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Cohens, Stanningley 0-4-0ST No. 3 Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-15 12:55:57.95
The former Thomas Firth & John Brown Ltd Bagnall built 0-4-0ST No. 2702 is now at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. As it has been bought by a volunteer driver and his son there. When completed from its restoration it is planned to use the locomotive on steam heating duties in the winter months and station pilot, shunting and possible brake van specials.

J. Neils Lumber Company Shay - 3 truck No. 5Posted by: JD Marzec on 2019-02-14 21:41:13.27
Change status to Operational. Shay 5 passed her FRA steam tests in October 2018 and will be running at IRM for the 2019 season

New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR 2-8-4 No. 757Posted by: on 2019-02-14 10:37:08.717
757 has arrived in Bellevue and is soon to be transferred to the museum.

Canadian National RR 4-6-0 No. 1533Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:36:20.727
This engine has no hope of ever running again. It is missing too much stuff, and is at the point that it would only be good for a museum to use as an engine undergoing heavy repairs.

Canadian National Ry 2-6-0 No. 91Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:34:28.073
From what I hear the guy who was in charge of the steam program at the railroad has left, and he took the papers for the engines maintenance with him, so they will have to redo the engine if it is to run again.

Lee Tidewater Cypress Co. 2-6-2 No. 4Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:32:34.88
Engine is not undergoing restoration. In fact they have no current plans for the engine at this time. The engine was bought by the same man who went to jail for stealing the money from the treasury of the railroad, and he was the only guy who really wanted the engine. The engine is in really terrible shape, and even some of the people down there are questioning why it was bought.

Gruen & Biflinger AG 0-4-0T No. UnknownPosted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:29:22.423
This engine was once in my hometown of Plains operating at a small amusement park. The park was wiped out in the flood of 1972, and the engine was sold. I think it was run by the same man who tried to restore the Vulcan diesel in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Lehigh Valley Coal Co 0-4-0T No. 99Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:26:18.573
This engine was not fabricated by the Lehigh Valley Company shops. It, I believe was cobbled together from the remains of several other engines the company had laying around, and made into one good engine. In fact, I read in the David Conrad book of 1985 that the boiler was built in 1917 by Baldwin.

Huntington & Broad Top Mountain Ry 0-4-0 No. 39Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-13 12:23:36.95
This engine is indeed not a Huntington & Broad Top Railroad engine. It is in fact a Dunquese Slag engine, and may have originally been a tank engine. It was in fact the first engine that Sloan Cornell ever bought. He was the founder of the Penn View Mountain Railroad, as well as the Gettysburg Railroad. This engine was a purchase for what was supposed to be a circle track around a pond on the dairy farm for his kids.

White Pass & Yukon RR 2-8-2 No. 73Posted by: Jonah Snyder on 2019-02-13 11:14:52.063
Currently in Seattle being Overhauled, but should return to service this Summer.

Great Western Railway 2-6-2T No. 4110Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-13 11:12:39.227
No. 4110 has arrived at the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway or Dartmouth Steam Railway as it is now known today in Devon. Which is its new home now and will be a great addition to there locomotive fleet when restored.

New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR 2-8-4 No. 757Posted by: on 2019-02-13 10:55:10.78
757 left RRMPA on 2-11-19 to be brought to the Mad River and NKP Museum. She is currently in transit to Bellevue.

Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway Co. 0-4-0T No. 19Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-13 10:15:58.363
Former Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway Sharp Stewart built 0-4-0ST+T No. 19 is to relocate as it has been announced by its owner Adrian Shooter that his private Beeches Light Railway is to close after 15 years in May this year. No. 19 and other rolling stock from there are to be moved to a new site in the not too distant future and have a reopening in Spring 2020. The new private railway will be about 50% longer but will still feature significant gradients and other features of interest.

Baldwin Locomotive Works 4-10-2 No. 60000Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-12 16:15:36.177
The 60,000 is an experimental Watertube boiler steam engine that was designed by Samuel Vulclain, the owner and president of the Baldwin works. He wanted to prove to the public that compound expansion, as well as watertube boilers could be made to work on railroad locomotives. This engine was actually the only North American engine to make both of these concepts work successfully. It ran on the Pennsylvania Railroad test plant and main line, Baltimore & Ohio, Chicago Burlington & Quincy, Great Northern, Santa Fe, and Southern Pacific Railroads, the last of which it was converted to oil firing. It was proved it was a better steamer on coal. However, it only ran into 1927. It was returned to Baldwin after being converted back to coal. Oh, it was also run in tandem with engines from several of the roads, and proved to be superior to them all. However, it still did not convince the railroads to buy locomotives to these designs. For you see, they were already convinced they were bad ideas due to so many previous engines being complete failures. So, the engine sat in the plant and was used as a stationary boilr until 1933, when, in the middle of the great depression, when Mr. Vulclain realized that no one would buy such an orphan of an engine, he was going to get rid of it, when he heard of the Franklin Institute wanting a large engine for the train factory. So, he decided to be generous and sold the engine to them for 1 dollar. It took 5 days to move the engine 5 blocks over light trolley tracks, and finally, the engine was rolled into the uncompleted building, and has remained there ever since.

