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Western Maryland Ry 4-6-2 No. 202Posted by: Shawn on 2007-07-23 16:58:17.857
Today we got the running gear cleaned up. The locomotive was coverd in flat black primer which was covereing a layer of roofing tar. While this is annoying the tar acted like cocoon helping preserve the locomotive. The 202 was sealed up by it's former owner Mr Long for his own reasons. We also got the brass and copper hand rail on the front of the boiler cleaned up and looking like new and we are goingto be tackeling the brass and copper railing that adorns the top of the boiler next monday. We are still working on preping the locomotive for painting this fall and we hope to be stripping off the old paint and tar withing the next few weeks. The 202 will be painted back to it's original service livery seen inthe photo. I will also be taking some pictures of the restoration and hopefully posting it to a webpage dedicated to the 202.

Moore, Keppel & Co., Inc. Climax - 2 truck No. 3Posted by: Kevin Madore on 2007-07-23 14:47:11.48
This locomotive continues to be operational as of July 2007, however the Durbin Rocket is not running this summer due to some significant damage to a bridge not far from Durbin Depot.   The railroad is awaiting repairs being made by FEMA and their best estimate was that the "Rocket" would probably not run until September or October of 2007 at the earliest.

Meadow River Lumber Heisler - 3 truck No. 6 (Cass Scenic 6)Posted by: Kevin Madore on 2007-07-23 14:43:09.513

Heisler #6 continues to be operational at Cass.   She is mostly kept as a hot spare for either the Bald Knob or Whittaker runs.   On 7-16-07, she handled both Whittaker trains solo.


Mower Lumber Company Shay - 3 truck No. 5 (Cass Scenic 5)Posted by: Kevin Madore on 2007-07-23 14:39:15.53
Shay #5 was apparently taken down for a major overhaul (flues etc) after the 2005 season.   I saw her in the shop on 7-13-07 and the crew there reports she is fully ready to go again pending receipt of some FRA paperwork.

Mower Lumber Company Shay - 3 truck No. 4 (Cass Scenic 4)Posted by: Kevin Madore on 2007-07-23 14:36:29.607
I was at Cass on 7-14-07 and saw this locomotive in action as a pusher engine on the Bald Knob run.   She is most definitely back in service.

Saint Louis - San Francisco RR 4-8-2 No. 1522Posted by: martin on 2007-07-23 12:06:43.637
Was the last steam locomotive to run excursions on NS. She became the 20th steamer to be used from 1964-1994 on the Southern/Norfolk Southern excursions.

New York, Chicago & St.Louis RR 2-8-4 No. 765Posted by: martin on 2007-07-23 12:02:05.06
In 1982 she ran on the SRR as a stand in for the rest of C&O 2716's excursions that year. In 1984 when she turned 40, she ran a doubleheaded excursion train with N&W 611.

Chesapeake & Ohio RR 2-8-4 No. 2716Posted by: martin on 2007-07-23 11:57:57.56
She was restored for excursions on the Southern in 1981 and ran for nine months. She had considerable firebox leakage that caused her own demise. She was stored at the Irondale until the middle 90's when she was given to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. 2716 ran until 1996 and was given back to the KRM.

Canadian Pacific Ry 4-6-2 No. 1238Posted by: martin on 2007-07-23 11:52:42.637
In 1980, she was used on a few excursions on the Southern as a stand in for SRR 4501 and C&O 2716(currently at the time being overhauled)

Canadian Pacific RR 4-6-4 No. 2839Posted by: martin on 2007-07-23 11:49:09.42
2839 was introduced to the Southern RR excursions in 1979 as a stand in for the troubled T&P 610. She was later retired the following year because she was not powerfull enough to run the steep grades where the excursions went.

Texas & Pacific RR 2-10-4 No. 610Posted by: martin on 2007-07-23 11:44:34.92
610 ran in 1976 breafly for the Texas Part of the American Freedom Train. Afterwards in 1977, she was leased to the Southern for use in excursion service because they needed larger and more powerfull pulling power for the growing excursion consists. After her last run on the Southern in 1980 she was retired and sent back to Texas. The reason for ending her short career was her running gear was always creating problems. Hopefully she will run again someday.

Western Maryland Ry 4-6-2 No. 202Posted by: Shawn on 2007-07-21 16:38:43.137
The 202 is currently under active restoration. the project is still in the early stages and is still gearing up. The current project entails cosmetic restoration with hopes of getting to locomotive into excursion service. The latter dpands on a sucessful boiler test in the fall. The locomotive is on display in city park in hagerstown md. Feel free to stop by and say hi.

