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Strasburg Railroad

Post by StrasburgRailroadFan » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:09 pm

Chat about Strasburg railroad's current operations including freight, passenger, and restorations.
Next stop, East Strasburg!

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by StrasburgRailroadFan » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:54 pm

Does anyone know when Strasburg 475 is going under its lengthy "checkup"?
Next stop, East Strasburg!

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by chuchubob » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:18 pm

NS 611 is running on the Strasburg Rail Road five consecutive long weekends beginning Friday Sept 27.
10:30 train returning.
running around the train at Leaman Place
tender leading
twelve-wheeler
NW 475 NW 475 tender leading
NS 611 leading again

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by pumpers » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:38 pm

What a gorgeous engine but a bit of an overkill for the Strasburg!

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by mcgrath618 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:41 pm

I was there, and both rode behind the 611, and blew her whistle. Very well done by Strasburg, NS, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation (and I guess a little bit of Amtrak).
pumpers wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:38 pm
What a gorgeous engine but a bit of an overkill for the Strasburg!
What do you mean by this?

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by pumpers » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:31 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:41 pm
I was there, and both rode behind the 611, and blew her whistle. Very well done by Strasburg, NS, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation (and I guess a little bit of Amtrak).
pumpers wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:38 pm
What a gorgeous engine but a bit of an overkill for the Strasburg!
What do you mean by this?
611 was built by the N&W very late in the steam era, as the ultimate long distance passenger engine. Capable of pulling 25 or more cars, and of speeds up to 100 mph. The Strasburg RR, special as it is, is only about 3 miles long. If 611 ran at full speed, it would go end to end on the Strasburg in about 2-3 minutes. (I can't imagine Amtrak is letting them out on the mainline!)

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by NH2060 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:10 pm

N&W 611 may seem that way given its size, but can you imagine UP 4014 making an appearance? :wink: :P

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by amtrakhogger » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:15 pm

pumpers wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:31 pm
mcgrath618 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:41 pm
I was there, and both rode behind the 611, and blew her whistle. Very well done by Strasburg, NS, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation (and I guess a little bit of Amtrak).
pumpers wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:38 pm
What a gorgeous engine but a bit of an overkill for the Strasburg!
What do you mean by this?
611 was built by the N&W very late in the steam era, as the ultimate long distance passenger engine. Capable of pulling 25 or more cars, and of speeds up to 100 mph. The Strasburg RR, special as it is, is only about 3 miles long. If 611 ran at full speed, it would go end to end on the Strasburg in about 2-3 minutes. (I can't imagine Amtrak is letting them out on the mainline!)
It would be nice, but it would need CSS,ATC, and ACSES.
His train? It's MY train! I know what I'm doing, do you?

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by NH2060 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:17 pm

611’s front two pilot wheels derailed while passing through the switch just west of the East Strasburg station and the 12:30 train is now 45 minutes behind schedule. Goodness knows what 475 and it’s train will do until then!

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by Pat Fahey » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:11 pm

Hi
Do you have any more information on the derailment of N&W 611, do they know what caused the derailment?
Does anyone have any photos????
Also is the N&W 475 still stuck at Cherry Hill, if so did they BUS the passengers back, and did Strasburg, refund their money. thanks, Pat.

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Re: Strasburg Railroad

Post by liftedjeep » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:46 pm

Pat Fahey wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Hi
Do you have any more information on the derailment of N&W 611, do they know what caused the derailment?
Does anyone have any photos????
Also is the N&W 475 still stuck at Cherry Hill, if so did they BUS the passengers back, and did Strasburg, refund their money. thanks, Pat.
My apologies, I just now came across this thread.

I was at Strasburg on the 4th for the day's excursions, and unknowingly got a few shots of #611 derailed near the station. I was not aware she jumped the track until it was brought to my attention upon returning home later in the day.
Apparently, #611 picked one of the switches and her leading truck derailed. See photos:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5202650

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5202653

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