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by Fitz
Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading 2100
Replies: 56
Views: 30925

Re: Reading 2100

Since it's getting so late in the year and most operating steam locomotives have been put to bed for winter, do you think that they will try to run an excursion or two to make up for the ones that were advertised? The Portland engines have NOT been put to bed, and both will be running between Dec. 8...
by Fitz
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Copper or Steel Boiler
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: Copper or Steel Boiler

Junkman, I have never heard of a copper boiler on any "modern" steam locomotives. Maybe back in the real beginning they had some copper boilers. I am not a metallurgist, but I don't think you could build a copper steam loco boiler to withstand the pressure and the flexing that steel can handle. If y...
by Fitz
Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prospect Of Building An Exscursion Rail Road
Replies: 77
Views: 49577

Re: Prospect Of Building An Exscursion Rail Road

Ask Fred Keppner. He has a lot of equipment here in Oregon rusting and rotting away. A total shame.
by Fitz
Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NKP 765: a few teaser photos
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Re: NKP 765: a few teaser photos

Kelly, what wonderful attention to detail! It must have been a labor of love for you guys. A great engine, and obviously a great crew. :D
by Fitz
Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German roundhouse fire in Nuremberg BW West
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Re: German roundhouse fire in Nuremberg BW West

Sandy Mitchell has posted some photos on RYPn. This looks like a real disaster for German (well, all) railfans. :cry:
by Fitz
Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NKP 765 Roll-Out
Replies: 25
Views: 11766

Re: NKP 765 Roll-Out

Rich, after hearing the news of 765's steam-up, I dug out my old Pentrex "Huntington '91" tape and drooled all over the coffee table watching (again) the 765 and 1225 running side-by-side and double-heading. I know the 1225 organization likes to stay close to home, but how about the 765 making an ap...
by Fitz
Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-graffiti coating??
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Re: Anti-graffiti coating??

Mark, how about frame-mounted surplus 50 cal machine guns? They would not only deter grafiti-ites but eliminate them too. Aw, gee, I'm cruel aren't I? :roll:
by Fitz
Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 261 trips this weekend. Things that don't really matter
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

Re: The 261 trips this weekend. Things that don't really mat

Mark, you have done it again with your prose. I wanted to comment on your hostler thread, and figured you wouldn't see it. Now that you're home, great summary. If you get out here to the northwest we will find a way to get you a grand tour of the roundhouse and the beasts that dwell there. On a simi...
by Fitz
Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NKP 765 Roll-Out
Replies: 25
Views: 11766

Re: NKP 765 Roll-Out

Rich, that is absolutely GREAT news. Like Tom, I wish I lived closer. Last time I saw her she looked like this:
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by Fitz
Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Website
Replies: 14
Views: 4312

Re: New Website

Hi Junkman, I looked at your new forum and don't see anything there. Is it so important that you put it on here twice in the same day? Just asking. The theme is rustrails. Do you want us to post something about abandoned and therefore rusty rail lines? :?:
by Fitz
Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading 2100
Replies: 56
Views: 30925

Re: Reading 2100

Has anyone seen her since being loaded on the flats? :?
by Fitz
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EBT #15 Returns for the 2005 Spectacular
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: EBT #15 Returns for the 2005 Spectacular

ebtrr, does that mean that the 14 and 15 just might run a double header before the season is over? There have been so many this year. Maybe a record will be set? :D
by Fitz
Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City
Replies: 18
Views: 6977

Re: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City

Don, thanks for the latest update. Hope you, Ed and Mark all make it home tonight. Sounds like there was some pretty slow running on the IC&E. I'm sure you all made a lot of people in Kansas City very happy. :wink:
by Fitz
Sun Sep 25, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City
Replies: 18
Views: 6977

Re: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City

Hi Don, and thanks for the update. The cars that are going to return with you guys to Minneapolis, are they some new purchases that Steve made, or private varnish for the October excursions?
by Fitz
Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City
Replies: 18
Views: 6977

Re: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City

dalcb22, Thanks for posting those. Very nice. Looks like she ran great, as usual. :)

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