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 Post subject: Re: Status of Strasburg RR # 7312
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:41 pm 

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Kelly Anderson wrote:
Scranton Yard wrote:
Is there anything in the current FRA or STB regulations that carries the ICC ban forward such that it would preclude returning a Mother Hubbard (Camelback) to service on a railroad, such as SRR, that interchanges with the general system?

No, I don't believe that there is.

Don't hold you breath, but there may be movement on #1187 in 2020. Don't bother asking for more, because that is all that you will get.



I heard from one of the people giving a shop tour that SMS is buying it, but that was quite some months ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Status of Strasburg RR # 7312
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:09 pm 

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Strasburg has been helping SMS with their 0-6-0 number 9, and has provided at least a rear flue sheet. Perhaps you heard one of the people on the shop tour speaking about parts going to SMS?


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 Post subject: Re: Status of Strasburg RR # 7312
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:17 pm 

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Contrary to what is widely believed and often repeated there never was an ICC ban on camelback locomotives, although there was one in some states and a Canadian province. See the definitive article by Gregg Ames in Railroad History #219, the journal of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, fall-winter 2018. Copies of this back issue can be ordered at rlhs.org.

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 Post subject: Re: Status of Strasburg RR # 7312
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:47 pm 

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Had ICC banned camelbacks in 1948, CNJ would have had to discontinue almost all of its commuter service and much of its local freight. Only the 4-6-2's, 2-8-2's and some 0-6-0's were end-cab engines.

CNJ was in bankruptcy at that time and was not in a position to replace that many steam engines or upgrade their track to use the heavier engines in local service.

Phil Mulligan


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