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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2012 02:36 am
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Hi guys. I hear you’ve been talking bad about me. Only kidding. Dwayne said that Woody started a topic on some of the older layouts. Thanks Woody, Herb and Brian for the kind words. Brian, you inspired me more than you said I did you. I’ll get back to model railroading some time but right now there are many other things taking up all my time. I’ve been checking in every once in a while to see what’s going on.

I have a new mission right now. The Museum of the American Railroad is moving from Fair Park in Dallas to Frisco, Texas. Their new location is less than 2 miles from my house. I pass the site every day and I have been watching their progress for over a year. The track is in place, a few buildings have been moved and yesterday the first rolling stock arrived. It was mostly unexpected with only short notice. I got there about 10 minutes too late to see them arrive.

I’ll be starting a new thread showing the progress. Dallas’ loss will be Frisco’s gain.

Get back with you soon.

Bob
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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2012 02:44 am
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Hey Bob--

Glad you stopped in to say Hi!

Don't be such a stranger--we missed ya!


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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2012 03:22 am
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We're waiting to see the Big Boy get moved! Glad you are still out there, drop us a line anytime.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2012 03:56 pm
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Yeah, read the news report yesterday about the move. The stuff that went to Frisco had been stored in Grapevine.

As for the Big Boy, they've been working on it getting it all oiled up and ready for the move. The only real problem they foresee is the "S" curve out of the Fair Park location; gonna be a tight fit with that rigid frame.

Nice thing: the railroad (BNSF?) is moving all the rail equipment (the stuff safe to move on it's own wheels) free of charge.

There will be a couple locos that will have to be trucked over owing to the fact that they're getting on and a bit delapidated.

I definitly will be watching the reports on the web site for the day they move the Big Boy. I'll take the day off for that one. I hope they post it because they're already talking about safety considerations owing to nosy public types getting in the way.



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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2012 09:56 pm
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Yep, the Big Boy will be a BIG DEAL! Will they be able to "roll" it on the tracks to Frisco? The old loco is so rusty that it could disolve into the track. It was that way 30 years back, I guess it has gotten better after these years (yeah, right). When the loco was brought to Fair Park, it was pushed into the park by a GP loco and the rails had collapsed behind it. The GP was stranded for several weeks until the track could be repaired. Now, DART (rapid transit) will need to be dealt with for the move, the overhead wire may not clear the Big Boy...To sum it up, we intend to be there to watch the "festivities", news at eleven!
Bob-yes, it is Dallas' loss but then Big D thinks of itself as the NYC of the South and would rather have ugly Calder "public sculpture" than historic old steam locos. Besides, the Fair Park wants the extra parking area..gee, it must be able to hold all of 25 more cars! Frisco deserves the equipment, Dallas doesn't deserve anything! POE-LITICALL rant is over. Humbug!

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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2012 10:27 pm
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From the museum (Frisco) site:

"Frisco 4-8-4 #4501 is essentially ready for the trip north.  Work is now focused on Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 #4018.  Essentially a roller bearing engine, it is undergoing draining and replacement of lubricant at each driving wheel reservoir – all 16 of them.  All of the bearings on the centipede tender have been inspected and passed muster. 

Without a doubt, the most frequently asked question associated with the Museum’s move to Frisco is, “When will the Big Boy move?”  The short answer is that the Big Boy will move last.  This makes sense from a logistical standpoint for a variety of reasons.  First and foremost, the locomotive will have to negotiate an “S” curve as it departs the Museum, which may prove problematic due to its long, rigid wheel base.   This will likely prove to be the trickiest stretch of track along the 55 mile route to Frisco.  With #4018 at the extreme end of the Museum’s stub track, it makes sense to move the rest of the rolling stock collection, including the #4501, beforehand."


Here's the link to the website:

http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/

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 Posted: Thu Aug 30th, 2012 04:49 pm
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WOW !

What a job.

They need a Brownhoist or ( 10 ) something ( wink )

Si.



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 Posted: Thu Aug 30th, 2012 04:52 pm
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Si-no Brownhoist here...they need many prayers!

Woodie



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 Posted: Thu Aug 30th, 2012 05:19 pm
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That might help as well !

Oh well...at least you have a Brownhoist, in case the Thomas Garret needs shiftin'

Cheers

Si.

Just been looking at O. Winston Link's flash-bulb photograph's of the N&W...

...WOW !!!

NO !

TRIPLE WOW !!!



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