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 Post subject: Re: Doe River George Getting a Crown Steamer?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:44 pm 

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Lee’s right on this one. The possibility of the line being rebuilt is, at best, a dream. Would be nice, but alas it is only a dream


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 Post subject: Re: Doe River George Getting a Crown Steamer?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:30 pm 

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Nobody ever said otherwise.

Back to the crowns, what’s the grade on the Omaha zoo Railroad. I need to check it out sometime!


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 Post subject: Re: Doe River George Getting a Crown Steamer?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:13 pm 

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The zoo also has a Krauss "U" class 0-6-2T https://www.steamlocomotive.info/vlocom ... splay=1386 which has much better pulling capabilities than the Crown


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:35 pm 

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Crowns were designed to pull short trains of their own lightweight amusement park cars - I don't recall what their TE is, I'm thinking maybe 4000 pounds or thereabouts....... hauling legitimate railroad cars would eat a lot of that up on just tare weight alone.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:59 pm 

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A copy of a Crown catalog with specifications can be found here: http://www.trainweb.org/NarrowGaugeNews/crownall.html. It states the 36" gauge engine has a tractive effort of 5,700 lbs.

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 Post subject: Re: Doe River George Getting a Crown Steamer?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:06 pm 

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Steamguy73 wrote:
Lee’s right on this one. The possibility of the line being rebuilt is, at best, a dream. Would be nice, but alas it is only a dream

I'm sure you guys are right about the prospects of rebuilding the line. However, unless the roads in question are four-lane freeway type roads, I would note that it is a lot easier to relocate a road than it is to bring tourist dollars into a depressed area like the NC/TN border area.


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 Post subject: Re: Doe River George Getting a Crown Steamer?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:49 pm 
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However, unless the roads in question are four-lane freeway type roads, I would note that it is a lot easier to relocate a road than it is to bring tourist dollars into a depressed area like the NC/TN border area.
I can only assume you've never been to the area.
Building the highway through there was a very difficult and expensive process.
If you really look into the lay of the land there and where highway is, you'll see how you wouldn't bet a penny on anyone moving the road.
There's a really good reason why the highway was built on the railroad right of way...

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