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E.M.Vulcan 0-6-0T No. 5Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-28 12:21:19.083
E.M.Vulcan No. 5, an industrial 0-6-0T is seen dumped in a timber yard at Borsa on 7 May 1996

CFR(OeBB) 2-8-4 No. 142.072Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-28 09:49:46.05
CFR No. 142.072, a 2-8-4 displayed in a public park in Resita. The loco works at Resita built many hundreds of steam locos for Romanian railways. Thirty six out of seventy nine class 142s were built there between 1937 and 1940. The class is based on the Autrian class 214, only sixteen of which were biult from near Vienna. Another class 142 (142.044) is preserved in working order in Romania while another has been purchased by Austrians and restored as a class 214.

Resiczai Vasgyár 0-4-0T No. 2Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-28 09:47:55.85
ResiczaiVasgyár No. 2, a 0-4-0T. Although the loco shown in the photo as displayed in a public No. 1, I believe it is actually No. 2! (Ref "Steam ), Radu Bellu, Brasov 1994. No. 2 was the first loco built at Resita to 948mm gauge in 1872 by the Austrian State Locomotive works (StEG)who then owned the works. The area was then within the AustroHungarian Empire. The first loco built was numbered no. 2 because the prototype loco, the rreal No 1, had been built at the StEG in Vienna and named "RESICZA". The loco was built to the design of Scotsman John Haswell, then manager of the StEG. As the works were then physially isolated from the main state railway it had to be deliverd to rEsita by mule. This loco was subsequently scapped. No 2 which is displayed as No 1 was in use as a stationary boiler until 1950 after which it was preserved. The works at Resita subsequently built many hundred steam locos for use on Romanian Railways and for industrial use.

Western Maryland Ry 4-6-2 No. 202Posted by: Shawn on 2008-02-28 08:09:30.02
The 202 will be cosmeticaly restored starting in the spring baring there are no snags. The locomotive will be soda blasted and painted into locomotive black. The original stencils for the locomotive have been located and the owner of the stencils said he is willing to allow them to be copied. If all goes as planned an ultrasonic test will be done on the boiler, drivers/running gear in the spring.

CFR(KPEV) 2-6-0T No. 7311Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-27 15:44:18.887
German built CFR(KPEV) No. 7311 at the museum at Sibiu depot on 9 May 1996. The loco is an examp0le of a Prussian (KPEV) class T9.3 2-6-0T. Other examples are also preserved elsewhere in Eastern Europe, eg Poland where they were PKP class Tki3

CFR(MAV) 2-6-2 No. 324.951Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-27 15:43:32.177
MAV) No. 324.951 at the museum at Sibiu depot on 7 October 1997. Large numbers of this class of loco was built for the Hungarian Railways (MAV) before WW1. At the time Sibiu was in Hungary but when the Austro/Hungarian Empire was split up after WW1 it became part of Romania. For some reason some locos inherited by the CFR were not renumbered to their standard format. Most standard gauge numbering in Romania follows the French system and is based on the number of the loco's axils eg a class 150 is a 2.10..0 etc.

CFR 0-8-0 No. 40.068Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-27 15:42:15.14
German built CFR No. 40.068 awaits restoration at Sibiu CFR Works on 7 October 1997. At the time of the visit we were told that the loco had recently been rescued after many years in a swamp in the Danube Delta. The loco is an examople of a Prussian (KPEV) class G8.1 0-8-0.

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 193 'Shropshire'Posted by: Steve Frost on 2008-02-27 09:04:40.307
Another of the numerous preserved examples of the Hunslet 18" saddle tank loco as produced initially for the Ministry of Supply during the Second World War. Many were purchased for industrial use, but the Army continued to operate them into the 1970's.

Alaculsy Lumber Company Shay - 2 truck No. 3Posted by: Ben SCHS on 2008-02-26 23:19:08.08
The Dixiana is currently operational on the RC&BT.

West Side Lumber Co. Shay - 3 truck No. 7Posted by: Ben SCHS on 2008-02-26 23:18:16.237
The locomotives cylinder was rebuilt in 2005, only to have the 4 axle gear crack in late summer 2006. She is currently undergoing a massive running gear overhaul that has included the installation of new wheels, gears, and fully rebuilt trucks.

Kahuku Plantation Co. 0-4-2T No. 1Posted by: Ben SCHS on 2008-02-26 23:14:54.36
This locomotive when in service from it's purchase in 1966 by Roaring Camp from the Sutro Museum (in The City) until '83 or '84. She was disassembled soon after that, and finally rebuilt in 2001. We, at Roaring Camp, use her for shuttle trains during special events throughout the summer. She does not operate on the hill.

Elk River Coal & Lumber Company Climax - 2 truck No. 3Posted by: Ben SCHS on 2008-02-26 23:10:12.86
The locomotives restoration did not start in 2007, and with the current work being completed on the Sonora #7, the work on #5 will not likely begin in the foreseeable future. Roaring Camp not only has the #7 to finish, but also 3 other historic locomotives that we manage to maintain. Plus, there is no shop space for the #5...

