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Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #60 on: Nov 4th, 2005, 7:32pm »
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I just hope that the 26 will be done next year and run a few Carbondale Excursions. But I rather see a road engine go there. But I guess Steamtown has no say in that. Steam is Steam

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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 #61 on: Dec 3rd, 2005, 10:17pm »
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Hey Guys,
 I was at Steamtown today and I got a shot of the 26's cab inside the car shop. The cab of the 26 has been sitting outside on a flatcar for a few years and it's about time it has been brought inside.  My guess they are going to replace the wood on the inside of the cab and give the cab a new coat of paint.


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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 #62 on: Jan 22nd, 2006, 8:51pm »
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Any news on the little one

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Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #63 on: Mar 26th, 2006, 9:47pm »
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OHS,
 I deleted your topic because info can be posted about the 26's restoration here.


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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 #64 on: Apr 15th, 2006, 11:44am »
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on Mar 26th, 2006, 9:47pm, NKP759fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
OHS,
 I deleted your topic because info can be posted about the 26's restoration here.

I understand perfectly clear.


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Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #65 on: May 10th, 2006, 12:27am »
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Well #26 should be operational by October 2006. That is what I heard May 9.

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« Reply #66 on: May 19th, 2006, 12:22pm »
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
 
October 2006? You gotta be kidding me!!! Who do they think they are? They can barely keep up with the other two! I saw that thing a month or so ago, and it didn't look even close to running. Its an empty boiler with its running gear removed. Pretty sad lookin'.
 
October 2006? Naaaah.
Try October 2007, or 2008, or 2009....


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« Reply #67 on: May 19th, 2006, 3:56pm »
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I dunno, Joe, I think you're being a little generous....

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« Reply #68 on: May 19th, 2006, 4:25pm »
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I think Joe has it about right.
 
BTW, I think he got his locomotives mixed up...maybe 2317 could be done by Oct, not 26 though.


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« Reply #69 on: May 19th, 2006, 5:27pm »
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As a matter of clarification, if 2317 did not need repairs the 26 most likely would have been completed by the end of the year. However, with steam, expect the unexpected. All shop crew will be soon working on 2317, meaning 26 will see little work until the 17 is out. However they have made progress on it over the winter, that I can assure you.

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« Reply #70 on: May 23rd, 2006, 3:44pm »
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Isnt 2317 was getting wheel work  

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Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #71 on: May 27th, 2006, 3:07pm »
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on May 19th, 2006, 5:27pm, 3254Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
As a matter of clarification, if 2317 did not need repairs the 26 most likely would have been completed by the end of the year. However, with steam, expect the unexpected. All shop crew will be soon working on 2317, meaning 26 will see little work until the 17 is out. However they have made progress on it over the winter, that I can assure you.

I'm glad to hear that! Maybe in a few years, Steamtown will be running 3 steam engines again!  


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« Reply #72 on: May 27th, 2006, 7:32pm »
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That would be nice to see. We could just pretend these "disaster" years never happened .

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« Reply #73 on: May 27th, 2006, 10:22pm »
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I hate to be so negative but with the current trend at Steamtown It wouldn't surprise me if Steamtown is nothing more than a static exhibit within the next 5 years.

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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 #74 on: Aug 4th, 2006, 4:32pm »
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on Feb 18th, 2005, 10:54am, 2317_fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The last whistle that was on it I believe was from our GTW 4-8-2 6039, I believe it would have been some kind of 5-chime. The whistle 26 wore when it first operated at Steamtown was removed, about 10 years ago, that sounded similar to a Norfolk and Western hooter. .
Why did they take #6039s whistle? I was hoping that could be operational again


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Re: Engine Discussion: #26
 
« Reply #75 on: Aug 7th, 2006, 8:30pm »
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26 is WIERD!!!!!! . It has no hedlight in the middle, the wheels are very low, it has a slopeback tender, it says "The Baldwin Locomotive works" and it has a tall dome.

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« Reply #76 on: Aug 12th, 2006, 6:58am »
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At the moment 26 does look weird, but I think it looks cool when its not in 100 pieces.  

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« Reply #77 on: Aug 12th, 2006, 10:31am »
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I ment it looks wierd even put together.

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« Reply #78 on: Oct 25th, 2006, 12:13am »
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Update:  Here it is, October, 2006 and No. 26 is still in pieces.  Just because she isn't running, doesn't mean work isn't going on.  The wheel sets have been turned on the lathe, and are sitting around waiting for the new tires to be placed on.  The cylinders are removed, and the saddle was just trammed out by a portable boring machine.  Hundreds of stay bolts were added to the firebox since the last posting in August.  A lot of parts are waiting for installation, too.
 
Work has also taken place on No. 2317, but mostly on the steam dome and tender trucks.  Brand new steel was purchased for equalizers since the others were warped or thin.  If the work keeps up, and 3254 stays running, we may actually see three steamers in 2007.  No promises, though.


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« Reply #79 on: Oct 29th, 2006, 6:16pm »
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Hey 565,
 Good to hear that 26 is coming along. The only memorie I have of the 26 under steam is when I went on a field trip to Steamtown in Kindergarten, when the core complex was under construction. I'm really looking forward to seeing 26 in the yards, giving the yard engines a break from toiling in the yard.


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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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