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Dag Bonnedal

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Henschel loco
« on: November 04, 2018, 08:36:55 AM »
Does anyone know which Henschel loco this is and where?
Looks similar to the Boothbay engines.
www.flickr.com/photos/29903115@N06/45676484271

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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 12:21:25 PM »
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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 01:00:21 PM »
Dag, trees and terrain are wrong for it to be in New England.
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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 03:17:39 PM »
Yes, I can see that.
But all Henschels at Bothbay didn't come directly from Germany I think?
And there are a number of similar locos in the US.

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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 03:38:04 PM »
Dag,

You are correct.  There is one at the Loon Mountain ski resort in New Hampshire (not sure of state).  A couple in Colorado in Leadville, I believe, and a another in Wisconsin at an Amusement park.
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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 08:02:33 PM »
A similar Henschel was owned by an attorney named George Spohrer in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He had it on an island in the Susquehanna River in nearby Plains, where he had built a loop of track and a couple of passenger cars. The big Agnes flood in 1972 pretty much destroyed the place, and I don't know where the engine went. Mr. Spohrer died just a few years ago. I'll bet Bernie Perch knows something about this.
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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 12:05:17 AM »
is this the engine you mean, Wayne? It's reportedly owned by the estate of Charles Umbly in Kane, PA, and before that by George Spohrer:

http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=1658

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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 12:17:34 AM »
Definitely on contrived dual gauge track...

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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 12:20:35 AM »
try asking on RYPN.org, Someone there might know or recognize the man in the photo. I will bet there are 30 to 50 of those in the US.
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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2018, 12:35:15 AM »
Not a car guy, but my guess is that photo was taken in the 50s.  I believe that one of the Boothbay Henchels came from New Jersey, which might fit the landscape.   Another Henschel came from Steam Village in NH.

If someone tells me the photo is from the 70s then it wouldn't be a Boothbay engine.

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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2018, 01:04:26 AM »
The Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad near St. Marys, PA has a 2-foot Henschel named "Otto".

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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 02:08:55 AM »
That's the one, Phillip. I believe the man in Emporium would have been Dr. Charles Blumle. I knew him. He was a whistle and locomotive collector.

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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 10:46:15 AM »

Obviously not easy.
My own guess is that it could be Hen 23033/1936 plinthed in Akron, OH.
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM7J4E_Quaker_Square_tank_engine_Akron_Ohio
A lot of details are the same. But no definitive identification.

By the way, the picture in my link is flipped, right hand driven car and left hand driven loco.

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Re: Henschel loco
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 04:48:09 PM »
Not a car guy, but my guess is that photo was taken in the 50s.  I believe that one of the Boothbay Henchels came from New Jersey, which might fit the landscape.   Another Henschel came from Steam Village in NH.

If someone tells me the photo is from the 70s then it wouldn't be a Boothbay engine.

That black car is a 1960 Impala. (Chrome jet on the side molding.)