New Hope and Ivyland RR

Re: New Hope and Ivyland RR

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:45 am

could happen in scranton at Steamtown?
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Re: New Hope and Ivyland RR

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:00 am

If we have one of these on a train. Don't ask me to run it because I'll want the day off!!! :)
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Re: New Hope and Ivyland RR

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:53 am

WOW, this is great, cool video and so close to home!!! My 2+ year old Nephew is big into trains, at least on TV (Thomas, etc) and is yet to experience one in real-life, think this would be a great experience for him and me too for that matter... I was just a small kid when my parents took me for a ride on the Strasburg Railroad, too young to really remember, but I have always had interest in steam engines like this #40...

I think William should pilot the engine and us remaining minions will take-up the fireman position!!! Lets see how a bunch of domestic coal-burners can come together and operate a REAL piece of functional iron for a purpose other than heating!!! Just remember, lives will be depending on us... That could be risky... Of course if things get out of control, William could take total control and all would be well, but that's no fun...
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Re: New Hope and Ivyland RR

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue May 01, 2012 12:54 am

MURDOC1 wrote:WOW, this is great, cool video and so close to home!!! My 2+ year old Nephew is big into trains, at least on TV (Thomas, etc) and is yet to experience one in real-life, think this would be a great experience for him and me too for that matter... I was just a small kid when my parents took me for a ride on the Strasburg Railroad, too young to really remember, but I have always had interest in steam engines like this #40...

I think William should pilot the engine and us remaining minions will take-up the fireman position!!! Lets see how a bunch of domestic coal-burners can come together and operate a REAL piece of functional iron for a purpose other than heating!!! Just remember, lives will be depending on us... That could be risky... Of course if things get out of control, William could take total control and all would be well, but that's no fun...


If things get out of control; pull the red knob hanging on the chain. You'll find it under the sign: "Emergency Brake."
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Re: New Hope and Ivyland RR

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue May 01, 2012 9:44 am

MURDOC1 wrote:WOW, this is great, cool video and so close to home!!! My 2+ year old Nephew is big into trains, at least on TV (Thomas, etc) and is yet to experience one in real-life, think this would be a great experience for him and me too for that matter... I was just a small kid when my parents took me for a ride on the Strasburg Railroad, too young to really remember, but I have always had interest in steam engines like this #40....


Hey Adam, you aren't too far away from this place http://www.palivesteamers.org/index.html

You should really make the trip to Rahns to see them. Come down Rt. 113 to the light at Rahns concrete, turn right and they are on the right about 1/4 mile. Plus they do give rides. I see that on their website they claim no general public, but I have taken the grandkids there many times. One of my little guys finally passed out in my arms from sheer exhaustion. He did not want to get offf the train.

I see that they do have an engine for sale. If you buy it, you could apply for membership...... The guys I met there are all really nice. These things are done to scale and are fully operational steam engines.




Rick
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Re: New Hope and Ivyland RR

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 01, 2012 10:05 am

Proof positive that electronics suck.

:punk: Love it!
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Re: New Hope and Ivyland RR

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue May 01, 2012 2:13 pm

My grandfather was an engineer on the New York Central for thirty years. He retired happily when the Diesels rolled into front line service.
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Re: New Hope and Ivyland RR

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Tue May 01, 2012 2:43 pm

wow really neet but dont it look incomplete without the cabbose
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Re: New Hope and Ivyland RR

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed May 02, 2012 12:49 am

I can tell you this for certain. Steam Railroaders were an independant proud breed. They knew their business. I'm one of the only engineers where I work now who knows how to run your train by your watch and the mileposts. I learned that early on under old steam men who were near retirement in the '70's or who had come out of retirement to run the steam locomotives when there were no qualified engineers available.
A lot of the engineers in service today would have maybe been allowed to be ticket clerks back in the Steam Era.
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