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 Post subject: J&L Narrow Gauge Dirt Trains
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:13 pm 

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We recently had an opportunity for our railroad to do some useful work as we moved side dump carloads of dirt from one end of the railroad to the other. Some might call this "living history", we call it "getting it done!".

The far end of our mainline is on a grade of 6%, which was done somewhat on purpose so that 58 would have to work going up the track. She puts on quite a show and it requires a bit of firing and running skill to keep from stalling on the hill, especially on wet days.

https://youtu.be/3UL47Wya7Bs

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:11 am 

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Thanks for posting that film to YT - Would love to get to the Museum to see it in person one day.....

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 Post subject: Re: J&L Narrow Gauge Dirt Trains
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:05 pm 
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I love that stack talk, and it's great to see a locomotive doing legit work.
So neat to see the other two locos just like yours sitting nearby waiting for their turn...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:50 pm 

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Fascinating. I'm assuming the rectangular shape of the engines was to get as much engine as possible and still fit somewhere at J&L they had to go.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:24 pm 

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Good show!


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