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« Reply #800 on: Aug 23rd, 2011, 7:59am »
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A new gate is being installed on the Cliff St. entrance.  This drawbridge style gate will close off the entrance when the park is closed at night, or access is to be limited, such as for private affairs or night photo sessions.


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« Reply #801 on: Jun 21st, 2012, 3:57pm »
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* I got there last Saturday.* It was to do some volunteer work with the  Anthracite Society on their F3 A&B. The A is painted Lackawanna. The A is #664 and the B is to be #665. The B is still in its old CNJ paint sitting on the Societies work track with their storage box car behind the Roundhouse. The other F3A # 663 is also their repair responsibility. I sent the morning on 663 doing a inspection. It was brought into the roundhouse for the inspection so a pit could be used. In the Afternoon we worked on 664 and its rear truck. It also was inside the roundhouse.  
* Here is a photo of The F3b as it was Last Saturday.
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« Reply #802 on: Jun 21st, 2012, 4:00pm »
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* Here is Lackawanna F3A #663 that was inspected last saturday.  
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« Reply #803 on: Jun 21st, 2012, 4:01pm »
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Th next is Lackawanna F3A #664.
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« Reply #804 on: Jun 21st, 2012, 4:10pm »
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* Here is a photo of Lackawanna steam locomotive #656. I think it is a 2-6-0. Back in Sept 19 1989 I took a photo of it in the roundhouse. Saturday I took a photo of it in the roundhouse. All photos here show it, in the Roundhouse. It must be either a really long, hard, repair job, or it, because it as a Lackawanna locomotive has a permeate spot in the roundhouse as a prop. Opps! it is 565 not 656. Also there is a topic here on it Got to check it out.
* A photo taken last Saturday.
 
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« Reply #805 on: Jul 6th, 2012, 10:56am »
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565 is a work in progress.  It's slow right now on the engine itself due to parts we are making in the backshop.  As we make parts, the big ones, we are setting them up so the visitors can see the work we have done.

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« Reply #806 on: Aug 8th, 2012, 12:48pm »
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I caught this unusual angle of the Big Boy with the Bank Towers building in the background.  I hope you like it.


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A photo taken last Saturday of a 2-8-0 out side.
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« Reply #808 on: Aug 29th, 2013, 2:36pm »
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Big Boy last Saturday.
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« Reply #809 on: Oct 25th, 2013, 10:55pm »
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Now for that one big step across!  
Here is the former DL&W mainline.  It is now a park, yet not a park.  When it is handicap accessible, you can use this as a respite from the city of Scranton, or take photos of the trains alongside.  But for now, this is the best angle.


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« Reply #810 on: Nov 4th, 2013, 10:02pm »
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The late Autumn in late afternoon at Steamtown.  

Truly making the Reading FP7s look right at home on the entrance track.

The red maples leaves are really complimenting the NPS sign.

They also make our pal no 2124 stand out in the seasonal hues.

The Big Boy met his match that day.  An 1100 pound Pumpkin in this pickup truck.

This warranted a closer look… I felt it just to remind myself it is real.  
 


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« Reply #811 on: Nov 17th, 2014, 3:57am »
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**  Photo 1 Yesterday morning:
*  I arrived to work on DL&W F3B 664B. 514 came out for the days work. This is one of if not the last day it came out for it is going in for extensive work.
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« Reply #812 on: Nov 17th, 2014, 4:03am »
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photo 2 yesterday;
** Found 3 Lackawanna F3's out behind the paint Shop.  
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Photo 3 yesterday;
 Day started off running a string of temporary lighting in the FA2. Then powering it up.
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photo 4 yesterday;
** Mover over to the F3B and worked first on the control wiring for the MU control.
** After that the F units cab control wiring. Removing the wiring from the 1 1/2 " pipe to new to us ( ARHS) control panel. taking it apart, cutting off a short length, putting it back together with a length of greenfield and connecting it to the control cabinet. Pulling new longer wires into this replaced piping and dressing them over to the terminal board within the cabinet. All wires and marked and pulled also to locos throttle controller and engineers separate locomotive control switch panel. Even as a B unit with no cab, there is a manual control to operate and move this locomotive around.
* Seeing the photo the exterior of this diesel looks to be new.  
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« Reply #815 on: Apr 1st, 2015, 11:26am »
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I caught Kenny Ganz finishing up a Locomotive Shop tour yesterday as he walked the group through the Roundhouse.


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Before I left to go home yesterday I took a few photos of The sleeping Steamtown. Quietly awaiting the spring and the opening of the 2016 season of activities. I walked up to the corner of the Back shop to look at the Cab of 3713. Took a photo of it and didn't stop.  
* Looking out to the old fuel storage tank and the passenger cars along with the old 4-6-0 awaiting a better day with the hope of a total restoration. One that would bring it back to life, steamed up doing what it was made to do. Safely  taking people, Dads and Mom's and Kid's here and there. Experiencing travel as it was in the days of steam.
 
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Two of Five:
 Canadian Pacific 4-4-4 #2929, a real rare steam locomotive of a even rarer wheel arraignment type, The Reading Type.  
* In 1915 the Philadelphia and Reading built 4 of these to run fast and compete against the PRR E6 Atlantics. The Reading gave these 4, 4-4-4 types the designation of C1 class. They were very fast, but at the cost of weight. Built to be of lighter weight with revolutionary style front and rear trucks. The trucks were identical and interchangeable. Something unheard of before this. Though fast they were unstable in high speed turns on curved track. All were later rebuilt into Atlantic types with rear cabs. The Reading P7 class.  
* These successful 4-4-4 locos of the CPRR have only a couple of their class saved. The Canadians called the 1936 4-4-4s the Jubilee Type. The B&O built one in 1935 and in was named The "Lady Baltimore" and they called it the Baltic class.  I would have to say that 1915 predates the other two by many years.  
 
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Three os five:
Of view of the active passenger cars waiting for the 2016 opening.
 
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Four of Five.
* With the camera pressed against the corner of the back shop to steady it this view was taken of the Big Boy.  
 
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