Does anyone remember the 1968 Mohawk Valley Penn Central Steam Special?

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Does anyone remember the 1968 Mohawk Valley Penn Central Steam Special?
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:53 PM

Somebody called the High Iron Company?

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Friday, July 21, 2017 9:34 PM

Ross Rowland was part of this and he was part of the failed greenbrier special and his engine is at the CANDO musume in clifton forge

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:59 AM

If you remember, tell us about it!

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:13 AM

The High Iron Company was an outfit founded and headed up by Ross Rowland, specifically for running steam excursions.  The 1968 excursion locomotive was former Nickle Plate Berkshire 759, borrowed from the Steamtown Collection and restored for operation.  'Ol Ross figured there was a ready market for steam excursions in the steam-starved Northeast back in those days, and he was right.

I don't have any first-hand knowledge of the trips, so I'll have to hit the books and get back to you on this. 

Here 'ya go, check these out.

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4193541

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyVLFjrmI-U

 

 

Not specifically connected with the 1968 trip, but it should give you an idea.

 

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Posted by otto garratt on Monday, July 31, 2017 1:29 PM

950 miles? What a trip!

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