Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby Jonathan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:54 pm

I watched the video and it looked like there was a second person in the cab of 1751 and 573? Why can’t there be two people in the cab all the time?
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby arthur d. » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:50 am

Jonathan wrote: Why can’t there be two people in the cab all the time?


It only takes money.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby John Smythe » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:35 pm

Does anyone know if MEC #501 will be going into the roundhouse for Winter storage or to have any additional work performed on her?
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby b&m 1566 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:16 am

The Conway Scenic mentioned on their Facebook page a few weeks a go, that an engineering firm would be looking over the 501 this winter. Nothing was mentioned about moving it into the roundhouse. Considering they just moved it away from the Roundhouse, I'm willing to bet the study will be done right where it is now.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby John Smythe » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:18 pm

There are times over the past 20 years or so that whenever something is going on regarding the MEC #501 I get some sort of a E.S.P. sensation / premonition that something is being planned, talked about, etc regarding this steam locomotive. Almost like someone or something far away is trying to communicate with me. I see combinations of 0-1-5 in numerous ways, multiple times, then later learn that something in fact has taken place, I don't completely understand what drives this sensation but I accept it. As everyone well knows I only want the best to happen regarding her restoration.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby backroadrails » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:01 pm

B&M 4268 got its prime mover and generator today. And Conway’s scenic has reportedly purchased another car, which will be delivered via SLR in the coming weeks. This has not been confirmed by Conway yet, but if it is true you may see a trip through the Notch this year to get it.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby gokeefe » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:29 pm

Fantastic news. Thrilled about the new car purchase and interested to hear the details and background.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby John Smythe » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:02 pm

As I've stated before....the new owners of Conway Scenic are thinking outside the box, many, many new things are in the works & will present themselves at the appropriate time. The MEC #501 in my opinion was, is & will continue to be a excellent candidate for a complete restoration.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby p42thedowneaster » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:08 pm

Any indication if the new car is for passenger use or freight?
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Postby backroadrails » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Passenger I think.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby JohnR19 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:03 am

I heard the car is going to be PV Silver Splendor.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby NHV 669 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:20 pm

Correct, car is ex CB&Q Silver Buckle. The seller confirmed via the Train Orders site that it will leave LA for the final time tomorrow, and supposedly arrive in ALB 11/21 via the Lake Shore. It will go by freight the rest of the way, not sure if that means north or east, but certainly will arrive via SLR/NHCR sometime after that.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby p42thedowneaster » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:05 pm

Thanks for the info, that's awesome! Do you think this will be used for expanded dining seats or just used as a premium table car?

I'm excited by the hope of new improvements to first class finally happening. I love the dining car on the CNL but I very much dislike the CP Reed and Lower dome seating. Sitting across from strangers for hours is not what I came for. We almost always escape to a less crowded coach seat during that half the ride.

If I could have a private table for 2 in first class we would be more likely to stay there and buy some drinks and snacks.
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:20 pm

That ex CB&Q car leaves LAUPT on the SW Chief # 4(17) at Chicago to Lake Shore Ltd # 48(20),dropped at Albany 11/21. :wink:
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Re: Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) discussion thread

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:33 pm

What is SLR?
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