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Galloping Goose
Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:26 PM

Other than looking cool, it's not my geographic area of interest.  I did not know they made them from a Pierce Arrow, nor that it paid for itself in 6 weeks.

Fast forward to 28:40

The videography is good, the commraderie schtick is not my thing.

Henry

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By the Chesapeake Bay

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Posted by BRAKIE on Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:17 PM

With a Pierce-Arrow engine,
Runnin' hot and on the loose
Came the Rio Grande Southern
The Gallopin' Goose
With a Pierce-Arrow engine
Runnin' hot and on the loose
Came Number Five, The Gallopin' Goose.

From : The Galloping Goose C.W.McCall.

Larry

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Summerset Ry 

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Posted by rrinker on Monday, January 20, 2020 9:45 AM

 I was at the Colorado Railroad Museum where they have one running so got to take a ride. They also had a book on the history of them, which I picked up. 

Even more amazing than their original development is the effort put forth in restoring the ones they still have. 

                                      --Randy

 


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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, January 20, 2020 10:22 AM

A lot of smaller RR made something similar in some version at the time.  Cost cutting because passenger and frieght on lessor branches was dieing off.  Or switched to a doodlebug or home built version of that if they could afford it or traffic could support it.   

A pessimist sees a dark tunnel

An optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel

A realist sees a frieght train

An engineer sees three idiots standing on the tracks stairing blankly in space

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Posted by freeway3 on Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:57 AM

Anyone know if ConCor (or others) produced any geese in HOn3? Been looking for some time on the secondary market, not seeing anything except brass. Lots of N, On3, even HO - but no HOn3...

Ed

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Posted by rrinker on Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:03 AM

 Pretty sure Con-Cor offered theirs in HOn3. Not HOn30 or On30, actual HOn3.

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