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 Post subject: The Latest From the Strasburg Rail Road Shops
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:50 am 

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The new roof sheet for Long Island #39 arrived yesterday after being drilled and bent to our specifications, and work has begun fitting it into place. An initial trial fit was done immediately after its arrival to check for any obvious errors, and it looks good.

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#475 in having her lead truck tires and heart links replaced.

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An initial trial fit was done immediately after its arrival to check for any obvious errors, and it looks good.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:39 am 

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Wow, that was a very quick turn around! That boiler hasn't been on the property for more then six months right? What else is the Strasburg Railroad doing to the boiler? Are you retubing it?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:04 pm 

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While the entire rebuild of the G5s is tied up between the Strasburg, RMLI, and the County of Suffolk, I'll publicly hope that Strasburg finds a way to offer rebuilding the frame and assemble the whole thing for service. After 50 years in retirement and partial disassembly, it would be great to see another PRR design in steam again. Strasburg Railroad rocks!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:50 pm 
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Maybe 475 will get its N&W tender lettering back too? The "fresh" black strip of paint with the N&W-inspired Strasburg lettering on the tender looks a bit... odd.

Ah, the nitpicky foamer that I am.

But seriously though, this isn't directly on topic to this thread, but I have been wondering about that, is that magnetic lettering on the tender that can/could be taken off (for example, for another photographers special), or is it painted over (with the newer paint over the N&W lettering)? Any answers would be much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:00 pm 

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Miketherailfan wrote:
Maybe 475 will get its N&W tender lettering back too? The "fresh" black strip of paint with the N&W-inspired Strasburg lettering on the tender looks a bit... odd.

But seriously though, this isn't directly on topic to this thread, but I have been wondering about that, is that magnetic lettering on the tender that can/could be taken off (for example, for another photographers special), or is it painted over (with the newer paint over the N&W lettering)? Any answers would be much appreciated.


It is painted over. The Directors raised concerns last year that none of our locomotives were lettered "Strasburg".

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Wow, that was a very quick turn around! That boiler hasn't been on the property for more then six months right? What else is the Strasburg Railroad doing to the boiler? Are you retubing it?


At this point, we have been hired to replace the roof sheet, and crown bolts, and perform minor repairs on the backhead.

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Mr. Anderson,

This is wonderful news indeed! Thank you for posting this. You guys really are chipping away at the old girl. We sure choose the right people for the job. Thank you all for your hard work

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:34 pm 

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Is Strasburg contracted to do enough work on the 39 to the point of a test fire or will they have to wait until the engine is back in Riverhead?


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