Boca Raton station

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Boca Raton station

Postby BlockLine_4111 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:08 pm

I was at the Boca Raton station last week. I noticed a small steam locomotive #12 on display with a red caboose. When was #12 placed here and where did it come from? I thought I once saw this locomotive (or similar) up in NY State in the early 80's. Could this be the same locomotive and if so what is the history of it between then and now?

Took a look at the FEC track w/concrete ties. It appears that on every 4th tie they have a raised clamp/fastener versus the standard. Why is this used and for what purpose?
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Re: Boca Raton station

Postby Noel Weaver » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:14 am

I will do a little research on that engine at Boca for you.
As for Florida East Coast track, they probably have the best of any freight railroad anywhere but I do not know what you
are referring to so I can't answer your question.
I don't know how many trains you saw go through there but if they are not making a meet at Villa Rica siding a couple of
miles north, they can really be rolling through Boca. There are a couple of pretty good places to watch them pass through
there too.
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Re: Boca Raton station

Postby BlockLine_4111 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:33 am

Noel -

I did some research. Yes both are #12 but not the same loco. Here is the #12 which I visited as a youngster in Flemingville but moved to Rush, NY.

http://www.rgvrrm.org/about/railroad/bny12/delivery.htm
http://www.rgvrrm.org/about/railroad/bny12/index.htm

If you can find anything out about #12 in Boca much appreciated!!

4111 :-D
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Re: Boca Raton station

Postby blockss » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:14 pm

I liked the old station's location better than the new one. You could walk from there to the hotels.
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