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 Post subject: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:15 pm 

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To follow through on the "saying goodbye" thread, I figured looking ahead to some new, and returning steam stars in 2010 might be fun.

Possibilities off the top of my head:

Black River & Western 60 (test steamed in late 2009) - NJ
Southern 630 - TN
Southern 154 - TN
Southern 401 (test steamed in late 2009) - IL
Rayonier 70 - WA
Polson 2 - WI
SLSF 1630 - IL
UP 428 (test steamed in late 2009) - IL
Sierra 3 - CA

Others? Narrow Gauge? Historic Diesels?

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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:35 pm 

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CNJ #113 may very well be operational in 2010.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:20 pm 

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Probably not until 2011, but D&RGW #463 just might make it back into service in 2010.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:15 pm 

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Don't forget Santa Cruz Portland Cement #2 in Oregon...

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/r ... 10,2083532

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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:21 pm 

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According to the Austin Steam Train's web site, SP 2-8-2 #786 was a possibility for 2009. It didn't make in '09, so perhaps '10 will be the year.

Also, Deep River 2-4-4-2 #7 reportedly is nearing completion in Oregon--to run on the Oregon Coast RR tourist line when completed.

In Maine, Bridgeton & Harrison 2-4-4T #7's boiler has been undergoing repair at the Boothbay RR Museum shops and Monson 0-4-4T #3 is undergoing boiler repairs at the Sandy River tourist line. And the WW&F group recently received their new boiler for
0-4-4T #9. Don't know for sure if any or all of these will run in '10, but believe they are possibilities.

What about Baldwin 0-6-0 #26 at Steamtown? Every year seems to be "the one" for its return!

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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:36 pm 

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Black River & Western #60 was NOT test steamed in 09.

She is 100% ready to go is waiting for final inspections from the FRA.

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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:26 pm 
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Frederick G. Bailey wrote:
In Maine, Bridgton & Harrison 2-4-4T #7's boiler has been undergoing repair at the Boothbay RR Museum shops and Monson 0-4-4T #3 is undergoing boiler repairs at the Sandy River tourist line. And the WW&F group recently received their new boiler for 0-4-4T #9. Don't know for sure if any or all of these will run in '10, but believe they are possibilities. Fred

Fred, some slight corrections. B&SR No 7's boiler is not at Boothbay, but rather undergoing repairs in Alna. Monson No 3 is the one being worked on in the Boothbay shop. Neither of those are likely to operate in 2010. But...with a bit of luck, WW&F No 9 could steam in 2010...

Stephen

A few recent photos of work being done on WW&F No 9...
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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:43 pm 

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I am no authority here but...do not count on the 630 being ready this year. Every year for the past 5 or 6 years they have said "it will be ready in 6 months". But much of it (like the tender) still looks faaaar from being ready.

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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:17 pm 

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Great Western 51 was test steamed earlier this year, so count her in the mix for 2010.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:41 pm 

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Termite7 wrote:
I am no authority here but...do not count on the 630 being ready this year. Every year for the past 5 or 6 years they have said "it will be ready in 6 months". But much of it (like the tender) still looks faaaar from being ready.

T7


But with 610 going out this year, and a lot of the steam crews work in the shop, there is a lot more motivation now to get her out. And you have to see current progress to believe.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Locomotives Saying "Hello" in 2010
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:16 am 

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Any idea what Mr. Birmingham may plan to do with his GW 51? I understand that Denver RTD just took ownership of the UP Branch from the north side of Denver towards Boulder for future light rail/commuter service. Any chance this could be a place to run the 51?


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