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Stephen Hussar

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A look back...
« on: June 16, 2016, 07:50:17 AM »
July 10, 2004

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Re: A look back...
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 12:29:34 PM »
A gorgeous shot worthy of the WW&F Newsletter front page. ;D  To see it in beautiful black-and-white, plus info about other events at the time, look up the July/August 2004 issue in the "Newsletters" section of this forum.
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Re: A look back...
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 02:13:19 PM »
I believe that may be a picture of 10's first trip up the line after a complete rebuild.
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Re: A look back...
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 02:48:55 PM »
I think you're correct Gawdon, the timing would be right.  Note that she's lettered for the Pleasure Island and Western Railroad and there's no front number or coupler.

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Re: A look back...
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 04:05:00 PM »
This was a Thursday afternoon. Riding along to AC on that first run is still one of my favorite memories since becoming involved with the museum :)

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Re: A look back...
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 05:00:39 PM »
If memory serves me, this would have been right before the "Pleasure Island Day" that we had to help celebrate #10's 100th birth year.  Alas lettering it for "Underwood Short & Reeves" earlier in the year didn't work out because the engine was finishing an extensive rebuild, and didn't go into service until now.

July 12 would have been the Saturday.  We had a number of people that remembered Pleasure Island, and #10's role in it (then it was #5).  I think it was fired up in the morning, ran a trip, had some trouble where they had take it out of service for a repair, then back into service later in the afternoon.  Things were so hurried that pieces of the engine were still getting put back everything time it returned from a trip: running boards and so forth.