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 Post subject: N&W Y6a en-route to Roanoke!
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:30 pm 

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Today, N&W Y6a 2156 was removed from the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis and was towed across the Mississippi at 2:30 pm. This has been the first time the Y6 has crossed the river in more than 50 years.

Stay tuned as videos make their way onto the internet....


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 Post subject: Re: N&W Y6a en-route to Roanoke!
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 6:20 pm 

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Great news! Nice video on the O scale forum of the 2156 leaving MOT, being towed out by the 2100 and 2 other units, then the 2156, 3 Norfolk Southern passenger cars and loaded hopper cars for additional brakes. IIRC the brakes on the 2156 do work for the trip.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W Y6a en-route to Roanoke!
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 9:27 pm 

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There's a Facebook group posting pics and attempting to follow it on its route to Roanoke, VA.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Track-NW-2156/927422067280073


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 10:11 pm 
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Any idea on why the passenger equipment is along for the ride? Where they collecting cars along the route to return to Roanoke? I assume it somehow made sense to pick up the tender in chattanooga and bring it west to return it east, so...

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 10:57 pm 

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The N&W Baggage car, and the "Florida" were in 4501's consist last Friday when she ventured to Cleveland and back. I was up in Chattanooga for 4501's 2015 debut in March, and the water tender and Florida were there for work, don't recall seeing the baggage/tool car.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Museum-o ... 20?fref=ts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra7WjLRzdos


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:38 pm 

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This guy managed to get the only footage of the Y6a going across the Mississippi:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO_Eu1Zw4VQ


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 1:08 am 

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Major kudos to all of the railroads involved for their willingness to handle a move of this type!


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 3:33 am 

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Charlie wrote:
Major kudos to all of the railroads involved for their willingness to handle a move of this type!


Heartily seconded, especially considering the policy of a certain other road. . .

Can't help but dream, but is it possible there may be a call to get her to run again? I know, I know, loads of money, restricted top speed, too much power, four cylinders and compound, too--but we can dream. . .


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 11:21 am 

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if we didn't dream, all these locomotives would have been cut up, or long cold rusting away forgotten in a park.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 12:18 pm 

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Exactly!

Dream it, come up with a good solid plan and do it.

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 Post subject: Re: N&W Y6a en-route to Roanoke!
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 12:40 pm 

What routing is the engine going to take to get to Roanoke? I'm assuming it's going to Danville, KY and then south down the CNO&TP to Knoxville then East to Roanoke since that's the most direct way.

If this correct what day is the engine expected to make the move down the CNO&TP down to Knoxville?


  
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 2:58 pm 

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Routing through WV on N&W:


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 4:30 pm 

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Was anybody else at the RPCA dinner with Wick Moorman as the keynote speaker in 2010? Mr. Moorman openly joked with the representative from the MOT about getting "his" Y back. I didn't think anything close to that was ever going to happen.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 5:52 pm 

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No, but I do remember the "Free N&W Y6a 2156. 25 years in captivity is enough!" bumper stickers that circulated for a while.

Still get a good laugh out of those.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 9:42 pm 

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from the nkp group


Attention, there is a special movement of an N&W 2-8-8-2 from St. Louis to Bellevue. It went through North Findlay at about 8.35 this evening travelling at about 25-30 mph.

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