Author Topic: Boiler work on the WW&F #10  (Read 302 times)

Ted Miles

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Boiler work on the WW&F #10
« on: November 19, 2022, 03:38:44 PM »
It seems like I have not heard anything about work on the #10 in a very long time.

I know that work on #11 and the engine house is taking a lot of hours. But I hope
that the new boiler has not beeen side-lined.

I like that little sugar plantation locomotive.

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Re: Boiler work on the WW&F #10
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2022, 06:13:57 PM »
Hi Ted,

Locomotive 10 has not been forgotten- however we have adjusted its placement in our shop queue to best suit current circumstances.  While there are a lot of fond memories of No 10 amongst our members, sentiment isn’t the only part of our decision making, as we must prioritize work by what the railroad most needs at any given time.

At present, we are focusing primary energy on installing our vacuum train brake system over the winter, as public service on the Mountain, begun only 3 months ago, has already proven the need for the braking system to be prioritized.  Further- the No 10 project requires dedicated space in the prime area of our shop, where the concrete floor and overhead crane is available.  We plan to perform the boiler work for 10 and 11 in bay 3 once it’s available.  No 10’s chassis will go in the enginehouse once it is available. 

We anticipate all of those moves to occur in late spring, 2023.  We plan to resume heavy work on no 10 after the train brake system is in service and we have proper working space for 10, and still hope to see it in service soon. 

As an aside- we are sure many other members such as you are wondering what No 10’s status is.  We plan to write a newsletter article which explains its status and the reasons behind it.  The most important thing- we haven’t forgotten No 10 and still look forward to getting it back on the active roster.

Thanks
Jason
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Re: Boiler work on the WW&F #10
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 11:12:08 PM »

We anticipate all of those moves to occur in late spring, 2023.  We plan to resume heavy work on no 10 after the train brake system is in service and we have proper working space for 10, and still hope to see it in service soon. 

As an aside- we are sure many other members such as you are wondering what No 10’s status is.  We plan to write a newsletter article which explains its status and the reasons behind it.  The most important thing- we haven’t forgotten No 10 and still look forward to getting it back on the active roster.

Thanks
Jason


So glad to hear this.   While #10 might not be useful on the runs to TBS, for obvious reasons, she could be very useful and economical for many of the other events that the museum hosts, which don't go north of TOM.   For the evening concerts at AC, for instance, she'd be perfect.    Hey, she could save some wear and tear on #9 and in the event that 9 needs to be down for some extended maintenance, having the 10 means we're still a steam railroad.   That's especially important now that the active MNGRR steamers have all left the WW&F campus. 

I still have great memories of the one day when the 9 and the 10 operated together. https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/23817817481/in/album-72157662677166485/

/Kevin Madore