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Max Hamberger
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« Reply #120 on: Jun 16th, 2010, 9:43pm »
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Man, they are doing an excellent job with those F units!    

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« Reply #121 on: Jun 16th, 2010, 9:44pm »
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Baldwin No. 26's side rods...

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« Reply #122 on: Jun 16th, 2010, 9:45pm »
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Nothing much has changed here, so it appears...

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« Reply #123 on: Jun 16th, 2010, 9:46pm »
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Ditto here...

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« Reply #124 on: Jun 16th, 2010, 9:50pm »
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Looks like the tender is about do go for a ride....up that is!

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Maxwell Hamberger
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« Reply #125 on: Jun 17th, 2010, 11:53am »
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as much as i know its never going to happen, I wish I could see 2124 run someday, or even the one over at the R&N.  Either one would amazing to see.

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« Reply #126 on: Jun 17th, 2010, 2:35pm »
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on Jun 17th, 2010, 11:53am, restore_RV15 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
as much as i know its never going to happen, I wish I could see 2124 run someday, or even the one over at the R&N. Either one would amazing to see.

 
It would be nice to see a T1 run again....even if she won't be running, 2124 will be looking great again soon! She'll get a cosmetic overhaul as soon as the NPS finds a new contractor for the paint jobs. According to a park ranger, the former one was fired for taking supplies that did not belong to him....


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« Reply #127 on: Jun 17th, 2010, 3:47pm »
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Wonderful.  I'd go up and help paint, if they supplied the equipment and I knew what the hell I was doing...

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« Reply #128 on: Jun 23rd, 2010, 9:23pm »
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If the T-1 is too big for the turntable how did they get her to the back of the shop complex for her asbestos removal, just curious if they seperated her for the move.
Thanks Matt


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« Reply #129 on: Jun 23rd, 2010, 10:01pm »
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I believe its something along the lines of when the turntable is lined up with the line that those 3 sit on, it's also in line with track 15, i think, the shed that goes straight through the roundhouse and shop.  They they just reposition them out back

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« Reply #130 on: Jun 23rd, 2010, 11:18pm »
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that may be the case however 2124 is behind 6039 which is not the order they were in out front.

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« Reply #131 on: Jun 24th, 2010, 7:15am »
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like i said, they reposition them out back.  Theres a lot more track back there than people realize.  They pulled 6039 back first, they put her on the new line, the 2124 and put her behind 6039.  When the time comes to move them back, they'll move 2124 first and everything will be as it was.

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« Reply #132 on: Jun 29th, 2010, 12:16pm »
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Anyone have any new news?

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« Reply #133 on: Jul 15th, 2010, 11:22pm »
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A few extra locomotives are also part of the asbestos abatement project.
Lowville and Beaver River 2-8-0 no. 1923 and Public Service Gas and Electric Fireless engine 0-6-0F no. 6816 were added to the mix, because the contractor didn't need to build an tent around the locomotives as they were cleaned out. Shop track 1 apparently was all they needed, since it has proper ventilation for this type of work. This savings led to a few extra dollars available to make 2 more steamers safe and presentable in the future.  


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« Reply #134 on: Jul 18th, 2010, 9:57pm »
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Wow, itll be nice to the 1923 looking good again.  Have they started repainting yet?

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« Reply #135 on: Jul 18th, 2010, 11:23pm »
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That's great new Tim! Glad to hear it.
 
Steamtown is getting there. Can't wait to see the end result
 
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« Reply #136 on: Aug 10th, 2010, 10:24pm »
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Received this in an email on the 5th:  
 
August 5, 2010
Loco shop update
CN 3254
Engine has been performing okay with typical maintenance and repairs ongoing.
 
CP 2317
Engine will operate for Rail-fest weekend September 4-5.
 
