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EBG(DB) 0-6-0T No. 80.014Posted by: ILFORD on 2019-02-19 18:05:10.163
Locomotive is now at Heilbronn, located at Suddeutsche Eisenbahnmuseum on display in July 2018, Construction details are Wolf 1228 in 1928.

Caledonian Railway 0-4-4T No. 419 15189Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-19 09:59:06.987
Caledonian Railway 0-4-4T No. 419 is to travel much further South of the UK in March as the locomotive will visit the Swanage Railway in Dorset for the very first time. To be one of the big star locomotives along side visiting LNER A3 Pacific No. 60103 "Flying Scotsman" at their Spring Steam Up event from March 29th to 31st 2019. As well as running on service trains at the Swanage Railway on the weekends of March 16th to 17th and 27th to 28th.

South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 No. 87Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-18 12:38:31.277
The ex South African Railways 2ft gauge 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt No. 87 is to be painted in South African Railways Black livery with SAR and SAS lettering on the sides on the rear bunker when the locomotive returns to traffic from its current overhaul.

Port Talbot Railway 0-6-0ST No. 813Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-18 12:21:54.953
In a surprising move No. 813 is to visit the East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel & Wakes Colne in Essex as their first ever visiting locomotive for their Steam Gala Weekend on the 6th and 7th of April 2019.

London & North Western Railway 0-6-2T No. 1054 7799Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-18 10:18:44.883
LNWR Coal Tank No. 1054 has been added to the line up at the Severn Valley Railway as the 3rd visiting locomotive for their Spring Steam Gala on the weekend of March 15th to 17th 2019.

PTP XV\XVI 0-6-0T No. (1)Posted by: Sofiyan on 2019-02-18 06:39:24.217
No.1 or no.9 ?

Pennsylvania Power & Light 0-6-0F No. 2Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-17 13:59:53.47
This particular locomotive was not scrapped. It only had some parts taken off of it, although it may still be scrapped.

Phoenixville Iron Co 0-4-0T No. UnknownPosted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-17 13:58:30.683
This loco is NOT operable. Please change that comment. Also, it is sitting up on a pair of wooden blocks on either end of it. The family of D.J. Shirrey do not care for any of this stuff, and are letting it rot into the earth from which it came.

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway 0-6-0T No. 1 'The Earl'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-17 05:46:06.2
The Welshpool & Llanfair Railways Beyer Peacock built 0-6-0T No. 1 "The Earl" has been withdrawn from service having reached the end of its boiler ticket. The locomotive will under go its 10 year overhaul soon.

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 75319 72Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-16 13:40:01.597
Vulcan Foundry built Austerity 0-6-0ST No. 72 is running at Peak Rail in Derbyshire this half term week as it could be staying at Peak Rail for another season there this year.

Australian Portland Cement 0-4-0ST No. 5Posted by: Robert Alexander on 2019-02-16 01:10:26.953
Gauge: 42", Same specs. as No.4, B/No.:2539/1916 listed else where.

Santa Maria Valley RR 2-8-2 No. 100Posted by: Kellie R Wallace on 2019-02-16 01:01:59.533
Hi, my Grandad was Urban "Pross" Rondeau and he was one of the engineers for the 100 when working at Camp Walker/Port Ludlow. My mother often rode this locomotive with her dad at Camp Walker when she was small. To reply (a little late) to Anthony above, Mom does not recall the 100 ever being used at Port Gamble, as there was no Hood Canal Bridge at the time.

SNCF(NORD) 4-6-2.4Cyl No. 231E 41(3.1123)Posted by: Jean-Marc Frybourg on 2019-02-15 20:33:08.29
This locomotive is currently undergoing restoration to working order. See here: http://231e41.fr/

War Department 0-6-0 No. 2890 'Douglas'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-15 14:49:42.48
No. 2890 "Douglas" is back at the East Lancashire Railway and is in service during the Half Term week there.

Cohens, Stanningley 0-4-0ST No. 3 Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-15 12:55:57.95
The former Thomas Firth & John Brown Ltd Bagnall built 0-4-0ST No. 2702 is now at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. As it has been bought by a volunteer driver and his son there. When completed from its restoration it is planned to use the locomotive on steam heating duties in the winter months and station pilot, shunting and possible brake van specials.

J. Neils Lumber Company Shay - 3 truck No. 5Posted by: JD Marzec on 2019-02-14 21:41:13.27
Change status to Operational. Shay 5 passed her FRA steam tests in October 2018 and will be running at IRM for the 2019 season

New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR 2-8-4 No. 757Posted by: on 2019-02-14 10:37:08.717
757 has arrived in Bellevue and is soon to be transferred to the museum.

Canadian National RR 4-6-0 No. 1533Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:36:20.727
This engine has no hope of ever running again. It is missing too much stuff, and is at the point that it would only be good for a museum to use as an engine undergoing heavy repairs.

