Author Topic: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread  (Read 28126 times)

Kevin Kierstead

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #120 on: January 08, 2020, 01:27:09 AM »
has the inside been checked, cleaned and coated?
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #121 on: January 11, 2020, 01:38:00 AM »
First class improvements.   :)
And, it even has brakes!  ;)
New SOCONY lettering will be quite an eyecatcher.

Rehabbing the interior would be an asset if water were needed anywhere along the line.
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #122 on: April 06, 2020, 10:20:08 AM »
Not to borrow trouble, but is it possible for this car to be used in firefighting service should, God forbid, a fire threaten or worse be caused by our railroad? Needs a pump and hose and nozzle. Would those be worth investing in, given that we don't own the car?

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #123 on: April 06, 2020, 10:33:55 AM »
I saw photos of that tankcar being used with a pump & hose to water locomotives at Alna Center during the recent Grand Reunion event.

The pump was sitting on a flatcar coupled to the tankcar.  This is a Brendan Barry photo:

... from this thread:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,2162.msg45002.html#msg45002
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #124 on: April 06, 2020, 12:17:50 PM »
Russ, that had already beed discussed as potential uses with our tank. We have the hose already. And could come up with a nozzle also..
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #125 on: April 06, 2020, 03:30:44 PM »
Who will re-letter tankcar 14?
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #126 on: April 06, 2020, 03:35:24 PM »
I'll bet a FIREMAN could rustle up a proper nozzle!   ;D
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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #127 on: April 06, 2020, 03:56:30 PM »
I'll bet a FIREMAN could rustle up a proper nozzle!   ;D
I'll bet a few of the local firefighters would be interested in a little historical re-enactment.
Who will re-letter tankcar 14?
An earlier comment by Dispatcher Ed said that MNG was going to do it.

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Re: B&SR Tank 14 - Official Restoration Thread
« Reply #128 on: April 06, 2020, 04:04:08 PM »
Yes, the plan was that MNG was responsible for lettering the tank car. I have no idea where that project stands - as there are no volunteer activities being conducted at Sheepscot at this time, in compliance with Maine's stay-at-home order. (The only exception is the construction occurring on the Car Barn Extension by a select crews of local residents.)
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