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Re: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #20 on: Feb 24th, 2005, 4:00pm »
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The one thing that I like about the 26's tender is that it's not riveted. It had been completely rebuilt by Jackson Iron and Steel Company and had a welded tender , not rivets. The BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS looks good on flat steel. Also the tender should last alot longer because the welds will never come loose or seperate, (it will seperate if rust completly eats through it). Rivets are a great mean of holding steel together but they can be more prone to leaks. Just thought you 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: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #21 on: Mar 22nd, 2005, 8:20am »
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The work on 26 continues. The boiler came out of the sandblast shop about two months ago. Work now is concentrating on building up low areas on the boiler, rivet holes, and staybolt threads. The new front flue sheet is done, and the rear sheet is nearing completion. A new door sheet is in the process of being formed. Once these pieces are complete the work on the firebox sheets will begin. I also have to add that I am not speculating any completion dates on the 26, I am just stateing what I know!

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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: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #22 on: Mar 31st, 2005, 8:15am »
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Un fortunately I must add that now the 26's first boiler course now needs to be replaced after pad welding failed. This will add 3 to 6 months to the project.

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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: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
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« Reply #23 on: May 12th, 2005, 1:51pm »
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this is the best i could do inside the shops with the light in there & all, but here she is.

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Re: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #24 on: May 12th, 2005, 2:51pm »
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As it turns out the first boiler course will not be replaced as I have previously stated. The shop crew made a brace and placed it on the bottom of the rivet holes. This brace was designed to hold the course in place during welding. I will still not give any ideas on a target completion date for the project, however my best guess would be sometime in 2006 of 2007.

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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: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #25 on: May 12th, 2005, 3:51pm »
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the ranger guiding the tour said the setback pushed them to a hopefull target date of spring '06

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I lay my head on the railroad tracks, to wait for the double E,
the railroad don't run no more. Poor Poor pitiful me! -Warren Zevon
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Re: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #26 on: May 13th, 2005, 7:24am »
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Thats great. I haven't seen the 26 operational since the grand opening. With all the work being performed on the 26 right now, it will last another 100 years for all to enjoy!!

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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: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #27 on: Jun 7th, 2005, 10:54pm »
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In the first week of June, the steel for the new firebox arrived in the Steamtown shop.  This is encouraging, but don't get too excited.  The three sheets of steel are not yet prepared for installation, with no staybolt holes or other things.  The new doorsheet still needs to be crafted, so it will be a while.

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Re: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #28 on: Jul 21st, 2005, 1:59am »
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so how are things going with the little 26 ??

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Re: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #29 on: Jul 22nd, 2005, 5:40pm »
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I don't know, but I do want to see this little chugger out soon. Its perfect for the short train rides, and has a great air pump.  I can barely remember it, but I do remember it went "bah, bah, bah, bah."  It was so loud!
 
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Re: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #30 on: Aug 3rd, 2005, 11:42am »
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And when the 26 comes out more special photo shoots can be offered like the one a few years ago when a night photo session was hosted depicting a military train leaving the yard in WW2. The UP Big Boy's headlight and marker lights were lit up. The 26 and 3254 were the engine used with authentic WW2 army vehicles being used on the consist.

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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: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #31 on: Sep 21st, 2005, 12:35am »
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so hows everything going with the little 26 will we see her next year maybe

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Re: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #32 on: Sep 21st, 2005, 4:33pm »
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That'd be nice...
 
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Re: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #33 on: Sep 21st, 2005, 5:11pm »
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Don't expect little 26 to be operational next year. The main priority in the shop right now is the B&M 3713, then this winter they expect to do the tire replacement on the 2317 to get that in top shape for next year. 26 however may be ready for 2007 with the B&M 3713 following a year later.

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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: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #34 on: Sep 22nd, 2005, 6:01am »
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well thats some good news new tires for the 2317 !!!! ill def be there for when they have her back out on the main ever rode to toby behind her cant wait !!!

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Re: 0-6-0 Slope Back 26
 
« Reply #35 on: Sep 22nd, 2005, 9:27pm »
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on Sep 21st, 2005, 5:11pm, 2317_fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The main priority in the shop right now is the B&M 3713, then this winter they expect to do the tire replacement on the 2317 to get that in top shape for next year. 26 however may be ready for 2007 with the B&M 3713 following a year later.

 
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The priority in the shop right now IS the #26. The park leaders would really like to get this engine running. Come the end of September, the 3 guys that are currently working on the 3713 might  be going over to  26. This may change.
  As of right now, we don't have any tires for the 2317. I'm not sure but I don't even think there is a tire supplier lined up right now. Also, if we play our cards right, we can get another season out of the 2317 before taking her offline for her big inspection.  
 
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Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #36 on: Sep 23rd, 2005, 7:37pm »
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Hey Bruce,
 I think yard service for the 2317 is worse than it being out on the mainline. The 2317 is just moving in the yard all day back and forth and going thru switches and what not. I think that the flanges would wear out faster in the yard  than it being out on the main, that is just my opinion.


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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: #26
 
« Reply #37 on: Sep 23rd, 2005, 7:41pm »
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It's not an opinion, its a fact! With the amount of times the 17 runs up and down and up and down EVERY day, and with the 1-4 trips to Toby a month or so, the yard will beat it up more I believe.
 
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Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #38 on: Sep 23rd, 2005, 9:16pm »
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It probably travels farther in the yard all day than one trip to Toby...oh, wait, a HALF a trip (why DO they use a diesel on the return , anyway?). Yard shuttles do about maybe 5 miles each time, and they do it every 15 minutes or so, and that adds up to AT LEAST 100 miles PER DAY !! Toby's what, 30, 40 miles? MAYBE 50? 2317 wasn't built for doing little nooks and crannies, therefore she's not as agile as 26. But 2317 goes fast, and can really open up on the main. Therefore, you guys are likely right. Yard shuttling probably does do more wear and tear on her. However, forget this entire post until after October. I'm going up to Steamtown (finally!) on one of the Moscow excursions, and I want to ride 2317 on a yard shuttle! But 26 WAS built for switching, and won't be affected nearly as much by all that switching. They should make 26 a priority because that's the only swithching steamer they have. Just my 2 cents!
 
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Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #39 on: Sep 23rd, 2005, 10:25pm »
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Hey 90,
 The short train ride one way is about 1 and a half miles. And the rides are at 10:30, 11:30, 1 and 2:30. The 26 is an awesome little loco and I can't wait till it's back in service. And if you like the 2317, your gonna love the Boston & Maine 3713. You should go see it in the shop. Maybe I'll see you on the Moscow Excursions, I will be volunteering a few times in October.


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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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