DDM(Gr. Army) 0-8-0T No. HF 1757Posted by: Jürgen Heegmann on 2007-07-21 15:47:01.387
Hi, what was the reason to put this picture on this page (and no one of the other ones)? ;-) jürgen

Canadian Forest Products Co. Shay - 3 truck No. 115Posted by: Kyle H. on 2007-07-20 22:26:03.78
It needs over 200, 000 dollars in work to re-become operational fort steele is willing to do so but lacks in funds, so if anyone happens to have a spare 200, 000 dollars on hand...

Atlantic Coast Line 0-6-0 No. 143Posted by: Dean Gordon on 2007-07-20 16:09:47.357
ACL 143 was recently restored this past month once again and has a brand new coat of paint. Well, 4 coats of paint to help keep it from rust and weathering. The Railroad Museum of South Florida is also in the process of building an museum to house Florida Railroad History next to the old playground. A new playground will be built towards the parking lot. The RRMSF is currently looking for an ACL or SCL caboose for birthday parties to be located behind the 143. The RRMSF is currently looking for a bell and whistle to put on old 143. If you have any information, photos or parts (steam pumps, whistles, bells) please contact the RRMSF by Dean Gordon (dgmarklin at AOL.com) or click on the link at - www.trainweb.org/lprr/ - Thanks, Dean Gordon RRMSF Volunteer

Dorothea Slate Quarries 0-4-0ST No. 'Dorothea'Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 09:02:07.7
“Dorothea” is an 0-4-0ST built in 1901 by Hunslet, of Leeds, for the Dorothea Slate Quarry, Wales. She was out of use by 1939. She was abandoned for 30 years in a derelict shed until she was rescued by Dave Walker in 1968. She was moved to Launceston in a dismantled state in the 1980s and bought by Kay Bowman in 1989.Currently, she is nearing completion of restoration in the workshops of the Launceston Steam Railway. 8th July 2007

Dinorwic Slate Quarries 0-4-0ST No. 'Covertcoat'Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 09:00:01.153
“Covertcoat” (note the correct spelling)is named after the racehorse which won the Grand National in 1913, her original name was, “The Second”. She is an 0-4-0ST built in 1898 by Hunslet, of Leeds, for the Dinorwic Quarry system. She was sold to John Butler of Ripley, Surrey in 1964. Currently, she is undergoing a complete overhaul in the workshops of the Launceston Steam Railway. 8th July 2007

Port Penrhyn 0-4-0ST No. 'Lilian'Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 08:57:36.53
“Lilian” is an 0-4-0ST built in 1883 by Hunslet, of Leeds, for the Penrhyn Slate Quarry, Wales, where she worked until 1956. She was sold in 1965 to Nigel Bowman of Guildford, Surrey. Currently, she is fully operational at the Launceston Steam Railway where she has been resident since 1983, hauling most of the trains. 8th July 2007

Dinorwic Slate Quarries 0-4-0ST No. 'Velinheli'Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 08:55:41.717
“Velinheli” is an 0-4-0ST built in 1886 by Hunslet, of Leeds to 1’11½” gauge. She worked at the Dinorwic Slate Quarry, Wales until withdrawn from service in 1962. She is privately owned by James Evans and was based on the Inny Valley Railway until 1986. Currently, she is fully operational at the Launceston Steam Railway but she frequently visits other compatible railways, such as the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland. 8th July 2007

British Gypsum 0-4-0ST No. 'Lady Angela'Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:41:48.887
“Lady Angela” is a Peckett 0-4-0ST built in 1926. She worked at the British Gypsum installation at Kingston-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire until 1971. She was preserved, first by the Midland Railway Society at Shackerstone, Leicestershire; then she went to the South Devon Railway in 1976. For some years she was out of service but has been fully operational since completion of major work in 2003. 18th July 2007

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 4920 "Dumbleton Hall"Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:40:49.59
One of Collett’s “Hall” class 2 cylinder 4-6-0s for general express passenger work, 4920, “Dumbleton Hall” was built in 1929 and named after a stately home near Evesham, Worcestershire. She was stationed at Reading and later at Oxford from whence she was retired in 1965. After a lengthy stay in Barry scrap yard she was restored in 1974 and now is based on the South Devon Railway. At present she is out of service awaiting overhaul. 18th July 2007

