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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by Berkman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:55 pm

Doubtful TVRM would want to use it on an excursion.... the only place to run is to summerville now that NS is out of the game. It is too big and less well suited to that trip than 4501.

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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by Soot n' Cinders » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:04 pm

I cant imagine them trying to take 576 down to Summerville.... That track was pretty rough last time I rode that trip and Im not sure the bridges could stand the extra weight. For just the locomotive sans tender, 576 outweighs 4501 by around 130,000lbs
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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by 630fireman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:39 am

G&W and the state of Georgia have invested a lot in the C&C track. Track speeds are back up to where they were years back and rising. But for the trains we run mostly, 630 more than enough, but we have the 4501 running so it goes there, much better on those trips than the local, plus the stoker is nice. If the speeds were like 30, the 4501 would like it more, it doesn’t like to run slow.... 576 would look very out of place, I’m sure it would hate to run slow even more than 4501, but do remember this was the CG main into Chattanooga, the capacities of the bridges are not exactly for small locomotives. CG had similar size 4-8-4s, but not sure they ever ran here.

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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by Soot n' Cinders » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:50 am

630fireman wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:39 am
G&W and the state of Georgia have invested a lot in the C&C track. Track speeds are back up to where they were years back and rising. But for the trains we run mostly, 630 more than enough, but we have the 4501 running so it goes there, much better on those trips than the local, plus the stoker is nice. If the speeds were like 30, the 4501 would like it more, it doesn’t like to run slow.... 576 would look very out of place, I’m sure it would hate to run slow even more than 4501, but do remember this was the CG main into Chattanooga, the capacities of the bridges are not exactly for small locomotives. CG had similar size 4-8-4s, but not sure they ever ran here.
Good to know about the track! I need to get back up there. I get it about running slow, Ive seen these little ones do the same thing. Trying to get them to go below a certain speed can be tricky
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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by Berkman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:04 pm

Curious what the speed limit is on the Summerville trip ? and what it will be eventually raised to ?

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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by 630fireman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:34 pm

20mph. The condition of the track continue to get better, but the operating rules limit us to restricted speed (20mph + ability to stop in 1/2 range of vision, whole Railroad is technically operated as being in yard limits). But the track has now improved to where we can run 15-20 without throwing the dishes off shelves in the dining car. But we typically run 12-15 based on how the dining service is going.

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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by gwrdriver » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:42 am

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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by Builder01 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:08 am

You don't see that everyday! Cool!

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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by Fender » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Originally, the move was scheduled to begin at 7:00 AM. Then, a few days ago, this was changed to be 9:00 AM. But they actually started at 7:00, which is exactly what I expected to happen!
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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by FLSTEAM » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:55 pm

did they get it back on rail yet?

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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by gwrdriver » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 pm

I think it's resting on the trailer tonight.
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Re: Steam in Nashville

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:17 pm

When are they going to get it back down on the rail? I heard that it would be a while before it was towed to the museum where restoration would begin. Glad that it is finally on it's way.

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