BLW 26
Boiler:
We have completed the firebox. Congratulations to the team. Many people do not realize what it truly takes to do that work physically, let alone the planning, co-ordination, teamwork, and time it takes to take it from a blue print to realization with limited manpower.
We are focusing on installing the front tube sheet. Prior to installation we will insure the interior of the boiler has been inspected thoroughly. This involves inspecting all bracing for cracks and stress risers. This also involves inspecting the dry pipe hanger holes and throttle holes and the auxiliary and turret steam pipe brackets. The interior of the boiler will also be coated with a coating of Apexior brand protective coating.  
The front tube sheet dry pipe lap joint is being inspected and re-checked for proper lap joint fit. The main steam tee has 3 lap joints that have to be lapped correctly before installing the front tube sheet. 1 joint to the dry pipe and 2 to the steam delivery pipes. It is much easier to do this work off the boiler than on the boiler.
 
Running Gear:
The crosshead guides have been ground and aligned.  
The piston rings have been installed on the pistons and the pistons will be installed into the new cylinder sleeves this week.
The 6 journal boxes have been weld repaired and stress relieved. They are now being machined and will have new brass journals pressed in.
The driving rods have been laid out. The 2 main rod keys have been made new. The right side wrist pin was out of specification and replaced.
The cross heads are being worked on right now. We are installing new brass shoes to bring them back to specification. They will be installed on the engine shortly.
Slide valve work has been completed and ready to reassemble.
Shoes and wedges have been made but not to size. When we determine the size we will finish them install them along with the journal boxes and put the driving wheels on.  
 
Tender:
Tender cistern water cut out valves have been made and installed. The old valves were deteriorated beyond repair. The new ones are made of stainless steel.
We received the towers from the foundry and have started machining them. When machining is complete truck units can be rebuilt and put under tender. The tender can then be moved to paint booth for painting. Hopefully in September.
 
Appliances:
Dynamo ready to be installed
Upgraded air compressor from 9 to 11 single stage. Ready to be mounted and piped in.
Cab is ready for painting.  
Purchased 2 matching sight glasses for cab. They are similar to one in the CP 2317. This will be part of standardizing all our locomotives to the same style sight glass.  
 
NP 514:
We purchased and will install a new governor when it arrives.
 
Overhead cranes:
Crane installation will begin September 7th and be completed by September 30th.
 
Paint 3 passenger Coaches:
 CNJ 1157, 1152, and 1026 will be sandblasted and painted. Work will begin August 16th at track 4 outside by contractor.
 
Paint 138 passenger car seat frames:
The DL&W 335 is complete and the DL&W 330 is half way there. The contractor hired another hand to expedite the process.
 
Stenciling:
Contractor  will be stenciling the Big Boy this month.  
 
Asbestos Project:
Asbestos removal project is well under way. All of the coaches are complete. All but the Reading engine and the Grand trunk engine have been abated.
We are stabilizing the boilers prior to reinstalling the jacket.
 
Replace steam heat in 4 passenger cars:
Contract dispute will be resolved soon so the contractor can finish the last 5% of the work.
 
DL&W 346:
We received funding to repair the exterior and paint the exterior of this coach and also to replace the clerestory windows this winter. The truck units have already been rebuilt.
 
Car Department:
We are currently rebuilding truck units for the DL&W 334 and 330
Finishing up installing new toilets and painting rest rooms. 2 coaches left.
 
DL&W 565:
Crew removed the oil tank from the tender.  
They made and installed a binder for the right side number 1 driving wheel.  
They bolted the waste sheets back to the boiler.
They straightened the sagging on the front of the engine frame.  
I issued more requested special tools to continue with specialized work.
The asbestos contractors removed all the asbestos from the steam chest.  
The crew is working in the smokebox.
 
That's all folks! Thanks you George Canavan for the info!


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« Reply #137 on: Aug 17th, 2010, 7:23pm »
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A small piece of information, but for those of you interested:
2124 is in stall 1 of the shops, having her asbestos lagging removed. Get this, the locomotive is so dang long they had to build a tent around her tender!


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« Reply #138 on: Aug 17th, 2010, 7:45pm »
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Seems like lots of things are getting some TLC around Steamtown these days, and 759 is no exception! Check out the following pictures of her new boiler jacket!


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« Reply #139 on: Aug 17th, 2010, 7:47pm »
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Cylinder jacket...

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