Look at what I found
Posted 15 July 2004 - 10:58 AM
I think she looks good I seen a few more at the website, I'll be back with more
Posted 15 July 2004 - 11:40 AM
I really enjoyed running/firing that engine. Back in the hey day of the ES&NA, the One Spot was immaculate. We kept it that way. Each morning we would wipe down the boiler, and clean the running gear with kerosene, et al. Sad, sad, sad. I HOPE the number plate was removed by the Dortch family for safe keeping... if not... more sadness. Plus, the condition of that former Cotten Belt caboose is also heart rending. It used to SHINE.
I'm going to venture that pic was taken in October of '86 at the "RailFest '86" event I organized and coordinated for the ES&NA. Reason for thinking that: The running gear is all black. I painted it that way especially for that weekend... owner Bob Dortch HATED the "black" look... and as SOON as the engines were brought back to life for the next season, the running gear was white again. ("RailFest '86" was the last operation before the engines were mothballed for the winter.)
Thanks for the pics. The first one causes some melancholy, but still activated some good memories just the same.
Posted 15 July 2004 - 12:33 PM
There is another. Andre I did not know you drove/fired a steam engine. There is a old steam engine out near Victorica(Like 10 miles from here) and it is still good and shiny. It has no letters or nothing jjust a tanker and a boxcar and a caboose. I looked around and found out it was a 4-6-0. My grandpa said he used to watch it run back and forth on the branch line. The line is gone now just a few pieces of it left, a Gran Storage was put there in its place, sad sad.
Well sorry I brought back old memorys
Posted 15 July 2004 - 12:42 PM