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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