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 Post subject: Climax Restoration Progress
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:50 am 

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Understand that this may be a sore subject, but is there any news on the Climax restoration at Cass? Last thing I heard was that the locomotive was to be finished in the Cass shops by DGVR employees. Any progress?


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 Post subject: Re: Climax Restoration Progress
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:40 pm 

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Which one? There are two....


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 Post subject: Re: Climax Restoration Progress
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:17 pm 

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1551, the one that the Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association guys were working on. Last post says it was almost 80% complete before they got the boot. Is there a plan in place to finish it? Not really interested in the D&G #3.


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 Post subject: Re: Climax Restoration Progress
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:26 pm 

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Did a Cass shop tour two weeks ago, the 'big' Climax is still being worked on, boiler on frame, looks like active project. The original D&GV Class B is now stored outside under a big tarp. Heisler 6 is up at Durbin in operating condition.

4 Shays were hot as well, including 11, which was being test run and had just come off the 1472. Getting 11 out the door was the primary mission but got no indication that there was any less interest in finishing up the Climax, just not job 1 until 11 done.


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 Post subject: Re: Climax Restoration Progress
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:10 pm 

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Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Climax Restoration Progress
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:42 pm 

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1) Was the boiler just sitting on the frame or had the boiler been bolted to the smoke box saddle?

2) Has the crankshaft been mounted?

Those two items were next on the list for the MSR&LHA.


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 Post subject: Re: Climax Restoration Progress
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:59 pm 

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I was in Durbin riding the rocket on Friday. The guys said that getting the shay's out of the shop and track work were the biggest projects. Said that both Climax's were lower on the list.

Track work between Durbin and Cass should be completed by Spring of 2018, but if winter is mild it could be done as early as the New Year.

Trains had an article in one of their latest issues saying that Climax 9 should be out of the shop next year, then followed by Climax 3. Then when they are done and done with WM 6, BC&G 4 will go in the shop, or have all focus put on it.


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