Locomotives in Oaks Pa

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Locomotives in Oaks Pa

Post by bruce a. » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:32 pm

Any one know any thing about the loco's in Oaks Pa ? I seen them today when I was at the Train show

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Post by theWatusi » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:30 pm

what kind were they?

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Post by nickrapak » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:39 pm

What I can discern from looking at them, and some research on the 'net is that there are four locomotives:
    an 0-4-0 Tanker, formerly Worcester County Electric no. 1, was at Steamtown until being sold to a private party.
    an old Whitcomb four-wheel switcher
    A 44-ton switcher
    a speeder in pretty derilict condition

I have no idea about who owns the cars, or why they are there. I would also like some information, if anyone has it.

P.S. here is a website that has someone's railfanning expedition to Oaks.

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Post by CarterB » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:00 am

Is the station and 'critters' at this location? SE corner Gumbes Rd (Station Rd) @ Eqypt Rd, Oaks, PA?
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Post by nickrapak » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:43 pm

There is a station and a 3' gauge loco at the corner you are talking about, but the other locomotives are located in the old factory area behind your location.

For a satellite view, click here. The trains are just west of the intersection, right before the tree line.

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Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:27 pm

It would be nice, if anyone had some ground level pics of these. Curious about the "44 tonner" personally. Anyone close to these. The tree line shot shows nothing of any use, other than there is something there......

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Post by jayrmli » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:09 am

I was an exhibitor at the show, and was wondering about them myself while "snooping around" on off- hours.

The one displayed at the station looks like it had some streamlining features added for display purposes, but the others are just sitting there on another track away from the display. I'd like to know more about them as well.

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Post by Flababo » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:24 pm

Some of them may have come from Phoenix Iron, I know they found several locomotives abandoned in the old steel mill when they started tearing it down.

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Post by Schuylkill Valley » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:48 am

The old locomotives that was found in the steel mill at Phoenix are now at Shirery's in Gigerstown, PA.
Here is the link to the RYPN forum where this has been discussed in depth.
MA Electric 0-4-0T in Oaks, PA
http://rypn.sunserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26899

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Re: Locomotives in Oaks Pa

Post by bruce a. » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:37 am

Thanks for the infor.

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Post by Tom_E_Reynolds » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:36 pm

GOLDEN-ARM wrote:It would be nice, if anyone had some ground level pics of these. Curious about the "44 tonner" personally. Anyone close to these. The tree line shot shows nothing of any use, other than there is something there......


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Re: Locomotives in Oaks Pa

Post by NNR » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:25 pm

Does any one have direct contact info of the owner i am especially interested in the 040 and have the meens to move it! Thanks in advance

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Re: Locomotives in Oaks Pa

Post by daylight4449 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:36 pm

I take it that since the WCEC No. 1 is still in the mud, based on the current aerial view in the map provided, nothing much has happened. I am working on a establishing an NRHS chapter, and considering this is one of only three engines that I am aware of that has operated in Worcester County, I'd like to know more so I can try and communicate with the owner of the No. 1. Even if the engine can't be returned to Central Mass, I think documenting the story behind this old Porter might be worth it.

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Re: Locomotives in Oaks Pa

Post by Schuylkill Valley » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:05 pm

Contact Pat McKinght at steamtown, he might be able to help you since Steamtown USA once own the steamer.
1-888-693-9391 Ext. 5193
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