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by John Bohon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Interesting Steam Loco Story Trains Mag
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Very Interesting Steam Loco Story Trains Mag

I believe when this one comes back to life it will be at least the second steam locomotive that was initially saved because it was wrecked and abandon by the railroad to do so. I believe one of the old WW&F two foot gage engines in Maine was also wrecked on the last day the railroad ran though i...
by John Bohon
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese QJ's on the march this week end
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Chinese QJ's on the march this week end

I read somewhere they hope to run more trips next year. So much for these being farewell runs. I am happy to be wrong.

John Bohon
by John Bohon
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese QJ's on the march this week end
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Chinese QJ's on the march this week end

I have heard rumors this is the last time these engines will operate. I have no clue if that is true. I am not good at keeping track of time but it may be the 1472 days of service is running out on the boilers. I hope I am wrong on all counts. Hopefully someone will have better information than I. J...
by John Bohon
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin

The more I read about this the more I am convinced it is a case of we want our toy back and you can't have it. I know of a locomotive that would be a perfect fit on a famous tourist railroad. The locomotive is owned by a city that would be damned if they were going to let it go to another city even ...
by John Bohon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin

According to the local press there fund raising goal is between $85,000.00 and $200.000.00. The upper end of that will certainly get the engine moved and on a new display track. I am not sure if it would put 2719 under cover. My guess is they have an idea where the money can be found. We will see. J...
by John Bohon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin

I read they think the move will only cost $35,000.00. I wish them luck. Being involved somewhat with a group that will probably move an engine out of a park in the next year I can tell you they can not find such a deal. Their move is only a few miles as opposed to the long distance 2719 has to go. A...
by John Bohon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non Lifting Injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Non Lifting Injectors

Good work Mark. If there is one thing I know about injectors it is that you had better have a good machinist on the property if you want them to work correctly. That and you will spend many hours lapping valves. You are right about nonlifting injectors being the most trouble free but they also are m...
by John Bohon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin

Keep an eye on Rail swap or some of the ads for railroad equipment. We may find the real intention of the city in buying back poor old 2719. Someone may think they have a gold nugget in their hands. If not then it may well be a case of it is ours and you can't have it. Only time will tell. John Bohon
by John Bohon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 trips
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 trips

The food sounds great. It takes a lot of behind the scenes work ad planning to pull off feeding a train load of people. Congratulations to your staff.

John Bohon
by John Bohon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: The 60000 4-10-2 MOVES?

Do I remember correctly that a few years ago the moving of 60000 was stopped for a while due to needed repairs? Even moving such a short distance would wear things out over the last 75 or so years. Unfortunately I do not remember who did the work.

John Bohon
by John Bohon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Red Devil" 4-8-4 Current Disposition (Photos)
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: "Red Devil" 4-8-4 Current Disposition (Photos)

From what I remember the Red Devil has had most of the advanced technology removed. It is now basically a standard 4-8-4 with special red paint. I do not think it was ever a condensing locomotive. Most, if not all, of the condensing locomotives were converted to standard locomotives by the time stea...
by John Bohon
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad Luck Strikes UP's Frontier Days Excursion
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Bad Luck Strikes UP's Frontier Days Excursion

My best guess for why the steam engine is not running is lack of crew. By the time 844 got put away wherever who knows when that crew went off duty? The crew that hit the woman were involved in a fatality so drug testing was involved and they were taken out of service for that day at least. I do not...
by John Bohon
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 trips
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261 trips

I like the gourmet twist to this excursion. The thing you have to remember with such an adventure is to keep the quality very high. TVRM once ran dinner trains with catered barbecue and canned soda to drink. Finally the boss at the time was convinced to do things right and since the food has been pr...
by John Bohon
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Soo Line 2719 May Be Returning To Wisconsin

In the 1950's there were few railroad museums and about the only way to save a steam locomotive was to put it in a public park. It was seen as a monument to the past and few gave a thought to how to maintain the thing. It is truly sad to see a locomotive removed from a museum and returned to a park ...
by John Bohon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP tracks
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: UP tracks

The short answer is no. There are going to be restrictions and the UP clearance department will be working overtime to find where 4014 can and cannot run. It is not just a matter of weight. The swing on the front engine will endanger wayside objects like signals as well as trains sitting on adjacent...

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