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 Post subject: Re: Recent photo of NP 4-6-0 328
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:57 pm 

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Rob -

Looking at their website, there is an item stating that they acquired Northern Pacific 4-6-2 # 2152 from Auburn, Washington back in 2006. They also have restored the station in Toppenish and have a number of other pieces of railroad rolling stock. They have chosen not to operate museum trains anymore from the depot, but do offer some type of a caboose ride. They had a full 2017 schedule and perhaps these other activities keep work on #1364 on a lower level.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent photo of NP 4-6-0 328
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:10 am 

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Thanks for the photos.

rock island lines wrote:
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NP 328 by Brian Hicks, on Flickr


It looks like the cab interior has been restored, with new seat boxes, likely close to original.

Back at "Steam in the Valley", I managed to garner a bit of cab time on that engine, and at that time it had a rather unique seat for the engineer. Apparantly, the engine's last service assignment entailed quite a bit of backing. The seat cusion on the engineer's side slide on a rail mounted to the cab wall. That allowed the engineer to slide the seat all the way to the front of that large side window, where he could sit with the reverse lever to his right and the throttle in front of him. It was a simple but elegant solution to running long distances in reverse, better than laying one's back against the open window sill.

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