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Engine Discussion:  Diesels at Steamtown
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« Reply #20 on: Jun 26th, 2010, 6:54pm »
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Here's the other F3, getting a "grey ghost" paint job.

As you can see, she is becoming no. 663.
The unveiling of this locomotive was during the Night Photo session of the NRHS convention this past Wednesday.
 


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« Reply #21 on: Jul 4th, 2010, 11:06pm »
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Masking of the 663 is taking place this week and the past week.  By the time of RailFest, she should be as nice as 664 with gold and maroon striping.  
 
I hear the "B" unit may be coming to Scranton again, too.  This will be a great A-B-A set when they are finished.


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« Reply #22 on: Apr 11th, 2011, 12:44am »
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I mentioned in the shop update that the A units are undergoing their 92 day inspection, and are expected to be operational for the year.  They are expected to be part of the night photo session on April 30, when Railfan magazine hosts the Spring Train-ing session.  
The B-Unit is also in the Steamtown yard, although still in Jersey Central colors and markings.  
To celebrate the new markings on this and the recently reactivated Jersey Central RS3 no. 1554, the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society will have a special diesel weekend in Scranton as part of their annual convention.  The dates are June 3, 4 and 5th, 2011.  Host hotel is the Hilton.  Along with slide programs and other seminars, there will be time to tour Steamtown, and photograph the locomotives.  Full details are at the website. Check www.anthraciterailroads.org for ordering information, and to find out more about this great group of people.  


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« Reply #23 on: Jun 1st, 2011, 8:07am »
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Only a few more days before the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society has its convention in Scranton.  Just last week RS3 no 1554 came out of the paint shop and was posing (with DL RS32 no. 211) near the Trolley Museum buildings.  
Some inspection of F3 no. 663 meant the AA pair would go to Steamtown's locomotive shop.  Here we see them positioned near shop track 5.

The Steamtown Yard will be filled with diesels over the weekend.  C420 no. 414 from the Lehigh Valley RR will be posed with the RS3 and Reading RS3 no. 467 in the turntable area on Saturday.  1554 will haul the Scranton Limited on Sunday while the F3s will run an excursion.


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« Reply #24 on: Jun 5th, 2011, 12:48pm »
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CNJ 1554 along Ridge Row this morning.

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« Reply #25 on: Jun 5th, 2011, 12:49pm »
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DL&W 663-663 along Ridge Row this morning.

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« Reply #26 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 8:58pm »
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Great shots, FrankD  It was down to the wire whether 663 would be running on this trip, but her repairs were done and she was blue carded with only a day or two to go for the convention.
Here is the early morning pose of the Fs with 664 in the lead.

... and from a distance, where you could see Bridge 60 tower and the bridge.

Plenty of non-conventioneers took advantage of the action. Here we see 1554 pushing the train so CNJ combine could turn on the turntable.

 


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« Reply #27 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 9:02pm »
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Don't want to leave out C420 no 414.  

My next hoped for pairing is 414 with the D-L's 405... both C420s.
The late afternoon setting brings the colors out, even with the olive of Reading RS3 no. 467.


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« Reply #28 on: Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:04pm »
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In preparation for the 2012 excursion season, the Anthracite Historical Society F-crew were in the park working on the 664 and 663 today.  


The Conrail boxcar in the above photo holds tools and parts needed  for keeping them operational.

Rewiring the F7 B-unit has begun, and from what I hear it is coming along well.  


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« Reply #29 on: Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:08pm »
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The Reading FP7s are still on the park grounds and won't be leaving Steamtown any time soon. Just last Sunday, they were placed on the head end of the short freight train of the entrance track that lines the parking lot.





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« Reply #30 on: Aug 8th, 2012, 12:42pm »
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The Reading units were on the move again last Thursday, Aug 2, with 3254 providing the pull needed.

Backing up, 3254 gently couples with 902 to pull the FP7 pair off the freight cars.

Ready to go forward.

Crossing the Traffic Circle by the ticket booth, 3254 hits a snag.  The curves in the display track are one thing, the hand brake on the Fs is yet another.  

But what a show she puts on...

Now we're moving  

The last tug on the units to be on display outside the Visitor Center.  

