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    Union pacific 4-8-8-4 Big boy will return home,rebuild and put under steam

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    #21 OFFLINE   slpwlker

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:10 PM

    This is going to be one hell of a taking. I do plan on taking a steam train ride in the future



    #22 OFFLINE   BOB DINGSDALE

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

    a dream come true for all us steam buffs

    #23 OFFLINE   staxx

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

    They had one on display at a park in Cheyenne Wyoming , got picks of it somewhere .

    #24 OFFLINE   Freightrain

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

    We have a group in Cleveland that is restoring a steam engine that used to run on the Cuyahoga valley line excursion. Midwest railway preservation society? They have a website and I have been to their round house. They are in cahoots with CSX.
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    #25 OFFLINE   2stacksuperdog

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

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    The CT Valley Railroad a.k.a Essex steam train runs 3 restored engines 2 being pre-1940s and their most recent a 1989 Chinese built engine which burned in a arson fire at the Know and Kane railroad. They bought it and rebuilt it to New Haven Railroad specs. this is it when they first finished it

     

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:52 PM

    Thanks for the info.  Steam power has always intrigued me...locos, tractors, and stationary.
     
    I don't mean to hijack this thread but the Altoona Railroaders Museum is restoring a PRR loco K-45 #1361 that was manufactured at the Juniata (pronounted as june...iata) Shops.  The loco used to sit at the Horseshoe Curve.  Restoration is to be completed this year (been delayed many times).  I can't wait to see and hear it in operation.
     
    If anyone is in the Altoona area, plan to visit the museum and Horseshoe Curve.
     
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    #27 OFFLINE   220cummins

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:59 PM

    If you want to hear a steam buffs answer to being a railroad owner who gets bought out by a larger railroad check out this website. His name is Jerry Jacobson and his love of trains especially during the "golden era" of steam has lead him to construct a period correct roundhouse and back shop for servicing his private collection of steam locomotives and classic diesel engines...

    I've been following the construction of the roundhouse through his website for the better part of five years, it's pretty fascinating and cool to watch of time.

    http://www.ageofstea....com/index.html

    #28 OFFLINE   Dougsr

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:05 PM

    I am glad they are going to restore the old gal. I love trains from steam to the modern iron. I always go to the train section in a hobby store. I would love to have a nice HO scale setup.



    #29 OFFLINE   Lmackattack

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    Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:22 PM

    I never would have thought I or anyone would get to see one run again in my life time....to me this would be one of those events you can't miss seeing atleast once...
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    #30 OFFLINE   84superdog

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    Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

    Far as Model Railroading goes, I used to be pretty into it but about a year after I started with CSX the thrill was gone, I helped build a very large Model Railroad in Nolensville TN, attatched link, and there are some videos of my model railroad stuff on my youtube channel. I built a working coal flood loader using a Walthers flood loader kit and a radio control servo driver and two servos, the chute actually goes up and down and opens and closes to load the train, never finished it though.

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    #31 OFFLINE   slpwlker

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    Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:35 PM

    awsome stuff



    #32 OFFLINE   j hancock

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    Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:29 PM

    For the UP guys, it must be fun to have a train layout in 1:1 scale.

     

     

     

    84Super, that's good stuff in scale.

    I like the UP Mack B61ST!

     

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    #33 OFFLINE   jaysm35a2

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    Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:40 PM

    Theres one indoors off I70 in Denver, Forney trans museum



    #34 OFFLINE   84superdog

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    Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:44 PM

    J, I had Mack B's all over that layout, a couple disappeared and the club was changing their ways so I loaded up three boxes of trucks, trailers and rail cars and headed out. I only took the flat cars I could use in a newer era and it took three boxes. I left several coal hoppers and 40-50' flat and box cars there and had them change the ownership in the roster to a young kid that had been helping out. I really enjoyed the time I spent there building that layout and spent ridiculous amounts of my money on track and cork roadbed. As it happens most places when things become a "club" operation and there is an inner "click" in charge others are outcast or leave in anger like me.
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    Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:48 PM

    For all those that think steam is just for the real railroads look up "live steam" on YouTube, there are a few live steam railroads close to me it is crazy the engineering that goes into some of them.

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    #36 OFFLINE   2stacksuperdog

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    Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

    I went to one of those in Massachusetts with all the mini engines.


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    Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

    I don't know a thing about trains, but I saw this on facebook. Neat picture anyway.

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