Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby 0475Joe » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:52 pm

Anyone know the extent of the Great Republic's restoration, and if she will be ready for the 2018 season?
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby ebtmikado » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:48 pm

Interior painting for this year. Expected to be back in service by opening day.
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby 0475Joe » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:17 pm

Ah, Thank you! She was definitely looking a little worse for wear when I rode in her last July. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby ebtmikado » Wed May 16, 2018 10:12 am

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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby 0475Joe » Thu May 17, 2018 4:19 pm

Just got my hands on an original copy of the New York New Haven & Hartford's promotional "Yankee Clipper" book, which describes the history of the train and give images of its parlor cars. In it I found an image of our "Great Republic":
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby BandA » Sat May 26, 2018 8:19 pm

Very similar name to the Flying Yankee.
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby 0475Joe » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:44 pm

Would anybody happen to have pictures of the Middletown's interior in her current dining car configuration? Gathering images for an art project. Thanks.
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby ebtmikado » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:49 pm

Who would like to help with Phase II of the Friends of the Valley Railroad's restoration of New Haven Railroad Caboose C-540? Help is sorely needed:
http://friendsvrr.org/project/new-haven-railroad-caboose/

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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby Seeknay » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:51 pm

Any news or progress on restoration of No. 97?

Been several years, would love to see her back on the rails.
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby Cosmo » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:37 pm

"Word on the street" is:
"The Squeeze" in a few weeks, running by Xmass season...
but that's "UNOFFICIAL" word.
"It belongs in a MUSEUM!"
-Indiana Jones
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby elecuyer » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:44 pm

The Mass Bay RRE is advertising a Steam Extravaganza on 10/28:
http://www.massbayrre.org/Trips/ValleySteamExtra.html

The Mass Bay RRE excursion will be double-headed with 3025 and 40 on the point.
The excursion will "stop at Deep River, where 2-8-0 locomotive 97 (Alco-Cooke, 1926), freshly returned to operating condition this fall, will await our arrival. We’ll pose 97 with our train for a unique photo opportunity featuring all three of the Valley Railroad’s steam locomotives!"
Support the WW&F's Narrow Bridge Ahead!
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby 0475Joe » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:12 pm

Anybody know which car the NPE "First Class Car W" option is referring to? Saw this as an option on the NPE ticket selection page. Seeing as Car 1 is usually the Great Republic and A through D are the Middletown, Goodspeed, Wallingford, and Meriden, I'm not sure which car would be "First Class Car W".
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby ebtmikado » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:00 pm

One of the Timber Train cars is to be configured a parlor car.
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Re: Official Valley Railroad Thread (VALE)

Postby 0475Joe » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:49 pm

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