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Old 10-25-2016, 10:39 AM   #51
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Cripple Creek and Victor narrow gauge in Colorado

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Old 10-25-2016, 10:41 AM   #52
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Rode in the cab of n&w 611 over the weekend.

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Old 10-26-2016, 12:23 AM   #53
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Rode all the steam trains in Pa. in the 60's, I've only ridden a few since then.
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:32 PM   #54
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7 1/4 gauge to 611

611 pre second retirement, will get her gain if she comes near me!

Already told older boy I'm dropping cash for 4014 in a dome over Sherman Hill.
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:41 PM   #55
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7 1/4 gauge to 611

611 pre second retirement, will get her gain if she comes near me!

Already told older boy I'm dropping cash for 4014 in a dome over Sherman Hill.
Is this some sort of code language?
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:34 PM   #56
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I've seen, ridden behind, and ridden in dozens of steamers over the decades. I spent several summers with my grandparents in PA when I was very young and the Pennsy line through town was still all steam. I'm sure that helped get me started. Back in the day, there were lots of steam tourist operations in the mid-Atlantic region and I've hit almost all of them. Planning a visit to Strasburg this Saturday in conjunction with an O scale sale/swap meet. Hoping they have the 4-8-0 in service - my favorite of their stable.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:39 PM   #57
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taking an excursion behind the N&W J611 on Saturday.

will be at the throttle a week from Friday.

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Old 04-18-2017, 03:48 PM   #58
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Is this some sort of code language? Well, sort of. More like shorthand. 7 1/4 guage is
1 1/2 inch scale live steam. 611 refers to N&W 611, which is featured several times in this thread. The loco was retired to a museum around 1960, ressurected once for fan trips in the 1990's, again retired to the museum, then brought back again three years ago. 4014 refers to the UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 that has also been brought out of a museum display by the UP to be restored to operation, which is expected next year. The writer want to ride in a vista-dome car on the signature climb for the UP that the Big Boys were designed to run over.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:54 AM   #59
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South Simcoe railway, Tottenham, Ontario Canada , good ride on a steam train
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:08 PM   #60
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I've only ridden in the converted-to-biodiesel steamers at Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. No coal but no soot either!
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