A Romp On The Main Line!

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A Romp On The Main Line!
Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:54 PM

I was fooling around on the YouTube and blundered into this cool video, and you know it wouldn't be any fun if I didn't share it with all of you!

It's restored Jersey Central 0-6-0 #113 from Minersville PA, out for a run on the Reading and Northern, and putting on one hell of a show!  When you think of the mess she was in when the Minersville folks got her they should all be candidates for sainthood for what they've accomplished.

Considering the "waddles" maybe she's running just a little  too fast but if you're a lowly switcher and you get a chance to show off, who's to say you're wrong?  Even if you resemble a Basset Hound chasing a hot dog wagon!

Enjoy the ride everyone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgluaZhvAkI     Woo-hoo!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:35 PM

I love the creaking, groaning ballast at the end.  Wink

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:46 PM

Thoughouly enjoyable. Pretty darn impressive all around and a switcher to boot. Minersville!.... sounds like my kind of place. 

Mining, steam locomotives and Christmas... how good can you get!!!

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:25 AM

Just Great Thanks

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:22 AM

Miningman
Mining, steam locomotives and Christmas... how good can you get!!!

Yeah, but "mining" via dynamic augment, even if Santa gave it to me free, would take all the fun right out of it.

That's actually not too bad; looks more like line and surface on the short wheelbase and high polar moment than anything associated with engine balance.  And at night you can almost forget that it's not one of the Mikados or an 800-series or G3 Pacific...

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Posted by Jones1945 on Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:03 PM

Thanks for the chilling video. 

04:30, every coach on those four-wheel trucks bounced when they went through the crossing, the six-wheel truck of the baggage/generator car didn't bounce at all! 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:03 PM

The opening scene - the front coupler bouncing right and left.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:30 PM

I'm glad everyone's having fun with this one!

"Minersville," aptly named, that used to be coal country out there after all.  

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:44 PM

Wow. That's an outstanding, professional quality video. Very nice!

That's one flying 0-6-0.

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