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« Reply #40 on: Apr 14th, 2005, 4:14pm »
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Hi 2317,
 
Missing the point, aren't we
 
The point is to properly protect the engine so as to preserve it for future generations. We do NOT want it to rust away to nothing, as parts of PRR's engines are doing in the PA museum, as we speak. By a paint job we do not mean just a top coat of black. We mean scraping off the rust, going down to bare metal, adequately filling in what needs to be replaced, coming in with an etching primer, a zinc chromate or strontium chromate primer, and then at least two topcoats of black paint, preferably one of the newer ones that last a long time, epoxy or polyurethane. Does that cost Absolutely, but it is well worth it. It will last a long time. Waxing, cleaning etc. will also help in the long run. That will cost as well.  
 
As my colleagues will chime in rapidly, it won't be cheap, but there is no other alternative, except storing the engines under cover in a temperature and humidity controlled room, or area. That would be even more expensive.


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« Reply #41 on: Apr 15th, 2005, 8:42pm »
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Hey Pennsy,
 You are absolutely right, when you paint an engine you have to scrape all the old paint and rust off because if you don't and put another coat of paint over it will not last very long. Recently I took a look at the 2124's tender and it is in remarkably good condition, there spots that there is no paint and the primer is still there, it looks brand new. But the 2124 itself is in decent condition, it should have the asbestos removed to prevent moisture buildup on the boiler and new boiler jacketing but oh well. Thats Steamtowns downfall, mostly all the equipment it set outside, but oh well.


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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 #42 on: Apr 16th, 2005, 12:34pm »
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Hi NKP,
 
At Sacramento, while there are many really great looking engines, the big attraction is # 4294, an AC-12 Cab Forward, 4-8-8-2. Esthetically restored and stored under cover. Beautiful machine. That is also a "must do".
 
Here is a photo of # 4012 Big Boy in better days.


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« Reply #43 on: Apr 16th, 2005, 2:17pm »
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Wow, the Big Boy looks beautiful, if Steamtown waxed the engine it would still look good today. Steamtown should really be asking for volunteers to paint engines and keep them looking good. Thats how other train museums do it. Without volunteers it is very hard to get something done. I would be willing to volunteer painting the engines, scraping them down and painting them.

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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 #44 on: Apr 17th, 2005, 2:06am »
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Looking through some stuff and found this postcard!  
 
Still really impressive!
 
Jim...


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« Reply #53 on: Jun 3rd, 2005, 8:43pm »
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These were taken on May 28th, 2005.  3254 and 2317 put on a great show


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« Reply #54 on: Jun 3rd, 2005, 8:47pm »
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Great shots WM734!! The "17" is looking good isn't it? Have any shots of the 3254 at Tobyhanna since I believe you were on that excursion?

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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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on Jun 3rd, 2005, 8:47pm, NKP759fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Great shots WM734!! The "17" is looking good isn't it? Have any shots of the 3254 at Tobyhanna since I believe you were on that excursion?

 
Na  I have some from when they went up in August '04.  Mabee I'll post them


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« Reply #56 on: Jun 3rd, 2005, 8:59pm »
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Oh yeah, I forgot these


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« Reply #57 on: Jun 3rd, 2005, 9:01pm »
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The beastly T-1


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Another of '17


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on Jun 3rd, 2005, 9:01pm, WM734 Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The beastly T-1

 
I'm half-tempted to get a can of black spray paint and touch up the smokebox and the firebox.  How long would that take?  15 Minutes, tops??


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