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Max Hamberger
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« Reply #140 on: Aug 17th, 2010, 7:48pm »
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General shot...

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« Reply #141 on: Aug 17th, 2010, 7:48pm »
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Nice shot of her front end!

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« Reply #142 on: Aug 17th, 2010, 7:50pm »
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This shot gives you an idea of where in the shops she is.

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« Reply #143 on: Aug 17th, 2010, 7:56pm »
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Also, the "Grey Ghost" is no more! Check it out. Photo was taken from the tender of fellow Lackawanna locomotive No. 565....of course to me personally the most interesting thing in the photo is 2317    

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« Reply #144 on: Aug 19th, 2010, 9:20am »
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It's great to see 759 fully jacketed again.  They really need to display her outside with the City of Lima for Railfest.

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« Reply #145 on: Aug 27th, 2010, 11:45pm »
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We have a bit of development in the 26 realm gents! Here's the latest:
 
-The pistons are back in the cylinders...
-The cross-head guides are in...
-The cross-heads are on...
-The drypipe "T" is being attached to the drypipe. For those of you that don't know what the drypipe is, it's the large pipe at the top of the boiler that goes from the steam dome (the location of the driest steam) to the throttle and ultimately the cylinders-delivering the best steam in the process. The "T" is located in the smokebox, and divides the drypipe in two, sending steam to both cylinders.
- The drive wheel journal boxes are being machined prior to installation.
 
She's coming along. Slowly, yes, but surely. I'd also put down one little thought bubble I had here. I've heard complaints about the speed of 26's rebuild-and I'll be the first to admit that at one point or another I've been one voicing some of those-and here's how I see it. A lot of what is being done to 26 is preventative work, so she'll last a lot longer next time around. Plus, she had a lot of things wrong with her before she entered the shop back in '99 ( I believe), like that bent-up frame. I've heard people say that 2317 will take eons longer when her turn comes around, because after all "26 is so small and they can barely manage her!". Well, I once again bring up the problems and preventative work. 2317 is going down for her mandated 1472 day inspection. Yes, she'll be in the shop for the overhaul eventually. The good news is hopefully she won't take as long, as she doesn't have many of the problems 26 had those many years ago. So before we get all gloom and doom, let's remember these small facts. They know what they're doing in the shop up there, so let's be patient! Just my $0.02, had to voice it! Happy railfanning, and hope to see you at Railfest 2010!
-Max
 
Edit: Here's a quote from a ranger friend:"You will be impressed when you see her in person...the chassis might be all put together in a couple of months. A lot of measurements need to be taken to fit all the bearings, though." Progress gang!


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« Reply #146 on: Sep 23rd, 2010, 8:03pm »
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It was good meeting with Max and a lot of the other Railfanners during the Railfest.  One less-commented development in a very busy summer is the sandblasting, and eventual painting of CNJ coaches, 1152, 1157 and 1026.  All are a metal gray now, and will be painted Olive green again soon.  This removes the last bit of lead paint that these coaches had that was painted over.  
 
We look forward to them returning to service in the near future.


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« Reply #147 on: Sep 25th, 2010, 9:43pm »
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Coach 1157 in shop bay 9, under the new, yellow crane.

Turn around and here is the old Shaw crane

Here are coaches 1152 and 1026 on track 5. They are all sandblasted of the lead based paint.  Some body work is being done before they are repainted in the Pullman green.
Photos taken today, Sept 25.


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« Reply #148 on: Oct 20th, 2010, 3:25pm »
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Any updates on anything going on?

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« Reply #149 on: Feb 20th, 2011, 7:50pm »
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asking again, any new info?

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« Reply #150 on: Feb 23rd, 2011, 11:59am »
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Took the shop tour this past Saturday. What did I see?
 
* #3254 getting her winter work done
* #26 some obvious progress since I last saw her in October
* CNJ coach wheelsets on the wheel lathe
* CNJ coaches repainted, ready for windows and lettering
* Beautiful pair of rebuilt archbar trucks  for a freight car in the paint shop (was not allowed in to see what car it was)
 
 
Other things I noticed...
 
