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0-4-0T and Milwaukee Diesel 532

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:22 pm

From Saturday September 1, 2007. Taken just south of Connersville, Indiana. The 532 rolls south past the Flagg Coal # 75. The 532 is owned by the Whitewater Valley Rail Road and was built in 1954. The #75 was built in 1930 and is privately owned.

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(Edited to correct a mistake.)
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Re: 0-4-0T and Milwaukee Diesel 532

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:42 pm

Here is the old girl alone just south of Connersville at the old Fairborn tower.

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Re: 0-4-0T and Milwaukee Diesel 532

Postby Mark D » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:15 pm

Nice pictures, Ben.
I hate to admit it, but actually in this case the diesel was getting my attention the most.
Put in service 1954, same year Milwaukee Road 261 was retired.
A photo taken very shortly before 261 was retired shows 261 looking filthy, battered and tired, pulling a short train of a couple box cars, two brand new diesel's dead in tow and a caboose. Something else in the consist, too, but can't remember what.
I can't help but wonder whether it's possible that the diesel in your photo might have been one of the two that 261 was bringing home to replace it.
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Re: 0-4-0T and Milwaukee Diesel 532

Postby John Bohon » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:21 am

Actually the 75 is privately owned and not owned by Whitewater Valley. It's owners are having way to much fun moving it around the country and running on different railroads. It is due at the South Caroling Railroad Museum and here in NC on the New Hope Valley later in the fall. I hope to see it when it gets to NC. That trips will feature doubleheaded 0-4-0t locomotives.

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Re: 0-4-0T and Milwaukee Diesel 532

Postby Mark D » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:22 am

Double headed 0-4-0T's? Now T"HAT sounds like fun! If you get there, be sure to send some pics and report on it. Try to get a cab picture?
I'd like to know how far a 0-4-0T can go on a tank of water. I've always wondered about that.
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Re: 0-4-0T and Milwaukee Diesel 532

Postby Don C. » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:23 pm

Mark,
Those two diesels that #261 was towing that day long ago were FM switchers. As the Milwaukee Road received the first FM locomotive built (#760 which is preserved at IRM) it is possible that one or both of the FMs predated #261!

Luckily or ironically, #261, #265 and several of the old FM end-cab switchers (H10-44s and H12-44 - a later model) still exist and a couple of the old war-horse diesels are still in operable condition (#760 at IRM is operable).

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Re: 0-4-0T and Milwaukee Diesel 532

Postby Ben » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:59 am

(Copy) "Actually the 75 is privately owned and not owned by Whitewater Valley."

John,

You are correct, and I knew that when I wrote the original posting. Sometimes my mind wanders, and sometimes it wanders so far away even I can't find it for awhile!!!

I'm curious, this may sound kinda stupid, but do the owners of the 75 move it by rail under its own power, or is it towed by a diesel locomotive or is it loaded onto a semi truck and hauled?

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Re: 0-4-0T and Milwaukee Diesel 532

Postby Mark D » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:36 pm

Ben, I don't know for sure the answer to your question, but I would bet that an engine of that type, if moved for any distance would be moved via truck. Much more economical, and faster. Plus, many if not most railroads would only haul it on a flat car.
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Re: 0-4-0T and Milwaukee Diesel 532

Postby Hogger1225 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:53 pm

The 75 is moved by truck. Check out their website. www.flagcoalcompnay75.com
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