Special Guest Locomotives at Amherst Show

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Special Guest Locomotives at Amherst Show
Posted by dmoore74 on Thursday, January 05, 2017 5:09 PM

The Amherst Railway Society's annual Railway Hobby Show is coming up, January 28&29  Along with everything else there wil be 2 full sized locomotives.

The Peppersass Cog Railway engine - the locomotive that built the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway, the Mount Washington Cog Railway (The Cog) in New Hampshire - is celebrating its 150th birthday this year.

Peppersass has left its home in the White Mountains of New Hampshire to tour the US and generate awareness of The Cog and its 150th anniversary in 2019. Visitors will have an opportunity to get up close to see and learn about this wondrous and historic engineering marvel.

For 2017, the Boothbay Railway Village will be bringing a live steam engine to the Railroad Hobby Show. The locomotive was built by the H K Porter Company in Pittsburgh in 1925 for the Raritan Copper Company in New Jersey. H K Porter specialized in industrial locomotives, and the Boothbay locomotive was one of eleven owned by Raritan Copper. The 2-foot gauge engine will be set up outdoors at the Railroad Hobby Show, operating on approximately 100 feet of track under its own steam power.   Boothbay Railway Village operates a fully certified boiler shop and completed restoration of the H K Porter locomotive in 2014.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Saturday, January 07, 2017 2:03 PM

Chek here to see who else is going to be there.  http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/listofexhibitors.php

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:59 PM

Man, I wish I could go!  It looks like everybody's going to be there, if that list is any indication.

Maybe one day, but wow, it's 500 miles from here.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:51 PM

Firelock76

Man, I wish I could go!  It looks like everybody's going to be there, if that list is any indication.

Maybe one day, but wow, it's 500 miles from here.

 

Plan ahead for 2018.  The show dates will be January 27&28.  Plan on a small vacation and attend the show both days.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:08 PM

It would have to be a mini-vacation thing.  Four buildings! 

It'd mean I'd have to get serious at the gym as well!

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Posted by dmoore74 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:41 PM

10 days and counting.  Everyone have their shopping lists ready?

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Posted by dmoore74 on Monday, January 23, 2017 5:22 PM
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Posted by dmoore74 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:43 PM

For those who didn't attend, here's what they missed.  https://www.facebook.com/AmherstRail.org/videos/10155015467474443/

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:52 PM

Wow, that little engine has one BIG voice!  Too cool for words!

Thanks for posting!

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