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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by ProRail
 
ConwayScenic252 wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:06 pm A few people I know wanted to see this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFG14UN ... 3Am_-EhCBQ

Well there goes 2 minutes and 34 seconds that I just wasted. The video is a "nothing burger." Not like it was chock full of derailments or safety violations. Folks other than the freight trucks under the 7470 tender there is nothing to see.
  by ConwayScenic252
 
ProRail wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:15 pm Well there goes 2 minutes and 34 seconds that I just wasted. The video is a "nothing burger." Not like it was chock full of derailments or safety violations. Folks other than the freight trucks under the 7470 tender there is nothing to see.
I don’t get it either. Kinda pointless if there’s nothing other than a video of 7470 and a fire filter
  by NHV 669
 
More equipment. Noting the weight, 7470 would be the only power light enough to be lifted by four of these, correct?
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  by Westbound31
 
Conway Scenic turned 48 years years old yesterday. No mention of it at all on their Facebook or anywhere else as far as I can tell. But, this place resembles nothing of the railroad we all knew so I guess it’s fitting for swirk/solomon to make no mention of it.

Im guessing the jacks are for lifting up the passenger cars to remove trucks but not sure why they’d be needed. We never had an issue getting maintenance done without all of this new equipment. Unless maybe they plan on derailing several more times at the golf course crossing and the jacks are for that.
  by CSRR573
 
I wonder whyt they need 8 of those jacks,we have those same jacks at Southampton street and have 4. Thats more then enough for Amtrak so why would CSRR need 8? We use them to lift P42's, and ACS's and all of Amtraks rolling stock. We just have different lifting pad adapters( 25 tons and 35 tons). Those jacks need 480V to operate, so its interesting to see how they will use them and there's no way they can use them inside the roundhouse. Its a shame because that money could have been spent on cleaning up the rolling stock. The fact that they never mentioned the RR's birthday anywhere really drives home the fact the ownerships doesn't give a ****about the people that made the RR great
  by ConwayScenic252
 
I’m surprised Swirk forgot about it. Or maybe he didn’t, because Conway Scenic doesn’t have so much MOW or derailments, that’s the Swirkus Circus. That’s what this is.
  by NHV 669
 
It would be nice if they had someone who could better [and accurately, at that] market the railroad and its equipment, instead of their personal photography business.

Especially when their social medias advertised "vintage EMD power" for yesterday's Mountaineer, which ended up being 4268/573, yet respond to someone in the same post telling them 216 would be in the consist. (It wasn't at all) Why BS people who actually care about that kind of thing?
  by arthur d.
 
It may not be intentional. This happens in the media all the time. Look at any service interruption, train vs. car , train vs. trespasser news story. They're riddled with inaccuracies. The person writing the release may be confusing one story with another, may have been given inaccurate information, or there may have been a last minute change.
  by MEC407
 
NHV 669 wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:54 am Especially when their social medias advertised "vintage EMD power" for yesterday's Mountaineer . . .
All of their diesels are "vintage EMD power." Seems kind of strange that they'd state it that way, as if there are non-vintage diesels on the property.
  by p42thedowneaster
 
It would probably be better understood to use the term 1st Gen EMD when referring to the F7s and GP7/9s. That said...might get in trouble with that term regarding 216 as she does have a 567 block as well.
  by NHV 669
 
MEC407 wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:45 am
NHV 669 wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:54 am Especially when their social medias advertised "vintage EMD power" for yesterday's Mountaineer . . .
All of their diesels are "vintage EMD power." Seems kind of strange that they'd state it that way, as if there are non-vintage diesels on the property.
That was my thought as well, considering all of them are 50+ years old. It was equally weird when they wrote about "having a Geep" in one of the consists. Uh..... that's every operable unit besides 7470, Millie, and the F twins.
Last edited by NHV 669 on Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by ConwayScenic252
 
Think they’ll rename “Millie” with all the changes around here?
  by NHV 669
 
They've posted an employee ad for a full time mechanic... I thought they only had one full timer to begin with?
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