Stillmore Air Line Railroad 4-6-0 No. 103Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2019-02-12 15:59:03.193
The tender for this engine still exists. It is right across the street at Savannah Roundhouse Museum. It is preserved, but the tank is rotted through at the bottom, and will need to be replaced if it is ever to go on display with the engine.

Ferrocarril La Vela - Coro 0-4-4 No. UnknownPosted by: Robin R Beck on 2019-02-12 15:22:23.523
Built in 1898 for the newly opened railway. A 0-4-4 tender locomotive. The remains have been displayed at the museum for over 40 years. Recently been repainted black

U.S. Army Transportation Command 2-8-0 No. 2253Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-12 13:48:33.31
S160 2-8-0 No. 2253 has been moved to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway today for testing and running in following completion of its overhaul and will stay on the Moors line till early April when it will move to the Dartmouth Steam Railway for a 10 year stay with them.

TCDD (WD) 2-8-0 No. 45170 (554)Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-12 13:31:58.443
Former WD Turkish Railways 8F No. 45170 "Sir William McAlpine" has had a new smokebox door delivered which has been made to the original LMS style to replace the later Turkish style smokebox door that was fitted in Turkey.

Bridgton & Saco River RR 2-4-4T No. 7Posted by: Wesley Heinz on 2019-02-11 16:39:21.893
Status should be changed to Operational.

Bridgton & Saco River RR 2-4-4T No. 7Posted by: Wesley Heinz on 2019-02-11 16:38:05.39
Bridgton & Saco River #7 was not restored to service at the WW&F. The boiler work was conducted with volunteers from Maine Narrow Gauge. The heavy duty work and final reassembly was conducted by MNG and Maine Locomotive & Machine. ML&M is alongside the WW&F mainline in Alna, Maine.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-0 No. 1306 'Mayflower'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-11 12:26:19.603
61306 "Mayflower" will visit the Nene Valley Railway for a special weekend for it on the 29th and 30th of June 2019 in between her mainline duties.

Caledonian Railway 0-4-4T No. 419 15189Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-11 12:22:22.137
After its visit to the Churnet Valley Railway No. 419 will visit the East Lancashire Railway for the very first time to star at their Spring Steam Gala on the weekend of the 8th to 10th of March 2019.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 2-6-0 No. 46521 Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-11 12:09:54.347
The BR built LMS Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 No. 46521 has been confirmed as visiting locomotive at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for their Spring Steam Gala on the weekend of March 8th to 10th 2019.

Phillip Holzmann AG 0-4-0T No. 4Posted by: John Taubeneck on 2019-02-11 07:01:28.9
This locomotive is up for auction at Beaverton, OR February 2019.

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 6023 'King Edward II' Posted by: Erik Newland on 2019-02-10 17:47:58.83
Damn, that is a beautiful locomotive!!

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 6023 'King Edward II' Posted by: on 2019-02-10 05:21:18.38
It has recently been confirmed that 6023 will be visiting the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for the second year in a row for their Cotswold Festival of Steam on the weekend of May 26th-28th 2019.

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 75091 7 68067 'Robert'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-10 05:11:57.297
No. 68067 is going on hire to the GCRs sister line the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) at Ruddington in Nottinghamshire for the 2019 season there.

None 0-4-0TG No. NonePosted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-09 09:43:59.127
This 2018 N Donnelly built 0-4-0VBT which is currently unnamed and unnumbered has relocated to the Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum at Bridgwater in Somerset. Where it is now running on their Westonzoyland Light Railway as their first resident steam locomotive there.

United States Steel Corp. 0-6-0 No. 300Posted by: Erik Newland on 2019-02-07 14:42:29.687
Status should be changed to "Cosmetic Restoration"

Samuel Fox & Co 0-6-0T No. 20 'Jennifer'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-02-07 13:15:43.88
No. 20 "Jennifer" has gone on hire to the Gwili Railway for the 2019 season there.
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