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Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. 0-6-0F No. 4093Posted by: Wm. Turnbull on 2005-06-10 12:53:03.38
The 4093 has arrived in Tamaqua, it sits on a spur in front of the old tamaqua station (rdg).  The move took place in the spring of 2005.  The restoration included reworking of journals and couplings to be able to make the trip being pulled from Jim Thorpe to Tamaqua.

Reading RR 4-8-4 No. 2102Posted by: Wm Turnbull on 2005-06-10 12:43:24.56
The 2102 is now on display in Jim Thorpe, PA in front of the old CNJ station.  The locomotive has not been fired since 1994. 

Dry Gulch RR 4-4-0 No. 4 "Janelle"Posted by: Jay on 2005-06-08 08:38:51.257
The park's website says that Skooter was added in 1990 to run with Janelle  not the other way around.  Oh and the fuel should be propane.

Chiriqui Land Co. 2-6-0 No. 46Posted by: Chris on 2005-06-07 20:37:09.0
The last few months have been spent machining new parts for the front(pony) truck of the #46. After thorough inspection, most parts for the lead truck were deemed too worn out and mismatched to use, so new parts have been machined in house. This includes new pins (upper and lower), roller wheels for pins, and swing links. The springs have also been cleaned and mag-particle tested, and washers and other small parts replaced or remachined. The entire setup is complete and ready to be re-assembled. New fitted bolts for steam saddle have been machined and installed to replace the badly worn out bolts there. As always, constant little are jobs ongoing, and progress is at a steady pace. -Chris

North Eastern Railway 0-6-0 No. 2392 65894Posted by: Steve Frost on 2005-06-07 16:51:29.82
The P3 is set to move to the Shildon 'Locomotion' museum where it will undertake light duties only. This is because of a crack in the cylinder block. As the loco is nearing the end of its boiler ticket, it will probably be attended to during its next overhaul.

Coos Bay Lumber Co. 2-8-2T No. 10 (scrapped 8-2011)Posted by: Brian on 2005-06-07 16:04:37.097
This locomotive was sold in 2002 for display in Florida.

Union Pacific RR 4-8-8-4 No. 4005Posted by: Jim Reisdorff on 2005-06-07 10:30:49.27
The 4005 was badly wrecked, with a couple of the crew members killed, in an accident on Sherman Hill on April 27, 1953. The Forney Museum held a commemoration of the incident on the 50th anniversary of it in 2003. Family of the crew were there, as well as two engineers who had operated the 4005. A model company has also produced a very detailed and very expensive model of the 4005.

Romanian State Railroads 0-6-2T No. 395-104Posted by: Sam Shull on 2005-06-06 21:17:01.123
Riva's new water tanks are installed and it looks like she may run this weekend, but if not the weekend after. Also, the air tanks and injectors have been moved below the running boards, so for the first time in its years at the zoo, it will not have all that extra stuff on top of the boiler.

White Pass & Yukon RR 2-8-2 No. 192Posted by: Sam Willard on 2005-06-06 14:56:20.11
This locomotive's nick name is Klondike Katie, she also has a sister that is hardly mentioned,#195, witch is still in Alaska.

Homestake Mining Co. 0-4-0CA No. 1APosted by: on 2005-06-06 12:15:11.827
its a 0-6-0 please correct that info

Union Pacific RR 4-8-8-4 No. 4023Posted by: Jim Reisdorff on 2005-06-05 23:44:23.35
The 4023 was moved from its interim location at Durham Western Heritage Museum to its new display site at Lauritzen Gardens in south Omaha during March 2005. Here, along with UP DDA40X Centennial unit No. 6900, the 4023 is part of a new Kenefick Park. The two locomotives are positioned on a bluff so that they are visible to motorists on Interstate 80. They will otherwise be available for viewing by visitors to the Gardens.

Queensland Government Railways 4-8-0 No. 820Posted by: Paul Bird on 2005-06-05 22:42:17.493
When was this loco scrapped?

New South Wales Government Railways 4-6-2 No. 3801Posted by: Paul Bird on 2005-06-05 22:36:28.64
3801's current top boiler pressure is limited to 215psi, as when it was rebuilt/restored from 1983-1986 some parts were lost. But 3801 is in need of a new boiler, it will be done at towards the end of 2005. And it is hoped that the new boiler, an all welded boiler will be able to restore 01 back to original top boiler pressure of 245psi. Thank you.

Texas & New Orleans RR 2-8-2 No. 771Posted by: on 2005-06-03 01:21:33.11
As of March 15th, little work has been done on the ex-SP 771.  Tom Wayne, general manager of the Tarantula Train, says restoration should be done by or around 2008.

Kahului Railway Company 2-6-2 No. 12Posted by: Ed Kelley on 2005-06-02 23:45:47.2
"Faja" is incorrect, this locomotive is owned by the Colorado Historical Society, not Ron Trottier. Railstar Corp, Trottier's organization, was selected to operate the new operation on the Georgetown Loop site. The locomotive went into regular service there on May 27, 2005, doubleheading with a diesel. Its maximum capacity is 3 cars, versus the typical 9 hauled by one of the GLR Inc's Shays or outside-frame Consols. Location should be Silver Plume, CO at the Georgetown Loop.

Reading RR 4-8-4 No. 2100Posted by: Michael Huhn on 2005-06-02 15:57:46.77
As of recently, 2100 is returning to the USA! She is currently being preped for the move from Ontario to somewhere in California. [url=]here[/url] for more info.

