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B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« on: December 12, 2019, 06:40:33 PM »
B&SR no. 8 arrived at Sheepscot this afternoon from the Maine Narrow Gauge Museum in Portland. No. 8 will be put on outside display on one the future roundhouse tracks off of the turntable. The locomotive needs a new boiler and MNGRR has no current plans to restore the locomotive to operating condition.

No. 8 being loaded up in Portland. The stack is off for vertical clearance. Wes Heinz photos.







Arriving at Sheepscot and being unloaded on the ramp track.

















Parked inside bay 3 of the shop. A crew from MNGRR is cleaning the engine and touching up the paint before the locomotive goes outside on display tomorrow.





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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2019, 08:47:01 PM »
How are the headlights and mark the lamps while it was in the shop? That would be a neat affect for when we have nighttime trains.
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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2019, 10:16:59 PM »
How are the headlights and mark the lamps while it was in the shop? That would be a neat affect for when we have nighttime trains.

The lights have 120v bulbs installed and are wired to a standard plug. Wes just plugged the engine into an extension cord to light it up.
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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2019, 10:20:44 PM »
I'll bet it's been a while since the old girl last saw the sunshine.   I remember Russ Page giving me a cab ride in this engine way back in the early 2000s.    The king of the Maine 2-footers.   Should be quite a display for VC.    Wish it weren't going to rain.  :(

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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 12:47:09 AM »
The photos of No. 8 on the ramp track and in the shop show just how big she really is. Wow is the word.

I had a cab ride in No. 8 at Edaville back in the 1980s and have a great fondness for the engine. I'm glad we can offer her a new home for a while.

(Do I understand correctly that in addition to the boiler problems she also has a cracked cylinder?)

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2019, 01:34:14 AM »
Yep, a big little narrow gauger.
Any idea if and when 8 gets rebuilt?

Thanks for the pics, including a peek at the completed trusses and wall framing of the car barn extension.
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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2019, 05:25:14 AM »
There are no plans for Maine Narrow Gauge to rebuild #8 at this time. They are focused on Depot and Shop construction.
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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2019, 08:57:10 AM »
It seems that whenever #8 is being transported between sites, it's stack is always removed. When I saw it in the documentary about the equipment going up to the MNGRR, I thought they just took the stack off because it was a diamond stack
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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2019, 10:02:06 AM »
The stack comes off because otherwise it's an overheight load on the trailer.

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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2019, 09:51:32 PM »
38 tons.  Rather impressive.  That is just about what J&L 58 weighs now, but 8 has three more axles to spread out the weight!
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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2019, 11:43:15 PM »
Rick...when will you bring J&L 58 over to WW&F?
And how're things going at your place?
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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2019, 05:34:22 AM »
The track department would not be impressed if 58 shined our light rail..
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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2019, 05:33:50 PM »
Oops.
Never mind.
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2019, 06:05:47 PM »
Things are going well on the J&LNG.  Last weekend we acquired an 8,000 gallon GATX tankcar tank, built in 1920, to use as a new water tower.  We are also ready to pull up some 115 lb. rail to use for future track construction.  58 is slumbering, waiting patiently for spring. 
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Re: B&SR no. 8 arrives at Sheepscot
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2019, 03:07:02 PM »
Photo taken today by Jason...
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