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wwbackshop
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Holiday Light Trains
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« on: Nov 27th, 2008, 7:13pm »
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Seasons Greetings! The holiday lights trains are rapidly approaching here at the railroad.   They start this year on December 15th. Here are a few shots from last years runs. Come out and see what our neighbors have set up for the contest. Check the website for more info on the event.
http://www.wwrr.com/



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« Reply #1 on: Nov 27th, 2008, 7:25pm »
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KENTANDQUEENANNERR
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 27th, 2008, 7:35pm »
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Sounds great I think I will come up twice, and shovel some diesel.
 
on Nov 27th, 2008, 7:13pm, wwbackshop wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Seasons Greetings! The holiday lights trains are rapidly approaching here at the railroad.   They start this year on December 15th. Here are a few shots from last years runs. Come out and see what our neighbors have set up for the contest. Check the website for more info on the event.
http://www.wwrr.com/



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Re: Holiday Light Trains
 
« Reply #3 on: Dec 16th, 2008, 12:16am »
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Hi, I'm new to this, so bare with me.  That sounds great having a holiday night train.  I think i will have to check it out tomorrow night (Tuesday December 16th).  I love seeing trains all decorated.  I will definitely have to check it out.  Now being that I'm new to this site,  what type of engine is this that is running on the holiday night train?   Ta for now

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wwrrvolunteer
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Re: Holiday Light Trains
 
« Reply #4 on: Dec 16th, 2008, 10:53am »
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Hi and welcome!!! We will be running our 1929 Pennsy Doodlebug for all Holiday Night trains. Beautiful with all of the lights on it. Train runs at 5, 6, 7, and 8. I am told that we will be running to Mt. Cuba Road or just beyond (as there are no lights after this). The first two trips were sold out last night and the other two were fairly filled. Car holds 63 comfortably so not bad for a weeknight during the holidays
 
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WWRR_Engine98
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 16th, 2008, 8:54pm »
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Hi, Thanks for the info.  I did indeed come down and see it.  It looked great with all the lights on it.  Whoever decorated it deserves a great BIG congratulations on it.  I didn't ride it though, but I did enjoy seeing it.  But for now i'll be going.  Thanks so much for that infomation.  

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wwrrfan
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Re: Holiday Light Trains
 
« Reply #6 on: Jun 3rd, 2009, 7:35am »
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on Dec 16th, 2008, 10:53am, wwrrvolunteer wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hi and welcome!!! We will be running our 1929 Pennsy Doodlebug for all Holiday Night trains. Beautiful with all of the lights on it. Train runs at 5, 6, 7, and 8. I am told that we will be running to Mt. Cuba Road or just beyond (as there are no lights after this). The first two trips were sold out last night and the other two were fairly filled. Car holds 63 comfortably so not bad for a weeknight during the holidays
 
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too bad they dont run it with 98 anymore  


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NHIWW
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Re: Holiday Light Trains
 
« Reply #7 on: Jun 3rd, 2009, 8:30am »
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I'm guessing you mean back in the mid to late 80's when 98 was still in service before 37 came on line? Because 98 hasn't pulled a holiday lights train anytime within the last 20 years. Night time December charters, yes (Hypoint Dairy's annual trip comes to mind), holiday lights trains, no.  
 
I have seen photo's of #3 (0-6-0t) pulling the Holiday Lights Trains, but from the 1991-92 time frame up until now, they have always run with the 4662. In fact the 1991 season was all diesel as the 37 was down for repairs and 98 didn't enter service until 1992, Easter trains to be exact. First trips of the 98 were with the OCT 55 pulling the train with 98 on the tail end.
 
Shots you see with the lights strung along the handrails of 98 in its' 1990's paint job was for the Santa Trains. Usually Steve. Sr. did that every year.  
 
Fact is, in the 1990's while those trips were popular, they were no where near what they are now. Generally, they ran 3 trips a night, usually the 3 days before  New Years Eve (so a total of 9 trips). I remember that often, the first trip of the night would maybe only have 30 people on it. When the talk of using Steam on the trips was thrown around, it was noted that it would not be a profitable operation for them. The Gas car at least made money.  
 


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alco9809
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 15th, 2009, 7:57pm »
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The Holiday Lights trains are only 21 hours away as of now. Just a little reminder to come out and ride. Check out more info here.
 
https://www.dynamicticketsolutions.com/wilmingtonwestern/
 
Hope to see you all out here.
 
Steve



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wwrrvolunteer
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 17th, 2009, 11:53am »
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Howdy,  
 
Went down for grand opening night and the first two trips were completely sold out. The bug looks outstanding with the new LED lights on it! If you haven't reserved your tickets yet and still want to ride, it isn't too late. Reserve yours today either online or by calling the office during the week.  
 
The trip lasts about 45 minutes and goes just past Mt. Cuba road, where the voting contest stops.  
 
Hope to see you all out there this year, and don't forget to stop by for the last weekend of steam on the railroad till easter!  
 
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 18th, 2009, 10:46pm »
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was out chasing the bug today, here's a picture taken from the top of the rock cut


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« Reply #11 on: Dec 18th, 2009, 10:47pm »
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the reindeer and sleigh on top


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« Reply #12 on: Dec 18th, 2009, 10:48pm »
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crossing faukland road


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« Reply #13 on: Dec 18th, 2009, 10:49pm »
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reflection shot across the frozen pond at spring valley


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« Reply #14 on: Dec 20th, 2009, 1:11am »
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Howcome on a YouTube video they ran it all the way to Hockessin the year before? This video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH8RzuKyZu0&feature=related

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wwbackshop
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 20th, 2009, 2:53pm »
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on Dec 20th, 2009, 1:11am, rwk wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Howcome on a YouTube video they ran it all the way to Hockessin the year before? This video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH8RzuKyZu0&feature=related



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wwbackshop
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 20th, 2009, 2:54pm »
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on Dec 20th, 2009, 2:53pm, wwbackshop wrote:       (Click here for original message)


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