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WMSR_734
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« Reply #20 on: Oct 4th, 2005, 5:44pm »
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on Oct 4th, 2005, 4:25pm, NKP759fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
It's kinda hard to determine when the caboose experience will be running. Usually on excursion days, the shuttle is usually the passenger cars so my best guess that on the 22nd there will be the passenger car consist

That sounds great. I can't wait! I remember the time when I went in May and the 17 was really loud! Music to my ears!
 
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« Reply #21 on: Oct 4th, 2005, 6:40pm »
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Hopefully you'll get the right engineer that makes that engine loud

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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 #22 on: Oct 4th, 2005, 9:21pm »
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By the time the train gets back from Moscow, the 17 will be droppin its cars and gettin ready to hop on the turntable. Hopefully there'll be cab tours, though.

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WMSR_734
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« Reply #23 on: Oct 4th, 2005, 10:16pm »
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on Oct 4th, 2005, 9:21pm, 3254Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
By the time the train gets back from Moscow, the 17 will be droppin its cars and gettin ready to hop on the turntable. Hopefully there'll be cab tours, though.

Don't worry, I usually get to Steamtown at around 9:00am, so I'll just ride the 2317 before the Moscow excursion.
 
-Colin


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« Reply #24 on: Oct 5th, 2005, 8:18pm »
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Oh yeah, you can definitely ride before the train, I forgot about that!

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« Reply #25 on: Oct 5th, 2005, 9:48pm »
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I have yet to ride to that. Every time I went up to Steamtown, they had the weekly 2 trips up to Moscow & back. I went on that one at least 4 times. They should AT least run one train up there every weekend.

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« Reply #26 on: Oct 5th, 2005, 10:03pm »
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We'll I guess Steamtown is running a couple Moscow Excursions to see how turnout will be and see if it logical to make Moscow a regular destination again.

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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
adam17
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« Reply #27 on: Oct 6th, 2005, 11:04pm »
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Well, Steam should AT LEAST run to Moscow once a week. Like on a saturday, instead of this random schedule. I remember when you didn't have to pick a certain weekend to ride. You could go up any weekend between late May-late October. Now it's scattered, and I for one (so does Colin) think it's just plain redicilous.
 
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« Reply #28 on: Oct 7th, 2005, 7:11am »
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As I said before officials at Steamtown are looking at turnout and will decide if Moscow will be a regular destination again. Turnout has been very good so far so we'll see what happens for next years schedule.

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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
adam17
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« Reply #29 on: Oct 7th, 2005, 3:26pm »
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Ok then.

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WMSR_734
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« Reply #30 on: Oct 7th, 2005, 10:11pm »
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on Oct 7th, 2005, 7:11am, NKP759fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
As I said before officials at Steamtown are looking at turnout and will decide if Moscow will be a regular destination again. Turnout has been very good so far so we'll see what happens for next years schedule.

Well, let's just say I think they should run to Moscow on a certain kind of regular schedule. I was broken hearted when I first found out the daily excursions were done in '04. I really hope steamtown comes up with somethin' next year...
 
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« Reply #31 on: Oct 8th, 2005, 8:05am »
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Don't worry WM fan, Steamtown still has some steam up it's sleeve

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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
WMSR_734
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« Reply #32 on: Oct 8th, 2005, 8:08am »
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on Oct 8th, 2005, 8:05am, NKP759fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Don't worry WM fan, Steamtown still has some steam up it's sleeve

I'll bet! I'm very interested to see what the turnout is next year...
 
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« Reply #33 on: Oct 8th, 2005, 8:11am »
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And I bet you want to know what new destinations Steamtown may run to next year. Thats top secret lol , you'll just have to wait until next years excursion schedule comes out.

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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
adam17
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« Reply #34 on: Oct 8th, 2005, 1:00pm »
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I know Stroudsburg is on the list.

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« Reply #35 on: May 7th, 2006, 4:17pm »
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I enjoy them. They are a good idea because people who never went on a train may want to go on a short ride to see if they like it rather than the excursions.

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« Reply #36 on: May 8th, 2006, 8:54am »
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And plus, it's a free ride behind (hopefully) a steamer !!!! But I do enjoy the short train rides, and they are perfect for fussy children .
 
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« Reply #37 on: May 10th, 2006, 12:39am »
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And they are great for people that have never been to Steamtown before.

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« Reply #38 on: May 11th, 2006, 9:51pm »
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It would be nice if the county let Steamtown run up to the Nay Aug tunnel and then back up thru it again, that would be nicer.

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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 #39 on: Jul 20th, 2006, 1:42pm »
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