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Southern Pine Lumber Co. 2-8-0 No. 28 (300)Posted by: Nick McLean on 2005-05-05 14:44:19.727
Currently this is the only opperating steam engine on the Texas State Rwy.

Solvay Process Co. 0-4-0T No. 57Posted by: Brandon Metcalf on 2005-05-05 13:26:51.513

I have contacted Leo and now negotiating the purchase of the 0-4-0. I plan on restoring the loco to full running condition upon purchase and delivery.

New South Wales Government Railways 0-4-0CT No. 1034Posted by: Kevin Jones on 2005-05-05 03:31:19.423

Crane Tank Locomotive. Condemned 10/69 and retained for New South Wales Rail Transport Museum.

Restoration was underway at Enfield but stopped when the NSWRTM moved to Thirlmere in 1974, and 1034 has remained partially dismantled ever since.

The side tanks remain stored in a 4-wheel S-truck at the NSWRTM, awaiting the day this historic locomotive will be finally restored.

Driver Diameter: 37"

Tractive Effort: 6,050lbs

Bioler Pressure: 140lbs

Cylinders: 12" x 22"

New South Wales Government Railways 2-8-2 No. 5920Posted by: Paul Bird on 2005-05-03 21:58:26.887

5920 is a Baldwin 2-8-2 steam locomotive ordered by NSWGR in a batch of twenty to overcome a locomotive shortage in the post war years. It is the last of the class.

These locomotive were to be found almost anywhere on the NSWGR system. They were intended for heavy freight workings but were found to do just as well on passenger workings, 5905 is known to be the first of it's class to haul a passenger train in 1955.

All the 59 classw locomotive were ordered as oil burners, but all but two class members being 5908 and 5916 were converted to coal burners by 1966.

5920 was withdrawn in late 1972 and was sent to Enfield for scrapping. But the loco was saved by the then Hunter Valley Steam Railway & Museum, the loco move to Dorrigo on the mid north coast of NSW in the mid 1970's. The museum should be open to the public in mid 2006. 5920 is currently stored awaiting restoration to original operating condition.

Thank you.

Paul Bird, A Member of Richmond Vale Railway Museum.

Mississippian RR 2-8-0 No. 76 Posted by: Isaac on 2005-05-03 20:17:47.47
In other words, change to restoration and owner "Steam Railroading Insititue" and location "Owosso, MI"... in June.

White Pass & Yukon RR 2-8-0 No. 69Posted by: Isaac on 2005-05-03 20:15:52.647
Okay, this engine IS in Skagway, AK, and apparently, there was some delay, as on the website it says "No. 69 is coming in June". Not too much of a delay.

Solvay Process Co. 0-4-0T No. 57Posted by: Brandon Metcalf on 2005-05-02 22:15:49.78
Could this Loco possibly be up for sale??? If so how can I contact the current owner???? E-mail me at

Canadian Pacific RR 4-6-2 No. 2317Posted by: George on 2005-05-02 12:15:37.757
This Engine pulled passenger trains up to 75mph

Mississippian RR 2-8-0 No. 76 Posted by: Brian Norman on 2005-05-02 10:08:05.923
From The Steam Railroading Institute (SRI) announces the purchase of steam locomotive No. 76 (2-8-0) from Jerry J. Jacobson. The locomotive was part of the Ohio Central Railroad Steam Department’s collection. A history of that locomotive can be viewed at the website of the Ohio Central Railroad Steam Department. SRI will fulfill the original plan of the Ohio Central Steam Department by restoring and operating this locomotive for passenger activities. No. 76’s lower operating costs, compared to the museum’s 400 ton Pere Marquette No. 1225, will allow SRI to offer its visitors regularly scheduled steam train rides and the chance to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the steam era.

Astroworld 4-4-0 No. NonePosted by: Sam Shull on 2005-05-01 23:17:11.697
Sorry, forgot to add that it is 36" gauge, not 30".