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 196 68011 'Errol Lonsdale'Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:39:09.06
One of the many hundreds of wartime 'austerity' 0-6-0STs designed by Hunslets of Leeds. This example was built after the war, in 1953, and spent its working life on the Bicester Military Railway and the Longmoor Military Railway. It was named after Major General Errol Lonsdale (1913-2003), the distinguished wartime commander, in 1968.On the closure of Longmoor, in 1970, it went first to the Kent and East Sussex Railway, then in 1976 to the Mid-Hants and it presently resides on the South Devon Railway, where she bears the false British Railways number 68011, that belonged to a similar engine bought by the LNER after the war, but now long since scrapped. 19th July 2007

London Transport (Great Western Railway) 0-6-0PT No. 5786 L92Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:38:01.077
The Great Western Railway built 873 of Collett’s 57xx Pannier tanks for shunting, light freight and passenger duties. No. 5786 was built at Swindon in 1930. In 1947 she was stationed at Aberbeeg, Wales. In 1958 she was sold to London Transport by British Railways. Based at Neasdon Depot, London she acquired the new number L92. On retirement in 1969 she passed to the care of the Worcester Locomotive Society. After a stay at Hereford she moved to the South Devon Railway where she is fully operational. 18th July 2007

Great Western Railway 2-6-2T No. 5526Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:36:28.59
5526 was built in Swindon in 1929 to Collet’s 55xx, 2-6-2, “Prairie Tank” design for branch line passenger work in country districts. Unlike earlier engines of the class, she had sloping tank tops to allow more water to be stored, without impairing the driver’s view ahead. She spent nearly her whole working life in Devon and Cornwall and was withdrawn in 1962 and then spent 23 years decaying in Barry scrap yard, Wales, before being saved for preservation. Most of the restoration was completed at Swindon works and now she is a fully operational member of the fleet of the South Devon Railway. 18th July 2007

Stewarts & Lloyds 0-6-0ST No. 47 'Carnarvon'Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:33:02.497
This engine (con.no. 5474) was built in 1935 by Kitsons of Leeds, to an earlier Manning Wardle design. She became No.47 in the fleet of Stewarts & Lloyds’ Steel Company, Corby, Northamptonshire. On retirement, in 1969, she was preserved by the Worcester Locomotive Society: first on the Severn Valley Railway, then at Hereford. Since 1993 she has been resident at the South Devon Railway, where she awaits a major overhaul. 19th July 2007

Great Western Railway 2-8-0 No. 3803Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:31:21.683
Built in 1942, at Swindon, to Collett’s modernised version of Churchward’s 2-8-0 design, the 28xx class, used for heavy freight particularly coal and minerals between South Wales and the Midlands. In 1947 this locomotive was stationed at Banbury Shed, and the next year was selected to take part in the trials between freight engines of the other regions of the newly nationalized British Railways, and made a very good showing. She was withdrawn in 1965 and is now operational and stationed on the South Devon Railway. 18th July 2007

Exeter Gas Works 0-4-0ST No. 1 'Ashley'Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:29:06.827
"Ashley" is an 0-4-0ST built in 1942 by Pecketts of Bristol, for working Exeter Gas Works. She was rescued for preservation on the South Devon Railway in 1969. Although she is in fine external condition, Ashley is out of service awaiting boiler repairs at present.

Great Western Railway 0-4-0VBT No. 151 Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:27:30.997
She was constructed by Sara & Co. of Penryn, Cornwall in 1868 for the South Devon Railway, which was absorbed by the Great Western in 1876, when “Tiny” acquired the GW number, 2180. She worked the sharply curved dock lines in Plymouth and at Newton Abbot until 1883. She survived because she was subsequently used to power machinery at Newton Abbot railway works until 1927. For many years she was displayed at Newton Abbot station, but now she is housed in the South Devon Railway Museum at Buckfastleigh. 18th July 2007

Great Western Railway 0-6-0PT No. 1369Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:22:49.357
Collett 0-6-0PT 1369 was designed for Dock Shunting and built in 1933 at Swindon Works. After 27 years shunting at Swindon she worked on the quayside tramway at Weymouth (1960-2) and on the Wenford Bridge Branch (1962-4). On withdrawal in 1964 she was preserved by the Dart Valley Railway, the predecessor of the South Devon Railway. 19th July 2007

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 132 'Sapper'Posted by: Andrew Wilson on 2007-07-20 06:20:38.717
'Sapper' is a wartime Hunslet 'Austerity' 0-6-0ST built in 1943. She worked for the War Department at various installations until being sold to the National Coal Board. She worked at Bold Colliery, becoming the last industrial steam locomotive at work in the UK, until retirement in 1984. For the next 10 years she was to be found at the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum; now she is awaiting completion of overhaul on the South Devon Railway. 18th July 2007
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