And here they sit.  Get your photos now.  RailFest will take place soon, and they will be moved yet again for Amtrak's arrival.  Talk now is that Reading 4-8-4 no. 2124 will take up position on the entrance track sometime after RailFest.


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« Reply #31 on: May 30th, 2013, 11:03pm »
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Here are some artistic views of the Lackawanna Switchers at Steamtown.  Above is no. 426, originally built by EMC in Cleveland in 1935

Next is SW8 no. 500.  This was built by EMD in LaGrange, IL originally as Wabash 132.  The faded number showing through the paint is her Norfolk & Western number.

A more normal view of 500 outside the Office & Storage building.

Nickel Plate 514 on the Scranton Limited.  View is from the lower South Washington Ave bridge.


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« Reply #32 on: Oct 6th, 2013, 12:33pm »
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The US Government shut down the National Park Service on Oct. 1, but the railroad keeps rolling along.  On the evening of October 5, 2013, D-L's Portland turn freight train brought this gem into the Scranton yard.

This is Conrail 5460, a GP8.  It was picked up from a stone quarry in Kankakee, IL where she had been working since 1991.  Still in Conrail paint, she is originally DL&W no. 959, a GP7.  Recently, she was purchased by the Tri-State Chapter of the NRHS and moved to Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad for preservation.

She arrived last night on D-L's Portland turn.  She is now at the Steamtown yard.

Conrail rebuilt a number of their GP7s into GP8s at Morrison-Knudsen not long after taking over so many railroads and locomotives.  Among the things she is missing is the dynamic brakes she was built with in 1952.
This locomotive will soon move to the D-L South Side yard for evaluation and eventual restoration.


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« Reply #33 on: May 14th, 2014, 8:31am »
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Here is DL&W 663 and 664 with F3B 665. It is at Slateford Pa.yard being transported by NS to a meeting of all remaining EMD F units in North Carolina soon. More on it in the Lackawanna topics here in Fallen Flags.
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« Reply #34 on: Jun 17th, 2014, 7:11am »
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* News; Now since the return to Steamtown of the Lackawanna, now, F3 A-B-A set, on last Sunday. The Father's day the local train ride to Scranton was done with both Lackawanna F3a 664 and the Nickel Plate geep, doubleheading, providing power for the Father's Day train rides. I'll add a photo when I get one.
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« Reply #35 on: Jun 18th, 2014, 12:03am »
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Not exactly, Toptrain.  It was the excursion to Gouldsboro that featured 664 and 514 MUed together.  

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« Reply #36 on: Jun 25th, 2014, 10:19am »
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Here are my first photos of the F3 ABA set, taken the day the units were heading off to Spencer, NC.

The RS3s brought the Fs over the mountain to Slateford. It must have been something else as these old old units looking shiny and new headed over the line.


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Just a photo of a fan from Australia appreciating the view of the beautifully painted C420 405 and Nickel Plate 514 about to cross the boardwalk.


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« Reply #38 on: Oct 21st, 2014, 3:32pm »
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In the locomotive shop.

With one week left of excursions (to East Stroudsburg on Saturday and Moscow on Sunday, and the temperatures dropping, it was decided to bring 514 and 664 indoors.  Minor inspection being done on 514.

After the trips are completed, the fluids will be drained from 664 and possibly stored outside until the spring.

663 has sat idle for awhile.  First it was the compressor, then the generator that needed repair.  It is planned for her to return to the rails in 2015.

 


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« Reply #39 on: Oct 21st, 2014, 3:44pm »
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Another 'new' project concerning a diesel has made the scene.

This is an Alco FA2.  IIRC, she was originally Louisville & Nashville, then Long Island.  Her cosmetic repair started a few weeks back.  She was moved to the shop on October 19.

As with many other old locomotive projects, the first job is to clean up.  Most of this work is done, and the ARHS members will begin applying the rust convertor to her.

Overall, she is still solid.

The shop lights inside the cab nose are shining through the marker lights.  Looks like she might want to roll already!  

The New York Central markings are from a photo session in 1994, when she posed with SRNJ and CNJ F units in Winslow, Jct., NJ.

This piece, along with the other ARHS items is expected to be a star attraction at the 2015 September convention.  This will definitely be interesting.


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