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 Post subject: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:16 pm 

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At the Silver Lake RR in New Hampshire.

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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:11 pm 

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The Stewartstown Historical Society is sponsoring a lecture by Kurt Bell on the Stewartstown RR and the New Park and Fawn Grove RR. It will be held on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Stewartstown Presbyterian Church, 14 College Ave. in Stewartstown. Should be interesting. I hope to be able to attend.

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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:12 pm 

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Whatever happened to Stewartstown 11? Is it still at Stewartstown or up at Jim Thorpe? (I'm afraid I'm developing an interest in early EMCs and EMDs-)


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:12 am 

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Stewartstown #11 (which was leased from George M. Hart) has been in Jim Thorpe since the Stewartstown ended operations on the former PRR Northern Central line.


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:29 am 

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A few years ago, the transportation museum in Mont Vernon, NH had a gas mechanical on display lettered Stewartstown RR. I always assumed it was from PA, but as it turns out, there is (was) a Stewartstown RR in NH associated with the pulp-paper industry and this loco came from that. The fact that the transportation museum is now defunct and that the loco is in NH suggests that Stewartstown #6 is from NH, not PA. Can anyone enlighten?


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:11 am 

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From "The Story of the Stewartstown Railroad" by Eric J. Bickleman, 1995:

#6 "Little Mo": Fate-Root-Heath Co. [Plymouth] 1939, 25-ton, 6-cylinder Leroi gas engine, 12,500 lbs [tractive effort?]; Purchased new $11,385, sold 7-1972 to Wolfeboro RR for $2500, sold 1979 to P. Turgeon, scrap dealer; 1991 to J. Robinson equipment dealer; 1992 to M. Clark, antique truck/RR equipment bdealer. On display in Northampton, NH 1993.


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:55 pm 
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dwoodbury wrote:
A few years ago, the transportation museum in Mont Vernon, NH had a gas mechanical on display lettered Stewartstown RR. I always assumed it was from PA, but as it turns out, there is (was) a Stewartstown RR in NH associated with the pulp-paper industry and this loco came from that. The fact that the transportation museum is now defunct and that the loco is in NH suggests that Stewartstown #6 is from NH, not PA. Can anyone enlighten?


David, this is an interesting question, but the "Stewartstown" loco that you saw at Beaver Brook in Mont Vernon, NH came there from display at Edaville: http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... y=Edaville

And even more confusing this closer photo of the same loco also taken at Edaville, clearly shows the name, "Little Moe" on the cab. http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/strt9.jpg

Beaver Brook has now sold off much of its collection and this same Plymouth is now on display at the Silver Lake RR in Hew Hampshire: http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... 20Railroad

And lastly, I sort of recall Mr Hallock buying this No 9 from his connections in PA when I volunteered on the Wolfeboro RR ...but maybe not?!: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-w/wolf09ags.jpg

Misprint in Bickleman's book?

Stephen


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:29 pm 

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Stewartstown Railroad "Little Mo" (note the STRT did not use an "e" in the name) was #6. Their "Mighty Mo" is #9 and is still on their property, as is the "remains" of #8 which has been cannibalized over the years to keep the others running.


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:16 pm 

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The photo of Wolfeboro #9 linked is "spot on" with the three photos of Stewartstown 6 in the Bickleman book and other photos I have seen. The three photos of the green "Stewartstown 9/Little Moe" presented rather obviously all show the same loco or two detailed in precisely the same manner, including the headlight with "382" numbers. I would point out, however, that none of the subtle details--the headlight, longer stack, different bell/whistle, and the handrails--are anything that couldn't have been added on in a day by an incompetent welder at worst.


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:37 pm 
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So...Stewartstown No 6 (Little Mo) was re-numbered as 9 when it arrived at Wolfeboro...then later someone at Edaville kept the new number but painted "Stewartstown RR" and "Little Moe" on her... glad we cleared that up! ;-)

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No. 6, the 25 tonner.


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No. 9, the 35 tonner.


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:36 pm 

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Good news.
I just bought this critter and am taking it to my shop for restoration to service. After that, I’m taking it back to its home on the STRT.


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:16 pm 

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Kappy wrote:
Good news.
I just bought this critter and am taking it to my shop for restoration to service. After that, I’m taking it back to its home on the STRT.


Nicely done!

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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
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*edited* meant to send this as a PM.

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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:03 am 

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Finally got it home. Now all I have to do is Everything!


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 Post subject: Re: Stewartstown RR #6
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:33 am 

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Best of luck to you and your lokey #6, Sir. Everything can't be done by groups or museums --- individuals like yourself either take up the slack, or else many worthwhile projects will never get done. You've chosen wisely, too, she's just the right size. I shall be looking forward to seeing her when she's finished !!!!

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