CN 1392 on the move

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CN 1392 on the move
Posted by SD70M-2Dude on Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:55 AM

The Alberta Railway Museum's ex-CN Ten-Wheeler is being moved by truck from northeast Edmonton to Stettler, AB to run some trips on the Alberta Prairie Railway, including a few doubleheaders with AP 2-8-0 #41:

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/alberta-railway-museum-train-coming-out-of-retirement-for-canada-150

Prepping 1392 for this year's operating season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u01dqy0R0dY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG54a-N-OXo

 

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, June 22, 2017 5:53 PM

To cool for words!  Thanks for posting!  Looks like in Canada steam rules, in addition to Her Majesty.

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:23 PM
 

Thank You.

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, June 23, 2017 12:15 AM

Gotta like that comment on the video " two ugly diesels were added as dead weight and dragged around in order to give her a workout". 

Yeah, thats about right.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, June 23, 2017 6:49 AM

Miningman

Gotta like that comment on the video " two ugly diesels were added as dead weight and dragged around in order to give her a workout". 

Yeah, thats about right.

 
I've never seen an ugly diesel.  On the other hand, D&H 1402 is ugly.
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Posted by Miningman on Friday, June 23, 2017 8:40 AM

Even a lowly, common, diminutive and ancient ten wheeler is forever ahead of any straight hunk of metal boxing in a stinky Diesel engine. 

As an added attraction there is the sights, sounds and aroma's of coal smoke, valve oil and steam, the craftsmanship and individuality of construction, the external combustion and movements of rods and their connections and the sheer power on display vs. the charm of a lawnmower, even if it has a fancy smancy paint job.

A person can walk into the gates of hell with their eyes wide open but even the devil can't fool a steam lover. 

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Posted by NDG on Friday, June 23, 2017 1:14 PM
 

Thank You.

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Posted by SD70M-2Dude on Friday, June 23, 2017 2:14 PM

I forgot to add this link to the original post, 1392 made the 6:00 CTV news:

http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1152007#1152007

And thank YOU for the CPR locomotive links NDG, not off topic at all!

1392 was orignally a Canadian Northern engine of the same number, and would have been painted similar to this 2-8-0 when she left the factory:

http://silverhawkauthor.com/images/site_graphics/Trains/e010861781-v8.jpg

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by NDG on Friday, June 23, 2017 2:33 PM

 

Thank You.

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Posted by NDG on Friday, June 23, 2017 3:43 PM
 
Thank You.
 

 

 

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Posted by SD70M-2Dude on Saturday, July 01, 2017 11:09 PM

Some updates, after loading was completed 1392's truck ride went off without a hitch and She has been running on the Alberta Prairie Railway between Stettler and Big Valley for the past few days.  Many doubleheaded runs with AP #41.  Some more video of the move:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITI8LKtu_hI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp_Nq-Zo76g

And photos & video of ops on the Alberta Prairie, the two engines switch positions depending on the trip:

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=29958

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/621511/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh1g9ewPBJY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v6KigxMb0I

And many neat photos have been posted to the Alberta Railway Museum's news page, scroll down some to get to them and click to make any one larger (CN 6060 has even been spotted outside her shop for photos):

http://www.albertarailwaymuseum.com/latest-news

This is the first time I've been around doubleheaded steam locomotives, and it is really neat to see the two crews working together to run the train.

And NDG I did look at 1392's actual brass number plate, there is no seam so it probably isn't the original Canadian Northern one.  I'm not surprised at that, she was in several accidents while still in service and the number plate could easily have been damaged enough that it had to be replaced. 

Also of note here, the plate 1392 currently wears is an aluminium reproduction painted in brass & red.  The brass original is kept under lock and key back at the Museum.  Unfortunately as we all know locomotive number plates are quite valuble and they have a tendency to grow legs and "walk" away in the night.

We have about five more aluminium ones waiting in line for just such an occasion.

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by NDG on Sunday, July 02, 2017 3:04 AM

 

Thank You.

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