Georgetown Loop Railroad - 2005 Season?

Stourbridge Lion Mar 26, 2005

  1. Stourbridge Lion

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    Found some more information on AC#3

    Lima Locomotive Works
    Shop Number 1674 - Built for: Argentine Central Rly

    Built: 06-19-1906
    Class: B45-2
    Trucks: 2
    Cylinders: 3 - 11 x 12 [#-Diam x Stroke]
    Gear Ratio: 2.211
    Wheel Diam: 32"
    Gauge: 36"
    Boiler: W.T. - 44" [Style - Diam.]
    Fuel Type: Coal
    Fuel Capacity: 3.25 Tons
    Water Capacity: 1750 Gallons
    Empty Weight: 75,700 (As built)

    Owners:
    Argentine Central Ry Co., Argentine Central Ry #3, Silver Plume, CO
    (1910) Uintah Ry Co., Uintah Ry #5, Mack, CO
    (11-1929) Rebuilt with new boiler from Lima

    Disposition: (1939) Scrapped

    Additional Notes: new boiler 1-25-1929
    Infrequently used in 1937-1938 period.
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    Photo Credit: George R. Kadelak Collection
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    Photo Credit: By Otto Perry
     
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    Postcard: Climb to Mt. McClellan via the Argentine Central Ry. on the Looptrip

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    Postcard: Summit of Mt. McClellan, Alt. 14,007 ft.
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    The above to Images (GIF Files) seem to be designed to go "Poof" after they display away from their actual website so look fast as they load.

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    Humm... They seem OK under IE today but under Netscape last night they kept disappearing after they displayed.

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  6. BoxcabE50

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    WSL was definitely not a two footer. So if that loco worked there, we know it's a 36 incher.

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  7. EricB

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    Man, I don't know where I got the idea the AC was a two footer. After some further research, it is clear that the AC was a three footer. The only two foot gauge in Colorado that I have been able to find is the Gilpin Tramway. It served the mines around Gilpin County. Sorry for the misinformation. But it is good to know that Shays were "historically accurate."

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  8. BoxcabE50

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    Eric-

    Did you see the pictures Darren uploaded here last year? Of the Shay on GLRR? Great job of catching them working, with a large smoke plume! It's easy to see what you'll be missing if this operation doesn't come back together!

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    and for those on dial-up, here are some stills from the video.

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    Garden Railways - April 2005

    The D&R Loop Garden Railroad by Ron Poinsett of Parker, Colorado.

    Very nice Garden layout of the Georgetown Loop

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    More News...

    From http://www.coloradohistory.org/hist_sites/Georgetown/G_loop.htm
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    On March 21 the steam engine designated No.12 started its journey from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to its new home at the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining and Railroad Park. The No.12 arrived in Silver Plume on March 24 where final restoration and preparation for the 2005-operating season will be completed.

    From Colorado Railroad Museum
    Argentine Central Weekend!
    April 16th and 17th

    Our newest Colorado Rail Annual, No. 26, Stairway to the Stars, will be available next month. Get your copy and have it signed by the author, Dan Abbott, between 11-3 on Saturday. Then take a ride behind narrow gauge Shay No. 14 of the Georgetown Loop Railroad, Inc., which has been lettered "Argentine Central" for the occasion. Train rides on both days are free with paid museum admission.
     
  14. BoxcabE50

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    Sounds as though they must have decent shop capabilities, to have everything ship-shape so quickly. I hope they're not just doing a quickie once-over, and wishing for the best outcome! Safety. Reliability.....

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  15. SP Cabforward

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    So the Georgetown Loop Railroad is going to be back in action?

    I went to the homepage for the Georgetown Loop and all it looked liked was a headstone blaming the last organization who ran for the "death" of the raiload. And what exaclty happened to all of the equipment that was their, like the shays and stuff doesn't that get to come back?
     
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    No, the Shay's have moved on as they were owend by the previous operators. The old operators own the URL so you have to check other sources to find out what's happening. That's why I and others will try to keep everyone posted here as we learn more.

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    Hope that soon they'll add a section for their motive power, and rolling stock.

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    Has anyone heard or seen anything yet that looks like a working railroad yet? My understanding is they still plan to be open in four weeks.

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  20. EricB

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    I haven't seen it, but apparently they have run their two axle 44 tonner over the route.

    The 2-6-2 they bought has not been fired up yet. There was some issues with the required paprework for the boiler. I think they got those issues worked out and they were going to fire it up next week. There are still questions to whether or not it will be powerful enough to haul the cars up the 4% grade.

    The new operators were able to aquire some old NG cars that they are turning into passenger gondolas. I don't know how well they are progressing.

    Eric
     

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