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Title: 0-4-0 restoriation question
Post by: jettrainfan on January 04, 2011, 06:41:08 PM
I was joking with a friend about grand pacific junction #100 (behind a historic plaza next to the ns chicago line). Its clearly stuffed and mounted but how much would it cost to restore it? It probably just needs boiler work & a few fixes like the fire box door. It sort of resembles the 0-4-0 that runs at the B&O roundhouse in baltimore maryland. It would be neat to see a steam engine that's a native to northeast ohio!


Title: Re: 0-4-0 restoriation question
Post by: poliss on January 04, 2011, 09:34:30 PM
Looking at restoration projects of similar size locomotives I reckon you wouldn't get much change from three hundred thousand dollars and that's if it isn't in too bad a condition internally.


Title: Re: 0-4-0 restoriation question
Post by: Doneldon on January 05, 2011, 01:15:12 AM
jtf-

It's hard to say without seeing the loco and going over
it carefully but I would say Poliss is being kind. A quality
cosmetic fix up and minor repairs would eat up $300K.
With boiler and tube work it could easily be twice that.

                                                 -- D


Title: Re: 0-4-0 restoriation question
Post by: jettrainfan on January 05, 2011, 08:48:11 AM
sorry about that, heres some pics

http://image16.webshots.com/17/2/41/92/186424192LYMoTG_ph.jpg

http://grandpacificjunction.com/pics/ma1.jpg

according to the site its from 1927 but that's all the info it gives.

http://grandpacificjunction.com/train.shtml


Title: Re: 0-4-0 restoriation question
Post by: mabloodhound on January 05, 2011, 11:39:43 AM
That's a pretty loco but the "restoration" to make this operable also must include meeting the US federal inspection qualifications.   I would also think the cost might be closer to the 7 figure mark.


Title: Re: 0-4-0 restoriation question
Post by: CNE Runner on January 05, 2011, 01:45:52 PM
I agree...that is a nice locomotive; but restoration to Federal standards would be unbelievably costly. In this economy; where would the funding come from?

An alternate approach (for the well heeled) would be to contract with the Chinese and have a new locomotive built from the original plans (including any new Federal requirements). As I understand it, the last steam locomotive builder, in the world, is located in Hunan Province (China). It seems to me (assuming my memory is correct...big assumption) that several tourist railways have followed such a route for their steam motive power. Something to think about. BTW: Have you won the huge Powerball lottery?

Ray


Title: Re: 0-4-0 restoriation question
Post by: Johnson Bar Jeff on January 05, 2011, 02:15:03 PM
That is a cute little engine.  :)

Reminds me of the old Mantua 0-4-0T.


Title: Re: 0-4-0 restoriation question
Post by: jettrainfan on January 05, 2011, 04:54:11 PM
CNE runner, not yet, i convinced my mom to give me 2 mill if she won the mega millions.