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Author:  CBQ483 [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:49 am ]
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Today we finished up some final details on the 662 up in preparation for the move to the Virginia Museum of Transportation later this week. We also pulled the 662 and the unrestored 663 down our lead track where we could spot them for some group photos.
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Author:  Mr.Pullman [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:39 pm ]
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Here is a short Video of the Chesapeake Western 662 on her way to her new home at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, taken the afternoon of July 5th 2012.

Video has a more detailed discription included.

Enjoy Steve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq07q4kKmdQ&feature=youtu.be

P.S. Both the Norfolk & Western 41 and the Norfolk & Western 518409 are both owned and operated by the Roanoke Chapter NRHS who also provided the restoration of the CW 662.

Author:  Mark Z. Yerkes [ Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:55 am ]
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Will 663 be restored as well?

Author:  Afboone [ Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:08 am ]
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Jealous!!!! Just kidding! Gary, awesome job what a story that restoration has! But you are missing one thing................................................





A certain flag from a specific place!

Author:  Gary Gray [ Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:31 am ]
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Steve, That certain flag is going to be at our other project, the Virginian station (which should have the new roof completed by the end of the month).

Author:  Afboone [ Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:23 pm ]
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:)

Author:  CBQ483 [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:38 am ]
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For those of you in the Roanoke area, the 662 will be presented to the museum today along with the restored 1776. Please come by and visit.

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The 662 on it's way to the Virginia Museum of Transportation, joined by N&W 42 (former CW 11) and N&W 518409

Author:  kevin kohls [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:20 am ]
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Gary:
A FANTASTIC job well done !!!!!!!! It has risen like a Phoenix ! The folks at Baldwin would be proud ! Cheers to you and your group of fine fellows.


Kevin Kohls

The #663 is in good hands !

Author:  o anderson [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:58 am ]
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If there is interest in restoring one of the Baldwins to operation, parts for it might be available next week:
http://railswap.org/osc/classifieds/index.php?page=item&id=526

Author:  junior [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:38 pm ]
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Beautiful Restoration.

The comparison between the before of 663 and the after of 662 is a testament to the dedication of those involved, in to doing a great cosmetic restoration.

Bravo.

Author:  dinwitty [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:18 pm ]
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that is a madfab job guys. If you get the parts just go for it on 663. That would be the ultimate proof you can bring em from the dead from the scrap yard.

Author:  J3a-614 [ Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:51 am ]
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Reposted from Flimsies as a reference:

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/311232

And an excuse to get both the 662 and 663 operational (:-D):

http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/File:L ... 26_663.JPG

Author:  Mr.Pullman [ Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:04 pm ]
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For what it's worth here is another view of the 662 in its final days of restoration showing the top detail of this rare and interesting diesel. Love the six individual exhaust stacks. The conversion from the as built four stacks to the as operated six stacks was a factory conversion performed by Baldwin shortly after delivery due to an exhaust pressure issue. Any case now that the diesel is completed she is now on display under cover in the Virginia Museum of Transportation, in Roanoke VA.

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/402717

And now onto the next project...N&W Coach, Virginian Caboose...N&W Caboose...

Enjoy Steve

Author:  wilkinsd [ Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:02 pm ]
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Bravo! Bravo! One of the "Lost Engines of Roanoke" has been "found." does TRAIN still give a restoration award? This needs to be nominated!

Author:  Rick Rowlands [ Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:26 pm ]
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Am I correct in assuming that in the decades in the scrap yard its been stripped of copper and the prime mover is now frozen solid?

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