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Sugar Pine Lumber Co. 2-8-2T No. 37Posted by: Chris Kovacs on 2005-12-01 16:10:15.327
As of now, 2-8-2T #37 is about to undergo restoration to operating condition.

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 0-6-0T No. 32670 'Bodiam'Posted by: Tom Burnham on 2005-12-01 07:07:17.873

Built in 1872 at the Brighton works of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway as No 70 'Poplar' for the company's London suburban services.  Sold in 1901 to the Rother Valley Railway (later renamed the Kent & East Sussex Railway) where it became their No 3 'Bodiam'.  Rebuilt by the K&ESR with a higher coal bunker and the A1x class boiler.  Became part of the nationalised British Railways in 1948 and received the number 32670.  Following closure of the K&ESR line to passengers in 1954 and the introduction of diesel locos for the goods service that continued until 1961, 32670 was transferred elsewhere and withdrawn in Nov 1963.  However, it was sold to a private owner for use on the preserved Kent & East Sussex Railway in April 1964 and has been there ever since.

The photo shows it in the 1960s at Robertsbridge, the K&ESR junction with the Hastings main line, before re-opening.  The preserved K&ESR was reopened between 1974 and 2000 from Tenterden, Kent to Bodiam, East Sussex.  Another company, the Rother Valley Railway, is working to restore the Bodiam - Robertsbridge link, and has established a base on the land seen behind the train in the photo.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 2-10-4 No. 5030Posted by: Sam on 2005-11-30 20:34:11.19
Looks like it's about to rain in the picture of 5030

Southern Pacific 0-6-0 No. 1233Posted by: CJ on 2005-11-29 18:01:35.09
1233 is going to be trucked soon from what i have been told. She is awaiting her tender to be   re-atached.

Sierra Railroad 2-8-0 No. 28Posted by: McCoy on 2005-11-29 17:52:16.577
Being a former museum worker, it was my duity to gaurd and clean, and somtimes operate these big giants. Old 28 is just one of many i have had the pleasure of. She has seen lots of movies, but has allso seenher share of trouble.

Port Huron & Northwestern RR 2-4-0 No. 1Posted by: B Norman on 2005-11-29 13:48:28.11
Seems this loco use to run from Almont to Port Huron and was know as the D.B. Harrington.

North American Rayon Corp. 0-6-0F No. 1Posted by: Sam Willard on 2005-11-28 14:44:13.743
I saw this locomotive two days ago, it is in better shape and has a green paint job. It is on display with a gondola and caboose.

White Pass & Yukon RR 2-6-0 No. 52Posted by: Robert G. Hilton on 2005-11-28 12:50:34.8
I would disagree with the previous input as to Serial No. and U&N Nos.  According to the more recent update of Mr. Pitchard's research at the Brroks serial No. is 567, the original U&N No. is 37, and the 1885 re-numbering was 94.

Lambton, Hetton and Joicey Collieries 0-6-2T No. 29 Posted by: Steve Frost on 2005-11-28 06:56:15.74
29 is back at Grosmont, and has had some teething problems since its return - hot axlebox, hot coupling rod bearing and a leaking steam pipe. Still hasn't made it to K&ESR, but if she's fit it may happen this year.

Boyne City RR 2-8-0 No. 18Posted by: J.D. Gallaway on 2005-11-28 02:26:07.043

Unfortunately, 18 is still out of service. When repairs began, it was found to be in much worse condition that was originally thought.

In addition to boiler work, work has also been done on both side sheets, the back sheet, as well as both flue sheets. Also, as expected, all flues have been replaced.

As re-assembly began, we also identified repairs needed on the running gear, driving boxes as wells as rod bearings.

As soon as the hydro is completed, I'll post an update. Until then, keep your figures crossed for a speedy 'recovery'.

Virginia & Truckee RR 4-4-0 No. 22Posted by: Michael Ledingham on 2005-11-27 23:42:46.42
Scratch my last note; the Inyo is now operated at 75 psi to save wear and tear on the boiler. Also, some of the information in the previous poster's note is not quite correct. "Brass Betsy" was Inyo's nickname, not its real name. 116,000# is most likely the weight of the engine and tender together. The Inyo is also not the oldest operating locomotive in the world. B&O #25 "William Mason" (which was also featured in "The Great Locomotive Chase"), built in 1856, is operable, as is Camden & Amboy #1 "John Bull", built in 1830. There is also an operating 0-4-0 in the UK built in 1860.

New Haven Trap Rock 0-4-0T No. 43Posted by: ryan on 2005-11-27 21:54:28.467

Locomotive is NOT under restoration. It is a display only.

Pennsylvania RR 4-4-2 No. 7002Posted by: Sam on 2005-11-27 16:24:36.8
Nice video of 7002. And the locomitve behind 7002 was 1223

Sierra Railroad 2-8-0 No. 28Posted by: M. Cole on 2005-11-27 15:58:14.743
She wasn't used in BTTF 3, but is used extensively in a film called Chattanooga Choo Choo starring that fat guy from the Airport movies and Earthqauke.