Astroworld 4-4-0 No. NonePosted by: Sam Shull on 2005-05-01 23:14:32.307
According to rumor in the amusement park railroad community, the remaining Hapur at Astroworld is still operational as the current manager of the park wants to retain it for special occaisons. Though the park no longer has a steam crew, some volunteers from a railroad museum in Austin come to the park every other Sunday to run it for the public. Other days the train is powered by "Elizabeth", a diesel locomotive very nicely disguised as a 2-4-0 steamer.

Argent Lumber Company 2-6-0 No. 2Posted by: Michael on 2005-05-01 21:27:36.64

This engine went out of service in 1988 and is scheduled for restoration within the next two years it was pulled out of service as an oil burner


Surrey, Sussex & Southampton RR 2-6-0 No. 6Posted by: Michael on 2005-05-01 21:23:41.853

This engine originally came from the surry sussex and southampton, but than was sold to argent lumber in the late 1920s, it worked their with the 2-6-0 number 2 until the late 1950s.  Midwest Central Railroad purchased them both in 1960. The six under went a major restoration in 1971 and returned to sevice in 1988.


SW 0-4-0T No. 16Posted by: Michael on 2005-05-01 21:17:29.69

This engine has proven to be really reliable.


Chicago & North Western RR 2-6-0 No. 279Posted by: Andreas on 2005-05-01 20:52:11.837

Last week I was in Pioche, and the loco is still there, right next to the new court house. It was never sold. It was obviously removed a few years ago, but just to be repainted.

New South Wales Government Railways 2-4-0T No. 1033Posted by: Kevin Jones on 2005-05-01 19:19:06.193

Originally one of a class of 18 "F351 Class" locomotives used for Sydney suburban trains, but relegated to workshop shunting duties later in life. Many were sold into Industrial service, but none have survived into preservation via that route. 1033 finished its days as a workshop shunter and mobile steam plant at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops.

Driver Diameter: 61"

Tractive Effort: 9,089lbs

Boiler Pressure: 140lbs

Cylinders: 13" x 22" 

Western Pacific RR 0-6-0 No. 165Posted by: Michael Ledingham on 2005-04-30 00:14:14.723
Not sold to an Agricultural Museum. It was sold by the PLA to the Feather River Railway Society, and has been moved to the FRRS's Portola Railway Museum. It was UP 4-4-0 #737, formerly owned by the FRRS, that was sold to the Triple T Agricultural Museum.

New South Wales Government Railways 0-6-0 No. 18Posted by: Steve Frost on 2005-04-29 14:20:16.117

A classic 'Long Boiler' type as used extensively in North East England by the Stockton and Darlington and the North Eastern. In this type, the firebox is behind the rear coupled axle, unlike the more usual position between the middle axle and the rear axle. This was supposed to help keep a good head of steam for starting after periods sidelined whilst faster trains overtook. Often used for slow, unbraked mineral trains, which was just as well as the design tended to cause oscillation at anything above a slow speed.

This is an export of a classic Stephenson design of the period and is closely comparable to the '1001' class North Eastern loco in York's National Railway Museum. (Although that one was built by Dubs in Glasgow). The tank engine version can also be seen on the North Tyneside Steam Railway.

Note the odd spacing of the drivers, with the rear pair much more closely spaced than the leading and centre axles - a dead giveaway of the long boiler loco. Its great to see it survive in Australia.

McCloud River Railroad 2-8-2 No. 19Posted by: Chris Little on 2005-04-29 13:46:07.35
This engine is done with its Overhaul but it is yet to be determined if it will run this season but hopefully it will.

Gainesville Midland RR 2-10-0 No. 209Posted by: Mark on 2005-04-29 01:36:15.07
The 209 was recently refurbished by the City of Gainesville...they did a great job, and the 209 finally has a red roof like 203 and 208 do...but the "Gainesville Midland" lettering on the tender isn't period. At least not according to the photos I have...

New South Wales Government Railways 4-6-2 No. 3830Posted by: Paul Bird on 2005-04-29 00:22:16.94

3830 was fully restored back in September 1997, and is operated by 3801 Limited, the locomotive is owned by The Powerhouse Museum of Sydney.

