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Richard "Steam" Symmes

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Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #720 on: December 05, 2015, 06:03:32 PM »
Come on, this is CGI, right?   Looks pretty real.
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« Reply #721 on: December 05, 2015, 06:48:19 PM »
Another picture taken just before the first run to Alna center.

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« Reply #722 on: December 05, 2015, 07:40:48 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!

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« Reply #723 on: December 05, 2015, 07:54:29 PM »
Simply breathtaking.
Congrats to one and all.

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« Reply #724 on: December 05, 2015, 08:17:30 PM »
My picture is just a tease. The best shots are to come. There were many cameras there covering several moments through the day. The facebook team also took lots of photos, so be sure to check there as well.
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« Reply #725 on: December 05, 2015, 09:00:07 PM »
  Yesterday's test fire showed some leaks, which we addressed.  We did not test the lubricator yesterday, meaning we didn't try to move it.  Today saw some minor electrical problems, a little running gear noise which we'll chase down, and a few more steam leaks.  The engine is stiff- as expected. 

The whistle, patterns made by Alan Downey, and machined mostly by Eric Shade sounds fabulous.  Can't wait for that promised you tube video.

More details to post as I remember them...

Congratulations to all of us- this was truly a team effort!  Now to hammer that list we made today...

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« Reply #726 on: December 05, 2015, 09:05:25 PM »
Congrats to all!    Wow, wish I had known this was going to happen.  I would love to have see this in-person.

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« Reply #727 on: December 05, 2015, 09:17:23 PM »




















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« Reply #728 on: December 05, 2015, 09:28:06 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous pictures, Brendan! I love how the paint on the inside of the bell matches the cab roof and also contrasts with the green cab interior. The graphite smokebox is also really pretty.

I can't wait to see the video! (I'm really curious what she sounds like, both stack and whistle.)

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« Reply #729 on: December 05, 2015, 09:34:38 PM »
Great photos.  It is interesting to note that the steam up took place on the very first piece of (outside) track that was laid by Harry in 1991.  Bay 1 was built in 1990-'91 and the track extended out the door shortly afterward.  This is where flatcar 118 was rebuilt back then and where #9 was steamed up today and ... run for the first time under steam power since 1933.  The first move was at 2:45 pm.

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« Reply #730 on: December 05, 2015, 09:45:12 PM »
I am CERTAIN that Harry, along with Alice Ramsdell, is smiling down from Heaven today!!!

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« Reply #731 on: December 05, 2015, 09:59:36 PM »
Alna Center with coach three. Forgot the camera had to use the phone.



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« Reply #732 on: December 05, 2015, 10:03:50 PM »
I am CERTAIN that Harry, along with Alice Ramsdell, is smiling down from Heaven today!!!
When No.9 first moved...it emitted a perfect smoke ring that floated above the locomotive. It was the opinion of many that it was Harry letting us know of his approval.....

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« Reply #733 on: December 05, 2015, 10:21:31 PM »
I don't mind saying that as I look at these photos and read the comments, I have a lump in my throat, and I think I've got something in my eye....

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« Reply #734 on: December 05, 2015, 11:29:16 PM »
Today was an amazing day and one for the history books. The sound of her whistle sent chills down my spine as we chugged northward thinking about what she must have been like back when she was new.