Coal fired steam train excursions in Phillipsburgh NJ

Re: Coal fired steam train excursions in Phillipsburgh NJ

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:42 pm

mikado 2-8-2 ;)
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Re: Coal fired steam train excursions in Phillipsburgh NJ

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:44 pm

i know there are a couple of 2-10-2s that came into the states recently and were running revenue frieght trains in the midwest. :)
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Re: Coal fired steam train excursions in Phillipsburgh NJ

PostBy: farok On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:34 pm

I too recommend the ride on the Bel Del. I've volunteered there a few times, but spend most of my time volunteering with the Ringoes/Flemington line. Great people at both locations. Can't really go wrong with New Hope either -- nice run, though I heard their steamer is down... Maybe it was just a minor maintenance issue. If not, I hope they have it up soon. Our steamer in Ringoes is just pending federal inspection and should be up next year, making three steamers all within a little over a half hour of each other!

Chris
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Re: Coal fired steam train excursions in Phillipsburgh NJ

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:28 pm

farok wrote:I too recommend the ride on the Bel Del. I've volunteered there a few times, but spend most of my time volunteering with the Ringoes/Flemington line. Great people at both locations. Can't really go wrong with New Hope either -- nice run, though I heard their steamer is down... Maybe it was just a minor maintenance issue. If not, I hope they have it up soon. Our steamer in Ringoes is just pending federal inspection and should be up next year, making three steamers all within a little over a half hour of each other!
Chris

Hey, Chris, we ride the Flemington/Ringoes line a couple times a year. My kids love it, even though the Steam Loco is not running yet. Haven't hit the P-burgh ride yet, but we got an invite to go on the New Hope ride this Sunday.
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Re: Coal fired steam train excursions in Phillipsburgh NJ

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:37 am

as far as i know the steamer is running in new hope.i havent recieved any emails about it being down.
have to wait till sunday to find out whats i am playin with. ;)
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Re: Coal fired steam train excursions in Phillipsburgh NJ

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:56 am

Hey, found this little article in a freebie mag that shows up once a quarter. It lists four rides from NY, PA and NJ including Mark's ride :) I get a kick out of the picture of the train along the Delaware River. It's out side of Phillipsburg and the flow rock you see in the picture, well that's what they use to do with municipal sewage sludge back in the day. :lol: :? :lol:
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