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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Millhouse » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:16 am

Very nice live stream on Facebook of the engine shed dedication this morning. A few brief words spoken, ribbon cut, 2926's whistle was blown and she was pushed out of the new engine house, bell clanging, looking great.

Can't wait to see her under her own power soon.

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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Kevans » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:28 pm

The latest batch of photos, fun stuff here.

http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2016/06-11/index.html

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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Fitz » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:09 pm

Boy, she sure is looking good and almost complete. What a fine job your crew has done!
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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Mark D » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:49 pm

Yep! What Fitz said! I was down there and saw it first hand. I'm impressed. It WILL run again.
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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Kevans » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:15 pm

Thanks, the club members make it go. With luck we will run this year, we just have to keep squashing the little things that keep popping up.

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Mark D wrote:Yep! What Fitz said! I was down there and saw it first hand. I'm impressed. It WILL run again.
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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Kevans » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:47 am

Here are the latest sets of photos.
http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2016/06-18/index.html

and

http://www.nmslrhs.org/Photos/2016/06-25/index.html

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In non RR news, here is a shot of my big BP rifle... new bipod so my editor can hold the front end up....

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss14 ... AG0109.jpg

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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Millhouse » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:05 am

Still following these guys on Facebook, but thought I'd give this thread a bump. 2926 is sure looking nice. Rumors speculate she may be under steam by the end of the year, but as always, don't quote me on that. ;)

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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Mark D » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:13 am

Being fired up and able to move during this year is entirely possible. A lot depends on how steady the work goes.
Hope to see it running this year.
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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby BurlingtonJohn » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:43 pm

Albuquerque, 28 Apr 98. What a difference a few years makes, hope to see her under steam soon!

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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Mark D » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:04 pm

Those 2900 series Santa Fe engines are just plain great looking beasts! They look strong - powerful - and they are. Just too bad they burn oil. I'm a coal guy. But I don't hold that against them because they outweigh the oil factor with the weight of the cool factor.
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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Kevans » Sun May 14, 2017 11:57 pm

Here is todays photo set, prelim hydro test, first @ 125%...

http://nmslrhs.org/Photos/2017/05-06/index.html

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PS retired six months now, not dead yet, Grin.

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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Mark D » Mon May 15, 2017 9:26 am

Nice to see you back Kevins. I did stop in there on the Route 66 trip my wife and I made in April 2016. I was impressed and still am. Since then you've put up a nice shed for the engine and that's a good thing so it doesn't have to sit out in the elements exposed to the vandals and thieves.
Any new word on hydro test on boiler? Or has it gone through that phase now?

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Re: Santa Fe 2926

Postby Kevans » Tue May 16, 2017 12:19 am

The hydro test is ongoing, in the latest set of photos the FRA inspector was there and the pressure held for half an hour. I don't know when the official test is but things are looking good.

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Mark D wrote:Nice to see you back Kevins. I did stop in there on the Route 66 trip my wife and I made in April 2016. I was impressed and still am. Since then you've put up a nice shed for the engine and that's a good thing so it doesn't have to sit out in the elements exposed to the vandals and thieves.
Any new word on hydro test on boiler? Or has it gone through that phase now?

Mark D.


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