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 Post subject: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 10:35 pm 

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Thought I'd be the first this time to post info on the newest restored N&W steamer. Here are two links that were very interesting about both the engine, and the new museum.

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news ... completion

http://hamptonroads.com/2010/05/restore ... uth-museum

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:13 pm 

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You beat me to it. Latest word from Will is that his crew will be back next week to do the welding to actually reattach the various parts of the locomotive and finish adding a few items. It was pouring rain during the crane lifts, and he didn't want to take the chance of grounding out any employees. In other "Lost Engines" news, we shook the 1118 during the switching to move 1134, but she isn't quite loose enough to move yet. 662 has been spotted to begin her cosmetic work to go to VMT. We received some other good news today, the Virginian Station project looks like it will receive another $250,000 in T-21 funding.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:46 pm 

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Change the design of the station canopy a little bit and the locomotive could have been under cover and protected from the weather, instead of beginning its deterioration all over again.


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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:55 pm 

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Gary Gray wrote:
You beat me to it. Latest word from Will is that his crew will be back next week to do the welding to actually reattach the various parts of the locomotive and finish adding a few items. It was pouring rain during the crane lifts, and he didn't want to take the chance of grounding out any employees. In other "Lost Engines" news, we shook the 1118 during the switching to move 1134, but she isn't quite loose enough to move yet. 662 has been spotted to begin her cosmetic work to go to VMT. We received some other good news today, the Virginian Station project looks like it will receive another $250,000 in T-21 funding.



Great news about the station Gary. Congrats.

I know you guys will do a great job on the 662, 1118, and the Station. Looking at the work you all did on the 1134 is really impressive and spectacular. Can't wait to join the Roanoke Chapter soon. :D

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:55 am 

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She looks beautiful! Almost appears ready to haul her train out of the station and across Appalachia.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:09 am 

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you realize the engine sat 10 years longer in the scrap yard than its active operating life.


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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:33 am 

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Congrats to all involved! Question: Is that one of the water tenders from the scrap yard?

She looks great and the setting I bet is picture perfect!


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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:44 am 

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The tender is the 16,000 gallon one from the scrapyard, with new coalboards

http://lostengines.railfan.net/otherequip.shtml

The "15" is behind 1151 at VMT

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 35&nseq=11

Since we've got the "tenderless" locomotive, and there's a perfectly nice N&W 15,000 gallon tender sitting up there in the "back forty" at Scranton, maybe you can put in a good word for us........:)

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:47 am 

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dinwitty wrote:
you realize the engine sat 10 years longer in the scrap yard than its active operating life.


Actually it was closer to 20 years. She ran just under 40 years on the N&W (delivered in October of 1910, and went for scrap in June of 1950), and sat for just over 59 years in the scrapyard, until August of 2009.

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Congrats to all involved! Question: Is that one of the water tenders from the scrap yard?


Yep, that's the 16,000-gallon tender from the yard. Looks great with the coal boards rebuilt. It's hard to believe looking at the pics that less than a year ago these things were still rusting hulks in the scrapyard facing an uncertain future and a looming deadline.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:35 pm 

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Martin Moorefield wrote:



be sure the interviewed fellow knows he has the Baldwin built engine, not the Roanoke built.

Looks like a very nice cosmetic job, its looking very sweet.

Where did the headlight come from?

You couldn't put the tender behind without them coal risers.


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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:08 pm 

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Link posted on the "Lost Engines" yahoo group

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldetownephotos

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 2:50 am 

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Hi guys & thanks Gary. News travels fast. I got 700 hits on my photos already.
Here is a link to my "blog" > http://oldetownephotos.blogspot.com/
and a link to my flickr photostream > http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldetownephotos

I hope to get some more this week. Now, I'll fetch me a cuppa Joe and browse the site. Thanks for allowing me to come aboard.

Clyde ( son of Clyde, Sr. of Nordan's Train Service, if any of you are into model railroading )


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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 1:57 pm 

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All in all, not a bad cosmetic restoration. I realize they had to kludge together some missing parts (air compressor, pilot, rods, etc) but from a distance, you hardly notice.

I kind of hope, as time goes on, they find more period-appropriate replacement parts,or make better replicas of the missing parts. The recent post about aluminum side rods certainly is interesting.

Even if they don't, I hope they maintain her. The tender looks fantastic behind her.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 7:52 am 

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Stationary Steam wrote:
Change the design of the station canopy a little bit and the locomotive could have been under cover and protected from the weather, instead of beginning its deterioration all over again.



things are happening, now its out of the scrap yard, it should get better attention.

I am more worried about the VMT 1151


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 Post subject: Re: N&W 4-8-0 #1134 at Portsmouth, VA
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:29 pm 

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dinwitty wrote:
Stationary Steam wrote:
Change the design of the station canopy a little bit and the locomotive could have been under cover and protected from the weather, instead of beginning its deterioration all over again.



things are happening, now its out of the scrap yard, it should get better attention.

I am more worried about the VMT 1151


I am too. But, hopefully work will be done on her soon. I hope.

I'm looking forward to seeing 1118 all restored in the not too distant future. After seeing pictures of 1134, I know that the Roanoke Chapter will do another fantastic job. :)

BTW, here is a picture I drew of 1118 in Art class a few months ago.


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