* Big Boy lettered
* #759 back in her stall, jacketing painted, the rest not yet
* Many pieces crammed into the roundhouse for winter storage - good idea
* Erie #3 in the roundhouse... interesting...
* #1361 parts still around
* Big locos still "out back" from the asbestos abatement program, the "DL&W" F-3's still in the parking lot
* #565 work continues
* The ARHS B-unit is on site
 
All in all, quite a bit done for such a small team in the 5 months since my last visit.
 
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« Reply #151 on: Feb 23rd, 2011, 1:03pm »
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I was told on another thread that the Erie #3 was put in the roundhouse so the City of Lima could be put in its spot in the museum, but last i knew, the City of Lima was still out on the track behind the management building.  It's awesome to hear that the B-unit has been brought up.  Can't wait to see DL&W 663, 664, and 665 rippin' up the hill with a freight.  That's interesting to hear about this mysterious freight car.  Wonder what it is.  Did you see if 1361's boiler and firebox were still in the roundhouse?

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« Reply #152 on: Feb 23rd, 2011, 7:49pm »
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Update to Rob's report
No mystery freight car, arch bar trucks are for the 26's tender
 
Only a couple of parts beside the boiler, frame, pony truck and trailing truck of the K4 are still at Steamtown, most of the parts you saw were for the 26 or the 3713.
 
City of Lima was to go into the museum but plan was changed, have to wait and see what actually replaces the #3
 
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« Reply #153 on: Mar 14th, 2011, 1:02pm »
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I was up at Steamtown on Saturday (bored with the parade, not old enough to go to a bar) and I noticed that all of the coaches that were sitting in the back next to the management building had been moved up next to the sandtower.  In their place next to management were 3 fairly modern NJ Transit coaches.  Steamtown planning a long distance trip somewhere or what?

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« Reply #154 on: Mar 17th, 2011, 5:27pm »
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see this website for info on those coaches
http://www.eldcps.org/
 
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« Reply #155 on: Mar 17th, 2011, 5:56pm »
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Hahaha yea I found that yesterday.  I wonder a) if #470 will be used in the consist for these excursions, b) if the City of Lima will also be included, and c) what engines they are going to use to pull it all (seeing as the 3 coaches are EL units, theres the possibility of a DL&W diner being a part of it, and they are the ELDCPS, id assuming they'd use the "Lackawanna" F3s, but thats just me)

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« Reply #156 on: Mar 31st, 2011, 9:56pm »
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A little bit of action outside the shop...

March 30, 2011.  The trackmobile and GP9 no. 514 dancing around items that have two left feet.  First, this ballet required moving LV business car. no. 353 out of one roundhouse stall, no. 14 to no. 16.  This is the "run through" track that becomes shop track 9.

Next move cleared Rutland flat out of roundhouse stall 20.  These wheels are for F3 no. 664 and for Boston & Maine no. 3713.

With these cars in the clear, it's time for big power to move the big stuff.  514 takes to the parking lot to couple up with the F3s.

White smoke means it's an EMD  
 
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« Reply #157 on: Mar 31st, 2011, 10:20pm »
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Since no more than one locomotive will fit on the TT, this part of the dance gets interesting.  514 pulls the F up to the gate.

Now that 514 is in the clear, the trackmobile gets in position to shove the 663 on the turntable.

And into stall 20 she goes.  Look in the door, and you see 514 is done for the day.

Now, it's time to do the same for 664.  Back to the display area goes the trackmobile.

This time, the trackmobile is pulling the unit to the turntable.  
 
 
... and away she turns.  Her home for the next few weeks will be stall 14.  Both Fs will be in for their 92 day inspection.  663 needs new batteries, and some other mechanical work, 664 needs new wheels, and I believe traction motor work.  When this is all done, they will be blue carded, and moved into the fleet of engines for D-L, and sometimes Steamtown.  No trip dates announced.


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« Reply #158 on: Apr 3rd, 2011, 6:55pm »
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Any word on when the B-unit will be joining them?

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« Reply #159 on: Apr 3rd, 2011, 6:56pm »
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And did they put another engine to join the freight in the parking lot?

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