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Author Topic: Edaville #11 to attend Big E Train Show 1/28-29/2017  (Read 3494 times)
Mike St. Louis
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« on: January 21, 2017, 12:00:42 AM »

From: http://www.amherstrail.org/ARS/news-BoothbaySteam.php

For 2017, the Boothbay Railway Village will be bringing a live steam engine to the Railroad Hobby Show.

The locomotive was built by the H K Porter Company in Pittsburgh in 1925 for the Raritan Copper Company in New Jersey. H K Porter specialized in industrial locomotives, and the Boothbay locomotive was one of eleven owned by Raritan Copper.

The 2-foot gauge engine will be set up outdoors at the Railroad Hobby Show, operating on approximately 100 feet of track under its own steam power.   Boothbay Railway Village operates a fully certified boiler shop and completed restoration of the H K Porter locomotive in 2014.

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 01:46:43 AM »

I saw this announcement and thought that they had meant that their Baldwin paper company engine was going.  This makes sense.

I'm guessing this is a first for live "real" steam at the show.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 03:11:31 AM »

I read elsewhere that the Mount Washington Cog Railway is sending 'Old Peppersass' to the show as well, which is truly remarkable.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 12:02:42 AM »

Peppersass was on a trailer last time I was at The Cog
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 11:00:43 PM »

After almost completely dieselizing the Cog Rwy, I'm surprised "Old Peppersas" hasn't been cut up or turned into a big coffee maker!  I'm glad they are bringing it to the show, but the railway itself has been ruined for me and many others.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 11:43:58 PM »

I wonder if this is an attempt by the Cog to reach out and make amends to the railfan community.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 02:13:58 PM »

As I understand it, the Cog is maintaining two steam locomotives and still runs at least one steam trip per day.  Credit to them for keeping that much alive.

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 03:41:37 PM »

Yes, the first train each day.  You want to make reservations in advance as it fills up quickly.  When I was there last fall, people were walking up for tickets and were disappointed they couldn't get the steam train.
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