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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:34 pm 

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It was no longer at that site in Utica, this past September.

These were taken in October, 2010.
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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:30 pm 

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It was removed from K&K's lot in October 2011, per this RYPN thread: O. Winston Link's Engine on the Move

The newspaper photo gallery I linked to is no longer online.


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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:44 pm 

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Didn't Will Harris buy it and move it to Goshen, VA? That's the last I had heard, cannot verify.

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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:43 pm 

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According to steamlocomotive.com, CP 453 is located at North Fork Lumber in Goshen, VA.


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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:08 pm 

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She's just the right size for a tourist line, too. Pretty little Canadian branch line locomotive to trundle a series of wooden cars down a remote, backwoods rail line.

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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:38 pm 

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Here's a screen shot of a recent (2015, I think) aerial photo of Goshen -- I think I see a caboose (possibly two) in the bottom left of the photo. Is that a locomotive frame in the top left of the photo?

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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:33 pm 

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I am doubling the amount initially offered for the information requested - specifically the time line of (now) 4 former CP 4-6-0 steam engines : )

For all those that were able and kind enough to contribute - thanks!

Timelines:

CP 972 (Specifically run dates at Jim Thorpe)
CP 1088 (Seems it ran only a couple of times)
CP 453 Have bits and pieces.
CP 1057 Is it running today - if not, why not and when did it run previuos?

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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:43 pm 

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Hi Mitch,

The entire operating history of #972 is extensive. She really got around during her Jim Thorpe years. I was with #972 the day she last operated. We were to do some audio recording for Mr. Hart, but the pool of water under that morning told a tale. 1986, I believe.

#1098 only ran a few times in late summer/fall of 1994. She did make at least one trip out to Haucks.

Rob




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I am doubling the amount initially offered for the information requested - specifically the time line of (now) 4 former CP 4-6-0 steam engines : )

For all those that were able and kind enough to contribute - thanks!

Timelines:

CP 972 (Specifically run dates at Jim Thorpe)
CP 1088 (Seems it ran only a couple of times)
CP 453 Have bits and pieces.
CP 1057 Is it running today - if not, why not and when did it run previuos?

Thanks!

/Mitch

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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:38 pm 

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Just located buried in the Md, Rail Heritage Library files:
Photos of Hart's 972 operating a celebratory trip on the former Northern Central south of York, Pa. on May 15, 1985 to mark the reopening of the line to New Freedom after post "1972 Flood"/Agnes washout repairs to the line. Train carried invited VIPs and was not a public trip, and was largely unnoticed by the railfan media of the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:25 am 

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Great googly moogly!

I saw those pics abvove earlier on via Facebook but only now seeing them full size recognize (barely!) the locations. Amazing shots - who'd have thought the buildings along the line would now be pristine while the engine sits apart mid-transformation into a PRR style loco!

Thanks for sharing these!

While I'm here, I suppose I should update the status of CP #1098, still in Port Clinton, PA, but now on display, or at least, in the front yard by the office and shops vs tucked away in the nearby roundhouse.

One "slight change" - she's BLUE. She now matches R&N's 425 Pacific, though, if I understand correct, not quite the exact same shade of blue. She's now numbered 225, aka; Two and a quarter, a nod to the Four and a quarter, lol.

Port Clinton, PA at the R&N headquarters on August 11th, 2016 - paint's a day old, I believe:

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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:16 am 

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Andy doesn't run a museum. If he painted her, he has plans to run her.


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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:39 pm 

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Believe me, I'd be first inline to take a ride behind this locomotive, but from what I've heard, operational restoration is not in the cards at this time. It will, however, be towed to various on-line towns for display as the need arises.


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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:07 am 

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https://youtu.be/ihBQzYUP8EA


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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:12 am 

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Sister to O.W. Link's little ten-wheeler, at the Expo-Rail collection. Photo by Mike Berry

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=27288

If Link's locomotive is missing pieces of her valve gear, I'm certain they could be replicated by taking data from 492. One can hope so!

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 Post subject: Re: Rail Tours /Jim Thorpe CP 4-6-0's and the other 7 surviv
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My late brother, David V. Leonard, photographed the 972 at Reading, PA in October 1983. At the time she was running excursions out of Reading, lettered "P. & R." (I assume Philadelphia & Reading).


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