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Stephen Hussar

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"old" photo of the week...
« on: October 26, 2009, 10:00:02 AM »
...but it was only 5 years ago, so it's not really that old. Just think of all that has been accomplished in the past 5 years...it truly is amazing.  

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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 01:02:09 PM »
I remember that time well but I never would have thought it was already 6 years ago. 
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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 11:32:39 PM »
Wow, Old Smokey still didn't have number plates or couplers!
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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 07:31:16 AM »
If memory serves it was July 12, 2004 or right around that date.  #10 was in the very last stages of it's 1.5 year overhaul.  That day was "Pleasure Island Day" at the railroad, celebrating #10's 100th year and its years at Pleasure Island.  A whole bunch of people showed up to celebrate but I think #10 only pulled one or two trains that day.

Stephen Hussar

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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 01:19:32 PM »
Is it possible this was the Friday before the event...an afternoon test run?
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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 03:00:02 PM »
No, it was the Saturday of the event.  The engine's first fireup since 2002 was that day, which happened in the morning, it underwent a test run to AC, returned, they had to kill the fire to get in the smokebox to fix something, then fired it back up again.  It pulled at least the last train of the day and was in service for some portion of Sunday.

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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 09:49:17 PM »
Steve have you had any luck getting Your photo filles back that were lost?

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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009, 11:09:14 PM »
Hi Paul, I think everything is back to normal now, thanks.

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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2009, 04:43:40 PM »
I guess this picture is a little bit older than yours Stephen!

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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2009, 08:25:33 PM »
Well, I guess I've been around long enough to add some historical photos....

The date was July 10, 2004, first steam up of #10 after the rebuild.

Pressure builds, note the color of the cab interior:


The pop lifts for the first time:


First trip up the line:


And, a gasket let go on the joint from the dry pipe "T" to the steam pipes and that got replaced. It was a sooty and hot job but otherwise everything worked pretty well.:


Ahh, the good old days!
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Re: "old" photo of the week...
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2009, 09:20:56 PM »
Ah Keith, this was to be my next photo! Gordon, the cab interior color...you sure that isn't from 1904? ;)