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 Post subject: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:32 pm 

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From Trains Magazine - I'll provide the link and a few excerpts...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... eturn-home

"SPENCER, N.C. – The North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation has reached an agreement to sell Buffalo Creek & Gauley 2-8-0 No. 4, a 1926 Baldwin-built steam locomotive with deep West Virginia roots, to the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad for restoration and operation in the Mountain State.

The locomotive will move this spring to the shop in Cass, W.Va., at the Cass Scenic Railroad, now operated by the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley, for the completion of boiler work and other repairs. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley hopes to complete the restoration in time for the locomotive’s 90th birthday in 2016."

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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:32 pm 

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Nice to see her going home. Best wishes to all involved.

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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:09 pm 

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Is the 4 the "soak" (non-superheated engine) that was nicknamed "old slobber face" in an article about the line not too many years ago?

Nice looking engine.

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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:54 pm 

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Yes.

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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:08 pm 
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Love the shot they used for this, note the little kids as 'firemen':
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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:44 pm 

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great news. I saw her sister at Train Fest in '04.


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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:07 pm 

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p51 wrote:
Love the shot they used for this, note the little kids as 'firemen':
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Lee -

Great shot of number 4. I believe that she was the only locomotive that the BC&G bought new. Everything else had run elsewhere before coming to the BC&G. Love that round Baldwin number plate under the headlight. Not too many railroads did it that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:36 pm 

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Dave Lewandoski wrote:
great news. I saw her sister at Train Fest in '04.


That appears to be a photo of fellow BC&G 2-8-0 #13 on the Ohio Central, not #4.


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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:54 am 

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Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
Dave Lewandoski wrote:
great news. I saw her sister at Train Fest in '04.


That appears to be a photo of fellow BC&G 2-8-0 #13 on the Ohio Central, not #4.


I think what Dave Lewandoski is saying is that he saw BC&G #4's sister (BC&G #13) at Train Fest in 2004.

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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:51 am 

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Well, sister #14 happens to be at Gaithersburg, Md., though in rougher shape (presumably, given my memories of her over the decades): http://www.buffalocreekandgauley.com/LO ... oco14.html

And if you REALLY want to get interesting, step-sibling A, the Mack railbus, is at Strasburg: http://www.buffalocreekandgauley.com/LO ... lbusA.html


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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:52 pm 

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As reported by Casshews (Facebook page):

https://www.facebook.com/CassRailroadLo ... =1&theater


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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
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Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
Dave Lewandoski wrote:
great news. I saw her sister at Train Fest in '04.


That appears to be a photo of fellow BC&G 2-8-0 #13 on the Ohio Central, not #4.



and that is why I said I saw her SISTER......


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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:42 pm 

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Some previous threads about sister No. 14:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6691&p=31269

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11192&p=51550

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33190&p=174911


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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:19 am 

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This turned up on my Facebook page, courtesy of Casshews. TV story on the 4 (but the photo is of 14 in Gaithersburg), with the proposed plans for its service:

http://www.wboy.com/story/28263917/durb ... locomotive


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 Post subject: Re: Big West Virginia Steam Announcement!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:22 pm 

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The tank is already at Cass; photos are from Cass Scenic's Facebook page (and are also included as separate links for those with difficulty on Facebook):

https://www.facebook.com/160570725167/p ... =1&theater

https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot ... e=55E1A09D

https://www.facebook.com/160570725167/p ... =1&theater

https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot ... e=55B67273

https://www.facebook.com/160570725167/p ... =1&theater

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/ ... b0b9edfc7b


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