Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:35 pm

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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:49 am

Thanks for the article link, DVC500_at_last. Brought back memories from when I worked at IR in Phillipsburg NJ. It wasn't coal but they had the first diesel lokies for moving condensers and turbines around the plant an onto the mainline. Gotta talk to my dad to get more info. I worked on one of the last buildings and track lines the lokie used in the plant back in '76, he took my kids on the last trip it took thru the plant ~'92 before moving it to the rail museum. I think he was involved in disassembling another one that is in Greenfield Village, MI.

I can still hear that wee-whistle :)

It's all gone now. Glad I got to be a part of that.
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:49 am

We finally got up to No. 9 to see the ol' Gal. She's being painted and fixed up some, so the kids had a great time climbing all over her. It was a good day-trip. We toured the museum, then went up into the mine. Chris does a good tour, and answered all questions. I got a couple pieces of mine-run anthracite for lawn-decoration. Then we had a picnic-lunch in their picnic area. Heres a couple pics....
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The elevators inside the mine
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The old Lokie
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A couple of Souvenirs....
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: Chris Murley On: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:26 pm

which chris was it? did i give it, or the more.... how shall i say....... "fruitier" one?

not too good to have 2 chris' down there. dont want to be mistaken for that! :|
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:32 pm

Chris Murley wrote:which chris was it? did i give it, or the more.... how shall i say....... "fruitier" one?
not too good to have 2 chris' down there. dont want to be mistaken for that! :|


Hmmmm, I thought it was a Murley tour, but now I'm not sure. The 'Chris' with the pet white bat gave us the tour. :shock: :D
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: mike On: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:34 pm

Chris M: He had the other Chris down there that day since he was there on a Friday. Although it is hard to tell youse two apart sometimes :P Sorry but you walked right into that one!
Chris F: Glad to hear you had a good time there. To tell you the truth I forgot you were coming down that day or else I would have met you someplace with some more mine run coal. If I'm not constantly reminded of stuff I tend to forget Chris M could vouch for that!
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: mike On: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:36 pm

Chris M definitly wasn't there that day if the Chris you had had a pet bat!
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:47 pm

mike wrote: To tell you the truth I forgot you were coming down that day or else I would have met you someplace with some more mine run coal.

Mike, Not a problem, we all had a good time, and I got a couple of (expensive) large chunks anyway. I think they were the museum's display chunks, but I made a nice donation to get them :D .
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:29 am

Chris,the money went to a good cause anyway.i wish i could make it up there this sunday for the festival ,but i got suckered into running the steamer at the railroad before i knew about it. :(
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:33 am

DVC500 at last wrote:http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090208/OUTDOORS/902080315/-1/OUTDOORS

i remember those lokies at the pine creek railroad when i was a kid.they sat in the allaire state park for a long time out in the elements.always wondered where they went.good to see one found a good home.
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:01 pm

New Hope Engineer wrote: i got suckered into running the steamer at the railroad before i knew about it. :(

I was wondering when you were going to get #40 back on track. Are you on a weekly schedule now? Need a fireman? :D
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:27 am

yes we are running it during the week.i myself can only work sundays.let me know when you want to man the shovel ;)
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