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 Post subject: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:35 pm 

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Mid-Continent uploaded a video today of Woodward Iron #41 (A 2-10-0) being loaded onto a truck and sent out. According to the video description, the loco will be loaded on a flatcar and shipped to Ohio.

Does anyone know where exactly the locomotive is being sent, and why it is being sent there?

I saw #41 back in July and she sure was pretty, despite being in rough shape. I hope this move marks a turn in events for her, and results in being moved undercover and possibly given a coat of paint.

The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByA-1mQ70Dg


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:11 pm 

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It was reported yesterday at Trains.com Newswire that it's headed to the Age of Steam collection/roundhouse at Sugar Creek.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:15 pm 

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Number 41 was purchased at Mid Continent's auction by the Age of Steam Roundhouse organization earlier this year. I understand logistical considerations delayed the move until now. She is reportedly enroute to Sugarcreek, Ohio.

If the Age of Steam's web site or Facebook site doesn't currently have this information, I am sure they will be updated soon to include more details.

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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:43 pm 

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From Wisconsin DOT Facebook page:

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The tender is already in Ohio, according to online reports.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:47 pm 

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By Mike Laabs, Facebook post to "Abandoned Rails":

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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:03 am 

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Boy, there's some serious money being spent to move that thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:01 am 

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Is she that heavy, or are the load ratings on the roads just really low?


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:37 am 

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Bobharbison wrote:
Is she that heavy, or are the load ratings on the roads just really low?

The word I got from an observer who talked to the crane operators was just under 100 tons.
The truck move was about 7 miles to the next town where the Wisconsin & Southern has a yard with the necessary access.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:14 am 

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Glad to see she's going to a good home!

For comparison, I understand this is a standard or stock Baldwin locomotive that was inspired by the famous "Russian" Decapods, and is a near twin to Strasburg 90 and several others of the type that are still around, including some that ran on the Gainesville Midland.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:48 am 

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Please don't accept this as gospel because I'm not sure how authoritative my source might be. In any case, I heard it as general information, without specifics. I was told that at least one bridge on the only practical access roadway has a very strict weight restriction that required special precautions. That seems to be consistent with the design of the highway vehicle, which obviously spread the weight out pretty effectively.

Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:51 am 

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Major kudos to the truck driver and all involved for maneuvering that rig around those narrow streets and backing it into position at the museum.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:48 pm 

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Here's a split-screen time-lapse video from the museum's two webcams showing the lift onto the heavy haul truck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdn1mNwzlHI


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:01 pm 

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http://www.midcontinent.org/members-bbs ... b4c4#p4051


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:40 am 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNIZHJAI47s


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-Continent Sends Woodward Iron #41 to Ohio
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:44 am 

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I know Age of Steam is privately owned, and doesn't make their every move public; but is it known what the plan is for #41?


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