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 Post subject: RDG 2100 from Washington State to Cleveland, OH ??!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:02 pm 

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Just received some back-channel intel about this--- can it be true?? 2100 being returned east of the Mississippi? Word is that it will be returned to original coal-burning capability (no surprise there, eh?).

Inquiring minds want to know!!

And it's not even 4/1/15 yet......

Howard P.
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 Post subject: Re: RDG 2100 from Washington State to Cleveland, OH ??!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:32 am 

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Hmmm, well if that is true it would be great news. Cleveland is only 70 miles away from me. A Frisco locomotive is also supposed to be heading to Cleveland too.

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 Post subject: Re: RDG 2100 from Washington State to Cleveland, OH ??!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:22 am 

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As the Director of Communications and Media for American Steam Preservation, I can confirm that the plan is for Frisco 1352 to move to Cleveland as soon as funds are raised to do it. It is ASR's plan to restore 1352 to operating condition in Cleveland.

As for the 2100, you guys brought the dead horse, I'll go find some sticks to beat it with. :-)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:57 am 

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See Previous Thread In Railfanning Section

2100 photos for those interested in oil burner modifications
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37052&start=75

Here was the T.O. message board posting

Reading 2100 on Train Orders
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/r ... 10,3544264

Enjoy? *_*

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 Post subject: Re: RDG 2100 from Washington State to Cleveland, OH ??!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:12 am 

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2100 and 1361 are going to doublehead up the horseshoe curve in 2016.


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 Post subject: Re: RDG 2100 from Washington State to Cleveland, OH ??!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:49 am 

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The info I received was from a rail logistics professional, not Trainorders. Yes, it seems far-fetched, but stranger things have happened in this game.

The first big engine I rode behind was RDG 2100 on an Iron Horse Ramble in the mid 60s; yes, I have some affection for 2100, and would love to see it in action once more.

Now, I'll just sit back and wait and see what happens....

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:19 am 

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I prefer to believe that good things come to those who good things do.
Let us hope the story has merit.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:51 pm 

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likely? maybe not. but....NS is done with steam...611 will never run again......sure, some planets have to align, but stranger things have happened.


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 Post subject: Re: RDG 2100 from Washington State to Cleveland, OH ??!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:19 pm 

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Dave Lewandoski wrote:
likely? maybe not. but....NS is done with steam...611 will never run again......sure, some planets have to align, but stranger things have happened.


Nice to have something positive to hope for--and let's hope it does turn out to be true!


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Of all the locomotives out there which could run again someday, I see 2100 well near the top of the list. Sure, she needs a rebuild, but she was running a few years back and then stored in a very favorable climate.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:31 pm 

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This move is as likely as 1361 operating in the near future. The Altoona Railroad museum is just a terrible excuse for a museum. Put the Strasburg owner in charge and they'll have it ready. The museum is as good as the movie foodfight. Nothing to be proud of in it.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:29 pm 
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HUH?
Am I alone in being baffled by that last post?

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 Post subject: Re: RDG 2100 from Washington State to Cleveland, OH ??!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:37 pm 

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Someone was talking about 2100 and 1361 double heading up horseshoe curve in 2016. I'm just not a big fan of the Altoona museum. Sure, it has 2 of the greatest engines ever made, aka a gg1 and a k4, a saddle tank engine, a roundhouse, and a large extensive collection of PRR rolling stock. The only problem is that they don't take good care of it. All the stuff there besides the decapod tender either is rusty, in dire need of paint, and in parts. Just sell the museum to JJJ, he built an 18 stall roundhouse in a matter of 2 years, while this much smaller roundhouse was completed in a decade.


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"2100 and 1361 are going to doublehead up the horseshoe curve in 2016."

Right after they receive the modifications specified by L.D. Porta, financed by a previously unknown Section of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to be completed at Altoona after all of NS' ex UP SD90macs are converted to gen-sets.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:06 pm 

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[quote="Jeff LisowskiTwo entirely different sets of circumstances. Private ownership versus public ownership.[/quote]

Not even that....two different businesses. One is a wealthy individual making use of his profitable enterprise to support his private hobby and share it with the world, the other is a not entirely successful attempt at creating a tourist destination based on history - and it's not a rail technology museum, but a sociological history museum. Altoona only needs locomotives as a means of showing what the people whose history they interpret worked on.

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