I'm an engineer

Mike C Sep 11, 2001

  1. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    Well sort of. I got to run our little 25 ton centercab at the museum yesterday. Hopfully I will be able to take all the safety tests and stuff soon so I can get some more time in on running.If youre interested you can view the pics of some of our equipment at http://community.webshots.com/user/bigmike375 ....Mike
     
  2. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    I can remember the first time I got to tug on the throttle of a steam locomotive Mike, and I know what a thrill you felt by doing the same. I assume that your 'center-cab' is a diesel?

    Is the 578 a 4-6-2? By the looks of the interior shot there has been no additions of engineer side sight glass. Also, I don't see any gauges or lagging on the boiler. Is this locomotive not operational?

    Thanks for the URL. It was fun to surf around in there. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Bill, No the centercab is an electric loco. Its a lot quieter than those DIEsels. We have a 45 ton unit too that I also ran briefly, That one will coast for miles. The 578 is a Pacific type, that is curently not opperational. Wouldnt take too much to get it running though. The guages and such are in storage right now, and she did run for a number of years without the boiler laging. Hopfully I will be able to get a few more pics up soon....Mike
     

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