Societe National de Chemin de Fer Francais 0-6-0 No. 030-C-841Posted by: JED on 2005-06-02 02:28:38.273

En fait, cette locomotive est issue de l'ancien réseau de l'Ouest. A partir de 1909, ce réseau est repris par l'état puis en 1938, date de la nationalisation des chemins de fer elle devient la 3 030 C 841 SNCF ( le 1er chiffre 3 indique la région ouest de la France). Sa soeur la 3 030 C 815 est préservée au musée de Mulhouse en France. Ces locos ont eu une longévité extraordinaires puisque construites à partir de 1867, les dernières ont terminé leur carrière en 1966.

MACHINE de la série 030.C.531 à 860 à 3 essieux couplés, 2 cylindres simple expansion, tiroirs plans, pour trains de marchandises.

Construite de 1867 à 1882.

Surface de grille : 1 m² 48 Surface de chauffe : 154 m² 71
Diamètre des cylindres : 0m 460 Course des pistons : 0 m 640
Diamètre roue motrices : 1 m 430 Timbre 10 Kg
Diamètre roues porteuses : Ecartement extrême : 3 m 700
Longueur : 9 m 020 Poids en ordre de marche : 40600 Kg

TENDER : Eau 15 m3 - Combustible 5000 Kg


Stine Coal Mining Co. 2-4-4T No. 2Posted by: Zach Lybrand on 2005-06-02 00:18:09.897
The Grapevine Vintage Railroad, the city of Grapevine, and Gaylord plan to have a train running from downtown Grapevine (which isn't really much of a downtown), to the new Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.

Denver & Rio Grande Western RR 2-8-2 No. 464Posted by: on 2005-06-01 19:09:55.483
Yep. Thats what I was told too. I've been waiting six years to see the Mike in operation.

Venice Railway 2-6-2 No. 2Posted by: Ed Kelley on 2005-06-01 16:50:40.33
Status is once again (after 11 years) operational. Will go into revenue weekend service soon. Weekday trains will continue to be pulled by the diesel.

New South Wales Government Railways 4-6-0 No. 3001TPosted by: Kevin Jones on 2005-05-29 19:48:55.567

Originally built as 4-6-4T but converted to 4-6-0 after electrification of the Sydney suburban lines, and used on country branch lines. Superheated boiler. 3001T was restored to operation by the NSWRTM during the early 1980's but was withdrawn due to deteriorating mechanical condition in approximately 1997, and is now displayed as a static exhibit at Thirlmere in lined black livery.

Empty Weight: 55.25 Tons

Weight on Drivers: 41.25 Tons

Driver Diameter: 55"

Tractive Efort: 21,500lbs

Boiler Pressure: 160lbs

Cylinders: 19" x 24" 

Pickering Lumber Company Shay - 3 truck No. 8Posted by: Ed Kelley on 2005-05-25 19:01:57.777
Locomotive has been (for some time) in the collection of Fred Kepner and relocated to one of his properties in Klamath I believe.

Dundee Gasworks 0-4-2WT No. 'Bonny Dundee'Posted by: on 2005-05-25 16:07:01.403

Used in summer high season. Built for Dundee Gas Works and worked there for 59 years as 2ft gauge loco. Arrived at railway in 1976, and was regauged and running by 1982. In 1996 new valve gear and a new tender were added

Six Flags Over Georgia 4-4-0 No. Posted by: Ed Kelley on 2005-05-24 23:24:50.27
The locomotive was sidelined in need of firebox work after the 2002 season and was later butchered up and motorized. Diesel power is provided from a prime mover in the tender and powers the rear drivers via a direct chain drive. The pistons and valve gear have been removed which was obviously neccessary and will prevent even further accelerated damage to the running gear. Trying to get the locomotive up the grade with an dry boiler apparently had issues, so Six Flags tore out the rear flue sheet and reportedly threw in sand, and stacks of rail. Offers by manufacturers to sell the park steam profile locomotives failed. The locomotive was designed to be powered by steam, as if the boiler and traction issues with a dry boiler shell didn't prove that!

Denver & Rio Grande Western RR 2-8-2 No. 464Posted by: Jason on 2005-05-24 20:55:53.487
From what I understand, 464 is going to come out in early July, and #2 will go in for restoration. I remember riding behind 464 as a kid. It is too bad the parks comission closed the old loop.

Kiso Forest Railway 0-4-2T No. 7Posted by: Ed Kelley on 2005-05-24 20:02:13.477
Correction, "Stored Operable"

Kiso Forest Railway 0-4-2T No. 7Posted by: Ed Kelley on 2005-05-24 20:01:58.357
Now in San Luis Obispo, CA, "Stored" Owner: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum (donated)

Western Pacific RR 4-6-0 No. 94Posted by: Ed Kelley on 2005-05-24 19:56:52.467
Status is "Stored", or probably "hidden" would be more like it. The museum has parted with its two other steam locomotives in an effort to "reaffirm its mission statement".

McCloud River RR 2-6-2 No. 25Posted by: Ed Kelley on 2005-05-24 19:55:17.66
Word is the #25 has been donated to the City of McCloud.

McCloud River Railroad 2-8-2 No. 18Posted by: Ed Kelley on 2005-05-24 19:54:52.013
Locomotive sold to Northern Nevada Railway Preservation to be used on the rebuilt Virginia & Truckee out of Carson City. The McCloud's owners have agreed to store the locomotive in McCloud until the new owners can take delivery of it, which means a place to store it.
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