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by thomasschultz
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember When?
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Remember When?

Nils Huxtable and his mom, Renate, are in town for Thanksgiving. While he's here, Nils is looking-through a bunch of Kodachrome slides taken by Bob Phillips, who passed-away in May, 2009. We thought you'd enjoy a scanned image from days gone by (see attached). For those of you who were not, for some...
by thomasschultz
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diamond & Caldor 4 in the News
Replies: 0
Views: 1027

Diamond & Caldor 4 in the News

The October 2, 2009 edition of Placerville's Mountain Democrat (http://www.mtdemocrat.com/) features a story regarding the continued restoration of Diamond & Caldor 4, 2-truck Shay (Lima 1896 / 1907).
by thomasschultz
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D&RGW 315 on C&TS
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

D&RGW 315 on C&TS

On Sunday, September 13 and Monday, September 14, 2009, D&RGW 315, 2-8-0, (BLW 14352 / 1895), D&RGW class C-18, originally Florence & Cripple Creek RR 3, "Elkton," powered a special train from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico and return. D&RGW 488, 2-8-2 (BLW 58589 /...
by thomasschultz
Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sierra Railway 3 on NPR
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Sierra Railway 3 on NPR

Capital Public Radio's Jeffrey Callison today included a discussion of the restoration of Sierra Railway 3, 4-6-0 (Rogers 4493 / 1891), originally Prescott & Arizona Central Railway 3. This locomotive is currently under repair at the Sierra Railway, Jamestown, California. Sierra Railway 3 has be...
by thomasschultz
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Railway 401 Nearing Completion
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Monticello Railway Museum

I am not personally involved in Monticello Railway Museum (MRM). The news regarding Southern Railway 401 was sent to me from Ted Lemen, an active MRM member. Ted is an old friend. In the early 1990s, I assisted Ted and others preparing SL-SF 1352, 2-8-2 (ALCO 51820 / 1912) for its move from Kansas C...
by thomasschultz
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D&RGW 315 & Train Chama - Antonito Today
Replies: 0
Views: 965

D&RGW 315 & Train Chama - Antonito Today

D&RGW 315, 2-8-0, (BLW 14352 / 1895), originally Florence & Cripple Creek RR 3, "Elkton," departed Chama, New Mexico this morning powering a short mixed train. The train arrived Cumbres, Colorado around noon. This afternoon, the locomotive and train will proceed to Antonito, Colora...
by thomasschultz
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Railway 401 Nearing Completion
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Southern Railway 401 Nearing Completion

Southern Railway 401, 2-8-0 (BLW 32487 / 1907) at Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, Illinois, is nearing the completion of a complete overhaul, which included a new boiler and new tender body. Monticello Railway Museum has included on their website an interesting two-part series of images depic...
by thomasschultz
Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rayonier 2, 3-truck Shay, Debut
Replies: 10
Views: 1958

Rayonier 2, 3-truck Shay, Debut

On Saturday, August 8, 2009, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, Mineral, Washington, featured an excursion using Rayonier 2, a 3-truck Shay recently restored to operating condition. Rayonier 2 was built by Willamette Iron & Steel Works of Portland, Oregon (33 / 1929) for the Neils Lumber Company as ...
by thomasschultz
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steam Railroading Institute Interviewed by NPR
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Steam Railroading Institute Interviewed by NPR

An interview with Steam Railroading Institute's Greg Udolph was included on this evening's NPR news:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =106939044
by thomasschultz
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Hotel Rooms for Volunteers
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Free Hotel Rooms for Volunteers

NEW YORK – Some 50 hotels across the country are giving away a free night to guests who can prove that they completed at least eight hours of community service between July 1 and Dec. 20. To qualify, you must provide a letter on the nonprofit organization's letterhead proving that you've completed...
by thomasschultz
Sun May 31, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DL&W No.565 to Cosmedic Restored
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: DL&W No.565 to Cosmedic Restored

After reading your post, I asked myself, "Where is DL&W 565 and what group is attempting a cosmetic restoration?" A Google search quickly located a thread on the Railway Preservation News BBS, the last entry of which is a carbon copy of your post: http://rypn.sunserver.com/forum/viewto...
by thomasschultz
Thu May 28, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tight Curves and 2-10-2s
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Steam in Eastern Germany

Thanks for the post. In 1985, I made my first visit to the then-DDR for steam. Since reunification, several interesting steam-powered railways have been preserved and / or restored, among them: Preßnitztalbahn: http://www.pressnitztalbahn.de/ Fichtelbergbahn: http://www.fichtelbergbahn.de/ Radebeul...
by thomasschultz
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whitewater Valley Railroad 2009 Events - Connersville, IN
Replies: 2
Views: 4748

Re: Whitewater Valley Railroad: Steam

What is the status of Whitewater Valley Railroad 100, 2-6-2? I recall photographing her in steam 20-odd years ago.

If memory serves, once upon a time, a former East Broad Top 0-6-0 was also on hand at Connersville, IN. Is this locomotive still there?
by thomasschultz
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louisville New Orleans & Texas RR Part Identification Pl
Replies: 36
Views: 7868

Discarded Brass Bearings

My father, Robert Schultz, 79, worked in car departments of Chicago-area railroads for his entire career. He assisted me with the reply I posted last week. Regarding the possibility that worn-out or broken brass bearings repaired or replaced in the field might have been discarded on site, dad offers...
by thomasschultz
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louisville New Orleans & Texas RR Part Identification Pl
Replies: 36
Views: 7868

Re: LNO&T Brass Bearing

The item Kevin found is certainly a brass journal bearing of the type used on railway freight cars, locomotive tenders, and even locomotive lead trucks from the earliest railways in USA through the 1950s. Similar bearings were also used on small industrial railcars of the type found in mines, steel ...

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