Canadian National Ry 2-6-0 No. 91Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:34:28.073
From what I hear the guy who was in charge of the steam program at the railroad has left, and he took the papers for the engines maintenance with him, so they will have to redo the engine if it is to run again.

Lee Tidewater Cypress Co. 2-6-2 No. 4Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:32:34.88
Engine is not undergoing restoration. In fact they have no current plans for the engine at this time. The engine was bought by the same man who went to jail for stealing the money from the treasury of the railroad, and he was the only guy who really wanted the engine. The engine is in really terrible shape, and even some of the people down there are questioning why it was bought.

Gruen & Biflinger AG 0-4-0T No. UnknownPosted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:29:22.423
This engine was once in my hometown of Plains operating at a small amusement park. The park was wiped out in the flood of 1972, and the engine was sold. I think it was run by the same man who tried to restore the Vulcan diesel in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Lehigh Valley Coal Co 0-4-0T No. 99Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:26:18.573
This engine was not fabricated by the Lehigh Valley Company shops. It, I believe was cobbled together from the remains of several other engines the company had laying around, and made into one good engine. In fact, I read in the David Conrad book of 1985 that the boiler was built in 1917 by Baldwin.

Huntington & Broad Top Mountain Ry 0-4-0 No. 39Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:23:36.95
This engine is indeed not a Huntington & Broad Top Railroad engine. It is in fact a Dunquese Slag engine, and may have originally been a tank engine. It was in fact the first engine that Sloan Cornell ever bought. He was the founder of the Penn View Mountain Railroad, as well as the Gettysburg Railroad. This engine was a purchase for what was supposed to be a circle track around a pond on the dairy farm for his kids.

White Pass & Yukon RR 2-8-2 No. 73Posted by: Jonah Snyder on 2019-02-13 11:14:52.063
Currently in Seattle being Overhauled, but should return to service this Summer.

Great Western Railway 2-6-2T No. 4110Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-13 11:12:39.227
No. 4110 has arrived at the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway or Dartmouth Steam Railway as it is now known today in Devon. Which is its new home now and will be a great addition to there locomotive fleet when restored.

New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR 2-8-4 No. 757Posted by: on 2019-02-13 10:55:10.78
757 left RRMPA on 2-11-19 to be brought to the Mad River and NKP Museum. She is currently in transit to Bellevue.

Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway Co. 0-4-0T No. 19Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-13 10:15:58.363
Former Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway Sharp Stewart built 0-4-0ST+T No. 19 is to relocate as it has been announced by its owner Adrian Shooter that his private Beeches Light Railway is to close after 15 years in May this year. No. 19 and other rolling stock from there are to be moved to a new site in the not too distant future and have a reopening in Spring 2020. The new private railway will be about 50% longer but will still feature significant gradients and other features of interest.

Baldwin Locomotive Works 4-10-2 No. 60000Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-12 16:15:36.177
The 60,000 is an experimental Watertube boiler steam engine that was designed by Samuel Vulclain, the owner and president of the Baldwin works. He wanted to prove to the public that compound expansion, as well as watertube boilers could be made to work on railroad locomotives. This engine was actually the only North American engine to make both of these concepts work successfully. It ran on the Pennsylvania Railroad test plant and main line, Baltimore & Ohio, Chicago Burlington & Quincy, Great Northern, Santa Fe, and Southern Pacific Railroads, the last of which it was converted to oil firing. It was proved it was a better steamer on coal. However, it only ran into 1927. It was returned to Baldwin after being converted back to coal. Oh, it was also run in tandem with engines from several of the roads, and proved to be superior to them all. However, it still did not convince the railroads to buy locomotives to these designs. For you see, they were already convinced they were bad ideas due to so many previous engines being complete failures. So, the engine sat in the plant and was used as a stationary boilr until 1933, when, in the middle of the great depression, when Mr. Vulclain realized that no one would buy such an orphan of an engine, he was going to get rid of it, when he heard of the Franklin Institute wanting a large engine for the train factory. So, he decided to be generous and sold the engine to them for 1 dollar. It took 5 days to move the engine 5 blocks over light trolley tracks, and finally, the engine was rolled into the uncompleted building, and has remained there ever since.

Stillmore Air Line Railroad 4-6-0 No. 103Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-12 15:59:03.193
The tender for this engine still exists. It is right across the street at Savannah Roundhouse Museum. It is preserved, but the tank is rotted through at the bottom, and will need to be replaced if it is ever to go on display with the engine.

Ferrocarril La Vela - Coro 0-4-4 No. UnknownPosted by: Robin R Beck on 2019-02-12 15:22:23.523
Built in 1898 for the newly opened railway. A 0-4-4 tender locomotive. The remains have been displayed at the museum for over 40 years. Recently been repainted black
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