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 Post subject: Chatanooga's choo choo
PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:28 pm 

Built for Genessee & Wyoming in NY State, ended service on Smoky Mountain RR in Tennessee. Sat at park that is now Dollywood for many years.

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 Post subject: Re: Chatanooga's choo choo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:18 am 

Very nice Bob. One day, TVRM hopes to have our train sitting next to that one. Then we will be Chattanooga's Choo Choo.

G. Mark

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 Post subject: Re: Chatanooga's choo choo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 1:04 am 

> Very nice Bob. One day, TVRM hopes to have
> our train sitting next to that one. Then we
> will be Chattanooga's Choo Choo.

> G. Mark
Has anyone at TVRM ever suggested to the Choo Choo people that the steam locomotive should look a little more classy and not like a piece of playground equipment?I personally would like to see it removed and restored to it's Smoky Mountain livery.How about this suggestion;TVRM could bring a locomotive to display and change it out ever now and then.In front of the locomotive a placard could tell history of the loco and info about TVRM and directions to it.Of course my idea would have the loco on a rail accesible track,maybe the owners would buy into this if they were told they would not have to pay for the upkeep of a display loco anymore.If not maybe the Choo Choo's loco could be painted Southern green.

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 Post subject: Marooned??
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:48 am 

Its been a year and half since I paid a visit to TN but I believe that the passenger cars behind this engine have had utilities installed, perhaps making it rather difficult to move this engine out of the siding.

Joshua


  
 
 Post subject: End of the line
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:51 pm 

Yes, the "#29" is stuck at the end of a long string of passenger equipment which serves as hotel rooms and restuarants/lounges. All cars have utilities, plumbing, HIVAC equipment, etc. underfoot. Not to mention the rails are no longer connected to the "trolley loop" track. Also, the re-guaged New Orleans Streetcar loads on the track adjacent to the ornate steam locomotive.

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 Post subject: Remember - There are 2 t's in Chattanooga
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 1:28 pm 

Look at our Revamped Website
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 Post subject: End of the line
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:25 pm 

In addition to all of this, the trolley line has a heck of a curve at the back of the property. As the layout is now, that eliminates the possibility of moving anything that cannot take a sharp radius curve.

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