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by tom c
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Topic but Those Who Like Railroading Usually Like Airplanes
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Of Topic but Those Who Like Railroading Usually Like Airplanes

The fuel was checked and no jet fuel was in the wing tank

The NTSB confirmed the surviving wing tank had 110 octane av gas in it and there is no evidence yet to support the wrong fuel was put into the tanks.

Tom C.
by tom c
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Pulls Gourmet express on the former Milwaukee Road
Replies: 14
Views: 1483

Re: 261 Pulls Gourmet express on the former Milwaukee Road

you can go to Duluth and see steam on the North Shore Scenic! I am a Colorado NG fan so dont have a problem with PTC interfering with steam!

Tom C.
by tom c
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe

Charles. Try megabass of america inc and look to the east i think. It is in the bottoms area. There is a track with a boxcar on it that has the engine on it

Tom C.
by tom c
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe

Fritz, I too am interested in how they move it out. Maybe take the boiler off the frame or if they have RR connections, build a track to connect temporarily.

Tom C.
by tom c
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: 4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019

and 3 on Grassy Pt trackage. I shot mostly video here but did stop and get 3 pics of her journey across. She went real slow and Ed did a couple of blowdowns on the West end and had the cylinder cocks open so had a lot of steam. I broke off the chase here and drove down to Andover to be with grandkid...
by tom c
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: 4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019

and 3 at Mikes Yd.

Tom C.
by tom c
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: 4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019

three more on her leaving

Tom C.
by tom c
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 920

4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019

I thought I would open a new thread with my pics so the can be found easier. Before 4014 left, the diesel took the train and pushed back to Rices Pt and waited. It was a little before noon when Ed Dickens took the throttle and started her back out of the museum parking area. For some reason she stop...
by tom c
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Two Legendary Transcons Meet
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: The Two Legendary Transcons Meet

Mark, I hope you miss understood the crew member as 4014 never used Rices Pt to Wye! It used Mikes Yard to make the Wye move. Enclosed are three pics of her journey to Grassy Pt. Over in Superior she had problems going from the Grassy Pt. track to the Coal Runner as she also did on the way in. Both ...
by tom c
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 31
Views: 3956

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

Mark D wrote: Tom, where was that bottom photo taken? Just curious.
Mark D.

Mark, just north of Rices Pt off the Garfield St bridge. It is looking toward the museum. The other shots were from the same bridge other side.

Tom C.
by tom c
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 31
Views: 3956

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: 494

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: 12
Views: 1346

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: 12
Views: 1346

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: 721

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.

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