• Wolfeboro Railroad 2-6-2 #250

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  by Trainlover479
 
I would like to discuss about this wonderful 1926 baldwin. Does anybody have sound recordings of this engine working or as to what type of whistle she wore? This engine shouldnt be on display in Edaville, she should once again breath steam. I say that she should get brought to operation. She needs a new boiler but the Running gear is in excelent condition.

Anyone with me?
  by Pat Fahey
 
HI

I have a cassette recording , made in July 15Th 1984 , riding the cab , from Wolfeboro, NH to Sanbornville , NH , the type of whistle that the # 250 had was a three chime . Pat
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  by Reader#108
 
I'm with you. However, it needs more than just a new boiler. The firebox is an absolute disaster.

She would be a bow to stern rebuild due to the newer FRA regulations. Also, she may be a touch too

small to run anywhere around here. Say for the sake of arguement that Russ brought her to Conway.

I think that they would be limited to 4 or so cars in transit. She is similar to 108 and we all know how that

ended. Maybe a railroad down south could use her.
  by Trainlover479
 
Pat, i would LOVE to hear it, do you have a youtube account? i would love to hear it. I have the 1985 "Rails to Wolfeborough" booklett, its sad on how shortly the railroad went out of buiseness after this was published.
  by Trainlover479
 
Well.....#250 is larger than the #108, she was just a smaller branchline type, #250 looks more like a road engine.
  by Reader#108
 
I think that looks may be decieving.

There was alot of time for her to get picked up when she was at Hobo, who was supposed to restore her

and at C&C, where she was left to rot. Again, I think we agree that we would like to see her run again, but

I am no billionaire, and it is going to take a ton of $$$$ to get her to go
  by Trainlover479
 
C&C? Ive never heard of that and never heard it was there.
  by #7470
 
#108
Wheels:2-6-2Builder:
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Build Date:01/1920Construction No.:52820
Empty Weight:125,000Weight on Drivers:104,100
Driver Diameter:46
Tractive Effort:25,300
Boiler Pressure:200
Cylinders:18x24
Fuel:Oil
Gauge:Standard

#250
Wheels:2-6-2
Builder:Baldwin Locomotive Works
Build Date:05/1926Construction No.:59239
Empty Weight:148,900
Weight on Drivers:110,400
Driver Diameter:52
Tractive Effort:28,260
Boiler Pressure:180
Cylinders:20x24
Fuel:Coal
Gauge:Standard

Info from steamlocomotive.info
  by p42thedowneaster
 
7470 For reference:
Weight on drivers: 174,000
Tractive Effort: 36,703

Thus, we can assume that 250 would not be much more of puller than 108. Neither loco is far off from "Thomas" http://www.steamlocomotive.info/vlocomo ... isplay=937 :-)

And also C&C would likely be the Concord and Claremont RR. ( where the Flying Yankee began the first phase of her restoration)
  by Trainlover479
 
ive researched her, and never knew she was there, if i could change history i would have made the hobo restore the 250, i mean they need a steam locomotive because it would attract more people. plus seeing 250 along lake winnipassauki would be nice
  by p42thedowneaster
 
There are 3 operational steam engines at the Clark's trading post (Hobo is also a Clark-owned operation). It seems they would prefer to keep the steam engines running off of the FRA regulated territory for obvious reasons.
  by Trainlover479
 
wait a minute.....all this time the Hobo has been owned by the Clark family??????? why havent i known this?
  by Trainlover479
 
ok i looked on their website but didnt find anything about the clark family owning it, are you sure?
  by Cosmo
 
Well, it's not exactly a "State Secret." We all knew.
  by Trainlover479
 
well somehow i didnt know... lol but this state needs more standard guage coal burners that run, #7470 shouldnt be the only one to be running in the state. The only tourist railroad that would be interesting to see steam on would be the hobo because of all the scenery they have. Immagine taking a photograph of #250 pulling into the station at Lake Winnippassauki...that would be an epic photograph!
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