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 Post subject: More Steam in the South *PIC*
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:32 pm 

As Publications Editor for the Kentucky Railway Museum, KRM, in New Haven, Kentucky, I am currently working on a brief for RYPN that will highlight recent preservation-related events at the museum.

While going through some photos for the brief, I've come across this one of 152, looking a bit smoky. Either way, 152, a 1905 Rogers-built 4-6-2 that operation for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad is back in service this year. Now complient with the new FRA regs, 152 boasts new superheater units as well.

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david.wilkins@bardstown.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: More Steam in the South - Roster?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:54 pm 

Do you have a complete roster of KRM rolling stock that you could share? The website only lists a few passenger cars. I have heard that the KRM has a wonderful collection of passenger and freight cars, yet I have seen very little information on it.

Kentucky Railway Museum Homepage
altoonaroundhouse@umich.edu


  
 
 Post subject: 152's tender
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:39 pm 

Good to hear the 152 is running. Was its original tender (the one KRM changed) saved or scrapped?

ryarger@rypn.org


  
 
 Post subject: Re: 152's tender
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:54 pm 

Bob,

The current tender that 152 uses is off of L&N 4-8-2 408. It had the distinction of having all-welded sides, which presented a "smooth" look. It was acquired because of its large coal and water capacity.

The tender that 152 was retired with likeley came from one of the ex-Gulf, Mobile, and Northern 4-6-2s that the L & N purchased for use around New Orleans, were 152 spent her final years. The tender frame and tank are sitting on a flatcar at the KRM today, after spending some years in storage in Louisville. Right now, there are no plans to place it behind 152, but there is discussion of putting it back on its trucks, cosmetically restoring it, and placing it behind our ex-L&N pile driver. If I can dig out a photo, I'll post it.

david.wilkins@bardstown.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: More Steam in the South - Roster?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:58 pm 

I do not have a complete roster. We are in the process of updating it, as that task hasn't been done in a while. Since the move to New Haven in 1990, and the shift in focus away from running main line excursions, we've gotten rid of several pieces of non-Kentucky related passenger equipment, including two ex-Milwaukee Road cars.

We do have a rather varied roster of equipment, everything from a Brill Model 55 motor car, to a BL-2, and an E-6. We have a wooden Jim Crow Combine that we're hoping to get a TEA-21 grant for, and a 10 section solarium Pullman named Mt. Broderick. We also have the L&N business car "Kentucky," and the only preserved CF-7, recently repainted into Santa Fe colors.

Of particular interest to me is our Louisville Horsecar, which is one of only two from Louisville left. It is in indoor storage, and I'd like to get it on display. If you have any questions about a specific piece of equpment, ask me offline.

david.wilkins@bardstown.com


  
 
 Post subject: CF-7's
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:56 am 

Aren't the diesels that are operated by the Chattooga and Chickamauga Railroad CF-7's?

But ahhhh, since they are used in daily freight service, maybe we can't call them "preserved"!

G. Mark - TVRM

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 Post subject: Re: CF-7's
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:15 am 

> Aren't the diesels that are operated by the
> Chattooga and Chickamauga Railroad CF-7's?

> But ahhhh, since they are used in daily
> freight service, maybe we can't call them
> "preserved"!

> G. Mark - TVRM

I think what David means when he says "preserved" is that (to the best of my knowledge) KRM's CF-7 is the only one still in it's original Santa Fe paint scheme.

Regards,
Rob Minton

rmminton@yahoo.com


  
 
 Post subject: 152's new superheater units
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:12 am 

> Now complient with the
> new FRA regs, 152 boasts new superheater
> units as well.

I'd also like to add that we have approximately seventy brand new type A superheater bends available for sale. Please contact me at rmminton@yahoo.com for details if you are interested.

Rob Minton


  
 
 Post subject: C&C CF7
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:43 pm 

In the not too distant past, C&C #103 was water blasted and, all of a sudden, it was back in it's Santa Fe paint scheme (almost).

C&C CF7 #103
sfreer@tvrail.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: C&C CF7
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:44 pm 

And in better days....

C&C CF7 #103 (good paint)
sfreer@tvrail.com


  
 
 Post subject: KRM RPO Question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:22 pm 

Hello

Congrats on the 152. Wish I could work it in on my 2500 mile steam trek across the south...

Was wondering if you could help me out. I believe KRM has an ex L&N RPO, am I correct? Was wondering if the floor was painted or left bare. Some friends and I have had a long standing problem with the L&N RPO at Steamtown, who's floor was painted red, against the objections of many.

Any photos out there that show the interior of an L&N RPO? Even though I'm not at Steamtown anymore, I have a few friends who would love to prove a point...

Dave Crosby

bing@epix.net


  
 
 Post subject: Re: CF-7's *PIC*
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:56 pm 

A derelict CF-7 still in Santa Fe colors that I believe was a hanger queen used to be downriver just a half mile or so from where I took the picture below in Beaumont, Texas. It was behind an old hardware store; and was probably used as a parts source for the Port of Beaumont's two CF-7s.

Unfortunately, it was cut up and hauled off when the hardware store was torn down in the late 1990s. I did not realize at the time what a rarity it was. The two CF-7s in the port are still at work in Econorail colors. One of them in conjunction with a geep of some type was working the port while I was waiting to take this picture. (One of the entry tracks for the port is out of sight under the bridge on the right.)

Watching them and a pushboat with a set of barges on the river made for an enjoyable time waiting for the Challenger; not to mention two UP through frieghts.

-James Hefner
Hebrews 10:20a

> I think what David means when he says
> "preserved" is that (to the best
> of my knowledge) KRM's CF-7 is the only one
> still in it's original Santa Fe paint
> scheme.

> Regards,
> Rob Minton


Surviving World Steam Project
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james@survivingworldsteam.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: KRM RPO Question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:25 pm 

Actually, the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles has an L & N RPO, I think it and the one at Steamtown are the only two full RPOs from the L & N left. I took a look at it, in from-service condition, and I don't remember anything about the floor.

I can comment after looking at several L & N baggage cars that the floors were painted on some, it seems to depend on the car.

> Hello

> Congrats on the 152. Wish I could work it in
> on my 2500 mile steam trek across the
> south...

> Was wondering if you could help me out. I
> believe KRM has an ex L&N RPO, am I
> correct? Was wondering if the floor was
> painted or left bare. Some friends and I
> have had a long standing problem with the
> L&N RPO at Steamtown, who's floor was
> painted red, against the objections of many.

> Any photos out there that show the interior
> of an L&N RPO? Even though I'm not at
> Steamtown anymore, I have a few friends who
> would love to prove a point...

> Dave Crosby


david.wilkins@bardstown.com


  
 
 Post subject: Re: CF-7's
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:10 pm 

> Aren't the diesels that are operated by the
> Chattooga and Chickamauga Railroad CF-7's?

> But ahhhh, since they are used in daily
> freight service, maybe we can't call them
> "preserved"!

> G. Mark - TVRM

G. Mark-

I prefer to call it "Authentically displayed." Of course, some might call me a "smart a$%", a title I guess I would accept willingly. . .

(sorry, I couldn't resist)

Ryan


  
 
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