ATSF Announcement from NMSL&RHS (2926)

Gunns Nov 11, 2007

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ah. So it has been restored. I remember seeing this in a video, years ago. I believe was the old PBS episode of National Geographic "Love Those Trains" on VHS.
     
  2. fitz

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    In the latest "Crew Car" published by the San Bernardino RR Historical Society, caretakers of the AT&SF 3751, there is mention of a possible (just dreaming, not yet arranged) doubleheader featuring the 2926 and 3751, to the Grand Canyon. Wouldn't that be something? I should live so long to see this.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    Yes. And it sure gives a person good reason to stick around!
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    Long time, no update! :( Are you OK, Kevin?
     
  6. Gunns

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    Sorry about the hiatus. I ran in to a work issue and a deadline....

    I discovered shift related depression, Grin, after fifteen years of midshifts. Working days now, it is a whole new world, I had to turn in my fangs and cloak.

    Prepare for a massive post. Grin.

    Perhaps the most exciting development is the flue installation.

    The photos.

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/07-19/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/07-26/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/08-02/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/08-09/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/08-16/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/08-23/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/08-30/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/09-06/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/09-13/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/09-20/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/09-27/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/10-04/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/10-11/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/10-18/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/10-25/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/11-01/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/11-08/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/11-15/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/11-22/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/11-29/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/12-06/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/12-13/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/12-20/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2014/12-27/index.html

    New Year

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2015/01-03/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2015/01-10/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2015/01-17/index.html

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2015/01-24/index.html

    Regards,
    Kevin
     
  7. fitz

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    Thanks for your return and wealth of information, Kevin. Wow, it won't be long now looking at how quickly those tubes and flues are being installed. I own a couple of them.
     
  8. Gunns

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    Thanks for supporting the flue job, it really helps.

    Plans are to have a fire in the locomotive for the open house this year. I don't know if we will be mobile, but we should have steam up to blow the whistle.... (and blow out the passages, hydro-test, and plug leaks.)

    Just to show me being good, another set of photos.

    http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2015/01-31/index.html

    Regards,
    Kevin
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Am still slowly catching up with the documentary. The loco rebuild itself is fascinating enough, but following everything else ongoing, (such as track work and new concession space), really gives a lot of depth to the entire picture.
     
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    Still going through this huge collection of updates!! Has been so interesting to see just how much is involved in bringing a locomotive up to operational status. Thank you again for your time and efforts in bringing these photos to us. Robert
     
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    I can almost feel excitement levels rising. Great to see that rack of tubes emptied.
     
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    Thank you again, for another great set of update photos. This has been a impressive and educational thread. Really appreciate you taking the time and effort in providing the photos and text for this series. Robert
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    Fascinating seeing the loco in snow scene.

    I sure hope you folks can get a fire in that boiler. The excitement level would skyrocket!
     
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    We could use some rain, too!
     
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  19. fitz

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    Thanks again, Kevin. This restoration is probably the best documented one that ever took place and I'm sure it will be successful.
     
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