"Official" STEAMTOWN Thread

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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread

Postby ricebrianrice » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:52 pm

Saw pictures of a new tender at Steamtown, looked to be Stainless steel, all welded.
What unit is the tender for?

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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:24 pm

Cosmo wrote:Ok, I understand there are "good reasons" why it was decided 565 won't run,
but what, exactly WERE those reasons?

Well the list is very long but I'll see what I can do.
Running gear needs work
Boiler needs work
There's Parts missing
needs new stay bolts
Flus
Supper heater pipes
we have no Greats or the linkage that makes them work.
crown sheet is thin
No crossheads
Ect.

Dose that answer your questions?

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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:25 pm

ricebrianrice wrote:Saw pictures of a new tender at Steamtown, looked to be Stainless steel, all welded.
What unit is the tender for?

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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread

Postby Cosmo » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:43 pm

Schuylkill Valley wrote:Well the list is very long but I'll see what I can do.
Running gear needs work
Boiler needs work
There's Parts missing
needs new stay bolts
Flus
Supper heater pipes
we have no Greats or the linkage that makes them work.
crown sheet is thin
No crossheads
Ect.

Dose that answer your questions?

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Yup, pretty much.
Thanks Len
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:57 pm

Well theres one thing that's in radder great shape is her tender , We only need to do minor repairs with it.
Tender truck safty chains needs to be replaced there sorta missing.
Wooden bolster beam of the front needs replaced.
Coal bunker Extention plate steel needs to be replaced.
one Friction bearing dust cover.
new air and Steam heat pipes
New air & water hoses
New wooden double floor of the chassis {Replace with Oak boards}
Sand blast chassis and body.
After compleated Paint and Letter.
565
6500 Gal.
10 Ton.

Hope that shed some light.

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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby rwk » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:17 am

Will a US built steam locomotive ever operate at Steamtown? And why the Reading diesels to DWG again in June 2011? The bridge is fixed by now. No more trips to the Nicholson Viaduct? How were they able to go that way more often between 1989-1992 while the Moscow line was out of service? Is it because CP took over at some point and freight traffic is heavier?
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Rick Rowlands » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:08 am

In what country was the MILW 261 and BLW 26 built in? For some reason I thought that the 261 was built in New York and the 26 was built in Pennsylvania. I can swear that I rode behind the 261 through Nay Aug tunnel and watched from a vestibule as the rails were hand sanded one damp morning as she slipped trying to make the grade.

Must have been dreaming..... no American steam has ever operated at Steamtown.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Mr rt » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:02 pm

Why are they getting a PA2 & C420 ... plus a F3B to go with their pair of F3As ?
(do they all have steam generators ?)
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:45 pm

Why do you people worrie about things you can't do anything about. Would you radder have steamtown a display museum only. if not quick complaining.
No matter what you think Steamtown is a Railroad museum, that means diesels as well as steam.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby chuchubob » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:04 am

Mr rt wrote:Why are they getting a PA2 & C420 ... plus a F3B to go with their pair of F3As ?
(do they all have steam generators ?)

Steamtown is not getting an FA2 or a C420. They are going to the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society and are going to the DL shop in Scranton.
The F3B is going to Steamtown to go with their pair of F3As. That's OK with me.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:04 pm

"The F3B is going to Steamtown to go with their pair of F3As. That's OK with me."

The F3B is going to be restored in the DL&W paint as 665 , That will happen some time this coming season most likey, so they can team it up with DL&W 663 and 664. There has been talk that they might work out a deal with the DL to run Revinue Freight with them. Time will tell.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby trackwelder » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:21 pm

that would be somethin' to see!
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby daylight4449 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:17 am

Rick Rowlands wrote:In what country was the MILW 261 and BLW 26 built in? For some reason I thought that the 261 was built in New York and the 26 was built in Pennsylvania. I can swear that I rode behind the 261 through Nay Aug tunnel and watched from a vestibule as the rails were hand sanded one damp morning as she slipped trying to make the grade.

Must have been dreaming..... no American steam has ever operated at Steamtown.

it has. 261 was there when steamtown opened, along with reading, blue mountian and northern's pacific that passed through the hands of paulsen spence. i think 261 did an excursion or two, but she did at least one before leaving.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby daylight4449 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:19 am

so, whats the word on the constitution? still being put together very slowly, or is it picking up with the canadian pacific engine needing a rebuild?
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Steamtown

Postby daylight4449 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:09 am

chuchubob wrote:Steamtown last Thursday and Friday

they're going to have to hurry with 3713 if they want to get the CP loco back up
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