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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:48 am 

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Link to first firing thread.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:24 pm 

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#1309 under steam for a Fund Raising Dinner Train event for the #1309 Restoration - 30 October 2018


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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:18 pm 

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WOW! #1309's tender looks outstanding. I'm glad to see that they are continuing to make progress on bringing that ol' girl back. I can't wait to see her when she's finished up and running. She will be one hell of a sight.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:13 pm 

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Uneducated, speculative question from me.

The photo shows 1309 supported on a shop truck at the smokebox. The boiler is supporting the weight of the rear cylinder block and frame. Normally, this would be the other way around. The rear engine frame would be supporting the boiler, along with some weight distribution to the front engine.

Is this acceptable?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:20 pm 

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Something has to be supporting the rear frame (hidden by steam). Is the trailing truck in place? Given the weight of a full boiler, I hope both frames are on blocking.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:36 am 

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The boiler is plenty strong enough to support its own weight and the weight of the water inside. The trailing truck is in place and supporting the weight of the rear of the locomotive.

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:57 am 

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A 4-0-0-4!
Glad to see that they are progressing with the work. Those C&O 2-6-62's were some of my favorites.
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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:03 am 

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nedsn3 wrote:
A 4-0-0-4!
Glad to see that they are progressing with the work. Those C&O 2-6-62's were some of my favorites.
Ned



4-0-0-2....


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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:46 am 

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Was the stoker operating during the Oct 30 steam up?


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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:36 am 

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The contracting company and the individuals who have been working with this specific project have worked with dozens of steam locomotive restorations, overhauls, and operations on many of the most visible engines working in modern service. Many of the same practices used by the various railroads in the maintenance of these great engines is applied daily in their rebuilds. These machines aren't so delicate that they can't handle shop trucks, overhead cranes, test fires, being driver-less, etc.

The railfan community's support of and commentary on these restorations, overhauls, and operations is appreciated. The world of tourist, scenic, and historic railroading sometimes allows for thorough historic accuracy, but often requires modern mechanics, equipment, and interpretation in order to earn revenue to continue steaming. More important to the long-term future of these locomotives will be the ability of businesses/organizations to continue attracting families to ride and new talent to learn about the past.


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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:25 pm 

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Did they blow the whistle?

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 Post subject: Re: WMRS former C&O 1309 Restoration / Progress
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:19 am 

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softwerkslex wrote:
Did they blow the whistle?


Jump to 4:35, from the first steam test. Whistle is supposedly from a Western Maryland 4-8-4 (Baldwin, 1947):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rYKY3zVggE

And the whistle blow itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE8s-tI ... njDPll9HMU


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