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Mike Fox

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Rockport Lime Company
« on: September 16, 2021, 06:45:07 AM »
The last remaining locomotive from the Rockport Lime Company is going to be cosmetically (my words) restored.

https://knox.villagesoup.com/2021/09/08/historic-locomotive-undergoes-restoration/
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Re: Rockport Lime Company
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2021, 09:28:34 AM »
The article doesn't say, but what gauge was this Vulcan?
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Re: Rockport Lime Company
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2021, 10:40:48 AM »
Also, was it an 0-4-0 or an 0-4-2.  I can't tell from the photo on the trestle.
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Re: Rockport Lime Company
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2021, 10:47:33 AM »
I *think* the locomotive being cosmetically restored is not a historic Rockport RR locomotive, but rather one that was purchased many years ago from a coal mine in PA to represent the RR.

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https://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,821.msg16331.html#msg16331
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Re: Rockport Lime Company
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 01:30:18 PM »
The railroad was 3 ft gauge. The locomotive was an 0-4-2. According to the book All Aboard for Yesterday, the railroad had two locomotives. Both were cut up for scrap in the mid 1930s.

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Re: Rockport Lime Company
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2021, 04:02:55 PM »
The locomotive on display at Rockport was purchased from the Kovalchick salvage folks. It has no Rockport history at all.

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Re: Rockport Lime Company
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2021, 06:39:50 PM »
The original owner of the engine in Rockport was an obscure construction company in New York City with the colorful name of Queens Subway Apartment & Loft Building Corp., which in a weirdly backward way is now remembered less for its actual business than for its  surviving locomotives. (There is another one reported to be in Alabama.) However, it does merit a page on Philip Goldstein's website on the industrial and terminal railroads of NYC: http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/qsalb.html

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Re: Rockport Lime Company
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2021, 07:38:48 PM »
Well, when they restore it, I hope they at least give it its proper name:  Lime Rock Railroad