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Oregon, Pacific & Eastern RR Shay - 2 Truck No. 112Posted by: on Jul 10, 2020 @ 17:07:43
Location should be Galveston Railroad Museum in Galveston, TX

Norfolk & Western Railway 2-8-8-2 No. 2156Posted by: Jonah Snyder on Jul 10, 2020 @ 17:07:15
Norfolk & Western 2156 has finally returned to the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis.

Coulbourne Bros. Lumber 2-6-0 No. 4Posted by: Matthew Gardner on Jul 9, 2020 @ 11:07:33
In my honest opinion, all 3 of the engines which were left in the Glover Works after the locomotive business ended should have been the engines purchased by Walt Disney to start the Disneyland Railroad in California instead of building 2 entirely brand new locomotives to run it. These engines are practically new themselves. One only ran for 5 years, the next for 3 months, and the other was never even completed! That would also coincide with Disneys fairy tale story concepts perfectly! 3 engines which were unwanted, and left behind, Having never gotten to do the jobs they were meant to do, and then, years after the days of steam are over, a man takes them in, and has them give rides to kids!

Wayne County Board of Roads 0-4-0T No. 7Posted by: Matthew Gardner on Jul 9, 2020 @ 11:07:06
This engine I actually believe is what the founder of Boothbay Railway Village should have acquired for his first engine to open his little railway museum up in Maine rather than acquiring one of those German Well tank engines. This engine has only 5 years of service on it, and would have made a very attractive engine for him to run. Plus, Henry Ford sold the twin engine to this just 2 years prior, so he probably would have been willing to let go of this too, since it is not the proper gauge for his railroad.

Pickering Lumber Company Heisler - 3 truck No. 10Posted by: Matthew Gardner on Jul 9, 2020 @ 11:07:25
I honestly do not understand why Mt. Rainier Scenic never made this engine operational. They have made every other engine large enough for them to use which ever came into their possession operational, so why not this one?

Great Western Railway 0-6-0PT No. 9466Posted by: Russell Newman on Jul 9, 2020 @ 10:07:26
9466 is relocating to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway at Wirksworth in Derbyshire. As she has gone on loan for the remainder of 2020 and the 2021 season.

Victorian Railways 2-8-0 No. K 183Posted by: Russell Newman on Jul 9, 2020 @ 05:07:33
The ex Victorian Railways K Class 2-8-0 No. K183 has been moved into Steamrail’s workshop at Newport for assessment if she can be returned to working order following the accident in 2002.

JNR 2-4-0T No. 110Posted by: Yuki Taki on Jul 8, 2020 @ 22:07:40
Rare as they are, de-sectioning a once sectioned locomotive is not unheard of. C51239 at the Kyoto Railway Museum is also a sectioned loco that had been cosmetically restored. Under the cladding, her boiler and cylinders are still missing metal.

JNR 2-4-0T No. 110Posted by: ILFORD on Jul 8, 2020 @ 05:07:44
Loco built by YE 164 in 1871.

JNR 2-4-0T No. 110Posted by: Steve Frost, European Editor on Jul 7, 2020 @ 12:07:35
A rare case of a locomotive that has been de-sectioned. The two videos show the loco before reconstruction and after they returned it to complete external condition. I don't know of any other report of a sectioned loco being returned to complete condition.

British Aluminium Co. 0-4-2T No. 1 'Dromod'Posted by: Russell Newman on Jul 7, 2020 @ 10:07:18
The former British Aluminium Co. Kerr Stuart & Co built 3ft gauge 0-4-2T No. 1 "Dromod" has now been moved from Alan Keef Ltd. and has been relocated to Fowler Engineering at Bouth in Cumberland for storage and restoration there. Which this is the first time a 3ft Narrow gauge locomotive has been seen in that part of the UK since the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway was converted from 3ft to 15inch gauge many years ago.

New South Wales Government Railways 4-6-2 No. 3801Posted by: Russell Newman on Jul 6, 2020 @ 12:07:54
The status of 3801 now is she is operational again and is now located at her home at the NSW Rail Museum which is the new name for the Trainworks at Thirlmere in New South Wales, Australia.

Houston & Texas Central Railroad 4-6-0 No. 119Posted by: Andrew Magosky on Jul 5, 2020 @ 11:07:00
Does anyone know who owns this locomotive?

Imperial Chemical Industries 0-4-0DM No. RS8Posted by: Russell Newman on Jul 5, 2020 @ 10:07:57
The situation of the ex Imperial Chemical Industries 0-4-0DH RS8 formerly a 0-4-0ST built by Avonside is that it is now located at Peak Rail at Matlock in Derbyshire.

