"Official" STEAMTOWN Thread

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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby daylight4449 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:19 am

chuchubob wrote:
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.

the "F3B" is a F7B from the boston and maine that ARHS plans to backdate in apperance to an F3B. shouldn't be that hard. saw a picture of BM 4266 in the late BM days without most of it's grilles on, and it looked just like a chicken wire. the reading FP7s are there so they can recieve matinence and use scranton as a base of opperations.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby daylight4449 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:11 pm

To burst the bubble of many who say steamtown will never operate an american steamer, they did, and will again soon. Why doesn't anyone remember baldwin #26? Oh, and google the 3713 and you'll find our F3 toting friends have been gettin a fair amount done. Can't wait to tell them that my health teacher's grandfather regularly operated the 3713 and her stablemate P4s.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby daylight4449 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:09 am

daylight4449 wrote:To burst the bubble of many who say steamtown will never operate an american steamer, they did, and will again soon. Why doesn't anyone remember baldwin #26? Oh, and google the 3713 and you'll find our F3 toting friends have been gettin a fair amount done. Can't wait to tell them that my health teacher's grandfather regularly operated the 3713 and her stablemate P4s.

Wait, sorry, it's the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad Historical Society.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby rwk » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:06 pm

There is no DWG excursion this year because a bridge under I-80 needs repair between East Stroudsburg and DWG. All rail traffic is suspended over the bridge until repairs are made. It could take up to six months. The first Steamtown excursion for the year is in July I believe, and there will be no steam past Tobyhanna.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:09 am

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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby daylight4449 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:58 am


My god, the only steam excursion will be the holiday express!
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby alzubal » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:24 pm

Reread the schedule again the dates with the number are diesel powered.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby ricebrianrice » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:38 pm

Any steam town updates, this thread has been pretty cold.

Here is an update on B&M 3713:

http://www.project3713.com/news.html
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Norge » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:42 pm

Sorry to bump a dusty thread, but just wanted to say that I LOVE Steamtown. When I was very young my grandparents lived in the Poconos and my grandfather would take me to Steamtown quite often.. He actually managed to take me on a tour before it opened. Definitely taking my kids there, whenever that may be.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Camsand48 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Anybody hea r anything about East Broad Top closing?
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby toolmaker » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:57 am

Camsand48 wrote:Anybody hea r anything about East Broad Top closing?


There are several EBT topics in this forum. If there was something to say I would watch those for new discussions.

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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby TSTOM » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:22 am

This can't be very good for Steamtown local revenue, can it ?....

http://www.businessinsider.com/scranton ... ges-2012-7
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Mr rt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:16 pm

Well, what does Steamtown gwt from the City ?
Aren't they a federal organization ?
And they a tourist organization ?

The City needs money, so any touist organization is going to left alone, if the mayor has any brains.

Now the tourist group in the city will be working for mim wage ... hopefully they can keep going while this all sorts out.

Where is the State of PA ... they could help or take over the city government.
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Deel » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:36 pm

I attend Railfest every year. I remember that the finishing touches were being put on Baldwin #26 in 2011. Well, it's been a year and the #26 looks exactly the same. Of course the 2354 was up and running, and this year it pulled the excursion to Moscow. I believe it was 1999 or 2000 when all three engines were steaming during railfest, and they even double headed the 2317 and 2354 for a few runby's. Now, Steamtown seams to be only a shadow of once was. It appears that all efforts are going into the 3713 and progress is very slow.
I realize that aspestos removal was being done on the three static locos, but that "crown sheet" was supposed to be done 7 years ago on the 26. What's going on over there? 100 different projects and zero progress. Nothing changes and I can't figure out why. This year railfest was dis organized, and very disappointing. I can only wonder if they are restoring the 26 back to service. Rangers keep their mouth shut, so I couldn't find out a thing. Anybody have insight?
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Re: Official STEAMTOWN Thread 2010/2011

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:14 am

One word can describe what is going on here. "Union" The Employees milk the system . They only do the minion each day to show their even doing some thing.
I witness it first hand. I volunteer there for three years on Project DL&W 565 as co - Lead.

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