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My town got a steam engine!!!!!

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My town got a steam engine!!!!!
Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, October 30, 2022 1:39 PM

It's been cosmetically restored with a fresh coat of paint and looks great.    So how do you post pictures here?     Is there an old thread on that somewhere that someone can provide a link?

Thanks!

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, October 30, 2022 7:44 PM

https://cs.trains.com/ctt/f/95/t/270990.aspx

It's from the classic toy trains forum so everything works the same.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, October 31, 2022 4:17 PM

Thank you, going to mess around with this tonight.

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Posted by samfp1943 on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:19 AM

CMStPnP

It's been cosmetically restored with a fresh coat of paint and looks great.    So how do you post pictures here?     Is there an old thread on that somewhere that someone can provide a link?

Thanks!

   So with just the 'info' you've posted on your avatar; your location, show as Dallas,Tx....

Here goes, admittedly, just a shot in the dark,Whistling  after some short searches via Internet:   Some possible choices and photos...    See site linked @ 

     https://www.steamlocomotive.info/state.cfm?state=Texas    

   Site is, as follows:    "www.Steam Locomotives.com "   site lists some 60 different locomotives [and, photos (?) ]

I hope this will help Cowboy

 

 


 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7:55 AM

OK here it goes, what a pain to post photos on this site.

Cosmetically restored steam locomotive in Allen, TX

 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 8:01 AM

Another view:

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 8:04 AM

Houston and Texas Central (Caboose, though not really, suspect it is ex-Mopac from porthole windows in end doors).    I believe the logo and paint job is authentic to H&TC though.     Line lineage is H&TC -->   T&NO -->  SP.

   

 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 8:12 AM

OK so here is a view of the former SP rail line still in place through most of Allen but now owned by DART for DART light rail expansion North.    It is out of service officially but not abandoned.    It used to be double track through Allen past the Depot hence the space between the track and depot.    Also the depot is an interpretive recreation of the former passenger station that burned down in the 1950's or 1960's.     The Texas Electric Interurban Station is still standing in Allen but is a Block West of this location on Butler St.      The restored H&TC Passenger STation is really nice inside as it was really built post 2000 painted in SP colors of yellow and brown.    Has a nice kitchen, restrooms, great meeting area, hardwood floors, etc.

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7:19 PM

Cool!  Thanks for going through the effort of posting them!  Big SmileThumbs Up

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7:50 PM

Dittos to what Becky said!  Thanks for going through the time and trouble!

That's one great looking engine and caboose combo!  

The next step, fire it up!  Wink

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 9:04 PM

Flintlock76
The next step, fire it up! 

It's restorable which I am not sure the City knew when it bought it.   I am a little disappointed they did not go for original H&TC because there was an ex-H&TC engine on static display somewhere in one of the Eastern Gulf States that was for sale but the City never acted on it.............so lost that opportunity.

BTW, the restored pilot is wood not steel, they got some local carpenter to build that and he did an outstanding job as it looks like steel.

I am curious on the lineage of the Caboose?    Is MoPac a good guess?   What other railroads had small porthole windows for the end doors of the caboose.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 5:10 PM

Great looking engine!

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Posted by D.Carleton on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 5:23 PM

Another piece of the IPH fire sale finds a home.

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