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by Kevin Gilliam
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 2554

Re: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad

Fitz wrote:Thanks for posting your results, Kevin. Sure would have liked to seen that triple header. You don't miss much steam operating in the east, do you.



Oh, I miss my fair share. Try and get there when I can though. Nothing like operating steam.
Kevin
by Kevin Gilliam
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 2554

Re: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad

The day ended with the 89 doing some solo runbys in the fading light. Avoiding the Gravestones.jpg Pumpkinville Turnpike.jpg In the end, we had five different locomotive combinations with the 90/475, 475 solo, 89/90/475, 89/475 and finally the 89 solo to finish things off. Not much sunlight, but a l...
by Kevin Gilliam
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 2554

Re: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad

After lunch, things got really interesting, when the 89 (freed from the daily tourist train duty) and the 90 came out for the first ever Strasburg Railroad tripleheader. History In the Making.jpg After a few runbys, the 90 went back, and we had a few doubleheader runbys with the 89 and the 475. Stra...
by Kevin Gilliam
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 2554

Re: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad

After a few hours, the 90 went back, and we spent some with the N&W 475 before the lunch break.

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by Kevin Gilliam
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 2554

Photo Special on the Strasburg Railroad

In late October, Carl Franz came out of retirement to run a one-day photo special on the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania. Three steam locomotives were in service that day, and we took full advantage of them. The day started off with a doubleheader with the 90 and the N&W 475. Stealth Doublehe...
by Kevin Gilliam
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS
Replies: 19
Views: 6186

Re: RGS 455 Visits the C&TS

Wish I were there. Is that good old coal that thing is burning? Or is it oil? Just wondering whether the smoke is deliberate for photo's. In an case good photographs and I can just about smell the pine's. Mark D. Coal burning. Yes, the smoke is usually by request. The idea behind it is that the pho...
by Kevin Gilliam
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western
Replies: 7
Views: 2950

Re: Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western

Super great photo's, Kevin! I was there the whole time and on the engine overnight several times. You should have looked me up, I'd like to meet you. Usually when the engine is parked overnight people are welcome to come up into the cab. The fire was banked twice during the trip, but otherwise I wa...
by Kevin Gilliam
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western
Replies: 7
Views: 2950

Re: Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western

after a few days in Davenport, the 261 ferried back to Breckenridge, and was carded for an employee trip and public sunset run to Kindred, ND (about halfway to Davenport). Diesels subbed on the employee run as the 261 crew repaired the engine after it was damaged running across a diamond over CP on ...
by Kevin Gilliam
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western
Replies: 7
Views: 2950

Re: Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western

...and some scenery closer to Lisbon.

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by Kevin Gilliam
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western
Replies: 7
Views: 2950

Re: Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western

The first public trips were sunset excursions running about 45 miles between Davenport and Lisbon, ND. There was also an employee trip that operated a mid-day run. We rode the first public trip, and chased the other two. There is more scenery than one might expect, especially once you get close to L...
by Kevin Gilliam
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western
Replies: 7
Views: 2950

Milwaukee 261 on the Red River Valley & Western

Haven't posted anything here for a while, so figured I might as well start with something near and dear to some people... In early June, Milwaukee 261 journeyed to North Dakota for a series of employee and public trips on the Red River Valley & Western shortline out of Breckenridge, MN and Daven...
by Kevin Gilliam
Thu May 25, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choo Choo time next week
Replies: 20
Views: 6780

Re: Choo Choo time next week

Haven't checked in here recently. Will be out following (and riding the first trip) with you guys. Should be a fun trip.
Kevin
by Kevin Gilliam
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: N&W 611 to Asheville and other steam events
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: N&W 611 to Asheville and other steam events

Great post! I love seeing that engine out and about once again. Did you ride at all? Not since it has been restored. Hundreds of miles in the 80s and 90s. Riding in a sealed train just doesn't do much for me. If they take it somewhere that allows open vestibules, I'll be first in line to buy a tick...
by Kevin Gilliam
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: N&W 611 to Asheville and other steam events
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

N&W 611 to Asheville and other steam events

On April 9-10, 2016, Norfolk & Western 611 pulled a pair of sold out excursions over Norfolk Southern from the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC to Lynchburg, VA, and Asheville, NC. Partly due to distance to conserve coal (150 miles one way to Lynchburg, and about 140 miles to ...
by Kevin Gilliam
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Wrap Up
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

Re: 2015 Wrap Up

Great photo's, Kevin. But could you tell more about that 4501 and how it's apparently off the main lines for good? That reads a bit ominously to me. Mark D. Mark, NS announced that any excursions in 2016 will be with the 611 only, presuming the Virginia Museum of Transportation can meet insurance r...

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