Railfan.net Home Railfan Photos ABPR Archives Staff Safari Photos Railfan Links

Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please Sign In or Register. Jul 26th, 2017, 7:03am
Categories •  FastIndex •  LongIndex •  Help •  Search •  Members  •  Sign In •  Register


Engine Discussion: #26
   Railfan.net Web Forums
   Tourist Railroads and Museums
   Steamtown
(Moderators: NKP759fan, strasburg90)
   Engine Discussion: #26
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint
   Author  Topic: Engine Discussion: #26  (Read 15396 times)
toptrain
Historian
View Profile  

Posts: 2464
Re: Engine Discussion: #26
  IMG_4640_26.jpg - 107053 Bytes
« Reply #280 on: Jan 9th, 2016, 6:54pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Second photo of 26.
 frank


http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/Steamtown/IMG_4640_26.jpg
Click Image to Resize

Logged

toptrain
" Its A Heck of A Day "
565fan
Historian
Posts: 1029
Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #281 on: Feb 4th, 2016, 8:24am »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

The debut ceremony of Baldwin 26 is now set for Sunday, April 17.  Details are not yet set on times, or specific activities.  The final work on the valves and lubricators is under way to get her ready for this date.  We may even see or hear some break-in runs take place in March.

26 currently resides on track 20 of the locomotive shop, next to Canadian National 3254.

With the valve covers and jacket off, she looks rusty for now, but this is a minor factor in making her run.  We look forward to a long life with her.


Logged

www.project3713.com

565fan
Historian
Posts: 1029
Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #282 on: Mar 9th, 2016, 1:52pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

On February 17, Baldwin 26 was steamed up again, to check on the leak repairs, and the brake pump.  A larger pump which was added during the restoration was louder than the engine's smokestack chuffing, so this was looked at.  When she left the roundhouse, she was attached to a couple of coaches, so her steam heat system could be checked.  This was about 2 hours at the most, and the day was not great for photography.  Some photos and videos were taken, and posted in other media, but I was not around to take any pictures.

Here's the situation as it stands today.  26 is on track 8 of the shop, while F3 664 is on track 7.  Tight fit, indeed.

The larger air pump is being disassembled.  She may find other use in the future, but not on 26.  The original pump removed from 26 in 1999 is getting some rehab work, and will be attached in a few days.  In this photo, you see one of the older pistons from 26 sitting next to the turret lathe.

Fill in the blank.  

This artistic view of the oil pots on the crosshead guides looked really sharp this morning.


Logged

www.project3713.com

565fan
Historian
Posts: 1029
Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #283 on: Apr 24th, 2016, 9:48pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Last Sunday, April 17, Baldwin No. 26 greeted her adoring public in grand style.

 

 

 

 
Running from the locomotive shop, through the roundhouse to reach the turntable.  Seeing a locomotive heading out of a door is an incredible experience


Logged

www.project3713.com

565fan
Historian
Posts: 1029
Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #284 on: Apr 24th, 2016, 9:59pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

A short turn on the table led to her dedication track.

 

 

 
The lady in the hat is park superintendent Debbie Conway.  The dedication ceremony would begin in a few minutes.
 

 
The man without a hat is Jonathan Meade.  He spoke on behalf of the Northeast Region of the NPS.  He is assistant regional director.  Regional director Michael Caldwell must have been called away to speak at another park that day.
 

 
Taking a deep breath, the two hold the scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon.

 
Hooray!  Baldwin Number 26 is officially dedicated.  
 

 
A long whistle blast says that she is here for the long term!
 

 
See how she runs.

 


Logged

www.project3713.com

565fan
Historian
Posts: 1029
Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #285 on: Apr 24th, 2016, 10:04pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Tuesday, April 19 saw Baldwin no. 26 under steam again, and a bit off schedule.  This was not a public ride day, but a chartered train to welcome members of the Federal Railroad Administration and a conference they were holding at Steamtown's theater.
 

 
This train was different in that it ran facing west.  We don't do that often.
 

 
Now on the Steamtown runner, she shoves her coaches eastbound to pick up the guests at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.
 

 
Push push:
 


Logged

www.project3713.com

565fan
Historian
Posts: 1029
Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #286 on: Apr 24th, 2016, 10:07pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Here she is arriving at the Roundhouse to discharge her riders.
 

 

 
Barb Klobucar leads the people past the engine to the theater where the conference would take place the next three days.


Logged

www.project3713.com

Pages: 1 ... 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint

« Previous topic | Next topic »