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Steaming down south (Pennsy)
« on: January 11, 2009, 11:49:51 PM »
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ETSRRCo wrote:
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Well yesterday we ran a Carl Franz photo freight at the New Hope & Ivyland. The 40 preformed beautifully and fired like a dream. We had real good coal. A good time was had by all. The train consisted of our 1925 Baldwin 2-8-0 #40, seven vintage freight cars, three passenger cars and a GP30. A friend of mine caught me with his camera while I was trackside. We had a crossing that was iced over and I had been clearing it. Now I was waiting for the runby to finish so I could get back in the cab. This was the last day of operation for the 40 till April.
-Eric (from New Jersey)

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East Tigard & Southern Railroad Co 1889-1958

Joe Fox replied:
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Do cars cross that crossing? I know it sounds like a stupid question, but the path beside the track seems verry narrow, and the crossing seems to have a sharp turn on it.
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ETSRRCo replied:
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The crossing you see in the photo probable hasn't been used since the Reading days. There is a privet crossing up the tracks where some water had run down the hill and into the flang way and froze. That's what I was clearing. it was a nice break from shoveling coal. 
-Eric
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East Tigard & Southern Railroad Co 1889-1958

ETSRRCo replied:
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Mr. Fusco has a video from the event of anyone is interested. This guy is amazing with his video skills. Keep in mind he is only 15. http://media.putfile.com/NHI-Photo-Freight-2007
-Eric
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East Tigard & Southern Railroad Co 1889-1958

Joe Fox replied:
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Nice video Eric.
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