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum 0-4-0ST No. UnknownPosted by: Russell Newman on Jul 4, 2020 @ 09:07:31
There has been some more details about this locomotive being built from scratch at Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum. It is a replica of a Bagnall 0-4-0ST based on a 1900 built Bagnall named "Threlkeld" that was 2ft 4inch gauge that worked at Threlkeld Quarry. But this one is being built to 2ft gauge for use on their 2ft gauge railway and is likely to be named "Susan" when completed.

Kirby Lumber Co. Shay - 2 truck No. 65Posted by: Doug Bailey on Jul 4, 2020 @ 08:07:43
After chatting with a Coast Guard rep in Colfax, I was told that the locomotive was indeed sunk in the Red River, but that no one knows exactly where. No trace has been seen in recent decades.

Woodstock Railroad 4-4-0 No. 3Posted by: Doug Bailey on Jul 4, 2020 @ 06:07:33
Have not been able to determine the current status of this locomotive. It is reportedly still in the possession of Quechee Gorge Village, but the train ride is now pulled by a C.P. Huntington steam outline gas mechanical locomotive.

TMR 2-6-2 No. 786Posted by: Doug Bailey on Jul 3, 2020 @ 17:07:02
Still in Cheraw as of 2015 and in storage.

Cermal Valley Railway 0-4-0T No. U29.101 'Krutwig'Posted by: Steve Frost on Jul 3, 2020 @ 09:07:50
ILFORD informs me that the donor locos were:

CKD 4023 of 1958 - the 'wreck' from Middle Bohemia mentioned in the Kolínská Lokomotivní webpage, and HBDS 373 - the loco that was plinthed at Púchov.

Both are shown in the photos on the Kolínská Lokomotivní web page. Click on the link to see the full story. Steve Frost, European Editor

SZD 2-10-2 No. LV-0487Posted by: ILFORD on Jul 3, 2020 @ 07:07:40
Loco built by Lugansk 16619 in 1956.

SZD (USATC) 2-10-0 No. YeA-2371 (4870)Posted by: ILFORD on Jul 3, 2020 @ 07:07:58
Loco built by Baldwin 70687 in 1944. USATC No. 4870.

SZD 4-8-4 No. P36-0250Posted by: ILFORD on Jul 3, 2020 @ 07:07:07
Loco built by Kolomna 10419 in 1956.

SZD 2-10-0 No. TE-5200 (52.5200)Posted by: ILFORD on Jul 3, 2020 @ 07:07:48
Loco built by Chrz 1209 in 1943.

SZD 0-10-0 No. Er772-91Posted by: ILFORD on Jul 3, 2020 @ 07:07:57
Loco built by CKD 2781 in 1951. Gauge is 1524mm.

Cermal Valley Railway 0-4-0T No. U29.101 'Krutwig'Posted by: Steve Frost on Jul 2, 2020 @ 09:07:45
Dale W Fickés came across this little mongrel ina recent magazine.

He wrote: 'The information given by Andrew Thompson was, I found, somewhat vague prompting me to investigate further. Under the number U29.101, no information was found nor was any building reference other than CKD and 1957, both of which also proved negative.

With further delving I found that this engine is in fact a composite of two previous industrial locomotives, parts of which were probably originally built by both Skoda and CKD in Plzen, Czech Republic. Although previous identities are not given (and probably not known in the fulness of time) many details and photographs do appear on the website of the recent restorer/construction, Kolínská Lokomotivní.

I can find no reference during its construction/re-construction but it should be noted that the eventual locomotive was changed from 900mm to 1000mm. The Type is BS80, No. 900 referring to the gauge. I would suggest that No. U29.101 is a recent fictional running number.'

I have added the loco to the database but cannot find the likely candidates as the source locos for the rebuild. One seems to have been 200.373 which had been plinthed at Púchov station which has recently been rebuilt. Perhaps this is why the loco became available. This loco was not on the site.

VR 4-6-2 No. 1020Posted by: Justin Murphy on Jun 30, 2020 @ 16:06:32
1020 is located at Haapamäki, Finland and is under restoration (Since 1987?) Source and photograph from 2014:

VR 4-6-2 No. 1007Posted by: Justin Murphy on Jun 30, 2020 @ 16:06:35
1007 has been scrapped as of January 2012.

British Army 2-6-2T No. 1265 'Mountaineer'Posted by: luke on Jun 30, 2020 @ 11:06:43
I heard Mountaineers overhaul would start when No.5 was operational

Penrhyn Slate Quarries 2-4-0ST+T No. 'Blanche'Posted by: luke on Jun 30, 2020 @ 11:06:33
status should be operational

Baldwin Locomotive Works 0-6-0 No. 26Posted by: on Jun 29, 2020 @ 15:06:25
status needs to be operational
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