Dardanelle & Russelville RR 4-4-0 No. 8Posted by: Kristy Krause on 2005-11-27 13:20:33.72
This engine was used in the G.E. commercial, along with NSRM's #22 INYO, recreating the Golden Spike ceremony. You can see a video of it at

Pennsylvania Power & Light 0-6-0F No. 2Posted by: david shirey on 2005-11-26 15:40:37.687
this enging is owned by the geigertown central railroad. it is a museum trying to get started in geigertown pa.

California-Western RR 2-8-2 No. 45Posted by: on 2005-11-26 12:03:55.67
#45 Was Built By The Baldwin Locomotive Works Of The Eddystone, Pennsylvania Factory In 1924 Is A 2-8-2 Mikado Now At Fort Bragg, Califonia

Reading RR 4-8-4 No. 2100Posted by: Michael Ledingham on 2005-11-25 18:29:11.17
As of 11/05, the 2100 has been moved to Tacoma, WA for operation on the Golden Pacific Railroad. I believe its current owner is named Thomas Payne.

Virginia & Truckee 2-6-0 No. 1Posted by: Michael Ledingham on 2005-11-25 18:26:16.92
The locomotive in the photo is not the "Lyon". It is a duplicate photo of V&T #20 "Tahoe", listed below.

Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. 0-4-0T No. 2Posted by: OHS on 2005-11-25 16:05:11.63
I think I saw # 2 in Geigertown. It is in bad shape.

West Virginia Northern RR 2-8-0 No. 8Posted by: Alexander D. Mitchell IV on 2005-11-25 12:18:42.85
Locos currently at Belington for restoration, not Elkins.

Ventura County RR 2-6-2 No. 2Posted by: Mark Stearns on 2005-11-25 10:24:28.713
This Locomotive is still undergoing restoration the boiler and drivers are completely disasembled and does not appear to have been worked on in quite some time.

Pennsylvania Railroad 0-4-0 No. 94Posted by: matt on 2005-11-24 22:26:19.343
this is the engine aristro craft made their 0-4-0's after!

New York Central & Hudson River RR 4-4-0 No. 999Posted by: Tyler on 2005-11-24 17:22:21.47
I went to the museum last weekend. 999 is no longer outside. It is in the Great Train Story section along with the replica Rocket, the replica John Stevens, and the Natchez and Hamburg 0-4-0

Weyerhauser Co. 2-6-6-2T No. 108Posted by: Sam on 2005-11-24 16:18:45.62
It's been their for the past 40 years?

British Railways 4-6-0 No. 75029 'The Green Knight'Posted by: Steve Frost on 2005-11-24 10:47:53.717
After overhaul at Bury, the loco is set to return to North Yorkshire soon. The big news is that there has been a change of ownership - the loco has been bought for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by a benefactor and will thus add a very useful loco to the line's growing owned fleet.

Consett Steel & Iron Company 0-6-0PT No. A No.5Posted by: Steve Frost on 2005-11-23 10:02:32.327

The classic 'long boiler' engine in tank loco form. Very much favoured in the 19th Century in the North East by minor railways and major railways too. The wheels are not evenly spaced with the trailing axle much closer to the driving axle than the leading axle is located. This leaves the firebox overhanging the rear axle, and can produce a 'waddle' if the speed rises too high. A rare survivor. I remember seeing one shunting the coke works near Winlaton in the early 1960's.

Recently appeared at the 1st birthday celebrations of Shildon Locomotion museum - in steam, of course.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-0 No. 8572 61572Posted by: Steve Frost on 2005-11-23 09:48:48.62
This is an unusual UK 4-6-0, as it has inside cylinders, unlike most other British 4-6-0 types. Originally built for the Great Eastern Railway to the designs of their CME, Holden, some were built for the LNER later on. This is the sole survivor of the class and is preserved in its rebuilt condition with a round topped firebox (Original would have been a Belpaire) and the cover over the coupling rods cut away - this was a real feature of the original design. Preserved and not restored for a long time, it was overhauled in Germany and now visits other railways, but its spiritual home is in East Anglia, where it is normally based.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-2 No. 4472 60103 'Flying Scotsman'Posted by: Steve Frost on 2005-11-22 16:07:54.5
The loco's German style smoke deflectors have been an issue. As they weren't fitted when the loco was in LNER ownership, being a late addition in BR days, they don't go with the apple green livery. The NRM removed them earlier in 2005 to see if they made a difference - and they do work it seems, so they've been re fitted - unauthentic with this paint or not!

West Virginia Northern RR 2-8-0 No. 9Posted by: Robert Kearns on 2005-11-22 14:20:19.41
As of 11/19/2005 West Virginia Northern Number 8 and 9 have been moved to the West Virginia Central shops, awating restoration by the West Virginia Railroad Museum.
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