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would a restoration of NKP 759 be worth it?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:59 pm 

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Hey there. So the other day, I was looking at Steamtown's website where NKP 759 currently resides. I noticed it had the same birth year as my grandfather (1944). So that got me thinking: with her sister 765 already operable, would a restoration of NKP 759 be worth it?

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 Post subject: Re: Would a restoration of the NKP 759 be worth it?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:35 pm 

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Perhaps the best answer would be, "not at this time."


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:00 pm 

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:38 pm 

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If 765 was already operating every day and operating opportunities were being unfilled, sure. Otherwise.... another roundhouse queen hoping to find a few days to go out and run every year if she's lucky?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:53 pm 
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What Dave said.

Cosmetic restoration only to halt any additional deterioration.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:08 pm 

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As much as I love the 759, I would rather see dollars go to finish up a locomotive that has never seen a fire in it. Look at the 3713 or the 1309. I got to ride behind 759 at speed over the Lackawanna Cutoff and around Horseshoe Curve at about 15 MPH. I will never forgot those days. The 765 now fills the void for people to ride behind big steam at speed. There is only a limited amount of funds to go around and there are too many projects that never get finished.


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 Post subject: Re: Would a restoration of the NKP 759 be worth it?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:39 pm 

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We know that SNHS would ideally like to have four locos in steam - two for on-site interpretation and two for main line duties. Currently they are considering bringing parts mike CN 3377 back from the dead. I think this is a good option for them. If the boiler on 3377 proves to be too thin, I would be equally interested in seeing them purchase PRR 1361. 759 is well preserved and safe and sound inside the roundhouse, which is a great place for her to be.


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 Post subject: Re: Would a restoration of the NKP 759 be worth it?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:47 pm 

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Ummmmm..... how do we "know" that? I have not seen any documentation of that as a priority. I think they might like a mainline sized option, but have their hands full with the 0-6-0 while working on the one they have already prioritized, and it would be unlikely that they would have made that choice without a boiler survey having been integral to that decision.

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 Post subject: Re: Would a restoration of the NKP 759 be worth it?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:03 pm 

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Quoted and published. Direct from the Sup.

As for 3377, they are/were trying to allocate the funding necessary to strip and inspect the boiler. Preliminary inspection looks good but it has not been fully checked.


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