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 Post subject: Re: NKP 759 and Steamtown
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:39 am 

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See I would like to see a Blount locomotive restored. Or even F Nelson mentioned. Something smaller would be better.
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 Post subject: Re: NKP 759 and Steamtown
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:47 am 

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Thank you, Alexander! You hit the points I was trying to parse out.

We all have our favorite Steamtown locomotives, less than likely to get the funding and mechanical crews to make them operate as once envisioned. I only picked 759, because of it's operating history, probably readiness, and appeal to a operating heavy-hauler.

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 Post subject: Re: NKP 759 and Steamtown
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:56 pm 

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The institutional difficulties of dealing with the National Park Service would be just about insurmountable.


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 Post subject: Re: NKP 759 and Steamtown
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:26 pm 

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Plus, I would suspect the NPS views their mission at Steamtown as conserving the artifacts for future generations, not providing them to fan groups to consume them.

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 Post subject: Re: NKP 759 and Steamtown
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:45 pm 

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Might be a long shot, but if you want a NKP berk and not necessarily 759, it might be possible to strike some sort of deal with the Age of Steam Roundhouse. They have a berk which supposedly they will eventually get around to rebuilding. They do let their CP Pacific off the premises for off-line excursions.

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 Post subject: Re: NKP 759 and Steamtown
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:34 pm 

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No, I don't WANT a Berkshire, although I do admit loving them.

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