Thank you.

New South Wales Government Railways 4-6-2 No. 3820Posted by: Paul Bird on 2005-04-29 00:19:27.447

The NSWRTM operated 3820 back in the 1970's on tour workings, 1975 I believe was the last time the museum used it. It is going to remain on static display for a long while now, due to the museum working on other items, but 3820 is in good condition.

Thank you.

Hardaway Contracting Co. 0-4-0T No. 5Posted by: Chris Little on 2005-04-28 21:37:45.327
Right now this Engine is the one that is running and is pulling two small wooden coaches. No. 3 is now officially in the shops and has had its tender completely off and on a platform while it is pointing in the wrong way which meqans it'll have to be turned.

New South Wales Government Railways 0-4-0ST No. 1021Posted by: Kevin Jones on 2005-04-28 18:19:13.257

A standard Manning Wardle design for Shunting/Construction locomotive.

One of 5 identical locomotives imported by the Public Works Department.

Empty Weight: 21 Tons

Driver Diameter: 30"

Tractive Effort: 9,200lbs

Boiler Pressure: 140lbs

Cylinders: 12" x 18"

Societe National de Chemin de Fer Francais 0-6-0 No. 030-C-841Posted by: Steve Frost on 2005-04-28 17:35:55.85
Et en Anglais, mes amis, PLM is Paris, Lyon et Marseilles

Romanian State Railroads 0-6-2T No. 395-104Posted by: Sam Shull on 2005-04-28 12:06:38.46

The bars on the the front and back of the engine are gone because they would not have cleared the platform at the new Kenefick Station.  Since the track has been smoothed out over the years, there is now little possibility that Riva will decide to jump a curve and bang her cylinders on the ground.  During December 2004 the water tanks were removed and new ones were fabricated.  They were not ready for the start of the 2005 season, and that is why 119 is pulling the train.

Omaha Zoo Railroad 4-4-0 No. 119Posted by: Sam Shull on 2005-04-28 11:59:34.573
Actually Chris, 119 did run weekdays for the first part of 2003.  We had to pull her out mid July when the plumbing got too plugged up and she woudn't pull the hill anymore.  The new coach is part of a set of six that could eventually be restored for two train operation at the zoo.  There are currently no plans for this to my knowledge, but that one coach was brought in to increase capacity on the weekends.  It is also a memorial to one of our former crew members who recently passed away.  It runs with the 119 because it is newer and in better shape than some of the original cars.  119 will continue to pull the weekend train until the Austrian's new water tanks arrive and it is put back togather.

Societe National de Chemin de Fer Francais 0-6-0 No. 030-C-841Posted by: Doug Bailey on 2005-04-27 15:02:26.4
Merci infiniment de vos commentaires concernant cette locomotive.

Societe National de Chemin de Fer Francais 0-6-0 No. 030-C-841Posted by: Antoine on 2005-04-27 10:35:37.12
Cette locomotive 030 (060) etait de l'ancienne compagnie PLM en France .Elle etait surtout utilisee sur les lignes de montagnes des Cevennes et du Massif Central pour remorquer des trains de marchandises ou des trains mixtes marchandises-voyageurs.

Western Australia Government Railways 2-8-2 No. 1213Posted by: Chris Ashenden on 2005-04-26 08:24:52.453
To complete your fact file on this loco , I have some informtion from a book called " A HISTORY OF W.A.G.R. STEAM LOCOMOTIVES by ADRIAN GUNZBURG 1984. Loco in service 1/12/1955. Withdrawn 17/06/1971 Weight on drivers: 14t.3c (hundred weight) Driver diameter: 4'6" Tractive effort: 33,630lb Boiler pressure: 215p.s.i Cylinders 2 Empty weight: Loco without tender 80t.14c Tender full 54t.4c Working weight 134t.18c Less coal 7t. less water 5390 gallons (aus) I am not sure what the weight of water is per gallon. I hope this information is usefull to you Cheers Chris
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