3254 performed flawlessly on the Moscow Excursion. All bearing temperatures were within their normal tolerances. Hopefully all the problems of this summer are in the past. The trip itself was great, very relaxing. The ridership was around 190 people, not bad but could have been much better.

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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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« Reply #78 on: Aug 1st, 2005, 10:58am »
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Thats good to hear. But hopefully there will be more people on the October Excursions.  
 
p.s I am enjoying myself in Europe but I starting to get homesick.


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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: Engine Discussion: CN 3254
 
« Reply #79 on: Aug 17th, 2005, 5:21am »
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so what the status of the 3254 is she still oos ??

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