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 Post subject: Former NYO&W caboose finds new home
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:43 am 

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Unity Railways 1916 wood caboose 53A, former NYO&W 8323, left Pennsylvania Trolley Museum this morning headed for its new home at the Carrie Furnace historical site at Rankin, PA. It will serve multiple purposes there, but the good news is that it will be indoors, as all wood cars deserve to be. Further details and pix to follow.


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 Post subject: Re: Former NYO&W caboose finds new home
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:51 pm 

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Wow! With 44-tonner #105 in good hands, this is a heck of a month for O&W equipment!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:37 pm 

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robertjohndavis wrote:
Wow! With 44-tonner #105 in good hands, this is a heck of a month for O&W equipment!

Being perennially interested in 44-tonners, I was like "sounds great, where did 105 go?" And then after some googling I went "oh. Right. It's at WRM, already in my world."

And then I find there's another one at Winslow Jct.

I guess URHS and WRM must have both caught it within 5 minutes of each other, like a Pokemon, so now there's two.

So that explains how there are more 44‘s and other critters in preservtion than were ever made...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:42 pm 

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Robert,

The surviving O&W 44-tonner tale is rather interesting.

The #105 was acquired by the O&WHS and will be moved to Scranton: http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/great-news-for-oandw-fans

The locomotive at WRM was initially believed to be #105, but it apparently is #101.

For the record:
#101 at WRM
#102 believed scrapped
#103 believed scrapped
#104 repainted in as built scheme at SERM http://nyow.org/nyow104.html
#105 headed to Scranton

So three out of the fleet of five survive. And now one is "coming home." Not bad, not bad at all.


Anyone want to update the O&W caboose list? There is a surprising number of them left with us, too.


Rob


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:22 pm 

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http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/08/ ... in-rankin/

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:42 pm 

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Hey I know that Rick guy! Crazy fool!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:09 pm 

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Hot Metal wrote:
Hey I know that Rick guy! Crazy fool!



Yeah, he does a lot of good work!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:23 am 

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We jacked the carbody up off the trailer yesterday with two beams, forty ties and two track jacks. Now ready for the trailer to go away and lower the carbody back down until the trucks are ready to go under it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:20 am 

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For the record, the body of this caboose, as measured by the crane's built-in scale, weighed 28,000 pounds.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:42 pm 

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Folks,
i say good for the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum to follow their Collections plan and find a good indoor home for a wooden caboose.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:41 pm 

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For the record, the NYO&W 44-tonner #105 mentioned in this thread just arrived by truck in Scranton. See http://wnep.com/2016/12/28/rare-train-h ... -restored/


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