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ebtnut

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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2010, 05:17:41 PM »

Here's another survivor that I'd really like to see saved in a way that she could be run again.  I think she's in pretty good shape, having been stored indoors for many years in the Pittsburgh area.  http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=316963&nseq=0
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2010, 05:51:44 PM »

Now THAT is a beast and a half!  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2010, 08:50:51 PM »

I'm pretty sure the steam locomotives are all part of Jerry Jacobson's personal collection. When G&W bought the OC the steamers were unaffected- they just needed a new home.
As for the 2-10-4, despite being in beautiful condition both inside and out, it has its faults, notably its inability to make it through guardrail-less frogs.
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2010, 04:51:14 PM »

Hey, GG:  Re: the 2-10-4, is that because she has a blind center driver?  A friend of mine used to be a member at the Illinois Railway Museum.  They have a Frisco Russian Decapod, and he said when they first got it fired up, they headed out into yard.  The loco went through a turnout and the cab crew thought they had derailed.  Turned out the switch had a self-guarding frog, and the extra-wide blind driver just really bounced over the frog guards.  I can see that same issue with the B&LE engine, really limiting where it could go in off-main areas.
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2010, 11:28:16 PM »

Yes, the BLE 2-10-4s had a blind middle drivers to negotiate sharper curves.
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2010, 11:38:47 PM »

I seem to recall about that IRM decapod, That it was originally built for wide gauge, 5' I think, and thats why it had problems going over self guarding frogs. The tires were wider to fit the wheel.
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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2010, 04:08:26 PM »

They have a Russian decapod at Spencer Shops - Seaboard Air Line #544. It was built to 5' gauge and it has extra wide tires to run on U.S. rails.

http://www.nctrans.org/exhibits/rail_equipment.php

BTW, when I visited there in the early 90's I told them I was an NRHS member and rail fan from Washington DC, and they gave me and my friend a cab ride in their Southern FP-7 #6133 Grin

http://www.nctrans.org/exhibits/rail_equipment1.php
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2010, 08:35:53 PM »

Here is the Steam fest 2009 clips of the steamers. I'm guessing their is going to be 3-4 parts like the steam in the valley so be prepared! part 1 has just been uploaded!all the parts have been uploaded!
 part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa1kSNVma5w
part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN_KsJSTjTA
part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMGuxqveoBs
part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhV21gNO1io&feature=related
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2010, 07:26:04 PM »

Great videos Cheesy That was quite an assembly of steam. From the funnel stack Leviathan, through the Flagg Coal 0-4-0T, the magnificent Little River 110 4-6-2 and "big steam" Nickle Plate 765. Couple of interesting box cars there. I note the 0-4-0T is kind of "frisky" and can accelerate in a burst, almost like a hop.

Robert
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Johnson Bar Jeff

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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2010, 02:43:28 PM »

What is the story on the "Leviathan"? It sure seems to duplicate the Central Pacific "Jupiter" from Promontory, before they discovered the actual paint scheme for the "Jupiter."  Huh?
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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2010, 02:57:53 PM »

What is the story on the "Leviathan"? ...

I looked it up after watching the vids. It's a modern replica.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leviathan_63_Train_Festival_2009.jpg

http://www.leviathan63.com/
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« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2010, 02:08:12 PM »


Thanks! That's great! Sort of your ultimate scratch-building project, I guess.  Cheesy
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