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 Post subject: Re: Reading Camelback LOADED on trucks
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:10 pm 

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There was one other Reading steam engine in daily (Mon-Fri) service I believe into 1964: 0-6-0T 1251. This engine weighs more than 88000 lbs, but had an exemption from the fireman rule and did not need a fireman.

I believe it was the last steam engine in year-round daily service for a Class 1 RR.

George Hart bought 1251 and ran it on the Ma and Pa out of York PA for a while.

It's now on display in Rolling Stock Hall at RRMPA.

https://rrmuseumpa.org/wp-content/uploa ... p-1251.jpg

The picture is at the Reading roundhouse. The T-1's fit on the 100 foot turntable but were too long for the stalls; about 20 feet of tender stuck out and you couldn't close the doors.

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 Post subject: Re: Reading Camelback LOADED on trucks
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:40 pm 

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Three friends and myself rode our motorcycles up to Strasburg in the fall of 1993. We visited the Railroad Museum of PA which is across the highway from the Strasburg Railroad. At that time, the engine had been recently painted and was posed on the RMPA turntable. I rediscovered this slide while searching for a different one.


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 Post subject: Re: Reading Camelback LOADED on trucks
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:04 pm 

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I hope that one day Strasburg and the museum can work together again.


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 Post subject: Re: Reading Camelback LOADED on trucks
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:03 am 

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EJ Berry wrote:
There was one other Reading steam engine in daily (Mon-Fri) service I believe into 1964: 0-6-0T 1251.

I believe it was the last steam engine in year-round daily service for a Class 1 RR.


That may be true, unless you count fireless engines anyway. Burlington Northern had a 30" gauge 0-4-0F (ex-Northern Pacific) that operated in their Brainerd, Minnesota tie plant into the early 1980s.

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 Post subject: Re: Reading Camelback LOADED on trucks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:14 am 

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Crescent-Zephyr wrote:
I hope that one day Strasburg and the museum can work together again.


What makes you say they don't currently?


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 Post subject: Re: Reading Camelback LOADED on trucks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:07 pm 

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Ed Kapuscinski wrote:
Crescent-Zephyr wrote:
I hope that one day Strasburg and the museum can work together again.


What makes you say they don't currently?



Perhaps he is referring to the days before the museum decided that the artifacts were going to be preserved and not going to use up their historic fabric in excursion service.

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 Post subject: Re: Reading Camelback LOADED on trucks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:37 pm 

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choodude wrote:
Ed Kapuscinski wrote:
Crescent-Zephyr wrote:
I hope that one day Strasburg and the museum can work together again.


What makes you say they don't currently?



Perhaps he is referring to the days before the museum decided that the artifacts were going to be preserved and not going to use up their historic fabric in excursion service.

Brian


One Railfans "stuffed and mounted" is another railfans "safely preserved." :)

I was referring to the photo with the Camelback on the turntable. I haven't seen any Strasburg Railroad equipment on the museum property or vice versa for any special events, displays, etc. Both used to happen. It will be great if that happens again in the future.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:49 pm 

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I went down to Strasburg a month or so following last year’s visit from N&W 611 and noticed several of the railroad’s vintage freight car collection coupled together in the museum’s outdoor yard. At the time, I assumed that they had been moved there to allow for more space in the SRC yard for the 611 events. However, they really looked like they belonged with the rest of the museum’s collection, adding to an already interesting variety.


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