Southern Pacific RR 4-6-2 No. 2472Posted by: David Flores on 2008-02-26 19:12:29.58

2472 is now operational pictures of her return are found on railpictures.net operational after 5 years


Pen-y-Orsedd Quarry 0-4-0ST No. 'Britomart'Posted by: suzanne coulson on 2008-02-26 17:07:47.58
My father owns the Britomart and it is now completely overhauled and in full working order

EF Maua 2-2-2 No. 1Posted by: H E Wolff on 2008-02-26 13:47:18.3
Oldest preserved loco in Brazil. This machine started the rail business in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil in 1852 at the Maua Railroad.

CFF 0-8-0T No. 764.106Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-26 11:31:28.063
CFF No. 764.106 at the was built in Germany by Scharzkopff in 1923. The design become standard in Romania and large numbers were built at the Resita works after WW2

HuszcoLozinsky&Co 0-6-2T No. 6845Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-26 11:30:40.847
German built No. 6845 for Huszco Lozinsky & Co of Kiev in 1908 but spent

CFR 0-8-0T No. 764.157Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-26 11:28:58.69
CFR No. 764.157 at Tirgu Mures on 8 May 1997. Although displaced by diesels, from the 23 August Works Bucharest, in the late 1960s, many 760mm gauge steam locas remained in Romania as the diesels had been built without steam heating. In the cold Romanian winters a steam loco had to be added to the train as a mobile boiler. With the growth of tourism in the country after the end of Communism, several stean locos have been restored to work tourist specials. Unfortunately at the same time many of the long scenic narrow lines have closed.

Gulf, Mobile & Northern 4-6-2 No. 425Posted by: Colin Barner on 2008-02-25 21:58:37.457
The "Blue Mountain & Reading R.R." no longer exists and has not existed since June of 1995.  The railroad should be changed to Reading Blue Mountain And Northern and/or Reading And Northern. The location should be switched to Port Clinton, PA.  And most importantly, the status should be changed to operational!

Gulf, Mobile & Northern 4-6-2 No. 425Posted by: Colin Barner on 2008-02-25 21:54:34.627
This locomotive is now operational, made its first run in 11 years on 12.29.07 and there are several trips planned for her in 2008.

CFF 4-6-0T No. 763.247Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 09:28:28.33
CFF No. 763.247 is seen at the top of the rope-worked incline at Siclau and is waiting to work empty flat wagons on to Comandau on 11 October 1996. No. 763.247 is a 4-6-0T not a 0-6-0T. In the backgound a horse can be seen waiting to haul loaded wagons onto the incline platform which will then be lowered by rope to its foot. The only communications between the top and bottom of the incline was the engine whistles. I believe the incline is no longer functional

CFR 0-8-0 No. 764.052Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 09:25:08.267
Recently restored CFR No. 764.052 works a special train from Turda to Campeni on 6 October 1997. The loco was built in Poland and is virtually identical to the PKP class Px48 0-8-0s.

CFR 0-8-0T No. 764.159Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 09:23:15.313
Restored CFR No. 764.159 heads a special train from Tirgu Mures towards Mihesu de Cimpie on 8 May 1996. These locos were built in Romania at the "23 August Works" formerly the Malaxa Locomotive Works in Bucharest. The design is based on one of 1923 by the German firm of Schartzkopff. The Tirgu Mures to Mihesu de Cimpie line still carried passenger traffic in 1996 but closed early in 1998

CFF 0-8-0T No. 764.414Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 09:20:17.847
CFF No. 764.414 at work in the yard of the sawmill at Orastie on 10 May 1996. It will be noted that the 760mm gauge loco is shunting standard gauge wagons on mixed gauge buffers

MAV 0-6-0T No. 377.265Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 09:16:44.72
The MAV No. 377.???, a 0-6-0T located in Belapatfalva is no. 377.265. This is clearly shown in the attached photograph and is confirmed in the publication "European Report: Motive Power Listing: Hungary", published by Metro Enterprises Limited, Batley in 1997

CFF(Sudric) 0-8-0T No. 764.313Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 09:14:19.58
CFF No. 764.313 in a derelict condition at Viseu de Sus depot on 7 May 1997. This class of locos were buitl in large numbers at Budapest (MAV Class 490)for forestry lines of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. 764.313 was built in 1922. It was not built by Resita in Romania

CFF 0-8-0T No. 764.355Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 09:11:00.957
CFF No. 764.355 in a derelict condition at Viseu de Sus depot on 7 May 1997. This class of locos were buitl in large numbers at Budapest (MAV Class 490)for forestry lines of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. 764.355 was amoung the last built in 1950

CFR 0-8-0 No. 764.205Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 09:08:16.673
Restored CFR No. 764.205 heads a special train from Sibiu to Agnita on 8 October 1997. These locos were built in Romania at the "23 August Works" formerly the Malaxa Locomotive Works Bucharest in 1949. They can regarded as the Romanian version of the Polish class Px48 0-8-0s. At the time the Sibiu to Agnita line still carried a passenger service but I understand this has since been withdrawn

CFF 0-6-0 No. 388.002Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 09:05:46.673
CFF No. 388.002 is displayed in the museum at Sibiu depot. This remarkable loco was one of three locos built for the opening of the Sighisoara to Agnita 760mm gauge line in 1896. At the time the area was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was active at Sibiu until the late 1960s

Isle of Man Railway 2-4-0T No. 1 'Sutherland'Posted by: Phil Horton on 2008-02-25 08:58:49.66
Isle of Man Railway No. 1 'Sutherland' preserved in the Museum at Port Erin on 2 September 1996. The loco has now been restored to active service, based
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