Wabash 573 Photos

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Wabash 573 Photos

Post by John_S » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:56 pm

A few years ago a friend of mine went and took a few hundred photos of Wabash 573 for me. This, of course, is the prototype for the Allen Mogul. I finally got around to uploading all of these photos to the net for other people to use. These were taken when the locomotive was still way in the back of the museum quite neglected, but cover pretty much all the details.

You are free to use and share these as you see fit. They helped me a bit while building my mogul and I hope they help others.

Let me know if this link has any issues as it is the first time I've used Dropbox.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x2l3x0yuk18k ... iZdla?dl=0

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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by LMS6100 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:28 pm

Link worked OK for me. I heard she's undergoing a cosmetic restoration. Do you know if they've made any progress?

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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by Bill Wilkins » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:34 pm

That's a bunch of pictures. Thanks for taking the time with it John.
Some friends of mine were on vacation while I was building my Allen Mogul and got me a few pics at that time. I had noticed that Allen's plans did not show a walk plate in front of the cylinders over the lead truck wheel. Most of the Allen Moguls I saw did not have this walk plate. I fabricated and installed these walk plates on mine. Your pics show the walk plate also. I have a photo album of my build on the Yahoo Allen Models Group. One for the engine, one for the tender labeled BGBill's ...
I believe my grandfather engineered Mogul #569. He was licensed in 1925 with the Wabash. Of course my engine replicated #569. I don't have it anymore and it is out in Iowa with a young engineer in his 20's. It has a Marty Knox boiler.
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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by John_S » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:46 am

LMS6100 wrote:Link worked OK for me. I heard she's undergoing a cosmetic restoration. Do you know if they've made any progress?

Steve
They started a few years ago, but I can't find much recent on the net about it.

Some photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 038&type=3

Some more here, the bottom one looks like it's all done, but I can't get the full size photo to load: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locopi ... x?id=71945

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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by Fender » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:45 pm

Too bad it's just a cosmetic restoration. It would look great out on the mainline with about 18 heavyweight coaches....maybe that wouldn't work, though :lol:
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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by Bill Wilkins » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:09 pm

At least it's not being scrapped. An iconic engine of the past will get shiny face lift which will visually restore it to its day of glory whether there's a fire in the boiler or not.
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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:25 pm

Yeah, I'm thinking it would be more like 5 heavyweight coaches...
Still would be cool to see. There aren't a lot of restored moguls or ten wheelers out there.

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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by BSly » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:37 am

I know this is a very old post but do you still have these pictures of 573?

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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by NP317 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:16 am

That last photo of #573 looks like more than a cosmetic restoration.
New jacketing is in place, plumbing back on, as are the bell, safety valves, and whistle!
I would not expect that jewelry to be installed just for cosmetic reasons.
Hmmm.
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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by 318J » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:46 am

The 573 was 'unveiled' this past May in a dedication ceremony. Hope the locomotive stays looking this good, even if it can't run.
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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by John_S » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:24 pm

BSly wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:37 am
I know this is a very old post but do you still have these pictures of 573?
I had them up on a FLICKR (I think... it was one of the photo hosting sites) but they nuked the account due to inactivity.

I still have all the photos. Let me find a new place to host them and I'll follow up.

Glad to see it's all cleaned up! Looks much better and will hopefully be around for many more years rather than rusting away.

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Re: Wabash 573 Photos

Post by John_S » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:59 pm

Ok, it took a while but I finally located the CD-R with the photos on it. About to upload them all back to FLICKR again. I'll post a link when it's done later tonight.

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