Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

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

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.d ... 1/OUTDOORS

After more than half a century, a lokie has come home to Lansford’s No. 9 Mine. On Friday, Jan. 23, directors of the No. 9 Mine & Museum supervised the relocation of the lokie from Easton, overland transport of the lokie to Lansford, and setting of the 35,000-pound engine on tracks in front of the museum.
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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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A couple of souvenirs
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Re: Lokie Returns to Mine No. 9

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

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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