Steam Locomotive sighting on Rte 128 Waltham

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johnpbarlow
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Steam Locomotive sighting on Rte 128 Waltham

Post by johnpbarlow » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:27 am

On Thursday 3/31/16, while I was driving north on rte 128 in the Waltham area, I passed a southbound flat bed truck hauling what looked like a boiler without cab sitting on 0-4-0 driving wheels. As our closing speed was ~120mph, I couldn't get any detail other than it looked like it might have been a narrow gauge locomotive. Anyone know the story?

Pat Fahey
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Re: Steam Locomotive sighting on Rte 128 Waltham

Post by Pat Fahey » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:28 am

Hi
The locomotive you saw could have been ex New Haven Trap Rock # 38 , because she was recently sold . Pat

johnpbarlow
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Re: Steam Locomotive sighting on Rte 128 Waltham

Post by johnpbarlow » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:30 am

I Googled some imagery for NH Trap Rock 38 and it's a good candidate for what I saw although I think the saddle tank was also removed. Thanks!

Brendan
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Re: Steam Locomotive sighting on Rte 128 Waltham

Post by Brendan » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:40 pm

I don't know if that was the 38 or not but I do know the Trap Rock #38 was bought by one of the volunteers at the Valley RR, and is to be restored at his home.

NNR
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Re: Steam Locomotive sighting on Rte 128 Waltham

Post by NNR » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:05 pm

Hi, guys probably not the 38 since I moved the 38 to my house today in CT.

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Re: Steam Locomotive sighting on Rte 128 Waltham

Post by Rbts Stn » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:07 am

Nothing like primary source data! One of the things love about this place.

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