Reading FP-7s on loan to Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Reading FP-7s on loan to Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Postby metman499 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:52 pm

FP-7s arrived safely in Strasburg today. They are currently in the yard alongside the fence on loan from Reading Tech.
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Postby Franklin Gowen » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:00 pm

Nick, would you happen to know why they are there? I had thought that they were going to the RCT&HS' new museum complex at South Hamburg. I find this move intriguing, but likewise baffling.
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Postby metman499 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:40 pm

I think their eventual home will be in South Hamburg. This is the third time to my knowledge that they have called Strasburg home. The museum does have an annual Reading Event where Reading Tech is represented. Might have something to do with that, might not. I am not really sure. I am also not sure how much storage space they have a Hamburg and this may be a good way to exhibit them until such time as there is room at Hamburg/ fantrip opportunities. But this is all speculation on my part.
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Postby glennk419 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:28 pm

Are they being stored on the Strasburg RR or are they actually at the museum? Either way, they should be in safe confines with all the activity and watchful eyes out there. I guess we never did find the horns?
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Postby metman499 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:53 pm

At the RRMPA along 741 on the fence.
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Postby scotty269 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:53 pm

http://local.lancasteronline.com/4/214951

STRASBURG, Pa. - The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg has twins: two 58-year-old Diesel locomotives weighing in at 255,000 pounds each.

The new arrivals were brought to the museum Wednesday via the main line at Paradise and the tracks of the Strasburg Rail Road.

Dubbed the 902 and the 903, the locomotives are owned by the Reading Company Technical and Historical Society and the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society, respectively.

They will be on display at the state museum for at least a year and maybe longer.

"We're very happy to have them and protect them for as long as they're here," David Dunn, the museum's director, said.
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Postby mst145 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:17 pm

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GG1

Postby amtrakhogger » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:45 pm

I know this is a RDG post but what # is that G? Is it the 4935 or the
4800?
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Re: GG1

Postby mst145 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:50 pm

amtrakhogger wrote:I know this is a RDG post but what # is that G? Is it the 4935 or the
4800?


It's "Old Rivets" #4800

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Thanks

Postby amtrakhogger » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:53 pm

Thanks.
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