4068 Returns to service-Painted!

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4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby Alcoman » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:50 pm

I have recently been informed that Ex-D&H RS-3 # 4068 has been repainted and returned to service. It wears the D&H black & yellow just like 4116 and 4103.
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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby charlie6017 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:14 pm

Is that on the Delaware-Lackawanna or MA&N or ?

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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby Alcoman » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:29 pm

It's on the DELAWARE-LACKAWANNA.
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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby Luther Brefo » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:51 pm

That is "the" Delaware-Lackawanna. :)
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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby RS-3 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:32 am

What year is it? No where else in the world can you find THREE operating RS-3s. And in spiffy, matching paint no less. And on original ex-D&H units in D&H colors. Kudos to the GVT guys for keeping these units,with 150 years of collective service, in service today. Forget Steamtown, the DL is the real show!(OK, Steamtown is nice too.)

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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby chuchubob » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:56 pm

DL 4068 worked on Nov 28 with 4118 and C420 405, passing the CP Holiday Train on their return.
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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby Steamtown Observer » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:05 am

I would love to give the 405 a good steam cleaning and see if how much of that original Lehigh Valley paint scheme is left!
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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby RS-3 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:32 am

I think a good steam cleaning is what produced the "heritage unit" it is today:-)

But I'm all for another good cleaning, followed by a nice corporate scheme repainting!

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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby bwparker1 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:21 pm

Attached was in an NRHS mailer that I received today in the mail.

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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:35 pm

RS-3 wrote:What year is it? No where else in the world can you find THREE operating RS-3s. And in spiffy, matching paint no less. And on original ex-D&H units in D&H colors. Kudos to the GVT guys for keeping these units,with 150 years of collective service, in service today. Forget Steamtown, the DL is the real show!(OK, Steamtown is nice too.)


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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby alcodoc » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:38 pm

I ran the engines that day...pushed an 89 car grain train up the mountain....left Scranton in Run 8 at about 9 mile per hour...didn't think we would make Myrtle Street......Was in Run 8 for about an hour......And Alco said about the RS3..." To Meet the Changing Motive Power Needs of America's Railroads".


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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby Alcoman » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:27 pm

That must have been quite a sight! All that without toasting a TM. :-D
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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby coosvalley » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:39 pm

Here are some shots of the 4068 way back when I knew her as the 7801.At the time she was the only seviceable unit on the combined New Hampshire & Vermont/ Lamoille Valley Railroads. She served alone for about a year until other units were made seviceable. These were taken in 89;

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Re: 4068 Returns to service-Painted!

Postby coosvalley » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:46 pm

Almost forgot, here is an N-scale model of her;

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