Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by steamchaser » Fri May 09, 2014 12:35 pm

Saw on another site it has been withdrawn from the auction. Could they have made a deal to keep it there? Hope so

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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by Blackseal Jim » Sat May 10, 2014 7:47 pm

The SS&S 26 is now owned by NJMT / Pine Creek RR . She's staying in NJ !!!
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by steamchaser » Tue May 13, 2014 9:33 am

Now that they own it, might it jump in line ahead of #46 to run again? Last time I was there the guys at the shop told me it wouldn`t need a ton of work to get going again but weren`t going to touch it because they didn`t own it.

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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by scottso699 » Wed May 14, 2014 2:17 pm

Blackseal Jim wrote:The SS&S 26 is now owned by NJMT / Pine Creek RR . She's staying in NJ !!!
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Awesome! Great to hear!
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by R&DB » Wed May 28, 2014 11:19 am

steamchaser wrote:Now that they own it, might it jump in line ahead of #46 to run again? Last time I was there the guys at the shop told me it wouldn`t need a ton of work to get going again but weren`t going to touch it because they didn`t own it.
This seems like a sound idea. If there is not much work to do perhaps we'll see it run this year.
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by Blackseal Jim » Wed May 28, 2014 2:11 pm

The 26 is much closer to steaming than the 46 . She needs some firebox work and an inspection. We didn't want to work on her since we didn't own her.
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by GSC » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:12 pm

I often wondered why we coughed up the expense for new driver tires when we didn't own her (then) for all the wear and tear they'd get in such limited use. Those "pizza cutters weren't that bad for our operation. Now it all makes that work worth it. Loved running that engine, easy to fire and run.
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by scottso699 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:20 pm

From what my dad tells me (he was out at the Pine Creek Railroad over the weekend) the money that was to be used to fix #26 may have to be diverted to fix #45. Apparently #45 broke down and possibly is in need of some significant repairs. From what my dad was told, #26 was to be shipped to Strasburg RR this week to be re-tubed. That would really be an unfortunate set back if the money for #26 would have to be used to fix #45. :(
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by ChrisU » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:55 am

One of the traction motors on 45 burnt up so it only has half the horsepower it used too.

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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by scottso699 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:02 am

Yikes... I remember when I used to run it back in the late 90's that occasionally one engines would just cut out while running it around the loop! I assume this is not something easy to fix as the parts are not readily available...
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by scottso699 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:39 am

I talked to a couple of the employees when I visited the PC RR over the weekend and it looks like #26 is on the back burner for a couple of reasons. They had to fix #45's traction motor and Strasburg is pretty backed up. Apparently they are busy working on the LI RR G5s and doing work for Union Pacific's 3444 and 3985 engines. Apparently they will be taking on work for the upcoming Big Boy restoration project too. So they are not sure when #26 will be back in service...
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by GSC » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:17 am

scottso699 wrote:Yikes... I remember when I used to run it back in the late 90's that occasionally one engines would just cut out while running it around the loop! I assume this is not something easy to fix as the parts are not readily available...
We ran #45 many times with just one engine running. She had plenty of power for the train, and it saved fuel.
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by scottso699 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:47 am

GSC wrote:
scottso699 wrote:Yikes... I remember when I used to run it back in the late 90's that occasionally one engines would just cut out while running it around the loop! I assume this is not something easy to fix as the parts are not readily available...
We ran #45 many times with just one engine running. She had plenty of power for the train, and it saved fuel.
That's for sure! That think is a brute! I know that 7751 is usually the mainstay when running but I like #45 so much better. It just looks like it belongs better with the consist rather than the short 7751. I noticed that you all added train brakes to #45 - pretty cool. I was there over the weekend and my daughter was amazed at how loud the bell is - we could hear it all the way over at the play ground!
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by GSC » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:57 pm

Tradition at work, Scott. A "real" brass bell has far better tone, and shear noise volume, than a steel bell. Listen sometime to a real church bell, and then listen to the "tink-tink-tink" of the steel bell on an NJT engine. Big difference.

Annoying perhaps, but you know the train is coming!
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Re: Last operational steam loco on Pine Creek RR: where now?

Post by steamchaser » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:44 am

With all the talk being about 26 this summer has the 46 been put on hold? Has there been any progress on it lately?

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