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Robert Hale

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Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
« on: December 22, 2013, 04:12:01 AM »
http://www.bnwrr.com/

Anyone know about this place?

John Kokas

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Re: Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 11:46:14 AM »
Have heard of it but never have been there.  After reading up on it, looks like I need to make a trip out there.  I am especially interested in how they built the ballast hopper.  Looks like something we could really use but I am concerned that we don't have a loco that could support the air-operated door functions.  I am wrong on this?  Someone chime in to correct me of needed.....

Ira Schreiber

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Re: Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 02:40:37 PM »
I visited there in 2007 when I picked up some rail parts for the WW&F.
It is a very nice well run operation with some interesting motive power both steam and diesel.
Thought remote (Maine aside) it is well worth the visit and real friendly folks.

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Wayne Laepple

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Re: Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 01:11:46 PM »
The B&W is only one of two two-footers in St. Marys, Pa. The B&W is owned by the Bauer family, which has three generations involved in building and running the line. The other line, on the other side of town, is the Teaberry & Southern. The B&W has two steam locomotives, a German 0-4-0T and a home-built Shay, along with a number of small gasoline and diesel locos, while the T&S is all internal combustion. The majority of equipment on both lines is old industrial equipment from brickyards, foundries and mines. A large group of folks from St. Marys has visited the WW&F at least once. Incidentally, St. Marys is also the home of Straub's Brewery, which makes an excellent wheat beer with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. As Ira noted, it's quite remote, but it's worth the trip.

Dave Buczkowski

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Re: Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 03:02:39 PM »
Road trip!

Allan Fisher

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Re: Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 07:37:42 PM »
I believe Tom Bauer has been a member of the WW&F.
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Re: Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 12:51:10 AM »
I like the A-1 on the water tank. I wonder just how well the ballast hopper works. Looks nice.
Mike
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Re: Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2013, 02:27:50 AM »
A WW&F ballast hopper would be nice. Let me find a photo of it, a 42" gauge ballast hopper for Japan railways. Very interesting design.

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Re: Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2013, 02:36:40 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqkupYcC-oI

Skip to 3:40 of the vid. Those ballast hoppers are nice.