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by tom c
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 26
Views: 966

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

I hoped to get her crossing the Grassy Pt draw bridge form a boat but we got rained out. She had trouble in Superior with the tight turning radius off the coal main to the Grassy main so was delayed about an hour. I finally caught up with her at Rices Pt. She cut away from the train and ran light to...
by tom c
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got lucky with an MRL train
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Got lucky with an MRL train

nice score Al!

Tom C.
by tom c
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here...
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Has anyone here...

I stopped by this morning and it was swamped with people. Take him to Mpls by the shop and watch her pass. Much better! I cant believe u havent found the schedule yet!

Tom C.
by tom c
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here...
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Has anyone here...

I plan on driving by as my son in law has to go to the doctor in downtown St Paul so will have free time while he is doing his procedure.

Tom C.
by tom c
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why The Spine Line Can Handle Articulateds
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Why The Spine Line Can Handle Articulateds

back in those days the RR was well kept up. I bet the 4014 copper rating isnt that high. Bridges are rated by cooper ratings.

Tom C.
by tom c
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014's Return And "The Circus That Wasn't"
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: 4014's Return And "The Circus That Wasn't"

Or a Helicopter. My friend did that when 3985 came to Chicago. He got a lift on a traffic copter and got some neat shots. He got a message this year from his friend, NO ride this year! Bummer!

Tom C.
by tom c
Thu May 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skookum in California
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: Skookum in California

The June issue of Trains mag has a nice article on the Niles Canyon RR. Look it up Mark

Tom C.
by tom c
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Durango & Silverton #18 - Blown Piston (video link)
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Durango & Silverton #18 - Blown Piston (video link)

the diesel took it to Pinkerton siding and left it to be worked on. 482 is a K36 Mikado type and she towed it back to Durango at a later date.

Tom C.
by tom c
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been hijacked to work
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: I've been hijacked to work

must be ruff to be needed. SUFFER!

Tom C.
by tom c
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skookum in California
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: Skookum in California

It went to Niles Canyon as IIRC the owner lives near there.

Tom C.
by tom c
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It looks like the Soo Line 2719 will stay in Duluth for now
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: It looks like the Soo Line 2719 will stay in Duluth for now

they should sell her to the museum.

Tom C.
by tom c
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It looks like the Soo Line 2719 will stay in Duluth for now
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: It looks like the Soo Line 2719 will stay in Duluth for now

Yes the boiler time expired and the museum has #28 to run so put #2719 away till #28 time was about to expire and then would do an inspection so it would be ready when #28 timed out. Then in comes the city and puts a crimp in the plans. Then #28 goes lame so the museum is out of steam for awhile til...
by tom c
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing locomotive tires without a fire ring...
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: Replacing locomotive tires without a fire ring...

Thanks John for the note. I wondered if it was Strasburg. Now i Know.


Tom C.
by tom c
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing locomotive tires without a fire ring...
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: Replacing locomotive tires without a fire ring...

the video said what shop did the work. In Alberta Canada.

Tom C.
by tom c
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C&TS video on NatGeo
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: C&TS video on NatGeo

Sorry it didn't take you directly there. That was the wrong vid. This is a nice video on the Cumbres & Toltec RR and is 10 mins long. It takes a few minutes to load but i think it is worth it. look for Lessons learned from a lifetime of working on a historic American West railroad. or try this l...

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